Royal Holloway, University of London

Course Introduction

Join two departments recognised for their high quality teaching and research; teaching in the Economics Department has received a score of 22 out of 24 by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA),and in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), approximately half the research produced within the School of Modern Languages was rated 'world'leading' or 'internationally excellent'. Develop an in'depth understanding of economics at all levels; from the company to the state, and beyond. The curriculum is advanced and reflects the most recent research in the two disciplines. The School of Modern Languages offers excellent quality equipment and dedicated language learning facilities. Gain a broad spectrum of transferable skills that can be applied in the workplace and enjoy excellent employment prospects.

Course Modules

Economics Year 1: principles of economics; quantitative methods; economics workshop. Year 2: microeconomics; macroeconomics; quantitative methods 2. Year 3: economics of warfare; experimental economics; game theory; political economy; topics in finance; development and economic history; economics of life; econometrics; financial econometrics; origins of financial crises; environmental economics; industrial economics; economics of inequality; dissertation unit. Spanish Year 1: intensive Spanish or Spanish 1 or Spanish 2. optional modules: introduction to translation from English to Spanish and Spanish to English; text and image in the Hispanic world; culture and identity in Latin America; re'mapping the Amexicano border in visual culture; authors and readers in 20th century Spanish American fiction; comparative Hispanic culture. Year 2: intensive Spanish 2 or Spanish 2; principles and practice of translation (Spanish to English); principles and practice of Spanish translation. optional modules: constructing identity in contemporary Spanish film; myths of the feminine in the Spanish novel; 20th century Mexican visual arts and film; religion and society in the 16th' and 17th century Hispanic world; love in the contemporary Spanish American novel; the Romancero (the Spanish ballad tradition from the Reconquista to Lorca). Year 3: placement year. Year 4: Spanish 3. optional modules: advanced literary translation from Spanish to English and English to Spanish; research project; short fiction by Spanish woman writers; contemporary Mexican cinema; Spanish American literature (an overview); dissertation; Don Quixote (the text and its contexts); literature and conflict in 20th 'century Latin America; the gothic mode in Spanish and English fiction.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £15,200  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level ABB
  • European Baccalaureate 75%
  • International Baccalaureate 32
  • SQA Advanced Higher AB
  • Course specific
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDD
  • SQA Higher AABBB

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81% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 85%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 94%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 79%

£19,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

88% Go on to work and/or study

In work 48
Studying 32
Studying and working 8
Unemployed 10
Unknown 2

21% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 75%

Total Coursework: 9%

Total Practical: 15%

£4,300 - £5,700
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,200 - £5,000
Typical cost of private accommodation