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New undergraduates

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Information for new undergraduates

We hope that in the coming weeks you will need to settle into the new term and enjoy our welcoming atmosphere. To help you get there is a whole week of social activities and important informative events that you need to attend.

Welcome Week Brochure/ Timetable

UG Welcome Week Brochure 201718 

Hard copies will be available during your induction talk on Monday. The Welcome Week Timetable can be found on page 5.

Choosing your 1st Year Course 

Department registration will take place on Monday 18th September. Please see the Welcome Week Timetable

All students must sign and return the course registration form. You will be given you course registration form during the Deparment Registration Session.

Each year you take courses equivalent to 4 units which amounts to 120 credits. Full units are 30 credits and take place across two terms (Autumn and Spring), half units are 15 credits and take place in one term (Autumn OR Spring).

Click here for a breakdown of the course structure: Year 1 Course Choices

If you are registered for a BSc Economics or BSc Financial and Business Economics, you will have the option to pick two Economics half units in your first year or you can pick one unit from another department. If you would like to study one unit from another department you will need to go to your chosen department and see if they can accept you onto their course. You will need them to sign your course registration form and return it to the admin office.

Click here for more information on the Economics two half units available (look under the 'Course Outlines' tab.)

Please refer to the Student Handbook for full details on course structures.

Extra Course Costs 

The Department endeavours to provide resources to students, for free, including:

  • USB's and Calculators
  • 'The Economist' magazine (Online version)
  • eBooks for select modules

However, there are small costs that you may incur and you need to expect during your studies, which include (but are not limited to)

  • Books (the library have limited copies of core textbooks, you may have to wait for a copy if other students have the book on loan or you may prefer or be expected to have your own copy)
  • Printing and Photocopying (Click here for more information on printing and charges)
  • Trips and events

For many of you this will be the first time that you will be paying to run your own lifestyles from course costs to bills. We would recommend that you check out the Financial Welfare & Funding Support web page where you can find advice and guidance on a variety of financial matters.


Information for Joint Honours students

You can find Welcome Week information for your other department on their departmental web pages: https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/students/welcome-week/academic-departments.aspx



Any questions?

If you have any questions, please contact Selena Ou or call

01784 41 4005

Click here for all your course information needs such as timetables, handbooks, course outlines etc.

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