Each year you will take three course units in Economics and one in German.
In the first year, you will take Principles of Economics, Quantitative Methods in Economics I and the Economics Workshop. These will provide the analytical framework of economics and the quantitative and statistical tools used in the field. In the second year, you will take Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Quantitative Methods, and in the final year you will have the choice of three Economics course units, including an optional dissertation, giving you the opportunity to specialise.
The German course is structured around core course units in spoken and written language. In your first year you will take either the advanced language course unit or the intensive language course unit for beginners. Language course units exploit film resources and computer programmes designed by the department, with language laboratories, satellite television and internet available all day for personal study.
Throughout the course, you will:
- appreciate and apply the core theories of micro and macroeconomics
- understand and apply mathematical and statistical techniques to analyse and solve economic problems
- learn to speak, read and write German to a very high level, to give you the reliable language skills that are sought after by a wide variety of employers.
All undergraduate degree courses at Royal Holloway are based on the course unit system. This system provides an effective and flexible approach to study, while ensuring that our degrees have a coherent and developmental structure. In the case of combined degree courses, this approach also makes it possible to change the balance of your subjects during your time at Royal Holloway.
The websites of the Department of Economics and the School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures give detailed lists of the course units taken for each different degree.