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Economics and Modern Languages & Cultures BA (Hons)

University of Sheffield

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Combining economics with modern languages and cultures gives your degree a truly global focus.You'll develop the practical skills an economist needs, including statistical and quantitative methods, and advanced economic analysis. You'll get a solid grounding in modern economic theory and how to apply it, and you'll explore current debates on economic policy.You'll study modules in economic analysis, policy and mathematical and statistical methods for economics in your first year. Then in your second year you'll further your understanding of microeconomics and macroeconomics. In your third year you'll take optional modules in aspects of economics that interest you.The flexibility of the modern languages part of the degree means you have the option to study economics with either one or two of these languages: Catalan, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. You can study Italian on this degree but only alongside a second language as well as economics. Luxembourg Studies is available as an option from year two onwards, either on its own or with a second language and economics.You can take any language from beginner's level, and you can take French, German, Russian or Spanish post-A Level (or equivalent).You'll develop your communication skills in your chosen language or languages to a high level. Optional modules include linguistics, literature, society and politics, history, philosophy and film studies.We have recommended pathways through the languages and modules to enable you to create combinations that work well together. However, our flexible approach means you are not constrained by those pathways and we support you to make the choices that are best for you.You'll spend the third year of your course abroad. We have a wide range of destinations on offer, both within Europe and beyond. You can choose to study at a leading university, carry out an approved work placement, or in some cases take part in exciting volunteering opportunities.This degree opens up a wide range of career opportunities, close to home and further afield. You'll get extensive training in quantitative techniques, problem solving and analytical writing, as well as other transferable skills. You'll develop highly valuable language skills, and you'll gain a sophisticated understanding of the countries where your chosen language or languages are spoken.You'll be equipped for variety of professions including business, finance and accountancy, law, teaching, translating, journalism, broadcasting and national government in the UK and elsewhere in Europe.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 20,000per year

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University information

University of Sheffield

  • University League Table

    26th

  • Campus address

    University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TN, England

Pathway programmes are available to help students with English as a second language and different educational backgrounds prepare for their academic career.
With nearly 11,000 international students, Sheffield is a diverse, welcoming city that’s celebrated for its safety and strong sense of community and culture.
The university offers a range of scholarships for high-achieving international students who demonstrate excellent academic potential.

Subject rankings

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    13th out of 33 5

    11th out of 105 1

  • Entry standards

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  • Graduate prospects

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    84.0 84%

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  • Student satisfaction

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    4.08 82%

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  • Graduate prospects

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    75.0 75%

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  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.80 76%

    86th

    5

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