SOAS University of London

Department of Economics

BA Economics and ... (two subject degree)

duration:
3 or 4 Years

Fees 2017/18

UK/EU fees:
£9,250
Overseas fees:
£16,575


Fees for 2017/18 entrants. The fees are per academic year. Please note that fees go up each year. Further details can be found in the Fees and Funding tab on this page or in the Registry Undergraduate Tuition Fees page

2017 Entry requirements

  • Plus a minimum of Grade B at GCSE for those without A-level Maths.
  • Interview Policy: Candidates with ‘non-standard’ qualifications may be invited
A Levels:
AAA-AAB
IB:
37 (666 at HL)

View alternative entry requirements

BTEC: DDD

Access to HE: Minimum of 30 Level 3 Credits at Distinction

Scottish Highers: AAAAA

Scottish Advanced Highers: AAA

Irish LC: 360 points from 5 Higher level subjects at grade C1 or above

Advanced Placement: 4 5 5 (Two semesters - UCAS Group A) plus US HSGD with GPA 3.0

Euro Bacc: 85%

French Bacc: 15/20

German Abitur: 1.5

Italy DES: 85/100

Austria Mat: 1.5

Polish Mat: Overall 80% including 3 extended level subjects

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  • Fees and funding
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Overview

Programme Code: See May be Combined With

The two-subject degree combines economics with another discipline or language, including the following:

Other disciplines - African Studies, Development Studies, Geography (taught at King's College London), History, Law, Linguistics, Politics, Social Anthropology, South Asian Studies, South East Asian Studies, Study of Religions;

Languages - Arabic, Burmese, Chinese, Georgian, Hausa, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Nepali, Persian, Swahili, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese.

It should be noted that BA Development Studies and Economics and BSc Development Economics are different and distinct courses. A BA in Development Studies and Economics is a two-subject degree, in which approximately half the courses taken would be outside economics. However, students following a BSc course in Development Economics will take the majority of their courses within the Department of Economics, and only open option course units can be taken in another department.

Two-subject degrees take three or four years depending on the subject involved. Some two-subject courses in Economics and a language (like Japanese, Chinese or Arabic) take four years, and include one or two years of language alone and an extended visit to the country concerned. Others, like Economics and History, Politics or Urdu take only three years.

As with the single-subject degree, students taking a two-subject three-year degree must take four course units each academic year, making a total of twelve units. Of these a minimum of five course units must normally be taken in each subject. A maximum of seven course units can be taken in either subject.

For some two-subject degrees it is not possible to study economics in the second year of the degree course (e.g. Economics and Chinese). In such cases, the headings Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 below do not apply strictly and should be interpreted as a guide to progression.

Final year students may not choose ANY first year or introductory courses as an open option or an intercollegiate course.

Key Information Set Data

The information for BA, BSc, or LLB programmes refer to data taken from the single subject degrees offered at SOAS; however, due to the unique nature of our programmes many subjects have a separate set of data when they are studied alongside another discipline.  In order to get a full picture of their chosen subject(s) applicants are advised to look at both sets of information where these occur.

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Key Information Set Data


Please see the Unistats data for the various combinations of this programme under the Combinations tab.

Combinations

May be combined with:

 

+ 4-year degree with (compulsory) one year abroad
++ 3 or 4-year degree with option of one year abroad
** Taught at King’s College London

Key Information Set data

Click on a combined programme to load KIS data

Structure

Two-subject BA degrees

The two-subject degree combines economics with another discipline or language, including the following:

Other disciplines - African Studies, Development Studies, Geography (taught at King's College London), History, Law, Linguistics, Politics, Social Anthropology, South Asian Studies, South East Asian Studies, Study of Religions;

Languages - Arabic, Burmese, Chinese, Georgian, Hausa, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Nepali, Persian, Swahili, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese.

It should be noted that BA Development Studies and Economics and BSc Development Economics are different and distinct courses. A BA in Development Studies and Economics is a two-subject degree, in which approximately half the courses taken would be outside economics. However, students following a BSc course in Development Economics will take the majority of their courses within the Department of Economics, and only open option course units can be taken in another department.

Two-subject degrees take three or four years depending on the subject involved. Some two-subject courses in Economics and a language (like Japanese, Chinese or Arabic) take four years, and include one or two years of language alone and an extended visit to the country concerned. Others, like Economics and History, Politics or Urdu take only three years.

As with the single-subject degree, students taking a two-subject three-year degree must take four course units each academic year, making a total of twelve units. Of these a minimum of four course units must normally be taken in the subject named second in the degree title and a minimum of five course units in the subject named first in the degree title. A maximum of seven course units can be taken in either subject.

For some two-subject degrees it is not possible to study economics in the second year of the degree course (e.g. Economics and Chinese). In such cases, the headings Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 below do not apply strictly and should be interpreted as a guide to progression.

Final year students may not take any first year or introductory open option or intercollegiate courses as part of their economics courses.

BA Economics (with Economics appearing First in the degree title)
Year 1
Core Modules
ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
Introduction to economic analysis 153400003 1 Unit Full Year
ONE from the following:
ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
Introduction to quantitative methods for Economists 153400120 1 Unit Full Year
OR
ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
Quantitative methods for Economists 153400121 1 Unit Full Year
Optional Modules
ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
Comparative Growth in Asia and Africa 153400102 1 Unit Full Year
Year 2
Core Modules
ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
Microeconomic Analysis 153400130 1 Unit Full Year
OR
ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
Macroeconomic Analysis 153400123 1 Unit Full Year
AND
ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
Introduction to quantitative methods for Economists 153400120 1 Unit Full Year
Students may take ONE (or two) of the following (if IQME taken in year 1)
ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
Quantitative methods for Economists 153400121 1 Unit Full Year
Banking and Finance 153400100 1 Unit Full Year
Econometrics 153400103 1 Unit Full Year
International Economics 153400106 1 Unit Full Year
Issues in Development Economics 153400124 1 Unit Full Year
Year 3
Core Modules
ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
Microeconomic Analysis 153400130 1 Unit Full Year
OR
ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
Macroeconomic Analysis 153400123 1 Unit Full Year
AND
ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
Quantitative methods for Economists 153400121 1 Unit Full Year
Students may take ONE (or two) of the following (if QME taken in year 1 or 2)
Optional Modules

Please note that not that all of the optional modules listed below will be available in any one academic year, depending on staff availability and student interest.

ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
Applied Econometrics 153400119 1 Unit Full Year
Banking and Finance 153400100 1 Unit Full Year
Economic development of South Asia 153400011 1 Unit Full Year
Economic Development in the Asia-Pacific Region I 153400133 0.5 Unit Term 1
Economic development in the Asia-Pacific Region II 153401002 0.5 Unit Term 2
Economic development of Africa 153400101 1 Unit Full Year
Economic Development of Japan 153400134 0.5 Unit Term 2
Economic development of modern China 153400025 1 Unit Full Year
Economic development of the modern Middle East 153400031 1 Unit Full Year
Gender Economics 153401001 0.5 Unit Term 1
Global Economic Policy 153400125 1 Unit Full Year
History of Economic Thought and Methods 153400135 0.5 Unit Term 1
Independent study project in Economics 153400114 1 Unit Full Year
International Economics 153400106 1 Unit Full Year
Issues in Development Economics 153400124 1 Unit Full Year
The Economics of the Environment 153400136 0.5 Unit Term 2
BA Economics (with Economics appearing Second in the degree title)
Year 1
Core Modules
ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
Introduction to economic analysis 153400003 1 Unit Full Year
ONE from the following:
ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
Introduction to quantitative methods for Economists 153400120 1 Unit Full Year
Optional Modules
ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
Comparative Growth in Asia and Africa 153400102 1 Unit Full Year
Quantitative methods for Economists 153400121 1 Unit Full Year
Year 2
Core Modules
ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
Microeconomic Analysis 153400130 1 Unit Full Year
OR
ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
Macroeconomic Analysis 153400123 1 Unit Full Year
AND
ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
Introduction to quantitative methods for Economists 153400120 1 Unit Full Year
Students may take ONE (or two) of the following (if IQME taken in year 1)
ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
Banking and Finance 153400100 1 Unit Full Year
Econometrics 153400103 1 Unit Full Year
International Economics 153400106 1 Unit Full Year
Issues in Development Economics 153400124 1 Unit Full Year
Quantitative methods for Economists 153400121 1 Unit Full Year
Year 3
Core Modules
ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
Microeconomic Analysis 153400130 1 Unit Full Year
OR
ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
Macroeconomic Analysis 153400123 1 Unit Full Year
Students may take ONE (or two) of the following:
Optional Modules

Please note that not that all of the optional modules listed below will be available in any one academic year, depending on staff availability and student interest.

ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
Applied Econometrics 153400119 1 Unit Full Year
Banking and Finance 153400100 1 Unit Full Year
Econometrics 153400103 1 Unit Full Year
Economic development of Africa 153400101 1 Unit Full Year
Economic Development in the Asia-Pacific Region I 153400133 0.5 Unit Term 1
Economic development in the Asia-Pacific Region II 153401002 0.5 Unit Term 2
Economic Development of Japan 153400134 0.5 Unit Term 2
Economic development of modern China 153400025 1 Unit Full Year
Economic development of South Asia 153400011 1 Unit Full Year
Economic development of the modern Middle East 153400031 1 Unit Full Year
Gender Economics 153401001 0.5 Unit Term 1
Global Economic Policy 153400125 1 Unit Full Year
History of Economic Thought and Methods 153400135 0.5 Unit Term 1
Independent study project in Economics 153400114 1 Unit Full Year
International Economics 153400106 1 Unit Full Year
Issues in Development Economics 153400124 1 Unit Full Year
Quantitative methods for Economists 153400121 1 Unit Full Year
The Economics of the Environment 153400136 0.5 Unit Term 2

Programme Specification

Disclaimer

Teaching and Learning

Fees and funding

Tuition Fees

Full details of undergraduate tuition fees can be found on the Registry's Undergraduate Tuition Fees page.

Fees for 2017/18 entrants. The fees below are per academic year. Please note that fees go up each year. 

ProgrammeFull-Time
UK/EU
Students
Overseas
Students
BA, BSc, LLB £9,250 £16,575
BA/BSc Language Year Abroad £1,387.50 £8,288

Employment

Graduates in Economics from SOAS will have developed skills in analytical thinking, have acquired statistical and computing skills, and will have a familiarity with economic principles and their application to concrete situations. SOAS graduates with a BA in Economics have gone on to apply the knowledge and skills they gained from their degree in careers such as finance, politics, consulting and international development, as well as continuing their studies in Masters programmes.  

Studying a combined honours degree gives students to blend a solid grounding in another discipline or subject area which enables them to place the knowledge they gain as part of their degree within a specific regional, cultural or disciplinary context.

Graduates pursue a range of careers, often as economists, in international organisations, banking, accountancy, industry, management consultancy and journalism. Many graduates also go on to postgraduate studies in Economics and Development Economics.

Graduates have gone on to work for a range of organisations including:

Barclays Capital
British Council
Columbia University Middle East Research Center
European Parliment
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Guardian
HSBC Insurance Brokers
InStyle Magazine
International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI)
Jefferies International
Karnaphuli Limited
Medipeace
NGO SAFETY PROGRAMME
One Planet Picturese
PricewaterhouseCoopers
SunGard
Teach First
Yale University
Types of roles that graduates have gone on to do include:
Consultant
Business Development Representative
Analyst
Researcher
Political Assistant
Social Scientist
Editorial Intern
Director - Resource Mobilisation
Senior Vice President Emerging Markets
Group Managing Director
Trade & Investment Adviser
Associate Case Manager
Communications Fellow
Communications & Branding Consultant
Student Engagement Manager

For more information about Graduate Destinations from this department, please visit the Careers Service website.

A Student's Perspective

Along with academic excellence, the diversity of this institution makes it a remarkable place and provides us with a great cosmopolitan environment.

Mirza Saad Anjum

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