University of Hertfordshire

BA (Hons) Economics with Spanish

Indicative course structure

Discover the vital role economics plays in shaping policy in companies, institutions and governments. This course will give you solid knowledge of economics and a rigorous understanding of the quantitative methods economists use in their analyses. It will also enable you to apply economic principles to a wide variety of contemporary problems and use your quantitative skills in numerous professional situations when you graduate. The opportunity to study abroad or spend a year in industry will give you valuable experience and enhance your career prospects.

Study a language

At the Hertfordshire Business School there are a lot of opportunities to study a modern language as part of your degree alongside another subject. Your chosen language will comprise 25% of your studies and will be listed on your degree certificate. This course will develop language and communication skills, and cultural insights into the countries of the language studied. The course will also develop many other transferrable skills to boost your employability prospects, such as time management and organisation; resilience; cultural understanding; working both independently and as part of a team.

Entry Requirements

UCAS pointsA LevelBTEC
112-120BBC-BBBDMM-DDM

GCSE

: Grade 4/C in English Language and Mathematics

All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency, equivalent to an overall IELTS score of 6 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band.

Career Prospects

An economist provides specialist advice based on economic theory and knowledge. They study data and statistics and carry out in-depth research, which enables them to be able to forecast future trends and make recommendations. Economists are employed in a variety of roles in both the public and private sectors, and they are highly sought after. Typical jobs relating to Economics include Financial Risk Analyst, Actuary or Statistician. Other options that use relevant skills such as analytical and problem-solving would be in sectors such as business intelligence, market research, retail merchandising and social research. 

Our graduates have gone on to work for major companies including Citibank, Friends Provident, HSBC, Royal Bank of Scotland, Santander, Schroders and Standard Bank. Job roles have included emerging market analyst, fund manager’s assistant, trainee accountant and trainee stockbroker.

Course Details

You will be studying four 15 credit modules in each semester (this may vary between double modules) and your contact time varies between modules, but usually you will have two sessions per week for each module, a one-hour lecture followed by a one-hour seminar/tutorial. Typically, a new topic or theory will be introduced in each lecture and will be followed up with class discussion and feedback in the subsequent seminar. In addition, as part of your study time, you will be collaborating with your peers on tasks and group assignments. Module leaders also offer weekly drop in and feedback sessions, usually 2 x 1 hours per module as well as revision sessions.

The University’s ‘online learning environment’ means you can access all your course resources, literature and timetables from anywhere in the world.

Usually, assessment is split between coursework and examinations. The style of coursework can vary from presentations to business reports, essays depending on the taught topics.

Year 1

Introduction to microeconomics
Introduction to macroeconomics
The economics professional
Economics tools and techniques
Economy and society

Optional modules
Spanish route a - 4a
Spanish route a - 4b
Spanish route b - 4a
Spanish route b - 4b
Spanish route c4a - advanced spanish - culture and society in spain
Spanish route c4b - advanced spanish - challenges in spanish society

Year 2

International trade and the open economy
Econometrics
Consumers, firms and markets
Skills for economists
History of economic thought
Macroeconomics

Optional modules
Spanish route a - 5b
Spanish route b - 5a
Spanish route b - 5b
Spanish route a - 5a
Spanish route c5a - advanced spanish - latin american society & culture
Spanish route c5b - advanced spanish at work

Year 3

Markets, competition and policy performance
Macroeconomics performance
Contemporary issues in economics
Hbs placement

Optional modules
Anatomy of financial crises
Dissertation - economics
International production and governance
Money, banking and finance
Modern econometrics
Research methods
Game theory and economic applications
Industry practice for economic professionals
Public finance
Spanish mini project
Spanish project
Spanish route a - a
Spanish route a - b
Spanish route b - b
Spanish route b - a
Spanish route c a post year abroad
Spanish route ca - advanced spanish - current issues in spain and latin america
Spanish route cb - advanced spanish - current issues in spain and latin america

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