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Fees and Funding

UK & EU Fee

£9,000 (2013/14)

Overseas Fee

£14,750 (2013/14)

General Funding Notes

Details about financial support are available at: www.ucl.ac.uk/study/ug-finance

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Economics and Business with East European Studies with a Year Abroad BA

UCAS Code: L1RR

This degree offers a grounding in economics and business studies combined with an application of these disciplines to the East European region. It provides the opportunity to learn an East European language and to spend a year studying at a university in the region.

Degree Summary

Degree Benefits

  • Spend your third year abroad, studying at a university in the region.
  • Gain insight into the theoretical, conceptual and analytical tools of social science and their application in understanding the processes of transition and transformation in Central and Eastern Europe.
  • The programme is taught by acknowledged experts in the field, all of whom speak one or more of the languages of the region.
  • SSEES is the largest national centre in the UK for the study of Central, Eastern and South-East Europe and Russia. The SSEES library contains over 400,000 books, journals and film resources.

You will take compulsory courses in economics and business in years one and two, with a compulsory dissertation in your final year. In each year you choose the remainder of your courses from options in economics, politics, sociology, international relations, mathematical and statistical methodology and language.

You will be strongly encouraged to learn an East European language with a view to spending a year in a country of the region. Not only will you be able to make use of our excellent language teaching resources, but you will also have access to the foreign language resources of the SSEES Library.

Your third year is spent abroad studying at a university in the region. During your year abroad you will be expected to develop your language skills where appropriate, to sit courses (in English) related to your degree and to develop an enhanced understanding of relevant country-level issues.

Your Learning

You will be taught by a combination of lectures and classes. You will be expected to prepare presentations on selected topics for classes, sometimes as an individual and sometimes as part of a group, and these are followed by class discussion. You will be set regular written work, including essays and exercises involving qualitative methods.

Assessment

You will receive feedback from tutors on both your oral and written presentation skills to help develop your ability in these areas. Your assessment will be based on unseen written examinations, coursework and a dissertation. For the final-year dissertation you will have a supervisor to provide advice and guidance.

Structure

Year One

Compulsory Courses (2.5 course units)
SESS1003 - Introduction to Microeconomics (0.5 cu)
SESS1004 - Introduction to Macroeconomics (0.5 cu)
SESSXXXX - Applied Game Theory for Economics and Business (0.5 cu)
SESSXXXX - Contemporary Issues in International Business and Strategic Management
STAT6102 - Introductory Statistical Methods (0.5 cu)
Optional Courses (1.5 course units)
SESS1102 - Introduction to International Relations (1.0 cu)
SESS1205 - Understanding Politics I: The Big Questions in Contemporary Europe (0.5 cu)
SESS1206 - Understanding Politics II: How Politics Works (0.5 cu)
SESS1202 - Understanding Society: Introduction to Social Theory (0.5 cu)
SESS1203 - Understanding Society: Introduction to Political Sociology  (0.5 cu)
SESS1204 - Communism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe (0.5 cu)
SEHI0005 - History of Eastern Europe Since 1856 (0.5 cu)
Plus courses in Maths and Statistics from the Maths department; courses in Languages and Culture from elsewhere in SSEES or a half unit in one of the languages of the SSEES region.

Year Two

Group A Core Courses (1.5 course units)
SESS2005 - Topics in Microeconomics (0.5 cu)
SESS2006 - European Macroeconomics (0.5 cu)
SESS2009 - New Venture Creation (0.5 cu)
SESS2010 - Applied Econometrics (0.5 cu)
Group B Core Courses (1.0 course units)
SESS2001 - Emerging Market Economies in Russia and Eastern Europe (1.0 cu)
SESS2011 - Political Economy of European Integration (1.0 cu)
Optional Courses (1.5 course units)
SESS3001 - Growth and Convergence with Reference to Eastern European and Russian Economies (0.5 cu)
SESS3003  - Industrial and Corporate Change in Central and Eastern Europe (1.0 cu)
SESS3007 - Health Economics and Policy (0.5 cu)
SESS2005 - Topics in Microeconomics (0.5 cu)
SESS2006 - European Macroeconomics (0.5 cu)
SESS2009 - New Venture Creation (0.5 cu)
SESS2010 - Applied Econometrics (0.5 cu)
SESS2001 - Emerging Market Economies in Russia and Eastern Europe (0.5 cu)
SESS2011 - Political Economy of European Integration (1.0 cu)
SESSXXXX - Economics of the Family (0.5 cu)
SESSXXXX - Economic History and Ideas (0.5 cu)
Plus courses in Politics and Sociology, History and Languages and Culture from SSEES, a half unit in one of the languages of the SSEES region or approved courses from elsewhere in UCL. 

Year Three (Abroad)

Students will be required to study at an overseas institution, complete assessments for UCL during the academic year and submit a study abroad project. Further details are contained in the Year Abroad Handbook.

Year Four

Compulsory Course (1.0 course units)
SEZZ4901 - Dissertation (1.0 cu)
Optional Courses (3.0 course units)
SESS3002 - International Trade (0.5 cu)
SESS3005 - Topics in Financial Management I (0.5 cu)
SESS3008 - Topics in Financial Management II (0.5 cu)
SESS3001 - Growth and Convergence with Reference to Eastern European and Russian Economies (0.5 cu)
SESS3003 - Industrial and Corporate Change in Central and Eastern Europe (1.0 cu)
SESS3007 - Health Economics and Policy (0.5 cu)
SESS2005 - Topics in Microeconomics (0.5 cu)
SESS2006 - European Macroeconomics (0.5 cu)
SESS2009 - New Venture Creation (0.5 cu)
SESS2010 - Applied Econometrics (0.5 cu)
SESS2001 - Emerging Market Economies in Russia and Eastern Europe (1.0 cu)
SESS2011 - Political Economy of European Integration (1.0 cu)
SESSXXXX - International Macroeconomics (0.5 cu)
SESSXXXX - The Economics of Entrepreneurship (0.5 cu)
Plus courses in Politics and Sociology, History and Languages and Culture from SSEES, a half unit in one of the languages of the SSEES region or approved courses from elsewhere in UCL.

Entry Requirements

A Levels

Grades AAA
Subjects Mathematics required.
AS Levels A pass in a further subject at AS level or equivalent is required.
GCSEs English Language at grade B, plus Mathematics at grade C. For UK-based students, a grade C or equivalent in a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) is required. UCL provides opportunities to meet the foreign language requirement following enrolment, further details at: www.ucl.ac.uk/ug-reqs

IB Diploma

Points 38
Subjects A total of 18 points in three higher level subjects including Mathematics, with no score below 5.

Other Qualifications

For entry requirements with other UK qualifications accepted by UCL, choose your qualification from the list below:

Selected entry requirements will appear here

International Qualifications

International Qualifications

In addition to A level and International Baccalaureate, UCL considers a wide range of international qualifications for entry to its undergraduate degree programmes.

Selected country's equivalent grades will appear here

University Preparatory Certificates

UCL offers intensive one-year foundation courses to prepare international students for a variety of degree programmes at UCL.

The University Preparatory Certificates (UPCs) are for international students of high academic potential who are aiming to gain access to undergraduate degree programmes at UCL and other top UK universities.

For more information see our website: www.ucl.ac.uk/upc

English Language Requirements

If English is not your first language you will also need to satisfy UCL's English Language Requirements. A variety of English language programmes are offered at the UCL Centre for Languages & International Education.

Your Career

After graduating from this programme you will have expert knowledge relating to a region where complex issues of political change, economic development and international relations are reshaping national and social expectations.

Career destinations of previous graduates include government service (in the UK and the EU), international agencies and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), consultancy (economic, political risk, security, marketing), banking, financial services, law, media, teaching and the leisure sector, as well as further study.

Destinations

First destinations of recent graduates (2009-2011) of this programme include:

  • Analyst, Deutsche Bank (2011)
  • Junior Oil Trader, Trafigura (2010)
  • Full-time student, MSc in Management at LSE (2010)
  • Trainee Auditor, Ernst and Young (2010)

Find out more about London graduates' careers by visiting the Careers Group (University of London) website:

Application

Your Application

We use your qualifications, predicted grades and personal statement to assess your suitability for this programme. Your personal statement should explain your motivation for applying for this programme, what it is that interests you about the study of Russia and Central and Eastern Europe, and provide evidence of an interest in economics and business.

How to Apply

Application for admission should be made through UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). Applicants currently at school or college will be provided with advice on the process; however, applicants who have left school or who are based outside the United Kingdom may obtain information directly from UCAS.

Selection

On the basis of our assessment of your application we will decide whether to make you an offer and invite you to an applicant open day (if you live in the UK).

The applicant open day will include introductory talks providing more information about SSEES, our language options, our facilities and your chosen degree. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions, and take a tour of UCL led by current students.

A level Mathematics or its equivalent is a requirement for this programme.

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