Economics and Business with East European Studies BA

London, Bloomsbury

This programme will equip you with transferable knowledge and skills in economics and business studies combined with an application of these disciplines to the east European region. You will gain an enhanced understanding of the complexities of the region and have the opportunity to become proficient in an east European language.

UK students International students
Study mode
Full-time
Duration
3 academic years
UK tuition fees (2023/24)
£9,250
Overseas tuition fees (2023/24)
£26,200
Programme starts
September 2023
Application deadline
25 Jan 2023
UCAS course code
L1R7

Entry requirements

Grades
AAA
Subjects
Mathematics required.
GCSEs
English Language at grade B or 6 and Mathematics at grade C or 5.

Contextual offer information

Grades
ABC more about contextual offers
Subjects
A in Mathematics
GCSEs
English Language at grade B or 6 and Mathematics at grade C or 5.
Points
38
Subjects
A total of 18 points in three higher level subjects including grade 6 in Mathematics, with no higher level score below 5. The programme will accept either 'Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches' or 'Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation' at higher level.

Contextual offer

Points
32 more about contextual offers
Subjects
A total of 15 points in three higher level subjects including grade 6 in Mathematics, with no score below 5. The programme will accept either 'Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches' or 'Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation' at higher level.

UK applicants qualifications

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

Equivalent qualification

Not acceptable for entrance to this programme.

Pass in Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of 33 credits at Distinction and 12 credits at Merit, all from Level 3 units. Please note, where subject specific requirements are stipulated at A level we may review your Access to HE syllabus to ensure you meet the subject specific requirements prior to a final decision being communicated.

Successful completion of the WBQ Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate plus 2 GCE A levels at grades AAA, including Mathematics.

AAA at Advanced Highers (or AA at Advanced Higher and AAA at Higher), including Mathematics at Advanced Higher.

D3,D3,D3 in three Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subjects, including Mathematics.

Not acceptable for entrance to this programme.

Not acceptable for entrance to this programme.

Not acceptable for entrance to this programme.

International applications

Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.

Access and widening participation

UCL is committed to widening access to higher education. If you are eligible for Access UCL you do not need to do anything in addition to the standard UCAS application. Your application will be automatically flagged when we receive it.

Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates

UCL Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates (UPCs) are intensive one-year foundation courses for international students of high academic potential who are aiming to gain access to undergraduate degree programmes at UCL and other top UK universities.

Typical UPC students will be high achievers in a 12-year school system which does not meet the standard required for direct entry to UCL.

For more information see: ucl.ac.uk/upc.

English language requirements

The English language level for this programme is: Level 3

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency. Information about the evidence required, acceptable qualifications and test providers can be found on our English language requirements page.

A variety of English language programmes are offered at the UCL Centre for Languages & International Education.

Course overview


You will take compulsory modules 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 modules from options in economics, politics, sociology, international relations, mathematical and statistical methodology and language.

You have the opportunity to learn a language of the region as part of your degree. Not only will you be able to make use of our excellent language teaching resources, but you will also be able to access the foreign language newspaper and television resources of the SSEES Library.

What this course will give you

You will 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.

This programme is taught by academics who are actively researching in the field, most of whom speak one or more of the languages of the region.

The UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies (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.

The department is regularly consulted by organisations such as the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the European Union.

Teaching and learning

In each year of your degree you will take a number of individual modules, normally valued at 15 or 30 credits, adding up to a total of 120 credits for the year. Modules are assessed in the academic year in which they are taken. The balance of compulsory and optional modules varies from programme to programme and year to year. A 30-credit module is considered equivalent to 15 credits in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

Upon successful completion of 360 credits, you will be awarded a BA (Hons) in Economics and Business with East European Studies.

Modules

Please note that the list of modules given here is indicative. This information is published a long time in advance of enrolment and module content and availability is subject to change. Modules that are in use for the current academic year are linked for further information. Where no link is present, further information is not yet available.

You will take compulsory modules 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 modules from options in economics, politics, sociology, international relations, mathematical and statistical methodology, language and culture.

You will be strongly encouraged to learn a language of the region as part of your degree. Not only will you be able to make use of our excellent language teaching resources, but you will also be able to access the foreign language newspaper and television resources of the SSEES Library.

Your learning

You will be taught through a combination of lectures and classes. In classes you will be expected to prepare presentations on selected topics, sometimes as an individual and sometimes as part of a group. These will be 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 you with advice and guidance.

Accessibility

Details of the accessibility of UCL buildings can be obtained from AccessAble. Further information can also be obtained from the UCL Student Support & Wellbeing team.

The foundation of your career

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.

Employability

After graduating from this programme you will have transferable knowledge and skills in economics and business. You will also have expertise in a region where complex issues of political change, economic development and international relations are reshaping national and social expectations.

Fees and funding

Fees for this course

UK students International students
Fee description Full-time
Tuition fees (2023/24) £9,250
Tuition fees (2023/24) £26,200

The fees indicated are for undergraduate entry in the 2023/24 academic year. The UK fees shown are for the first year of the programme at UCL only. Fees for future years may be subject to an inflationary increase. The Overseas fees shown are the fees that will be charged to 2023/24 entrants for each year of study on the programme, unless otherwise indicated below.

Full details of UCL's tuition fees, tuition fee policy and potential increases to fees can be found on the UCL Students website: ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/undergraduate/funding-your-studies.

Additional costs

A guide including rough estimates for these and other living expenses is included on the UCL Fees and funding pages. If you are concerned by potential additional costs for books, equipment, etc., please get in touch with the relevant departmental contact (details given on this page).

Funding your studies

Various funding options are available, including student loans, scholarships and bursaries. UK students whose household income falls below a certain level may also be eligible for a non-repayable bursary or for certain scholarships. Please see the Fees and funding pages for more details.

Scholarships

The Scholarships and Funding website lists scholarships and funding schemes available to UCL students. These may be open to all students, or restricted to specific nationalities, regions or academic department.

Next steps

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

For further information on UCL's selection process see: How we assess your application.

On the basis of our assessment of your application we will decide whether to make you an offer. If you receive an offer, we will invite you to an applicant open day A level Mathematics or its equivalent is a requirement for this programme. On the basis of our assessment of your application we will decide whether to make you an offer. If you receive an offer, we will invite you to an applicant open day. 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.