Economics with French
Add an international outlook to your study of economics.
4 years full time
Please note: Courses may be affected by Covid-19 and are therefore subject to change due to the ongoing impact of Covid-19. Applicants will be informed of any changes which we are required to make to course entries as a result of Covid-19.
We understand the value of expanding your study experience beyond a single subject which is why, with our BA Economics with French, we’re focused on providing multiple perspectives and a truly international experience. Your studies will follow a similar pattern to the BA Economics degree, except that you take compulsory modules in French in your first, second and fourth years. In your third year, subject to a scheme being put in place by the UK Government by 2022 you will have the option to study at a university in France while continuing to study economics.
In the first year, in addition to the economics compulsory modules, you take a further two compulsory modules covering French language and The Invention of France. In addition, you choose one further optional module from a selection that currently includes both economics and French options and have the opportunity to take a module from another department.
In the second year, you study four compulsory modules covering French language, and core Economics modules, and choose two further optional modules, one of which can be a module offered by another department, which could include a foreign language. Furthermore, you will acquire numerous subject skills which enable you to interpret economic theory and data.
During the third year of study, students must undertake a period of residence in France and must study and pass a minimum of 40 ECTS credits from those modules offered on the ‘licence sciences economique’ (third-year modules), those designed for students who specialise in either ‘Economie Internationale’ or ‘Economie et Gestion de l’enterprise’ at the University of Aix-Marseilles II.
In the fourth year, you study one compulsory module in French and a double Dissertation module. In addition, you study three modules from a list of optional economics modules and have the opportunity to take one module from another department
The Study Abroad year fees are set annually by the University. For the definitive amount of the Study Abroad year fees payable please contact our study abroad team email@example.com.
On this course, you will learn through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops, translation sessions, oral sessions, informal but scheduled one-on-one support, and self-directed learning, such as research, reading, and writing.
All of these are supported by a state-of-the-art virtual learning environment, Durham University Online (DUO). Seminars and workshops are much smaller groups than lectures, small enough to allow one-on-one interaction with professors, lecturers, and sometimes external speakers.
Workshops also allow hands-on experience of the kind of work professional economists perform. This emphasis on small-group teaching reflects a conscious choice to enhance the quality of the learning experience rather than the quantity of formal sessions. In fact, the degree is designed to feature fewer formal sessions and more independent research as you move from your first to your final year.
Small-group teaching and one-on-one attention from the personal academic advisor (provided at the start) are part of the learning experience throughout, but by the final year classroom time gives way, to independent research, including a dissertation – supported by one-on-one supervision – that makes up a third of final year credits. In this way the degree systematically transforms you from a consumer of knowledge in the classroom to a generator of knowledge, ready for professional or postgraduate life.
These formal teaching arrangements are supported by “drop-in” surgeries with teaching staff and induction sessions that begin in the week before the start of the course and continue at key times throughout each year.
You can also attend an extensive programme of research-focused seminars where staff and visiting scholars present their cutting edge research. Students spend their third year at Université de la Mediteranée Aix-Marseille where all contact time is provided by the host institution, but you receive email support from Durham staff and continue to enjoy DUO support.
A level offer – A*AA including Mathematics and French.
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma/OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma – D*DD and Mathematics and French A level at grade A (or equivalent) are required.
IB Diploma score – 38 with 666 in higher level subjects, including Mathematics and French.
In addition to satisfying the University’s general entry requirements, please note:
Applicants taking Science A levels that include a practical component will be required to take and pass this as a condition of entry. This applies only to applicants sitting A levels with an English examination board.
International students who do not meet direct entry requirements for this degree might have the option to complete an International Foundation Year.
|Home students||£9,250 per year|
|EU students||£22,900 per year|
|Island students||£9,250 per year|
|International students||£22,900 per year|
The tuition fees shown for home students are for one complete academic year of full time study and are set according to the academic year of entry. Fees for subsequent years of your course may rise in line with an inflationary uplift as determined by the government.
The tuition fees shown for overseas and EU students are for one complete academic year of full time study, are set according to the academic year of entry, and remain the same throughout the duration of the programme for that cohort (unless otherwise stated).
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