Economics and Russian B BA (Full time) 2018 start
UCAS code: RLR1
Start date: September 2018
4 years full time
Typical A-level offer: AAB
(specific subjects required)
UK/EU fees See fees section below
International fees £17,500 (per year)
IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in any component
Study abroad option: Yes
Work placement option: No
Economics at Leeds combines core and optional modules allowing you to gain a broad understanding of economic issues in business, society and public life alongside specialist knowledge in areas that interest you. Youll learn about economic theory and history in core modules, as well as developing your mathematical and research skills and studying microeconomics and macroeconomics. You could also choose to study anything from the economics of work or health to international finance.
If you have little or no knowledge of Russian, this degree will allow you to learn the language from scratch and introduce you to various aspects of Russian culture, history and politics. Core modules will develop your speaking, reading, listening and writing skills and you’ll spend your second year studying in Russia refine your language skills. You’ll also be introduced to Russian culture and literature and choose from a wide range of optional modules exploring topics that suit your interests.Back to top
A Joint Honours degree allows you to study the same core topics as students on each Single Honours course, but you’ll take fewer options and discovery modules so you can fit in both subjects. You’ll study one of our Cornerstone modules in Year 1 to draw your two subjects together, and apply your knowledge and skills to a major research project in either subject in your final year.
Youll take core modules in each year that develop your knowledge of key theories, approaches and methods in economics, as well as economic history, microeconomics and macroeconomics. In your first year youll also develop your mathematical skills to prepare you for economic analysis. The following year will also see you choose from optional modules on topics such as transport economics and statistics. Youll continue to benefit from a wide range of choice in your final year as you select further optional modules.
Core modules in your first year will develop your language skills and introduce you to Russian literature and culture. This will prepare you for the following year, when you’ll study at a Russian university to improve your language skills and cultural awareness. When you return, you’ll spend the next two years taking advanced language classes, and choose from optional modules on topics such as 19th century literature, new media in Russia and translation.
|Economics and Global History||10 credits|
|Economic Theory and Applications 1||20 credits|
|IT for LCS Students||5 credits|
|Beginning Russian 1||20 credits|
|Beginning Russian 2||20 credits|
|Mathematics for Economics and Business 1||10 credits|
|Statistics for Economics and Business 1||10 credits|
|Mathematical Economics||10 credits|
|Intercultural Competence: Theory and Application||20 credits|
|Text and Context: Introduction to Russian Literature||20 credits|
|From Icons to iPods: Approaches to Russian Culture||20 credits|
|Year Abroad||120 credits|
|Intermediate Microeconomics||10 credits|
|Introduction to Econometrics||10 credits|
|Intermediate Macroeconomics||10 credits|
|Core Russian Language 2||20 credits|
|Theories of Growth, Value and Distribution||10 credits|
|Explanation in Economics||10 credits|
|Business Economics||10 credits|
|Not by Bread Alone: Everyday Culture under the Soviet Regime||20 credits|
|The Sounds of Russian||20 credits|
|Core Russian Language 3||20 credits|
|Final Year Project|
|Contemporary Issues in Economic Growth||10 credits|
|Economic Development||20 credits|
|Environmental Economics||10 credits|
|Russian (New) Media||20 credits|
|Russian Advanced Translation||20 credits|
|Imagining the Post-Soviet Realm: Popular Culture and Representation of Russia and the Newly Independent States since 1991||20 credits|
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Entry requirements, fees and applying
A-level: AAB excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking.
GCSE: grade 7/A in Mathematics.
Access to HE Diploma
Pass diploma with 60 credits overall, including at least 45 credits at level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. An interview and a piece of written work may be required. Grade 7/A in Mathematics at GCSE is also required.
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDD. Other BTEC qualifications are also considered. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.
D3, M1, M1
35 overall (16 higher) including 5 standard level points in Mathematics.
Irish Highers (Leaving Certificate)
H2, H2, H2, H2, H3, H3
Scottish Highers / Advanced Highers
AB in Advanced Highers and AABBB in Highers, or A in Advanced Highers and AABBB in Highers, or AAAABB in Highers
European Baccalaureate: 80%.
When an applicant is taking the EPQ in a relevant subject this might be considered alongside other Level 3 qualifications and may attract an alternative offer in addition to the standard offer. If you are taking A Levels, this would be ABB at A Level (excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking) and grade A in the EPQ.
Find out more about Access to Leeds and alternative admissions.
Typical Access to Leeds offer: BBB excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking at A Level and pass Access to Leeds.
We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For more information contact the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies Undergraduate Admissions team.
English language requirementsIELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.
How to apply
UK/EU: See fees section below
International: £17,500 (per year)
For UK and non-UK EU full-time students starting in 2018, the fee for 2018/19 will be £9,250.
The fee for undergraduate students starting in 2019 will be confirmed in September 2018.
Read more about paying fees and charges.
Studying for a Joint Honours degree allows you to gain an in-depth knowledge of two subjects, including proficiency in a major world language. As well as demonstrating that youre intellectually versatile, your degree will equip you with a wide range of skills across different disciplines that employers actively seek.
Youll have good research skills, and youll be able to analyse complex information from multiple sources before drawing your own conclusions. Youll then be able to communicate and defend your views clearly, either verbally or in writing. In addition, youll have strong research and organisational skills and be confident working independently or in a team. You will also have a strong understanding of cultural diversity, allowing you to work effectively with people whose backgrounds differ from yours.
All of these qualities are very attractive to employers, and graduates have pursued careers across the globe that reflect the diversity of their degrees. Theyve gone on to be successful in education, the media, law, publishing, the civil service, business and finance and the charity sector to name a few. Many others have also pursued postgraduate study, including further training in language-based careers such as translating and interpreting.
Youll spend your second year studying at the Institute of Russian Language and Culture at Moscow State University. Its a fantastic opportunity to benefit from expert instruction in intensive language classes, as well as optional seminars on topics such as history, grammar and the media. Of course, youll also have plenty of time outside the classroom to travel and explore the real Russia.
Read more about the Residence Abroad in Russia
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