Economics and Russian Civilisation BA (Full time) 2018 start
UCAS code: RLT1
Start date: September 2018
3 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: Yes
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.
Russian Civilisation allows you to study Russian literature, media, history, politics, religion, economics and society to gain a wide range of skills. You don’t need any language skills, but you’ll have the chance to learn Russian at beginners’ level in your first year. A combination of core and optional modules will give you a firm grounding in different aspects of Russian culture alongside specialist knowledge in the areas that interest you the most.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 also undertake 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.
In your first year you’ll be introduced to Russian literature, culture and history through a suite of core modules. Your first year will lay the foundations for the next two years, when you’ll choose from modules on topics such as 19th century prose, gender identity in Russia and how newly independent countries have been portrayed in popular culture. Throughout the course you’ll gain high-level research, critical and analytical skills.
|Economics and Global History||10 credits|
|Economic Theory and Applications 1||20 credits|
|IT for LCS Students||5 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|
|Mathematics for Economics and Business 1||10 credits|
|Statistics for Economics and Business 1||10 credits|
|Mathematical Economics||10 credits|
|Intermediate Microeconomics||10 credits|
|Introduction to Econometrics||10 credits|
|Intermediate Macroeconomics||10 credits|
|Industrial Economics||10 credits|
|The International Economic Environment||10 credits|
|Business Economics||10 credits|
|Ideology and Imagination: Prose Literature in 19th Century Russia||20 credits|
|Not by Bread Alone: Everyday Culture under the Soviet Regime||20 credits|
|Postcommunist / Postmodernist Identities||20 credits|
|Final Year Project|
|Applied Econometrics||10 credits|
|Modern Theories of Money and Monetary Policy||10 credits|
|The Political Economy of Work||10 credits|
|Economics of Business and Corporate Strategy||20 credits|
|Russian (New) Media||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 points overall including 16 at Higher Level and 5 in Mathematics at Standard Level
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 and demonstrates 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.
All of these qualities are very attractive to employers, and graduates have pursued careers reflecting 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.
On this course you have the opportunity to apply to spend time abroad, usually as an extra academic year. The University has partnerships with more than 400 universities worldwide and popular destinations for our students include Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Africa and Latin America.
Find out more at the Study Abroad website.
Find out more about work experience on the Careers website.
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