Royal Holloway, University of London

Economics with Music Royal Holloway, University of London Degree level: Undergraduate

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Studying Economics with Music at Royal Holloway means that you will learn from internationally renowned experts at one of the UK’s top ten economics teaching and research centres and one of the best Music departments in the UK. Economics is one of the most influential and liveliest disciplines in today's world, affecting the lives and fortunes of everyone on the planet. This course offers a complete education in the theories and methods of economics, with a strong focus on analytical methods combined with a quarter or your time spent expanding your knowledge of issues that shape music, including politics, urban development, gender and globalisation. The knowledge and skills gained will lead to excellent career prospects in public and private management, financial institutions and in government.

Through this course you will develop an in-depth understanding of economics at all levels – from the company to the state, and beyond; learn to appreciate and apply the core theories of micro and macroeconomics; gain important quantitative and computing skills that are widely applicable as well as skills in logical reasoning and gain experience in logical and philosophical reasoning. You will develop a deeper understanding of music through the detailed study of the contexts, histories, theories, and practices of music.

Our balanced approach to research and teaching guarantees high quality teaching from subject leaders, cutting edge materials and intellectually challenging debates. Our courses follow a coherent and developmental structure which we combined with an effective and flexible approach to study.

Course details

Modules

Please refer to our website for information:
https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/economics/economics.aspx

Assessment method

Your course will be assessed by a combination of examinations and in-course assignments in the form of essays or presentations.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code L1W3
Institution code R72
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level ABB - AAB GCSE Maths at grade A or 7.

A-level Music at grade A, or Grade 7 Music Theory at pass.

Grade 7 ABRSM (where applicants are unable to take Grade 7, video evidence may be acceptable).

Applicants without A-level grade A in Music or pass in Grade 7 Music Theory may be eligible for the Intensive Theory entry. This requires Music GCSE grade A/7 or equivalent, plus performance at Grade 7 level. In term 1 you will be required to take Fundamentals of Music Theory, an intensive music literacy course.

Where an applicant is taking the EPQ alongside A-levels, the EPQ will be taken into consideration and result in lower A-level grades being required.

Socio-economics factors which may have impacted an applicant's education will be taken into consideration and alternative offers may be made to these applicants.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*DD In a relevant subject plus A-Level Music grade A or grade 7 Music Theory plus ABRSM grade 7 in performance and GCSE Maths grade A or 7.
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
Plus Maths GCSE grade A or 7 and Music A-level grade A or grade 7 Music Theory and ABRSM grade 7 in performance.

Please note that the Access to Higher Education Diploma will only be acceptable if the applicant has had a considerable break from education.
Scottish Higher AAABB Including Maths and Advanced Highers Music grade A or grade 7 Music Theory and ABRSM grade 7 in performance.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Applicants with the Cambridge Pre-U are strongly encouraged to apply to Royal Holloway. Offers will be made on the basis of equivalent A-Level grades as can be found on the Royal Holloway website.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 We require at least five GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9 - 4 including English and Mathematics. Grade A or 7 is required in GCSE Mathematics.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 32 points 6,5,5 at Higher Level including either Higher Level Maths or 5 in Standard level Maths and 6 in Higher Level Music or grade 7 Music Theory with a minimum of 32 points overall. Maths Studies is not accepted. ABRSM grade 7 in performance is also required.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H3, H3, H3 Including H2 in Music or grade 7 Music Theory and H3 in Maths plus ABRSM grade 7 in performance.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD Plus A-level grade A in Music or grade 7 Music Theory and ABRSM grade 7 in performance and GCSE Maths grade A or 7.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D Plus A-level grades AB including Maths and grade A in Music or A-level grades AB including grade A in Music or grade 7 Music Theory. We also require ABRSM grade 7 in performance and grade A or 7 in GCSE Maths.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Requirements are as for A-levels where one non-subject-specified A-level can be replaced by the same grade in the Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate.

Combinations of qualifications will be considered on an individual basis, please contact us on study@royalholloway.ac.uk to discuss your situation.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * Year 1
International £18,300 Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

The tuition fee for UK undergraduates is controlled by Government regulations. For students starting a degree in the academic year 2019/20, the fee is £9,250 for that year, shown here for reference purposes only. The tuition fee for UK undergraduates starting their degree in 2020/21 has not yet been confirmed. The Government has also confirmed that EU nationals starting a degree in 2020/21 will pay the same fee as UK students for the duration of their course. Fees for international students may increase year-on-year in line with the rate of inflation. The policy at Royal Holloway is that any increases in fees will not exceed 5% for continuing students. For further information see fees and funding and our terms and conditions. These estimated costs relate to studying this particular degree programme at Royal Holloway. Costs, such as accommodation, food, books and other learning materials and printing etc., have not been included.

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Royal Holloway, University of London
Egham
TW20 0EX


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