International Study Centre 

International Year One in Economics

A pathway leading to multiple undergraduate degrees in economics

The International Year One in Economics at the International Study Centre will prepare you to join a variety of undergraduate degrees at Royal Holloway. As an equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree, this programme will prepare you to enter the second year of your chosen degree.

Key facts

Course length: Two semesters

Entry points: January

Age: 17+

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What you will study

The International Year One in Economics is designed to prepare international students with an in-depth knowledge of different aspects of economics and the necessary transferable skills to prepare you for a global workplace. The programme will also develop the relevant quantitative and computing skills required for you to engage in logical and philosophical debates.

This programme will additionally support you with the required academic English language tuition, enabling you to improve your level of writing and speaking skills in order to successfully study a degree in English.

Progression degrees

By successfully completing your International Year One, you will have the opportunity to continue your studies at Royal Holloway by joining the second year of an undergraduate degree. You will need the correct grades for progression, and these are subject to change. Our staff will offer counsel and advice about this when you are nearing the end of your programme.

You can study one of the following undergraduate degrees:

Degree Programmes Award Overall Grade English Grade
BSc(Econ) Economics BSc (Econ) 50% 60% with 50% R & Wr and no lower than 40% in other
BSc(Econ) Economics with a Year in Business BSc (Econ) 50% 60% with 50% R & Wr and no lower than 40% in other
BSc(Econ) Financial & Business Economics BSc (Econ) 50% 60% with 50% R & Wr and no lower than 40% in other

Term dates

January 2021 start

Semester 1: 11/01/2021 - 30/04/2021
Semester 2: 03/05/2021 - 13/08/2021

We’re opening – Read our latest guidance for current students, or find out more about how you can start your course.