The programme is also offered with German or Hispanic Studies.


Covering the same core areas as BSc Economics, these courses help expand your horizons with a year abroad improving your language skills.

They will help you become a high-quality economic analyst who is fluent in a foreign language. The language component represents around one-third of the modules taken and includes language instruction (from beginners to advanced) and modules on the culture and society of the relevant country.

Year one
In your first year you will cover the foundations of microeconomics and macroeconomics, and will choose econometrics or quantitative economics, depending on your mathematical ability. For the language element of this course, you will study a full-year module as well as optional modules on the history, politics, culture and literature of the relevant country.

Year two
During your second year, you will build on your knowledge of microeconomics and macroeconomics and strengthen your knowledge of either econometrics or applied econometrics. Two‑thirds of this year will focus on economics, and the remainder will develop your understanding of the relevant country as well as your language skills.

Year three
You will spend your third year studying abroad and/or on a work placement in France, Germany, Portugal, Spain or Russia. You will get the opportunity to broaden your horizons and enhance your employability by experiencing another culture.

You can choose to study similar modules to your counterparts back in Nottingham or expand your knowledge by taking other options. Teaching is typically in the relevant language.

Year four
For your final year you will return to Nottingham. Your economics studies will focus on a dissertation and some optional modules, while you refine your newly fluent language skills in a final language module and study your choice from a list of optional modules.

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Entry requirements

A levels: A*AA excluding general studies, leisure studies, and global perspectives and research (A*ABB for those taking four full A levels and completing them in the same year)

GCSEs: GCSE maths, 7 (A) or above, unless taking it at A level

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English language requirements

IELTS: 7.0 (no less than 7.0 in reading and writing, and 6.0 in speaking and listening)

For details of other English language tests and qualifications we accept, please see our entry requirements page.


Your year spent abroad will allow you to perfect your command of your chosen language. The international experience you gain will help you develop a distinctive CV that proves you are resourceful and adaptable. Students with language skills are highly sought-after by employers.

Our graduates opt for a wide variety of careers, including investment banking, accountancy, tax consultancy, working in government offices, auditing, derivatives trading, management consultancy, mergers and acquisitions, and many more.

Program taught in:
  • English (US)
  • French

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