Economics is concerned with how people make choices in conditions of resource scarcity and the results of these choices for society. Many of the world’s most pressing issues such as global warming/climate change, underdevelopment, rising inequality, inflation and financial instability are economic in nature. In understanding these problems, economists make use of a wide variety of analytical techniques borrowed from numerous other fields including history, philosophy, mathematics and statistics.
The Economics with Spanish degree blends economics with language modules. Two thirds of the degree’s modules are economics-based whilst the other third are Spanish. The models used by economists are as much qualitative (expressed in words) as they are quantitative (mathematical). This is reflected in our BSc programmes as students will be provided the opportunity to gain quantitative, analytical, computing, presentation, and writing skills. These transferable skills are highly sought after across industry, and also provide an excellent platform for future entrepreneurs.
Integral to the Economics with Spanish programme is the placement students complete in a Spanish-speaking country. A dedicated placement team ensures that students are well prepared for placement and obtain positions which are of the highest quality. Previously, our students have completed placements in Amadeus Barcelona and Madrid, Telefonica.
A graduate in Economics with Spanish will have numerous career paths available to them such as: economic analysis, finance, accountancy, and many others. Companies who our graduates have gone on to work for include: PwC; EY; KPMG; Deloitte; BDO; Ulster Bank; Bank of Ireland, First Trust, Northern Ireland Civil Service, Northern Ireland Statistics & Research Agency, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, BBC, National Trust. A degree in Economics with Spanish will also provide the option to do postgraduate study in a variety alternate disciplines like: Finance, Management, Accounting or further study in Economics.
Russell Group: Queen’s is one of the 24 world-class universities that make up the Russell Groupin the United Kingdom, and is the only Russell Group University in Northern Ireland.
Student Satisfaction: The Queen’s Economics group ranked 2nd of all Russell Group universities for student satisfaction in the 2016 National Student Survey.
Placements: During the third year of the degree, students complete a 9 to 12 month placement in [language]-speaking country. Previously our students have completed placements in [companies here]. The placement year provides students with an excellent opportunity to work in and thus and further their knowledge of the [language] language. There are dedicated placement officers in the Management School who will help you to prepare and obtain placement positions. Visit the Placement Office
Shaw Memorial Prize for best performing second-year student in BSc Economics.
Foundation Scholarships for best student in Economics Level 1 and Level 2.
KPMG Prize is awarded to the best graduate in the BSc Economics degree.
McKane Medal is awarded to the best final honours student in Economics.
Economics Group Prize is awarded to the best presentation in the Level 3 Dissertation module.