The Economics with Spanish degree integrates core elements from economics degree with Spanish-language modules taught by the School of Arts, English and Languages. Integral to the Economics with Spanish programme is the placement students complete in a region of the globe where the language being studied is the dominant tongue. 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.
Economics with Spanish Degree highlights
The Queen's Economics group ranked 2nd of all Russell Group universities for student satisfaction in the 2016 National Student Survey.
- There is the opportunity to study or work abroad, supported by schemes such as Erasmus and Study USA.
- The Study USA programme provides students with the funded opportunity to study for a year in a US university.
- During the third year of the degree, students complete a 9 to 12 month placement in a Spanish speaking country. Previously our students have completed placements in Amadeus Barcelona and Madrid and Telefonica. The placement year provides students with an excellent opportunity to further their knowledge of the Spanish language. There are dedicated placement officers in the Management School who will help you to prepare and obtain placement positions.
Internationally Renowned Experts
- Many of our staff are leading international experts in their fields of research.
- Queen's is one of the 24 world-class universities that make up the Russell Group in the United Kingdom, and is the only Russell Group University in Northern Ireland.
- Students can join the Economics Society, a student-run organisation which aims to educate its members on the use of economics in practice through guest speakers, trips abroad and educational seminars. Students will also have access to specialist mathematical and statistical software, giving them the skills, experience and knowledge necessary to prepare them for careers in economics and business analytics.
- The Queen's Economics group ranked 2nd of all Russell Group universities for student satisfaction in the 2016 National Student Survey.
David Jordan, Belfast, BSc Economics Graduate & current postgraduate student
The skillset of an Economics graduate is highly sought after by employers, in the public and private sectors. In recent years, students have secured positions in economic analysis and appraisal with a range of government and other public sector organisations, specialist careers in banking and investment appraisal, as well as more generalist positions in economic consulting.
Employment after the Course
Typical career destinations of graduates include:
Managers and Administrators in areas such as market research, advertising, sales and personnel
Education, health or government departments
Graduate employers 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.
'I work directly for the Mayor of London, and have overall responsibility for all of Transport for London services - London Underground, London buses, Docklands Light Railway, Crossrail operations, London Overground, London Trams and the Emirates Air Line cable car! I am also heavily involved in the Congestion Charging scheme, road safety and schemes to boost cycling and walking.'
Mike Brown, BSc Economics, MVO Commissioner, Transport for London
What employers say"For many years Oxford Economics has recruited students from Queen's Economics degree, both for industrial placement and graduate positions. The course equips students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to hit the ground running in the workplace."
David Moore, Senior Economist, Oxford Economics, Northern Ireland.
Additional Awards Gained
Year in Industry
Prizes and Awards
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.
Shaw Memorial Prize for best performing second-year student in BSc Economics.
Degree plus award for extra-curricular skills
In addition to your degree programme, at Queen's you can have the opportunity to gain wider life, academic and employability skills. For example, placements, voluntary work, clubs, societies, sports and lots more. So not only do you graduate with a degree recognised from a world leading university, you'll have practical national and international experience plus a wider exposure to life overall. We call this Degree Plus. It's what makes studying at Queen's University Belfast special.