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Induction Slides:

Year 1 Induction Slides 2018 - Dr Hui-Fai Shing (Academic Co-Ordinator)

Welcome Back to Royal Holloway (Year 2) 2018 - Dr Hui-Fai Shing (Academic Co-Ordinator)


Undergraduate Handbook

Economics with a Year in Business Handbook

Year in Business Information

Finding a Placement

Thriving on a Placement

Employer Information

See more information on the Department of Economics webpage

Academic Timetable 2018/19

Your individual timetable is available to view on the Student Intranet

Office Hours:

Staff Office Hours 2018/19, Term 1

Assessment Deadlines:

*Please note that these may still be subject to minor changes

Year 1 Assessment Deadlines

Year 2 Assessment Deadlines

Year 3 Assessment Deadlines

Progression Requirements:

Progression Requirements (for students who commenced their studies in or after September 2015)

Personal Advisors:

Year 1 Personal Advisors

Year 2 Personal Advisors

Year 3 Personal Advisors

Peer Guides:

What are Peer Guides?

How do I contact a Peer Guide? 

Maths Bootcamp Slides:

Class 1 - The Real Number System / The Concept of Sets

Class 2 - Fractions / Inequalities / Intervals and Absolute Values

Class 3 - Equations with Parameters / Quadratic Equations 

Class 4 - Linear and Non-Linear Equations

Class 5 - Summation Notation / Logic

Class 6 - Functions and Relations / Types of Function

Course Choices:

Year 1 Course Choices

Year 2 Course Choices

Year 3 Course Choices

Coures Outlines:

Year One Course Outlines

EC1101 Principles of Economics Course Outline (Full Unit)

EC1102 Quanitative Methods of Economics Course Outline (Full Unit) 

EC1103 / 1133 Post-Crisis Economics Course Outline (Full Unit / Autumn Unit for Maths Students)

EC1111 International Economic Policy Course Outline (Autumn Unit)

EC1114 Economic Philosophy Course Outline (Spring Unit)



Year Two Course Outlines

EC2201 Microeconomics (Applied) Course Outline (Full Unit) (17/18 VERSION)

EC2202 Macroeconomics Course Outline (Full Unit)

EC2203 Quantative Methods in Economics II (Applied) Course Outline (Full Unit) 

EC2211 Financial Markets and Insitutions Course Outline (Autumn Unit)

EC2212 Industrial Growth and Competition Course Outline (Spring Unit) 

EC2215 Personnel Economics Course Outline (Spring Unit) (17/18 VERSION)

EC2216 Economic Growth Course Outline (Autumn Unit) 

EC2501 Microeconomics (Maths Pathway) Course Outline (Full Unit)

EC2503 Quantitative Methods in Economics II (Maths Pathway) Course Outline (Full Unit)

Year Three Course Outlines

EC3113 Industrial Economics 1 Course Outline (Autumn Unit)

EC3213 Industrial Economics 2 Course Outline (Spring Unit)

EC3114 Financial Economics 1 Course Outline (Autumn Unit) 

EC3214 Financial Economics 2 Course Outline (Spring Unit) 

EC3133 Econometrics 1 Course Outline (Autmn Unit) (16/17 VERSION)

EC3233 Econometrics 2 Course Outline (Spring Unit) (16/17 VERSION)

EC3310 Coding and Programming for Economics (Spring Unit) 

EC3317 Environmental Economics Course Outline (Spring Unit)

EC3322 Experimental Economics Course Outline (Autumn Unit) 

EC3323 Monetary Economics (Spring Unit) 

EC3324 Topics in Game Theory Course Outline (Autumn Unit) 

EC3329 Advanced Economic Theory Course Outline (Autumn Unit) 

EC3335 Financial Econometrics Course Outline (Spring Unit)

EC3337 Labour Economics Course Outline (Spring Unit) 

EC3340 Economic Philosophy Course Outline (Spring Unit) (17/18 VERSION - may not be running in Spring 2019)

EC3341 Topics in Public Economics Course Outline (Spring Unit)

EC3342 International Economic History Course Outline (Autumn Unit)

EC3349 Topics in Developmental Economics Course Outline (Spring Unit) 

EC3353 Advanced Topics in Game Theory Course Outline (Spring Unit) 

EC3354 Economics of Inequality Course Outline (Autumn Unit) 

EC3358 Economics of the European Union (Autumn Unit) 

EC3400 Dissertaion in Economics (Full Unit) *Must have already registered in May 2018     

Dissertation Handbook 2018/19                           


Joint Honours Degrees

A warm welcome to our joint degree students.

An exciting time awaits you as you embark on a journey of higher education in two subjects as one degree. There are numerous benefits from following this pathway not withstanding enhancing your future career prospects.

It can be a little bewildering when you have two academic departments to deal with. Who is your Personal Advisor? Who do you have to contact when you are ill? Here in the Economics Department, we hope to guide you through the maze and signpost you in the right direction.

Also, as a valued member of the Economics Department we welcome you to participate in the dynamic programme of extra-curricular events organised. From the many social events such a barbeques, social balls and film nights to career-related events. We are the envy of all other Faculties! The Economics Department invites you to get involved and make the most of your time at Royal Holloway.

Essential Information:

The University deems your main department to be the first named department of your degree. It is this department that is responsible for your overall academic and pastoral welfare. Should you have any concerns or issues regarding your course then you may contact the Joint Honours Coordinator for the Economic Department Dr Hui-Fai Shing.

Most of the course-related information relevant to you as a joint honours degree student is the same as that for the single honours degree students. It will be found in the ‘Current students’ section of our website under the relevant year of study.

However, there are some points to bring to your attention:

  • The Department has an active Student and Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC), details of which can be found here. As a joint degree student you are also eligible to stand as a student rep, just look out for the emails.
  • When allocating seminars, every effort is made by the Economics Department to ensure that there are no clashes with your other Department. If you do find that you have a clash then please bring to the attention of both Departments as quickly as possible for the matter to be resolved.
  • Please note that if you are absent then you should complete a Notification of Absence Form and submit it to BOTH departments. This is the same if you wish to inform us of extenuating circumstances.
  • The Economics Department does have midterm exams which may apply to you. Information about these tests will be relayed to you both during lectures and by direct by email.  
  • Course registration for Economics students takes place in the first week of the new academic year. This may differ from many other departments. You will be informed of the process via email at the relevant time. Please note that it is essential that you are available in person to register your choice.

Departmental Events:

There a number of ways that you will be informed of the various events organised by the Economics Department, including emails and social media so don’t forget to like us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Economics@Work is a department led series of talks about the employment within the world of Economics. Grab a pizza slice and settle down. Details of upcoming events can be found here.

There is a dedicated Economics UG Hub in the Horton Building for the exclusive use of Economics students and that includes our joint students. A comfortable room for use to study in or to relax. You are most welcome.

The UG Hub hosts the Economics Global Café held every Friday during term time from 12 to 3. Free soft drinks and snacks are provided for an informal setting to meet your peers and departmental staff and share your thoughts and ideas.  

You have free subscription to The Economist, click here for details.  

The golden rule is ‘if in doubt then please ask’ as you are a valued member of the Department.

Seminar Group Change Request Form

Seminar Group Change Request Form

Before requesting a Seminar change, please ensure that your proposed change does not create a timetabling clash. Any moves between Seminar groups can only be made where constraints permit it, and it is not guarenteed that you will be able to change.

Please click here for a Seminar Change Request Form

Once the form has been completed please return to the Economics Admin Office for reveiw.

Notification of Absence

If you are absent from any classes for any reason, you must:

a. advise your department – You must directly email Selena Ou or Katrina Hart

b. complete the Notification of Absence Form. Copies of the Notification of Absence Form – Self certification are also available from the Health Centre.

c. submit the paperwork to your department either before your absence or within FIVE working days of the end of the period of absence. Failure to do so may result in the absence being counted as unacceptable and counting against the minimum attendance level.

d. ensure that you meet any departmental requirements concerning notification of absence or request for leave of absence as you may be required to meet formally with the Programme Director.

Reason for absence  

Documentation required

Illness up to and including 5 consecutive term-time days (excluding Saturdays and Sundays)

Completed Notification of Absence Form – Self Certification

Illness for more than 5 consecutive term-time days (excluding Saturdays and Sundays)

Completed Notification of Absence Form - Self Certification plus Formal Medical Certification signed by the Health Centre, your GP or hospital consultant

Unrelated to sickness

Notification of Absence Form plus supporting evidence (see www.rhul.ac.uk/attendance for details of documentation required.)



Leave of absence request


Notification of Absence Form plus any departmental requirement must be met

It is at the discretion of the Department as to whether any absence is deemed acceptable or unacceptable (see www.rhul.ac.uk/attendance for details of what constitutes ‘acceptable’ and ‘unacceptable’ circumstances relating to absence). If deemed unacceptable the absence will be recorded as such and will count against the minimum attendance level. For more information on the college absence procedures click here. 


Policy on Applications for Extensions

All applications must be made via the College portal

Extenuating Circumstances

Illness or Other Extenuating Circumstances

If you are taken ill or there are other extenuating circumstances that you believe have adversely affected your performance in relation to any aspect of your course/programme (for example, your attendance, submission of work, or examination performance) at any point during the academic year, you must inform us in writing. You must complete the attached consideration of extenuating circumstances form and hand it in to the Admin Office (H209). This should be accompanied by any supporting evidence that you wish to be considered.

Click here for an extenuating circumstances form (in .pdf format requires Acrobat Reader)

Click here for an extenuating circumstances form (in Word format)

Do not assume that if you have discussed your situation with your personal advisor or any other member of staff, that this will automatically mean that your circumstances will be taken into account. It is in your interest to fill-out the form and provide as much evidence as you possibly can.

You should read Section 7 of the 'Instructions to Candidates' for full details relating to the submission and consideration of extenuating circumstances. Please familiarise yourselves with the  Extenuating Circumstances - Guidance for Students document available here. For more details click here

Special arrangements for examinations for disabled students and those in need for support

For all such students there is a process to apply for special arrangements for your examinations and other forms of assessment

Such requests should be made to the Educational Support Office (ESO) as soon as possible, which will carry out an assessment of your needs. Please contact the Educational Support Office to apply for Special Examination Arrangements and for any queries.



Tel: +44 (0)1784 443966

ESO website

2018/19 Term Dates

Autumn Term: 24 September - 14 December

Reading Week: w/c 5 November


Spring Term: 14 January - 29 March

Reading Week: w/c 18 February 


Exam Term: 29 April - 8 June

Exam Period:23 April - 14 June


Summer Graduation Ceremonies:

15 - 19 July













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