Studying Economics with Italian at Royal Holloway means that you will learn from internationally renowned experts at one of the UK’s top ten economics teaching and research centres and spend a quarter of your time studying Italian with leading experts. Economics is one of the most influential and liveliest disciplines in today's world, affecting the lives and fortunes of everyone on the planet. The knowledge and transferable skills gained, coupled with proficient Italian language skills, will lead to excellent career prospects in public and private management, financial institutions and in government. Through this course you will develop an in-depth understanding of economics at all levels – from the company to the state, and beyond; you will learn to appreciate and apply the core theories of micro and macroeconomics; gain important quantitative and computing skills that are widely applicable as well as skills in logical reasoning and gain experience in logical and philosophical reasoning. Your added focus on Italian means you will develop advanced technical proficiency in reading, writing, speaking and listening. Our balanced approach to research and teaching guarantees high quality teaching from subject leaders, cutting edge materials and intellectually challenging debates. Our courses follow a coherent and developmental structure which we combined with an effective and flexible approach to study. - Excellent career prospects; economics has an impressive employment record and graduates’ starting salaries are amongst the highest in the country. - Highly rewarding and engaging; Italy has a long and enviable cultural heritage, and the study of Italian opens up a new appreciation of the visual and musical arts, fashion and design, philosophy, literature and politics that have come out of the country. - Quality research and teaching;one of only two economics departments in the country placed in the top ten for both research and student satisfaction, we are also in the top ten of UK Modern Languages departments for research quality, and first in London (Research Assessment Exercise, 2014 and National Student Survey 2015). - Inspiring close community; a friendly and relaxing environment where everyday interactions with student and staff from different departments and nationalities are a norm - the 8,500 students come from 130 countries.