Economics and French at Aberdeen is a great combination to widen your solid grounding in the global economy and topical economic challenges and issues – giving you the strong competitive advantage of a modern European language, cultural perspective and experience, with a fast track to a career in European and international organisations and business. In Economics, you will explore the microeconomics of business and society, macroeconomics of the world economy and economic problems in political, social and historical contexts, with a strong emphasis on applied learning. You will thrive in the dynamic, international environment of our Business School of 45 nationalities and be taught by experts including leading petroleum economist and government adviser Professor Alex Kemp and our health economists whose work influences Scottish and UK policy decisions on public health. In French, you will benefit from the University's outstanding reputation, the highest possible rating in the last national Teaching Quality Assessment and many opportunities to develop your language skills informally as well as through classes. You will become familiar with French culture, history and contemporary life. As an integral part of your 5-year programme, you will spend the whole of year three taking your language and cultural skills to a very high level as a Teaching Assistant or visiting student in a French-speaking country. Should you choose a career in international business, you will have many advantages to offer employers operating in multinational companies in Europe and also the European Commission. You will also have opportunities in all sectors in French-speaking countries in Africa, which have fast-developing economies and growing energy industries.