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4-year Double Degree Programme

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ICEF Double Degree programme curriculum
Admission procedure & fees
Double Degree Programme FAQ

ICEF provides students with the special opportunity to study for two degrees, one Russian and one British, from the HSE and from the University of London. Graduates of this programme have a unique advantage in continuing their studies or in beginning their career anywhere in the world.

The programme is implemented with the academic support of the London School of Economics and Political Science, combining top Russian and British standards of higher education in economics and finance. Every year, students sit the independent examinations of the UoL International Programmes and the internal examinations of HSE.

Core subjects are taught in English; some of the subjects required for the Russian degree are taught in Russian. More information

During the first year, students sit the Advanced Placement tests in Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Calculus, and Statistics. These, along with the needed scores on an English proficiency test such as IELTS, are sufficient for registering with the University of London International Programmes for one of the four degrees offered by ICEF:

     Economics and Finance
     Banking and Finance
     Economics and Management

Enormous care has been taken in constructing the curriculum, ensuring that students receive the best education possible. ICEF’s highly qualified teachers and visiting professors from leading universities play an instrumental role in helping students achieve academic excellence. Approximately 20% of graduates have achieved Firsts, and 80% have achieved a degree with either First or Second class honours.

Almost 30% of ICEF’s alumni have gone on to study for Masters or PhD degrees in the UK, the EU and the USA, in 49 different universities including the LSE (26), University of Oxford (12), Cass Business School (8), University of Warwick (8), and Imperial College (7). Those who wish to start their careers immediately have done so, in leading banks, financial institutions and multi-national companies.

ICEF Double Degree programme curriculum

Economics  Economics and Finance Banking and Finance  Economics and Management
 Subjects External examinations
1 year

   1. Calculus
   2. Information Computer Systems
   3. English language  
   4. Introduction to microeconomics
   5. Introduction to macroeconomics
   6. Introduction to Probability Theory and Statistics
   7. Choice of 1 from:
         • World History 
         • Intellectual History of Europe

English language

  2 year
   1. English (Academic writing)  
   2. Linear algebra  
   3. Macroeconomics – 1  
   4. Microeconomics – 1  
   5. Mathematics for economists  
   6. Principles of sociology  
   7. Statistics  
   8. Introduction to business and management  
   9. Year paper
   10. Choice of 1 from:
      • Principles of Law  
• Methods of Optimisation 
• Philosophy and Methodology of Social and Natural Sciences  
• Political science

Introduction to economics
Math-1, Stat-1
Introduction to business and management
Principles of sociology

  3 year
   1. Elements of econometrics  
   2. Macroeconomics – 2
   3. Microeconomics – 2
   4. Principles of accounting
   5-6. Choice of 2 from:
        • Economics of labour  
        • Economics of Development
        • History of economic thought
        • Further math for economists 
   7-8 Choice of 2 from
        • Economics of the Public Sector 
        • Economic History
        • Further math for economists

Elements of econometrics
Principles of accounting

  4 year

   1. Corporate finance  
   2. Industrial economics  
   3. International economics  
   4. Organisation theory 
   5. Undergraduate thesis
   6. Choice of 1 from:
       • Institutional economics
       • Experimental and Behavioral Economics  
       • Time series and panel data analysis

Corporate finance
Industrial economics
International economics
Organization theory  

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