The Bachelor’s in Economics and Management (BEM) curriculum is rigorous and broad.
Our curriculum is similar to the Bachelor's in Organisations Sciences held in Paris university (also called Licence Sciences des Organisations). For students with an international outlook, the course is taught entirely in English and includes the study of at least one foreign language. We wear our French influence on our sleeve, with rigorous coursework and long contact hours.
BEM London's curriculum is designed to give students the fundamental knowledge, skills and techniques they need in Economics, Management, Social Sciences and Communication to successfully complete the third and final year of their Bachelor's degree. The curriculum includes:
- Economics modules: Microeconomy, Macroeconomy, Economic aspects of globalisation
- Quantitative disciplines: Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Sciences
- Management modules: Introduction to General Management, Financial and Management Accounting, History of Management
- Social Sciences modules: Political Sciences, Sociology, Contemporary Issues and Law (Public Law, Contract Law, etc.)
- Language and Communication modules
We put a real emphasis on language proficiency and all of our students must study at least one foreign language during their time with us. Language and professional communication training (English and Communication modules + mandatory foreign language) is reinforced through optional study skills workshops provided to the students. Extra support is available with regular office hours offered by the English and Communication lecturers.
Foreign language classes are held in-house or at the UCL* Center of Languages & International Education (CLIE). 9 languages are on offer at the CLIE, with courses available for up to 7 different levels of proficiency and teaching includes on-campus classes at UCL*, language labs and online self-evaluation exercises.
BEM students spend from 17 to 22 hours per week in class, almost twice the contact hours of most UK universities - which allows our students to have more time with lecturers, ask questions, have office hours, etc. The academic year is divided into two semesters, each comprising 12 weeks of classes, 1 study week and 1 exam week. Classes are typically 90 minutes-long; students are assessed through continuous assessments and final exams.
* Please note that for 2021/22 newly admitted students who use the student visa route, this teaching partnership with UCL sadly needs to be paused until we finalise our registration with the Office for Students. However, our Student Life partnership with UCL remains. Please head to our dedicated page for newly admitted students to get the most up-to-date information about this.
The Bachelor’s in Economics and Management is a three-year programme with competitive international mobility opportunities. All Dauphine London students spend at least the first year of their Bachelor’s degree in London. After that, several options are available; you can split your second year between London and another campus or spend the whole year in London*. In your third year, you can complete your degree in London*, transfer to our parent university in Paris or choose from one of our 315 partner universities worldwide.
However, due to Brexit and current restrictions on student visas, unfortunately, the 2021-22 newly-admitted students who do not hold a British citizenship/settled status* will enrol for a maximum of three semesters at Dauphine London - PSL. They will spend at least the first year of their Bachelor’s degree in London and after that, two options will be offered:
- split the second year between London for Semester 1 and Paris for Semester 2,
- or spend the second year in Madrid at our university partner, University Carlos III de Madrid (selection based upon Spanish level).
We are currently actively engaged in the process of completing our full registration with the Office for Students (OfS) and the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for Higher Education, for this restriction to be lifted to be able to sponsor three-years visas hopefully shortly. We will provide our students with an update on this no later than December 2021.
* At the moment, only permanent UK residents and students with indefinite leave to remain/settled status will be able to spend the whole programme -three years- in London.