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Mathematics and Economics

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A-A*,A,A

A*AA/AAA at A level including A level mathematics at grade A*/A (or equivalent). Applicants may be asked for one of: A* in A level mathematics, A in A level further mathematics or A in AS level further mathematics. STEP is not required but may be taken into consideration when offered. A levels in general studies, critical thinking and citizenship studies are not accepted.

Specific maths units needed to be achieved at distinction. Please contact the school directly. GCSE English at grade C or above is also required.This qualification is only accepted when combined with A* at A Level Mathematics

D2 D3 M1 with D2 in Mathematics or D3 D3 M1 with D3 in Mathematics and Further Mathematics

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

including 6 in Mathematics at Higher Level

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

This qualification is only accepted when combined with A* at A Level Mathematics

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

This qualification is only accepted when combined with Scottish Higher grades AAAAB-AAABB, including A in Mathematics.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,A,B-A,A,A,B,B


This qualification is only accepted when combined with Scottish Advanced Higher grades AA, including Mathematics.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A-B

This qualification is only accepted when combined with appropriate A Level subjects including at least A in Mathematics. Please contact the school for further information.

UCAS Tariff

112-159

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Economics

Mathematics

From understanding inflation or unemployment to learning about international trade, this joint honours degree will provide in-depth coverage of the required knowledge and techniques. This course enables you to study mathematics and learn key economic principles at the same time. You'll learn about the latest economic trends and techniques used to inform policy-making.

The degree is run jointly with The School of Economics. Two thirds of your first year will be devoted to mathematics. You'll cover the core mathematical topics including calculus, probability and statistics. The remainder of the year focuses on economics, learning the fundamentals of micro and macroeconomics. Later years of the degree provide more flexibility with many optional modules, enabling you to tailor the course to your interests.

- Core modules to learn the fundamentals of mathematics and economics

- Freedom to choose from a wide range of exciting optional modules

- No prior study of economics needed

- Support from senior students on a range of important first-year maths topics is provided

- Good preparation for a career in banking, government, international trade or education

There's a chance to spend time overseas through the university's study abroad programme, or apply for a work placement year as part of the course too. These are excellent ways in which to boost your CV when looking for jobs after graduation.

Modules

All students follow a common programme of study for the first year. You will focus on core modules that provide a solid foundation in the main mathematical topics. You'll build on your existing knowledge in areas such as calculus, probability and statistics. You will also study an overview of economics, covering micro and macro economics.

Your time in the second year is equally split between mathematics and economics. You'll select a dedicated economics pathway - subject to your interests in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics. Alongside this, you'll select a combination of maths and economics optional modules.

All modules in the third year are optional. Your studies will be divided between mathematics modules including topics such as data analysis and modelling, linear analysis stochastic models. You could choose to do a mathematics project, giving you the chance to work on a self-directed investigation based on a substantial mathematical problem. You will be supervised by an academic member of staff. This is an excellent opportunity to develop IT and report writing skills. You will complement the maths modules by choosing economics modules from an extensive list available.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£19,000
per year
International
£19,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Park Campus

Department:

School of Mathematical Sciences

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

77%
med
Economics
78%
med
Mathematics

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Economics

Teaching and learning

67%
Staff make the subject interesting
83%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
62%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

74%
Library resources
75%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
75%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

81%
UK students
19%
International students
70%
Male students
30%
Female students
89%
2:1 or above
6%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

Mathematics

Teaching and learning

73%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
64%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

80%
Library resources
72%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
69%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

87%
UK students
13%
International students
69%
Male students
31%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
6%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A*
A
A

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Economics

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£28,000
high
Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education
84%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

33%
Business, research and administrative professionals
26%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
4%
Public services and other associate professionals

This is a degree in demand, as business increasingly needs workers who can examine and explain complex data. And yet the number of economics graduates fell by nearly 10% last year, which means demand is even greater. As so many economic grads go into banking and finance, it's not surprising that over half of all 2015's economics graduates who did go into work were working in London. And don't think it's just the finance industry that's interested in these graduates - there's a significant number who enter the IT industry to work with data as analysts and consultants. It's quite common for economics graduates to go into jobs such as accountancy and management consultancy which may require you to take more training and gain professional qualifications - so don’t assume you won’t have to take any more exams once you leave uni. And the incentive to take them, of course, is better pay, which will be on top of an already healthy average starting salary of over £30,000 for graduates working in the capital.

Mathematics

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
71%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

28%
Business, research and administrative professionals
19%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
8%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals

Want to feel needed? This is one of the most flexible degrees of all and with so much of modern work being based on data, there are options everywhere for maths graduates. With all that training in handling figures, it's hardly surprising that a lot of maths graduates go into well-paid jobs in the IT or finance industries, and last year, a maths graduate in London could expect a very respectable average starting salary of £27k. And we're always short of teachers in maths, so that is an excellent option for anyone wanting to help the next generation. And if you want a research job, you'll want a doctorate — and a really good maths doctorate will get you all sorts of interest from academia and finance — and might secure some of the highest salaries going for new leavers from university.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Economics

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£29k

£29k

£37k

£37k

£49k

£49k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Mathematical sciences

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£25k

£25k

£32k

£32k

£39k

£39k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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