BSc Economics and Mathematics (LG11)

The BSc Economics and Mathematics degree places particular emphasis on advanced technical skills. It's suitable for students with A Level Maths at grade A or equivalent. The course will give you a solid grounding in modern economic theory and the techniques of applied economic analysis. You will also develop the clarity of thought, powers of reasoning and abstraction, and mathematical understanding necessary to mathematicians.

In year one you take one third of your modules in economics and two thirds in mathematics. In years two and three the balance between the two subjects is roughly half and half.

Study abroad opportunities: The Erasmus+ and Study Abroad programmes are not available on this course. However, you can spend between 1 and 8 weeks at one of our partner university summer schools in Europe or further afield.

Work placement year: Available between years 2 and 3 through the Degrees with Employment Experience scheme.

Year 1

Core modules

ECN130 Economic Analysis and Policy (40 credits)

MAS110 Mathematics Core I (20 credits)

MAS111 Mathematics Core II (20 credits)

MAS113 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (20 credits)

MAS114 Numbers and Groups (20 credits)

Year 2

Core modules

ECN201 Intermediate Microeconomics (20 credits)

ECN202 Intermediate Macroeconomics (20 credits)

MAS211 Advanced Calculus and Linear Algebra (20 credits)

Optional modules

One of the following combinations of modules worth 60 credits:

Combination 1

ECN216 Econometrics (20 credits)

MAS220 Algebra (20 credits)

MAS221 Analysis (20 credits)

Combination 2

MAS223 Statistical Inference and Modelling (20 credits)

MAS275 Statistical Inference and Modelling (10 credits)

MAS281 Probability and Statistics in Society (10 credits)

Optional module in Economics (20 credits) or unrestricted year 2 modules to the value of 20 credits

Optional modules in Economics

ECN216 Econometrics (20 credits)

ECN217 Applied Microeconomics (20 credits)

ECN218 Applied Macroeconomics (20 credits)

ECN220 Money, Banking and Finance (20 credits)

ECN221 The Economics of Social Issues (20 credits)

ECN222 Economic Decision-making (20 credits)

Year 3

Optional modules

Three or four Economics modules (60–80 credits)

Modules to the value of 40 credits in Mathematics and Statistics

You may choose unrestricted year 3 modules to the value of 20 credits if no unrestricted modules were taken in year 2. These may be taken in Mathematics and Statistics or another department.

Optional modules in Economics

ECN301 Topics in Advanced Microeconomics (20 credits)

ECN302 Topics in Advanced Macroeconomics (20 credits)

ECN304 Education Economics (20 credits)

ECN305 Political Economy (20 credits)

ECN306 Game Theory for Economists (20 credits) (cannot be taken with MAS348)

ECN314 Industrial Organisation (20 credits)

ECN315 Labour Economics (20 credits)

ECN321 International Trade (20 credits)

ECN324 Monetary Economics (20 credits)

ECN340 Further Econometrics (20 credits)

ECN346 Development Economics (20 credits)

ECN353 The International Economy (20 credits)

ECN354 Health Economics (20 credits)

ECN357 Modern Finance (20 credits)

ECN358 Economic Analysis of Inequality and Poverty (20 credits)

Optional modules in Mathematics and Statistics

MAS302 Undergraduate Ambassadors Scheme in Mathematics (20 credits)

MAS322 Operations Research (10 credits)

MAS330 Topics in Number Theory (10 credits)

MAS331 Metric Spaces (10 credits)

MAS332 Complex Analysis (10 credits)

MAS333 Fields (10 credits)

MAS334 Combinatorics (10 credits)

MAS336 Differential Geometry (10 credits)

MAS341 Graph Theory (10 credits)

MAS342 Applicable Analysis (10 credits)

MAS343 History of Mathematics (10 credits)

MAS344 Knots and Surfaces (10 credits)

MAS345 Codes and Cryptography (10 credits)

MAS346 Groups and Symmetry (10 credits)

MAS348 Game Theory (10 credits) (cannot be taken with ECN306)

MAS350 Measure and Probability (10 credits)

MAS352 Stochastic Processes and Finance (20 credits)

MAS360 Practical and Applied Statistics (20 credits)

MAS361 Medical Statistics (10 credits)

MAS362 Financial Mathematics (10 credits)

MAS364 Bayesian Statistics (10 credits)

MAS367 Linear and Generalised Linear Models (10 credits)

MAS370 Sampling Theory and Design of Experiments (10 credits)

MAS371 Applied Probability (10 credits)

MAS372 Time Series (10 credits)

The number of unrestricted credits taken across Levels 2 and 3 must not exceed 20.

Availability of modules from other departments may be restricted due to student numbers, prerequisites, timetable clashes etc.

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. The range of optional modules may change from year to year.