United Kingdom

Aberystwyth University

301–400 th
Arts & humanities 2018
301–350 th
World University Rankings 2018
Reception, Penglais, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3FL, United Kingdom

Aberystwyth University

Mathematics with Economics

Mathematics and Economics at Aberystwyth University will allow you to develop your knowledge in advanced mathematical and statistical techniques. This course is accredited the IMA (The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications). You will also explore the key areas of business finance and economics. This stimulating degree is designed to offer you a qualification that will be highly attractive to employers in diverse fields. There will be a programme of guest-speakers who use their professional experience to enhance your outlook and inspire you during your degree. Students can take part in a study placement with one of our partners in Europe, India, China, Russia, Japan, UAE and Brazil. Mathematics has been taught at Aberystwyth since 1872, so that the department builds on over 140 years of teaching excellence, employing lecturers who are committed teachers and internationally-recognised researchers. This is the best department in Wales for Research and one eighth of our research is world leading. Several modules are available either entirely or partially through the medium of Welsh. The department of Mathematics and the Aberystwyth Business School sport student satisfaction ratings of 92% and 90% respectively (National Student Survey 2016). The Mathematics with Economics Degree is a major/minor scheme meaning that you will spend two-thirds of your time studying Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics and one-third studying Economics in Aberystwyth's Business School. In the first year, you will follow a clearly defined pathway through the study of core disciplines of mathematics and you will be introduced to the fundamental principles underlying microeconomics and macroeconomics. In the second year, you will study real analysis, complex analysis, and linear algebra. You will examine consumer theory, and will gain a detailed understanding of how the open economy operates, particularly about exchange rate determination. In your final year, you will direct your own study by choosing from elective modules in both disciplines. You will be assigned a personal tutor who will help you with any queries, whether these are academic-related or personal issues. You should feel free to contact them at any time for help and advice. This course has been designed with future employment in mind. The skills you will develop are all highly transferable and attractive to employers. These include: data analysis, numeracy, problem-solving, reasoning, creative thinking, time management and organisational skills. You will have a thorough grounding in information technology and the ability to express ideas and communicate information in a clear and structured manner by the end of your degree. This course will challenge you to develop your team work, self-reliance and self-motivation. Real work experience will make you stand out in a competitive job market. You are encouraged to contact the Careers Advisory Service in relation to YES (Year in Employment Scheme) and Go Wales for assistance in securing work placements alongside your degree. A degree in Mathematics and Economics is valuable in employment where you will be required to use specialist numerical skills and analytical thought. Typical sectors include: accountancy and banking, risk analysis and actuarial work, finance management, investment analysis, information technology, research and development. Of those students who graduated from the Department of Mathematics in 2015, 94% were in employment or further education six months after graduating (DLHE 2015). Of those who graduating from the Aberystwyth Business School in the same year, 96% were in employment or further education after six months.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-24
  • Location
    Main Site (Aberystwyth),Aberystwyth
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,000
  • England Year 1 £9,000
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,000
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,000
  • Wales Year 1 £9,000
  • International Year 1 £13,200