BSc Mathematics with Economics (Joint Honours)

Maths with Economics Aston Uni

Be prepared for three or four life changing years at Aston, and you will come out as an extremely well-rounded individual ready for the world of work."

Gurbir Singh 
Graduate Analyst, Barclays

Entry requirements

A Levels: ABB-BBB (or equivalent)

Recent graduates from this course have secured roles such as Graduate Forensic Accountant, Acturial Analyst, Asset & Liabilities Management Analyst and Route Analyst.

Aston Business School is in the 1% of business schools globally with triple accreditation
Economics at Aston is ranked in the Top 30 for economics (Guardian University Guide)
Opportunity to undertake a placement year and gain invaluable professional experience
Gain specialist knowledge required to start a successful career in maths and economics

Course information

4 years full-time with integrated placement year

UCAS Code: G1L1

Please note:

GCSE requirements: English Language grade C.

A suitable combination of 2 A Level and two AS Level subjects may be accepted.

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Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification. Find out more about our English language requirements 

Tuition fees:

£9,250 (£1,250 during placement year) for UK/EU students (2018/19)
£16,000 Outside EU students (2018/19)
Placement Year: £2,500 for International Students 

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Applicants receiving offers are invited to an open day.

Typical offers: 

ABB-BBB to include Maths Grade B.

General Studies accepted.

 32 overall points with 555 (including minimum Grade 5 in Maths at Higher Level).
DDD (including A Level Maths Grade B).

The information contained on this website details the typical entry requirements for this course for the most commonly offered qualifications. Applicants with alternative qualifications may wish to enquire with the relevant admissions teams prior to application whether or not their qualifications are deemed acceptable. For less commonly encountered qualifications this will be judged on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the academic admissions tutor.

This course provides a balanced blend of basic mathematical techniques, a rigorous examination of their validity, the development of underlying structures common to a number of concepts and the application of mathematics to solve complex problems that arise in the real world. We reflect the awareness of the excitingly complex patterns and systems that can arise from simple mathematical ideas.

You will gain a solid grounding in economics, providing a theoretical and conceptual outlook in the world of business. Many employers regard economics graduates as highly sought-after members of a business team.

Subject guide & modules

Students studying Maths with Economics take 120 credits of modules per year, 80 from maths modules and 40 from economics modules. A 10 credit module comprises approximately 100 learning hours and has up to three contact hours per week.

Year 1

  • Calculus and Ordinary Differential Equations (AM10CO)
  • Vector Geometry (AM10GE)
  • Introduction to Matlab (AM10IM)
  • Mathematical Algorithms (AM10MA)
  • Mathematical Thinking (AM10MT)
  • Probability (AM10PB)  
  • Transition Mathematics (AM10TM)
  • Vector Algebra (AM10VA)
  • Intro to Macroeconomics (BS1196)
  • Intro to Microeconomics (BS1197) 

Year 2

  • Introduction to Numerical Methods (AM20IN)
  • Multivariate Calculus (AM20MC)
  • Mathematical Methods (AM20MM) 
  • Professional Practice (AM20PP)
  • Statistics (AM20ST)
  • Principles of Macroeconomics (BS2241)
  • Principles of Microeconomics (BS2242)
  • Intro to Econometrics 1 (BS2247) 
  • Regional and Urban Economics (BS2268)

Optional Modules:

  • Foundations of Calculus (AM10FC)
  • Linear Mathematics (AM20LM)
  • Statistical Machine Learning (AM20ML)
  • Numerical Methods (AM20NM)
  • Intro to Econometrics 2 (BS2248)

Year 3 placement year

At Aston the placement year is an integral part of your course, and contributes to your final grade. Find out more about the Maths with Economics placement year.

  • ABS Placement Module (BUP100)
  • EAS Study Placement Year (SEP001)
  • EAS Industrial Placement Year (SEP002)
  • EAS Study/Work Placement Year (SEP003)

 Final year

During your final year you have the opportunity to specialise in the areas of maths of particular interest and relevance to your career.

Core Modules:
  • Competition Policy - Theory (BS3325)
  • Competition Policy - Practice (BS3327)
  • Macroeconomics Policy (BS3365)

You will study eight elective maths modules from the following: Optional Modules

  • Complex Analysis (AM20CA)
  • Probability Distributions (AM20PD)
  • Approximation Theory and Methods (AM30AT)
  • Financial Mathematics (AM30FT) 
  • Game Theory (AM30GT)
  • Mathematics Final Year Project (AM30MP)
  • Mathematics Report (AM30MR)
  • Option Theory (AM30OT)
  • Partial Differential Equations (AM30PD)
  • Probabilistic Modelling (AM30PM)
  • Portfolio Analysis (AM30PT)
  • Stochastic Processes (AM30SR)
  • Modern Time Series (AM30TS)
  • Economics of Multinational Enterprise (BS3332)
  • Applied Econometrics and Forecasting (BS3336)
  • Economics of Business Organisations (BS3340)
  • International Trade (BS3348)
  • Economics of Innovation (BS3361)

Learning, teaching & assessment

You will experience a range of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials, group-working, case studies and both individual and group presentations. Traditional teaching is supported by a virtual learning environment that is used to host a range of electronic supporting materials.

Assessment is provided by a mix of coursework and examination.

Placement year

The placement year is an opportunity for you to set your studies in context and gain valuable professional experience. It is highly attractive to potential employers and around 30% of our students are offered graduate jobs by their placement employer.

Placements are generally paid, with the average salary being around £16,000. Your placement year may be in the UK or abroad. 

You'll receive plenty of help and advice in finding your placement and specialist support and supervision from the University during your placement. We advertise between 2,000 and 3,000 placements a year on our comprehensive database. You will be attend a programme of preparation, support and advice to increase the likelihood of getting a placement.

Our current and recent placement employers include companies in the UK and abroad such as: BNFL, ConocoPhillips, GSK, Kraft, Alfa Laval, Thames Water, AMEC and 3M.

Find out more about placement years at Aston.

Professional accreditation

Aston University is collaborating with Newman University College, Birmingham and has received approval for a BSc Joint Honours with Qualified Teacher Status for selected students taking Mathematics combinations at Aston University.

Career prospects

The study of Mathematics opens up career opportunities in a wide range of areas. This course prepares you for many careers in both the public and private sector and has been specifically designed to meet the huge demand for skilled mathematicians who also have a strong economic insight.

Graduate destinations

Our graduates obtain employment in financial institutions, industry and teaching. With a good degree, research in mathematics is possible.

Personal development

This course is designed to also give you a range of transferable and practical skills to succeed within your chosen career. We make extensive use of group working and presentations to prepare you for the reality of working life. Such work develops your team working and negotiating skills.

Our placement year gives you the opportunity to gain practical work experience that is invaluable in developing an appreciation of issues which cannot be replicated in the lecture room.


Facilities & equipment

In the Business School, teaching rooms and facilities have also been recently refurbished. All lecture theatres and seminar rooms are fully equipped with the latest teaching aids and extensive use is made of our Virtual Learning Environment to help support your studies.

Aston University recently invested £4m in a major upgrade of its campus IT network. The facilities specifically provided for our students include a 100-seat PC teaching lab with audio-visual projection facilities and three other labs containing PCs and Macs. Additional labs provide high performance workstations reserved for project work and specialist teaching. In addition, our Programming Support Office is available to help you with computer programming modules. 

Teaching staff

Although based in the School of Engineering & Applied Science, this course is taught jointly with staff from Aston Business School.

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