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Maths with Economics Joint Honours

Gain a full understanding of the application of mathematics to solve complex problems that arise in the real world.
Develop a solid grounding in economics, providing a theoretical and conceptual outlook in the world of business.
Maths Centre

Why choose this course?

  • Emphasis on Applied Mathematics relevant to business, industry and computing
  • Application of economics theory and practice in a real world business context.
  • Economics at Aston is currently ranked top 20 in the UK in the 2015 Guardian University Guide.
  • Integrated placement year allows you to set your studies in context and gain valuable professional experience.
  • Business at Aston is currently ranked Top 20 in the UK in the latest Complete University Guide and Sunday Times University Guide.

  • Business at Aston is currently ranked Top 20 in the UK for both Student Satisfaction and Employability in the 2015 Complete University Guide.

4 years full-time with integrated placement year

UCAS Code: G1L1

Typical offers:
A Levels: AAB-ABB

BTEC National Diploma: DDD (including A Level Maths Grade B)
IB: 32 (including minimum Grade 6 in Maths at Higher Level)

Specific subject requirements: A Level: Maths grade B, General Studies accepted, GCSE: English grade B.

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

Tuition fees:

£9,000 (£1,000 during placement year) for UK/EU students. (2014).  

£14,000 Outside EU students. (2014).  More on fees


Applicants receiving offers are invited to an open day.

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

Year 2

Optional Modules:

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.

 

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.

You will study eight elective maths modules from the following:

Core Modules:

Optional Modules



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.

For further information, see the programme specification (PDF).

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.

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.

Further information

For more information, please contact the Engineering & Applied Science Admissions Office on +44 (0)121 204 3400 or engineering@aston.ac.uk.

Employable Graduates; Exploitable Research