Mathematics with Economics

BSc (Hons)

Are you intrigued by the role of mathematics in shaping the realm of economics? If so, this course could be for you. 

Location: Aston University, Birmingham

Course type
Full-time
Entry requirements

ABB

Duration

4 years

UCAS code(s)

G1L1

Start date

Course overview

Accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applied Applications our mathematics with economics degree provides a dynamic interdisciplinary curriculum. It combines foundational mathematical concepts with economic theories, allowing you to have a deep understanding of both fields. You will engage in data analysis, quantitative techniques, and problem-solving, enhancing your analytical prowess. The program delves into economic dynamics, policy analysis, and mathematical modelling, equipping graduates with versatile skills applicable across industries. 

This course is delivered jointly with the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences and Aston Business School, and combines economics, finance and business-oriented modules with applied maths modules.

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"I am an Analyst at J.P. Morgan Asset Management. Aston helped me achieve this by having a great careers team who worked with me to hone my CV, getting me valuable work experience through an industrial placement at Deloitte, and giving me additional support during my studies when I felt I was struggling."

Fionn Godwin
BSc Mathematics with Economics
Analyst J.P Morgan Asset Management

Why Mathematics with Economics at Aston University?

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Accredited
Institute of Mathematics and its Applied Applications
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Gold standard teaching
Aston University was awarded Gold- the highest possible rating for Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF, 2023)
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Excellent graduate prospects
Mathematics ranked 1st in the UK for graduate prospects Complete University Guide 2024

Course description

BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Economics

In today's data-driven world, there's a high demand for graduates who possess strong math skills and a deep understanding of economics, business, and finance. These individuals are equipped to excel in various career paths, from enhancing a company's market insights through computer modeling to forecasting economic trends. Our mathematics with an economics degree, offered in collaboration with Aston Business School, seamlessly blends economics, finance, and business modules with practical math applications.

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What we will provide
This interdisciplinary course equips you with a comprehensive toolkit that combines mathematical expertise with economic insights, preparing our students for a dynamic and analytical career path.

We are an Adobe Creative Campus meaning you will have access to top-notch software licenses, including Adobe and Solidworks, commonly used in industry. To find out more, visit here.

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What you will provide 
We hold in high regard individuals who not only absorb knowledge but also actively employ it, displaying determination in the face of challenges, maintaining flexibility, and embracing teamwork. If you have a passion and genuine interest in Mathematics with Economics, this course is for you. 

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What skills we teach
Throughout the Mathematics with Economics programme, you will develop proficiency in advanced mathematical techniques, data analysis, and economic theory. You will also cultivate critical thinking abilities, problem-solving skills, and an understanding of how mathematical concepts intersect with economic principles.

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Placement year
We encourage all our students to partake in a mathematics placement year. This invaluable chance enables you to employ mathematical concepts within authentic real-world environments, acquire hands-on experience and boost your employability. 

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Career prospects
The Mathematics with Economics programme has been meticulously crafted, incorporating insights from industry experts, to cater to the substantial demand for graduates equipped with this unique skill combination, primarily within the finance and information-intensive sectors. Recent graduates have embarked on diverse career paths, with positions such as Graduate Forensic Accountant, Actuarial Analyst, Asset and Liabilities Management Analyst, and Route Analyst in esteemed organisations such as Virgin Media, Accenture, Fujitsu, IBM, and GCHQ. Alternatively, you might opt to further your education by pursuing an MSc or PhD program or even delve into the field of education as a career pathway.

How you will learn

You will engage in a variety of learning formats including lectures, computer labs, and seminars. The mathematics course incorporates guest speakers who bring real-world insights. Additionally, there is a unique aspect of peer teaching, where second-year students assist first-years in labs, promoting collaborative learning and a supportive learning community.

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Facilities

You will have access to a range of facilities that will support your academic and personal development. You will gain both practical and theoretical experience in our lecture theatres and seminar rooms where you will be able to conduct any research. You will also have access to a comprehensive library with a wide range of transport-related literature and online databases.

We may update our courses to reflect best practices and academic developments. If we do, we’ll let you know of any changes at the earliest opportunity by updating our course webpages. If you have already received an offer, we’ll write to you directly to let you know of the changes.


 

Entry requirements

  • A Levels

    ABB, to include A level Maths at minimum grade A
    BBB, to include A level Maths at minimum grade B (with an EPQ or Core Maths* at grade B)
    BBC, to include A level Maths at minimum grade B (contextual offer)

    *List of core maths qualifications we accept:  AQA Certificate in Mathematical Studies, City & Guilds Certificate in Using and Applying Mathematics, NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Mathematics for Everyday Life, OCR (MEI)* Certificate in Quantitative Problem Solving, OCR (MEI)* Certificate in Quantitative Reasoning, Pearson Edexcel Certificate in Mathematics in Context, WJEC Eduqas Certificate in Mathematics for Work and Life and Level 3 Core Math.

  • Contextual offers

    Aston Ready is our contextual offer scheme that could reduce your undergraduate offer by one or two grades. Assessed at the point of application, there are no additional forms to fill in.

Contextual offer criteria

  • Extended Diploma and National Extended Diploma (any subject): DDM plus 1 A-Level in Mathematics at minimum grade B
  • National Diploma and Diploma (any subject): DM plus 1 A-level in Mathematics at minimum Grade B
  • Foundation or 90 credits Diploma (any subject): DM plus 2 A-levels grade AB including Mathematics at minimum grade B
  • National Extended Certificate or Subsidiary Diploma (any subject): M plus 2 A-levels grade AB including Mathematics at minimum Grade B
  • Certificate/ National Certificate Level 3: Not accepted
  • 32 overall points with 6, 5, 5 in Higher Level subjects including a minimum grade 6 in Higher Level Mathematics and a minimum grade 5 in Standard Level English. 

Any subject accepted, to include 30 Distinctions and 15 merits at Level 3, including at least 15 credits at Level 3 in Mathematics at Distinction
 
Non-standard qualifications
 

Degree: 

  • Year 1 entry: We may consider applicants for year 1 entry who are undertaking a 1st year degree elsewhere. You must meet the GCSE and A level (or equivalent) requirements as listed. In order to be considered you will need to submit a UCAS application as we do not accept direct applications and this must include an academic reference.
     
  • Year 2 entry: Please note that second year transfers are not part of the standard admissions process and is up to the discretion of the admissions team and programme director. Applications are only considered if there is space on that year of the programme.
    Typically, applicants for second year entry must meet the GCSEs and A level (or equivalent) requirements as listed. Alongside this you must have gained (or be expected to gain) 65% overall and 120 credits on an equivalent programme at another recognised university. The equivalency of the programme is reviewed by the Admissions Tutor and you will be required to provide an official copy of the programme specification of this. In order to be considered you will need to submit a UCAS application as we do not accept direct applications and this must include an academic reference.
     
  • Year 3: We will not be able to consider any application for Year 3 

All candidates are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed which includes previous and predicted qualifications, any experience, references and motivation.

T Levels are not currently accepted as an entry requirement for this course.

You may be able to access this course via our foundation programme route.

Additionally to our Level 3 requirement, you will also need to have achieved:

GCSE Maths and English Grade C/4 or above. 

Non-standard qualifications

Degree 

Year 1 entry: We may consider applicants for year 1 entry who are undertaking a 1st year degree elsewhere. You must meet the GCSEs and A level (or equivalent Level 3) requirements as listed. In order to be considered you will need to submit a UCAS application as we do not accept direct applications and this must include an academic reference from your current institution.
 
Year 2 entry: Please note that second-year transfers are not part of the standard admissions process and is up to the discretion of the admissions team and tutor. Applications are only considered if there is space in that year of the programme.
Typically, applicants for second-year entry must meet the GCSEs and A level (or equivalent) requirements as listed. Alongside this you must have successfully passed (or be expected to pass) your first year with 120 credits on an equivalent programme at another recognised university with very similar module content.

The equivalency of the programme is reviewed by the Admissions Tutor and you will be required to provide an official copy of the programme specification of this. In order to be considered you will need to submit a UCAS application as we do not accept direct applications and this must include an academic reference from your current institution.
 
Year 3: We will not be able to consider any application for Year 3. 

International students

Aston University is a diverse, close community and welcomes international students on many of our undergraduate programmes. Students from over 120 countries choose to study with us every year. Based in the centre of Birmingham, Aston is not only a great place to study, it’s also a great place to live.

Qualifications in your country

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification.

English language requirements

International students can enter at Year 2 of this course having completed an undergraduate year one programme at the required academic level with approved teaching partners ONCAMPUS Aston or NCUK.

Aston University provides a range of opportunities for international students to join our community and study on our campus. A key part of our strategy is our relationships with teaching partners, providing multiple pathways to Aston.

Aston’s professional work placements can improve your chance of securing a graduate job. Placements give you experience, confidence and opportunities and, as an Aston student, you’ll be better prepared for your future career. One of the great things about Aston is our focus on employability. Our close links with businesses, industries and professions make this possible.

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Post-study work visa

Aston University welcomed the creation of a new Graduate Immigration Route which enables international students to remain in the UK for two years after you complete your studies to find work. This new post-study work visa applies to international students completing full-time undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

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Fees and scholarships

Course fees

UK students
(2024/25)

Annual tuition fees:£9,250
During placement year:£1,250

 

International students
(2024/25)

Annual tuition fees:£21,100
During placement year:£2,500

 

Fees listed are for 2024 entry. For Sandwich courses the placement fee is £1250 for Home/UK students and £2,500 for International students. For Home students: Tuition fees for UK/Home students may change in line with government policy. When undertaking a placement year, a placement year fee applies. For International students: The International students fee is a fixed annual fee for the duration of the Programme, except whilst on placement when a placement year fee applies.

More information on fees

For Home students: Tuition fees for UK/Home students may change in line with government policy.

For International students: The International students fee is a fixed annual fee for the duration of the Programme, except whilst on placement when a placement year fee applies.

Scholarships

At Aston University we are committed to supporting the most talented and hardworking students to achieve their potential by providing a range of scholarships to help lower tuition and living costs.

Explore our scholarships 

Assessment

We will assess you in a diverse variety of ways including, blending exams with coursework, portfolio submissions, weekly online quizzes, individual programming tasks, post competitions, and group presentations.  Assessing you through different practices will help gain an overall understanding of your knowledge.

Career prospects

On successful completion of our mathematics with economics degree, the analytical skills you acquire open doors to various career paths. You can venture into the financial sector, engage in modeling and engineering, explore the world of computing and programming, or even pursue teaching and research opportunities

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Be part of our community

Once you have joined us at Aston University, you’ll always be part of our community, even beyond graduation.
 

Frequently Asked Questions

Why study Mathematics with Economics at Aston?

Combining input from both Aston Business School and the School of Engineering and Applied Science, you’ll get a rounded learning experience, getting you ready for a career where your skills will be in high demand.  

How will a placement year benefit me?

We think that the knowledge you gain through your studies are best applied to real life and the most effective way to do this is by working in a company. As well as the opportunity to apply what you’ve learned, you’ll also gain invaluable communication and team skills. 

We have excellent links with industry and will help to arrange this placement for you. 

Is Birmingham a good place to study?

Our campus is based in the centre of Birmingham, the youngest major city in Europe and a great place to live, work and study.

  • Great music and entertainment with a vibrant nightlife. Bars, clubs, pubs, live music, festivals, concerts. Whatever your tastes, there's something here for everyone.
  • Fantastic food. Birmingham's diverse community means you can try anything from the famous Balti triangle, the Chinese Quarter, high street chains, halal and vegan food, and Michelin-star dining.
  • World-class shopping. The Bullring and Grand Central is a shopper's paradise. From the world's biggest Primark to luxury brands at the Mailbox.
  • Arts and culture. Museums, galleries, theatres, concerts and Birmingham's art collection is as wide as it is impressive - not to be missed.
  • Green, open spaces. One of the greenest cities in Europe, Birmingham has hundreds of publicly accessible parks and green spaces across the city.
  • Sporting action. Birmingham has some of the most exciting venues for watching or participating in sport in the UK.

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