What will I learn?

Explore key aspects of mathematics and economics, and open the door to a range of career opportunities with our BSc Mathematics and Economics degree.Mathematics and economics affect society at every level, from the inner workings of businesses to advances in new technology. This course will enable you to develop your skills as a mathematician whilst gaining a strong grounding in the conceptual underpinnings of economics. You will spend equal amounts of time studying each subject.In mathematics you will study areas such as calculus, analysis, linear algebra, differential equations and numerical analysis. In the second year you will also take a skills module, which is designed to improve your transferable skills and enhance your employability.You will be given plenty of support to help you get the most out of your studies, including small group problem-solving tutorials and materials to help you manage the transition to university-level mathematics. Additionally, you can get involved with the Department's Staff Student Forums and the Student Teaching and Learning Group, which enable you to have a direct input into the student experience.In economics you will explore both macroeconomics and microeconomics. During the second year, you can choose to include either econometrics or economic theory. In addition to traditional lectures, you will take part in group tutorials in which you can discuss and analyse theory and practice through case studies, group presentations and open debate. You can also apply what you learn to a placement and gain valuable real-world experience at the same time.In the final year of the degree you can develop your knowledge by exploring areas of interest in greater depth. Half the modules in this year are optional and include subjects from both areas of the course such as business and financial forecasting, econometric methods and applied stochastic processes. During this year you will either complete an economics dissertation or a mathematical research project.**Placement**You may choose to carry out a summer placement in an area such as finance, statistics or economics in order to gain an insight into industry and valuable experience.Alternatively, you can opt to take the four-year version of this course, incorporating a year in industry. You will be given advice and support for finding the ideal placement, writing a CV and interview skills, by our placements officer.As a four-year version of this course, you may also choose to study abroad for a year.**Careers**Your mathematical and economics knowledge combined with computing, teamwork and presentation skills will make you highly desirable to a range of employers.As a mathematics graduate, you can choose to work as a mathematician or statistician for public sector organisations, such as health authorities or the Office for National Statistics, or areas of the private sector including commerce and information technology. Furthermore, you can move into a range of related careers such as accountancy, financial analysis, engineering, modelling, computing or actuarial work.Your economics skills will open the door to economist roles with the Government Economic Service or in a consultancy such as PwC and KPMG. You can also enter a wide range of other fields, including business, marketing, publishing, PR and the media.Alternatively you can choose to further develop your skills by moving into research, teacher training or postgraduate studies.

Which department am I in?

School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£23,700.00 (US$ 32,122) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

October 2022

Venue

Main Site

Room 208,

Pepper Lane,

Reading,

Wokingham,

RG6 6AH, England

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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