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Birkbeck, University of London

Economics and/with Mathematics

UCAS Code: LG11

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C-A,B,B

UCAS Tariff

112-128
67%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Part-time | 2020

Subjects

Business studies

Economics

This flexible new joint honours BSc programme will enable you to combine technically demanding yet applications-oriented skills in economics with strong quantitative skills in mathematics and statistics. The programme will give you the knowledge and skills you need for professions requiring a combination of economic literacy and quantitative skills. It is also particularly suitable if you want to proceed to technically oriented Master's programmes in economics and finance.

The programme is broadly aimed at two groups: students of economics who wish to complement their study of economics with a higher level of quantitative skills in mathematics and statistics; and students of mathematics who wish to apply their mathematical skills to economics and finance. You can choose from a wide range of option modules and tailor your programme to graduate with either a BSc Economics and Mathematics or a BSc Economics with Mathematics, depending on your personal interests and career aspirations.

A key feature of the programme is that, if you need to improve your Level 3 mathematics skills, you can transfer to the programme - usually after a year - after brushing up your skills on our BSc programme in Economics, or Financial Economics, or Mathematics and Statistics.

Highlights

- The Department of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics brings together research and teaching in economics, finance, mathematics and statistics in a single department which creates significant interdisciplinary synergies.

- We have an excellent reputation for the quality of our teaching, providing training for employers such as the Treasury and the Bank of England.

- In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), more than half of our research outputs in Economics were ranked world-leading or internationally excellent.

- You will be taught by academics who are professional practitioners in the world of economics and international finance, who provide specialist advice and in-house training for government departments and City firms and banks.

- The research of our academics, many of whom are recognised as world-class experts in their fields, feeds directly into our teaching programmes. As a student you can be certain that your tutors are actively working to extend the boundaries of knowledge.

Modules

For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck’s online prospectus.

Assessment methods

The usual methods of assessment are unseen two- or three-hour examinations, in-class tests, assessed take-home assignments, project work, and classroom presentations and group discussions.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£14,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Birkbeck, University of London

Department:

Economics, Mathematics and Statistics

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

75%
med
Business studies
77%
med
Economics

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Business studies

Teaching and learning

77%
Staff make the subject interesting
79%
Staff are good at explaining things
77%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
70%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

71%
Library resources
79%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
63%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Economics

Teaching and learning

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
68%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

74%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
75%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

After graduation


We don't have more detailed stats to show you in relation to this subject area at this university but read about typical employment outcomes and prospects for graduates of this subject below.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Business studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£26k

£26k

£33k

£33k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Economics

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£33k

£33k

£20k

£20k

£37k

£37k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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