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Birkbeck, University of London

Mathematics with Economics

UCAS Code: G1L1

Bachelor of Science - BSc

Entry requirements


Grade B, or higher, in A-level mathematics, or the equivalent.

UCAS Tariff

112

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About this course


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Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Other options

4 years | Part-time evening | 2018

Subjects

Mathematics

Economics

Interested in developing knowledge of a range of mathematical skills together with an understanding of the principles of economics? This course concentrates on the methods and modelling techniques of mathematics, but also provides the theoretical background for these ideas. If you have mathematical abilities and are interested in the theory of the subject and in the application of mathematical methods to economics and finance, then this is the degree for you.

Training in the mathematical sciences is highly valued by employers. Graduates in these subjects are in great demand and earn on average 10% more than other graduates. Around 35% have jobs in business or finance, with the next most popular choice being teaching, at around 10%.

**HIGHLIGHTS**

+ We provide a broad education in the mathematical sciences and their application to commerce and the natural and social sciences. Our courses cover the theoretical background, as well as methods and modelling techniques, and equip you with a wide range of mathematical skills.

+ The Department of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics has an excellent reputation for the quality of its academic research and teaching. We offer a full range of academic programmes in economics, finance, mathematics and statistics, and we regularly provide customised training to various public and private sector organisations.

+ Mathematical sciences are highly valued by employers and our graduates go on to successful careers in business and finance, statistics, research and analysis, management, consultancy, and teaching, among many others.

+ You will have access to Moodle, our online learning resource where all information and materials relating to your programme of study and modules are available. You will also have access to the Birkbeck Library and e-Library where you can obtain books and journal articles required for your studies.

Modules

You take the following core and compulsory modules, plus one mathematics option module in Year 2 and two option modules from a mixture of mathematics and economics modules in Year 3.

YEAR 1:
Algebra 1: Techniques and Applications;
Calculus 1: Single Variable;
Introduction to Economics;
Probability and Statistics.

YEAR 2:
Calculus 2: Multivariable & Differential Equations;
Discrete Mathematics;
Proof and Structure in Mathematics.

YEAR 3:
Macroeconomic Theory and Policy;
Microeconomic Theory and Policy.

INDICATIVE OPTION MODULES:
Algebra 2: Theory and Structure;
Calculus 3: Transforms & Models;
Computational Mathematics;
Games, Choice & Optimization;
Number Theory and Geometry;
Problems in Mathematics;
Real & Complex Variable;
Statistics: Theory and Practice.

The Uni


Course location:

Bloomsbury Campus

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.

84%
med
Mathematics
75%
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.

Mathematical sciences

Teaching and learning

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
69%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
89%
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

93%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
97%
Course specific equipment and facilities
89%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Economics

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
71%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
67%
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
83%
IT resources
78%
Course specific equipment and facilities
65%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

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.

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

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Social sciences

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

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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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