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UCL (University College London)

Mathematics with Economics

UCAS Code: G1LC
MSci (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

152-160

% applicants receiving offers

69%

Subjects
  • Mathematics
  • Economics
Student score
81% MED
73% LOW
% employed or in further study
99% HIGH
97% MED
Average graduate salary
£28k HIGH
£33k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
A*AA-A*A*A

Mathematics and Further Mathematics required at A*, or one of Mathematics or Further Mathematics at A* if 1 in any STEP paper or Distinction in Mathematics AEA

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers
A1A1A-A1AA

Mathematics.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 152-160 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

69%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

This MSci programme is designed for students who are interested in making mathematics their major area of study but who would also like to obtain a knowledge and understanding of general economics and related subjects such as commerce and business. It offers an extra year of study on top of the Mathematics with Economics BSc, during which students have the opportunity to specialise further by taking more advanced courses, and undertaking a major project. No previous knowledge of economics is required.

Modules

Years 1 and 2: 6 courses give grounding in advanced pure mathematics and mathematical methods, following the same courses as the single-subject mathematics students; in place of the applied mathematics courses, students take a year-long course in introductory economics each year (economics in Year 1 and microeconomics in Year 2. Year 3: Introductory macroeconomics theory and policy. Range of options in both mathematics and economics: international trade; probability and statistics; economics of the public sector; economics of regulation; quantitative economics; and econometrics. Year 4: Major research project; range of options in both mathematics and economics.

UCL (University College London)

Main campus

Welcome to University College London, the capital's leading multi-disciplinary university with 8,000 staff and 25,000 students. Our university is a modern, outward-looking institution, committed to engaging with the major issues of our times. We have a global reach - almost two-thirds of our student body come from outside the UK, from 150 countries. UCL today is a true academic powerhouse.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
27%
73%

Year 1

25%
75%

Year 2

21%
79%

Year 3

19%
81%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
93%
7%

Year 1

93%
7%

Year 2

95%
5%

Year 3

69%
23%
8%

Year 4

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 91%
Student score 81% MED
Able to access IT resources

89%

Staff made the subject interesting

79%

Library resources are satisfactory

90%

Feedback on work has been helpful

63%

Feedback on work has been prompt

73%

Staff are good at explaining things

89%

Received sufficient advice and support

80%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
51% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
42% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
6% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
514 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
85% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 99% HIGH
Average graduate salary £28k HIGH
Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

8%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

12%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

12%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The UK still doesn’t have as many maths teachers as we’d like, so anyone wanting to take maths and then go into teaching will be welcome. In fact, there’s felt to be a general lack of maths skills in the population at large, so this is one subject where there's demand for graduate skills. With all that training in handling figures, it's hardly surprising that a lot of maths graduates go into well-paid jobs in the IT or finance industries, and last year, a maths graduate in London could expect a very respectable average starting salary of £27k. But for research jobs, you'll want a doctorate – and a really good maths doctorate will get you all sorts of interest from academia and finance – and might secure salaries to match.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 79%
Student score 73% LOW
Able to access IT resources

88%

Staff made the subject interesting

71%

Library resources are satisfactory

83%

Feedback on work has been helpful

51%

Feedback on work has been prompt

55%

Staff are good at explaining things

88%

Received sufficient advice and support

65%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
65% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
44% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
8% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
529 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
81% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
3% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 97% MED
Average graduate salary £33k HIGH
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

32%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

20%

Graduates who are food preparation and hospitality trades

2%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Economics graduates normally do well in the jobs market, but as the finance industry has struggled, it's made for more difficult conditions for new graduates. As the industry recovers, we expect the statistics to improve. As so many economic grads go into banking and finance, it's not surprising that nearly half of all 2012's economics graduates who did go into work were working in London. It's quite common for economics graduates to go into jobs such as accountancy which require you to take more training and gain professional qualifications - so don’t assume you won’t have to take any more exams once you leave uni. The incentive to take them, of course, is better pay, which will be on top of an already healthy average starting salary of over £28,000 for graduates working in the capital.
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