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University of Bath

Economics and Mathematics with Study Year Abroad

UCAS Code: L106

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

Entry requirements


A level

A*,A,A

A*A in Mathematics and Further Mathematics plus either A in a third A Level or B in a third A Level plus grade 2 in any STEP or Merit in the GCE AEA in Mathematics. For applicants with AS Further Maths only: A*AA including A* in Mathematics plus A in AS Level Further Mathematics plus grade 2 in any STEP or Merit in the GCE AEA in Mathematics. For applicants with A Level Mathematics only: A*A*A including A* in Mathematics (with A in each module) and A in a second scientific or quantitative subject plus grade 2 in any STEP or Merit in the GCE AEA in Mathematics

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D2,D3,D3

D2, D3 in Mathematics and Further Mathematics plus either D3 in a third subject or M1 in a third subject plus grade 2 in any STEP or Merit in the GCE AEA in Mathematics

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

36 points overall and 7, 6, 6 in three Higher Level subjects including 6 in Mathematics or 7, 6, 5 in 3 Higher Level subjects including 7 in Mathematics.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

AA in Advanced Highers including Mathematics plus AAAAA in Scottish Highers.

UCAS Tariff

112-152

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

50%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Mathematics

Economics

Achieve a grounding in economic theory while learning different statistical approaches for the analysis of economic data.

This course is for those who want an understanding of the tools and key theories within economics and mathematics. You’ll study the core elements of economics, including microeconomic theory, macroeconomic theory and econometrics.

You will develop methodological and statistical tools for the analysis of complex data. Throughout your studies, you will be immersed in a wide variety of quantitative topics. This will enable you to develop and apply your advanced mathematical skills.

The first year has a mathematical focus to develop your theoretical skills. In Year 2 you’ll further your knowledge of economics from this foundation in the first year. In the final year, you will study advanced economic theory. A selection of optional units will enable you to tailor your studies to your personal career aspirations, interests, and strengths.

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to understand the complexities of global economic problems and data, and you will possess advanced quantitative skills and tools to create innovative solutions.

Teaching

You’ll learn from academics with expertise across the breadth of economics. Their international collaborations and research activities feed into undergraduate teaching and contribute to your learning experience.

Facilities

Our computer network enables you to access the up-to-the-minute data on economics. You will use the latest statistical and quantitative software to improve your ability to conduct analysis.

Careers

Our economics graduates are very successful in today’s competitive labour market. They pursue a range of careers in both the private and public sectors.

Many of our graduates work as economists, financial or business analysts, researchers, accountants and tax professionals. They have worked for organisations such as:
Deloitte
Bank of England
Ernst & Young (EY)
Amazon
Unilever

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bath

Department:

Mathematical Sciences

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.

76%
low
Mathematics
76%
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.

Mathematics

Teaching and learning

63%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
56%
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

81%
Library resources
63%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
78%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
70%
Male students
30%
Female students
73%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A*
A
A

Economics

Teaching and learning

71%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
75%
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

78%
Library resources
65%
IT resources
77%
Course specific equipment and facilities
82%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

64%
UK students
36%
International students
64%
Male students
36%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

After graduation


The stats in this section 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.

Mathematics

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£28,000
high
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
97%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

31%
Business, research and administrative professionals
22%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
15%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Want to feel needed? This is one of the most flexible degrees of all and with so much of modern work being based on data, there are options everywhere for maths graduates. 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. And we're always short of teachers in maths, so that is an excellent option for anyone wanting to help the next generation. And if you want a research job, 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 some of the highest salaries going for new leavers from university.

Economics

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£30,000
high
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
80%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

50%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
23%
Business, research and administrative professionals
8%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is a degree in demand, as business increasingly needs workers who can examine and explain complex data. And yet the number of economics graduates fell by nearly 10% last year, which means demand is even greater. As so many economic grads go into banking and finance, it's not surprising that over half of all 2015's economics graduates who did go into work were working in London. And don't think it's just the finance industry that's interested in these graduates - there's a significant number who enter the IT industry to work with data as analysts and consultants. It's quite common for economics graduates to go into jobs such as accountancy and management consultancy which may 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. And the incentive to take them, of course, is better pay, which will be on top of an already healthy average starting salary of over £30,000 for graduates working in the capital.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Mathematics

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

£29k

£29k

£36k

£36k

£42k

£42k

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

£44k

£44k

£52k

£52k

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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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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