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University of Surrey

Economics and Mathematics

UCAS Code: 3T0U

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

Overall: AAB Required subjects: Mathematics at Grade A. Applicants taking an A-level science subject with the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass the practical element. We do not include General Studies or Critical Thinking in our offers. GCSE or Equivalent: GCSE English Language at Grade C(4) and Mathematics at Grade A (7) (or equivalent). Applicants must have achieved these GCSE grades at the time of making their application.

Access to HE Diploma

D:39,M:6

Overall: QAA recognised Access to Higher Education Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits overall including 39 at Distinction and 6 at Merit, and an additional A-level Mathematics at Grade A. Required subjects: A-level Mathematics at grade A. GCSE or Equivalent: GCSE English Language at Grade C(4) and Mathematics at Grade A (7) (or equivalent). Applicants must have achieved these GCSE grades at the time of making their application.

Overall: Pass overall with AAB from a combination of the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and two A-levels. Applicants taking an A-level science subject with the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass the practical element. Required subjects: A-level Mathematics grade A. We do not include General Studies or Critical Thinking in our offers. GCSE or Equivalent: GCSE English Language at grade C(4)and Mathematics at Grade A(7) (or equivalent). Applicants must have achieved the GCSE grades at the time of making their application.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

Overall: 34 Required subjects: Maths HL6/SL7 GCSE or Equivalent: English HL4/SL4.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DDD

Overall: DDD and A-level Mathematics at Grade A. Required subjects: A-level Mathematics grade. GCSE or Equivalent: GCSE English Language at grade C(4)and Mathematics at Grade A(7) (or equivalent). Applicants must have achieved the GCSE grades at the time of making their application.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A,B

Overall: AAB Required subjects: Mathematics at Grade A. GCSE or Equivalent: English Language: Scottish National 5 - C. Maths:Scottish National 5 - A. Applicants must have achieved the Scottish national grades at the time of making their application.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B,B

Overall: AAABB Required subjects: Mathematics at grade A. GCSE or Equivalent: English Language: Scottish National 5 - C. Maths:Scottish National 5 - A. Applicants must have achieved the Scottish national grades at the time of making their application.

UCAS Tariff

136-160

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

93%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subjects

Mathematics

Economics

In your first year, you will be introduced to core concepts in economics and gain a grounding in the main areas of mathematics that are used in economic analysis. Following years will build on this foundation, offering the opportunity to broaden your knowledge in more specialised areas. By the end of the programme you will have a highly sought-after mix of skills, equipping you to solve real-world problems in finance, business and public policy. You will develop your analytical problem-solving abilities, build quantitative and data analysis proficiency, develop your computing skills, and polish your written and oral presentation talents. Throughout our programmes, we place an emphasis on you being able to apply the theoretical knowledge you gain. These skills are highly sought-after in today’s challenging economic environment, as organisations strive to solve increasingly complex business problems.

Modules

To see the full range of modules for this course please visit our website – the link is under the Course contact details, to the right. You will also find full details of the programme, including programme structure, assessment methods, contact hours and Graduate prospects.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Surrey

Department:

School of Economics

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.

85%
med
Mathematics
82%
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

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
69%
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

92%
Library resources
81%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
86%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

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

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
64%
Male students
36%
Female students
89%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A*
A
B
444

Economics

Teaching and learning

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
78%
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

90%
Library resources
83%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
88%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

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

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

71%
UK students
29%
International students
66%
Male students
34%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A
441

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.

£23,500
high
Average annual salary
89%
low
Employed or in further education
96%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

30%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
20%
Business, research and administrative professionals
8%
Other elementary services occupations
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.

£23,500
high
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
85%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

18%
Business, research and administrative professionals
11%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
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.

Mathematical 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.

£23k

£23k

£27k

£27k

£31k

£31k

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.

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.

£18k

£18k

£23k

£23k

£26k

£26k

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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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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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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