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BScEconomics and Mathematics

University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
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Overview

Many students are attracted to mathematics at school by the clear unequivocal nature of the answers to the questions. Mathematics is a discipline in which, at university level too, precise propositions can lead, through elegant arguments, to far-reaching consequences, including surprising applications. The clear-cut nature of the subject means that a higher proportion of mathematics students obtain first-class degrees than in most other subjects.

On this course, you investigate topics in mathematics, and mathematical applications in economics. Mathematics develops strong problem solving skills that will complement the economics side of your course and allow you to understand the more complex elements of the subject, so that you can examine the decisions of individuals, the strategies of firms and the policies of individuals.

You will explore topics including:

- Microeconomics (economics of producers and consumers)
- Macroeconomics (economics of nations)
- Probability and applied statistics
- Finance and Big Data
- Discrete mathematics, languages and semigroup theory

Our Department of Mathematical Sciences is genuinely innovative and student-focused; we are working on projects ranging from the economic impact of the behaviour of dairy cows, to understanding crowd behaviour through modelling a zombie apocalypse, to circular Sudoku and other puzzles.

Meanwhile our Department of Economics is rated consistently highly for student satisfaction, and is Top 5 in the UK for research, with over 90% of their research rated as “world-leading” or “internationally excellent” (REF 2014).

Programme structure

Year 1

Introduction to Economics
Calculus
Statistics I
Linear Mathematics
Introduction to Computing (optional)
Numerical Methods and Computation
Discrete Mathematics
Mathematics Careers and Employability

Year 2

Macroeconomics (Intermediate)
Microeconomics (Intermediate)
Real Analysis
Statistics II
Mathematical Methods
Introduction to Numerical Methods (optional)
Mathematics Careers and Employability

Final year

Ordinary Differential Equations
Mathematics of Portfolios
Economics of Organisational Management (optional)
Economics of Transition (optional)
Econometric Methods (optional)
Environmental Economics (optional)
Cryptography and Codes (optional)
Complex Variables and Applications (optional)
Mathematics Careers and Employability

Career opportunities

Our graduates are highly employable in a wide range of places, working in business, pharmaceutical industries, banking and computing among others. The Council for Mathematical Sciences offers further information on careers in mathematics.

Our recent graduates from our BSc Economics and Mathematics have found employment as:

Chartered accountants
Investment consultants
Accounts technicians
Stock lending analysts

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States