Undergraduate study2017

BSc (Hons)

Mathematics with Economics

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Year of entry: 2017

This course is highly suitable for students wishing to enter commerce, industry or government in such areas as actuarial work, business forecasting and economic model building.

  • Additional Award
  • Study Abroad
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BSc (Hons)

Mathematics with Economics

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Year of entry: 2017

This course is highly suitable for students wishing to enter commerce, industry or government in such areas as actuarial work, business forecasting and economic model building.

Course details

Why Choose Us?

  • 94% of employed graduates are in professional or managerial roles (2014 graduates)
  • 91% overall satisfaction for Mathematics (NSS 2015)

This course provides a solid grounding in mathematics together with an understanding of economics sufficient to prepare graduates for careers in areas such as actuarial work, business forecasting and economic model building.

Mathematics accounts for two-thirds of the course. No previous knowledge of economics is necessary as the first two years provide a comprehensive introduction to theory and policy in both macroeconomics and microeconomics.

Study options
QualificationLengthUCAS code
BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS 4 years full-time sandwich G1LC
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time G1L1
Graduate destinations

Recent graduate destinations include: IBM, Holmes & Cook, Total Gas and Power, Yahoo Germany, Baker Tilly, Investment Solutions.

Course structure

Year 1

Compulsory modules:

Year 2

Compulsory modules:

Optional modules (choose two): 

Plus four options chosen from a wide range of topics in pure and applied mathematics and statistics.

Optional placement / study year

Optional salaried industrial placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

A wide choice of optional modules in all areas of Mathematics and Economics.

Entry requirements

Choose a study option below for details of the entry requirements.

UCAS code: G1LC BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS 4 years full-time sandwich

A-Level
AAA, including Mathematics
SQA AH
AA including Mathematics, plus Highers at AAB in three other subjects
IB
37 points with 6 6 6 at HL including 6 at HL in Maths
Other
BTEC Level 3 Diplomas: 12 units at Distinction plus A-Level Maths grade A, or 6 units at Distinction plus AA in two A-Levels including Maths
Additional
GCSE English, grade C

UCAS code: G1L1 BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time

A-Level
AAA, including Mathematics
SQA AH
AA including Mathematics, plus Highers at AAB in three other subjects
IB
37 points with 6 6 6 at HL including 6 at HL in Maths
Other
BTEC Level 3 Diplomas: 12 units at Distinction plus A-Level Maths grade A, or 6 units at Distinction plus AA in two A-Levels including Maths
Additional
GCSE English, grade C

The entry requirements for each course should be read alongside the University’s general entrance requirements, which give further details on acceptable subjects, alternative qualifications and minimum English language requirements.

SQA AHScottish Qualifications Authority Advanced Highers IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma DPSDiploma in Professional Studies DISDiploma in Industrial Studies DIntSDiploma in International Studies

Fees and Finance

Course fees 2017-18

Student category

Yearly full-time fee

UK/EU Students £9,250
International Students (Band A course) £16,000

Placement year fees for 2019/20 are still to be confirmed. As an indication, for 2018/19 the current placement fees are set at 20% of the yearly full-time fee for UK/EU students and £3,000 for international students.

Printing and binding costs for final projects may not be covered in course fees. 

Loughborough University financial support 2016-17

Financial support for 2017-18 will be published here as soon as it is available. The current support we offer is listed below to give an indication of what may be available. 

SupportWhat is it?How much?More information
Loughborough Scholarship Programme* Cash bursaries. Additional support is available for those taking a foundation year or extended undergraduate Masters degree, as well as for mature students. Up to £6,000 over three years See below for more information or visit our website
Development Trust Scholarships Cash bursaries funded through donations from alumni and friends of the University for students from areas of low HE participation within the UK. £9,000 over three years Website
Sports Scholarships To help talented student athletes succeed in both sporting and academic development. The level of support varies by sport and performance level. Applicants need to be competing to at least junior international level. Between £500 and £3,500 per year Website 
Email
01509 226108
 Music Tuition and Scholarship Subsidised music lessons for students who show musical ability. Scholarship offered to exceptional musicians. £55 for 20 lessons £500 scholarship Website
Care Leaver’s Bursary Additional cash bursary (£1,500) and tuition fee waiver (£3,000) for those students who are care leavers. £4,500 support per year Website

* Not available to students from Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

Placements

Industrial placement

All our courses are available as either full-time or sandwich courses, with the sandwich course including an extra year spent on professional training in an industrial, commercial or research establishment. The academic content of a full-time and a sandwich course is identical.

Satisfactory completion of the professional training in the sandwich course leads to the award of the Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS).

A variety of industrial, commercial and research companies have received our students in recent years and good relations have been established between these companies and the Mathematical Sciences Department.

Examples include Advantica, Ernst & Young, IBM, Aston Martin Lagonda, ICI, Hitachi and GSK. We are able to assist you to obtain suitable placements but the final responsibility rests with you.

Study abroad

If you choose one of our sandwich courses, an alternative to professional training is a year spent studying at a university in another country through a student exchange scheme, leading to the award of the Diploma in International Studies (DIntS).

We currently have exchange agreements with universities in: Germany, Denmark, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Australia, Canada, Japan and USA.

Department / School Key Information Sets

BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS 4 years full-time sandwich

UCAS code: G1LC

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time

UCAS code: G1L1

Our students

Heena P

“I was attracted to the University for the support it provides to students, including the Maths Learning Support Centre, which I have found really helpful during my time here.”

George C

“The teaching quality at Loughborough is superb and the labs and lectures are balanced with small group tutorials for a well-rounded learning experience.”

Heena P

“I was attracted to the University for the support it provides to students, including the Maths Learning Support Centre, which I have found really helpful during my time here.”

George C

“The teaching quality at Loughborough is superb and the labs and lectures are balanced with small group tutorials for a well-rounded learning experience.”