Undergraduate study

Undergraduate

Mathematics with Economics

Mathematical Sciences

Award Course length Course code Typical offer Start date
BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS 4 years full-time sandwich G1LC AAA 1 October 2018
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time G1L1 AAA 1 October 2018

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Mathematics with Economics course overview

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.

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

Facilities

Modules


Year 1

Compulsory modules:

  • Mathematical Methods 1 & 2
  • Analysis 1 & 2
  • Linear Algebra
  • Geometry and Groups
  • Computer Applications in Mathematics
  • Introductory Probability and Statistics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Microeconomics

Year 2

Compulsory modules:

  • Probability Theory
  • Introduction to Applied Mathematics (Mathematical Method 3)
  • Mechanics
  • Statistical Modelling

Optional modules (choose two):

  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Econometrics

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

Final year

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

Please note: optional modules are subject to availability and timetable permitting.


The information above reflects the currently intended course structure and module details. Updates may be made on an annual basis and revised details will be published through Programme Specifications ahead of each academic year.

Assessment

Depending on the nature of the material, some modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework and examination (for example 25% coursework and 75% examination), whilst other modules are assessed by 100% coursework or 100% by examination.

Coursework is based on a variety of tasks including individual essays, projects, laboratory work, contribution in tutorials, group work and presentations.


G1LC Mathematics with Economics - BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS

A-Level
AAA including Mathematics
IB
37 (6,6,6 HL) including HL Mathematics
BTEC
BTEC Level 3 National Diploma: D*D plus A Level Mathematics at grade A, or BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate D* plus AA in 2 A Levels to include Mathematics

G1L1 Mathematics with Economics - BSc (Hons)

A-Level
AAA including Mathematics
IB
37 (6,6,6 HL) including HL Mathematics
BTEC
BTEC Level 3 National Diploma: D*D plus A Level Mathematics at grade A, or BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate D* plus AA in 2 A Levels to include Mathematics

Selection

Applicants are usually selected solely on the basis of their UCAS application, but in exceptional cases, an interview may be required. If applicants are made an offer of a place, they will be invited to visit the department giving them the opportunity to meet staff and students, see facilities and get an insight into what it is like to be a student at Loughborough.

Course fees 2017/18

UK/EU fee: £9,250   |   International fee: £16,000

Placement year fees for 2020/21 are still to be confirmed. As an indication, for 2017/18 the current placement fees are set at 20% of the yearly full-time fee for UK/EU students and £3,000 for international students.

Graduate destinations

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

Industrial placements

This course is 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 additional 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

Our students

George

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Mathematics

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MMath (Hons)

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Mathematics

Department

Mathematical Sciences

Qualifications

MMath (Hons)

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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