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BSc in Mathematics with Economics (Part Time)

Birkbeck, University of London

Bachelor Degree , Mathematics

Course Description

Interested in developing knowledge of a range of mathematical skills together with an understanding of the principles of economics? This course concentrates on the methods and modelling techniques of mathematics, but also provides the theoretical background for these ideas. If you have mathematical abilities and are interested in the theory of the subject and in the application of mathematical methods to economics and finance, then this is the degree for you.

Training in the mathematical sciences is highly valued by employers. Graduates in these subjects are in great demand and earn on average 10% more than other graduates. Around 35% have jobs in business or finance, with the next most popular choice being teaching, at around 10%.

Interested in developing knowledge of a range of mathematical skills together with an understanding of the principles of economics? This course concentrates on the methods and modelling techniques of mathematics, but also provides the theoretical background for these ideas. If you have mathematical abilities and are interested in the theory of the subject and in the application of mathematical...

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Course Content

YEAR 1

  • Algebra 1
  • Calculus 1
  • Introduction to Economics

YEAR 2

  • Calculus 2
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Proof and Structure in Mathematics

YEAR 3

  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Macroeconomic Theory and Policy
  • Microeconomic Theory and Policy

INDICATIVE OPTION MODULES

  • Algebra 2: Theory and Structure
  • Calculus 3: Transforms & Models
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Games, Choice & Optimization
  • Number Theory and Geometry
  • Problems in Mathematics
  • Real & Complex Variable
  • Statistics: Theory and Practice

YEAR 1 Algebra 1 Calculus 1 Introduction to Economics YEAR 2 Calculus 2 Probability and Statistics Proof and Structure in Mathematics YEAR 3 Discrete Mathematics Macroeconomic Theory and...

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Entry Requirements

We welcome applicants without traditional entry qualifications as we base decisions on our own assessment of qualifications, knowledge and previous work experience. We may waive formal entry requirements based on judgement of academic potential.

Guaranteed interview for applicants with A-level mathematics (or equivalent*), and for students with at least a Merit in the Birkbeck Certificate of Higher Education in Mathematical Studies taking the Mathematics and Further Mathematics modules.

Applicants without this will need to pass an entrance test. You will also need good written and spoken English.

*for example the Access to Higher Education Diploma with at least 15 Level 3 credits at either Merit or Distinction in mathematics units.

INTERNATIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

If you don't meet the minimum IELTS requirement, we offer pre-sessional English courses, foundation programmes and language support services to help you improve your English language skills and get your place at Birkbeck.

Visit the International section of our website to find out more about our English language entry requirements and relevant requirements by country.

VISA REQUIREMENTS

If you are not from the European Economic Area (EEA) and/or Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa.

The visa you apply for varies according to the length of your course:

  • Courses of more than six months' duration.
  • Courses of less than six months' duration.
  • Pre-sessional English language courses.

International students who require a Tier 4 visa should apply for our full-time courses (with the exception of modular enrolment certificates of higher education and graduate certificates), as these qualify for Tier 4 sponsorship. If you are living in the UK on a Tier 4 visa, you will not be eligible to enrol as a student on Birkbeck's part-time courses (with the exception of some modules).

We welcome applicants without traditional entry qualifications as we base decisions on our own assessment of qualifications, knowledge and previous work experience. We may waive formal entry requirements based on judgement of academic potential. Guaranteed interview for applicants with A-level mathematics (or equivalent*), and for students with at least a Merit in the Birkbeck...

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Assessment Methods

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework. The methods of assessment on this course are specified below under 'Methods of assessment on this course'. You will need to allow time to complete coursework and prepare for exams.

Where a course has unseen written examinations, these may be held termly, but, on the majority of our courses, exams are usually taken in the Summer term, during May to June. Exams may be held at other times of the year as well. In most cases, exams are held during the day on a weekday - if you have daytime commitments, you will need to make arrangements for daytime attendance - but some exams are held in the evening. Exam timetables are published online.

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework. The methods of assessment on this course are specified below under 'Methods of assessment on this course'. You will need to allow time to complete...

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