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Mathematics with Economics

Birkbeck, University of London

  • October, 2020 Start Date

  • 4 years Duration

  • Part Time Study Mode

  • £6935.00 Course Fee

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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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Available Dates

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Birkbeck, University of London

Part Time, 4 years

October, 2020

£6935.00

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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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Student Satisfaction

Source: NSS

Overall student satisfaction
MATHEMATICS
89%
of students were satisfied overall
ECONOMICS
96%
of students were satisfied overall
The teaching on my course
MATHEMATICS
89% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
95% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
95% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
100% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
ECONOMICS
96% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
96% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
100% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
100% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
Learning opportunities
MATHEMATICS
79% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
79% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
79% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
ECONOMICS
85% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
96% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
88% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
Assessment and feedback
MATHEMATICS
89% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
74% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
53% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
63% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
ECONOMICS
77% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
88% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
81% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
77% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
Academic support
MATHEMATICS
67% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
68% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
58% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
ECONOMICS
77% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
83% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
63% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
Organisation and management
MATHEMATICS
79% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
63% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
74% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
ECONOMICS
88% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
92% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
88% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
Learning resources
MATHEMATICS
74% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
100% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
79% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
ECONOMICS
81% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
75% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
76% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
Learning community
MATHEMATICS
47% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
68% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
ECONOMICS
69% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
92% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
Student voice
MATHEMATICS
79% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
67% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
42% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
53% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests
ECONOMICS
85% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
96% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
67% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
44% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests

University TEF Outcome

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Statistics for Mathematics

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points0

  • Employment Rate85%

  • Average Graduate Salary£29000

Statistics for Economics

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points0

  • Employment Rate85%

  • Average Graduate SalaryN/A

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