Mathematics with Economics at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS

Course summary

Our four year BSc Mathematics with Economics course, with an integrated placement year, is designed to also give you a range of transferable and practical skills to succeed within your chosen career. This course provides a balanced blend of basic mathematical techniques, a rigorous examination of their validity, the development of underlying structures common to a number of concepts and the application of mathematics to solve complex problems that arise in the real world. We reflect the awareness of the excitingly complex patterns and systems that can arise from simple mathematical ideas. Additionally, you will gain a solid grounding in economics, providing a theoretical and conceptual outlook in the world of business. Completion of the course prepares you for many careers in both the public and private sector and has been specifically designed to meet the huge demand for skilled mathematicians who also have a strong economic insight. Our graduates obtain employment in financial institutions, industry and teaching. Recent graduates have secured roles such as Graduate Forensic Accountant, Actuarial Analyst, Asset & Liabilities Management Analyst and Route Analyst. Key course benefits:

  • Our placement year offers you the opportunity to gain valuable experience and set your studies in the context of a working environment, to boost your future employment prospects
  • Our Business School is in the 1% of business schools globally with triple accreditation
  • Graduate Prospects for Economics at Aston is ranked 9th in the UK (Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2021)
  • Accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA)


Year 1: In the first year of the course, students study fundamental Mathematics and Economics modules. • Fundamental Mathematics • Vector Algebra and Geometry • Probability and Statistics • Principles of Microeconomics • Probability Distributions • Ordinary Differential Equations • Numerical Algorithms and Programming • Principles of Macroeconomics Year 2: The second year of Mathematics with Economics combines intermediate-level mathematics with intermediate-level economics and transferable skills modules. The core modules are: • Vector Calculus • Intermediate Microeconomics • Econometrics 1 • Intermediate Macroeconomics • Mathematical Methods At this stage, the students start specialising in different areas of Mathematics and Economics. You will choose one module from each section: Section A: • Linear Mathematics • Professional Practice • Introduction to Numerical Analysis Section B: • Numerical Analysis • Machine Learning Section C: • Econometrics 2 • Markets, Games and Strategy Year 3: Placement year Year 4: At this stage, you will have two core modules: • Further Topics in Microeconomics • Further Topics in Macroeconomics You will also choose 6 modules from the following options (and possibly year 2 options that had not been selected previously): • Approximation Theory • Mathematics Report • Mathematics Project • Chaos and Dynamical Systems • Stochastic Processes • Financial Mathematics and Portfolio Theory • Option Theory • Time Series • Network Science • Game Theory • Partial Differential Equations • Probabilistic Modelling • Quantum Computing • Microeconometrics • Macroeconometrics (Time Series) Please Note: All modules are based on the current academic year. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review.

Assessment method

You will learn through a range of teaching methods and learning styles including lectures, seminars, small group discussions, lab exercises, practical classes, individual and group projects. Assessment will be a combination of written exams, projects, reports, essays and coursework.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £21100 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

For Sandwich courses the placement fee is £1250 for Home/UK students and £2,500 for International students. For Home students: Tuition fees for UK/Home students may change in line with government policy. When undertaking a placement year, a placement year fee applies. For International students: The International students fee is a fixed annual fee for the duration of the Programme, except whilst on placement when a placement year fee applies.
Mathematics with Economics at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS