Aberystwyth University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Aberystwyth University (Prifysgol Aberystwyth)

Mathematics/Economics

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Course summary

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Mathematics is essential for an understanding of modern Economics. A degree combining these two strongly-related disciplines at Aberystwyth University gives you the opportunity to study and understand economics and mathematics at depth and will enable you to acquire the technical aptitude and analytical skills to proceed to a successful career in finance, business and many other fields, or to proceed to further study. As a Mathematics and Economics student in Aberystwyth, you will be taught the essential disciplines of algebra, calculus, mathematical analysis and statistics. The Economics element of this course will enable you to discover the economic issues that impact on every-day life including the creation of employment, inflationary pressures, international trade issues, the process of business competition, innovation and growth, the development of third world countries, the protection of natural resources and government policy-making and provide you with a thorough grounding in Econometrics. Why study Mathematics/Economics at Aberystwyth University? Mathematics has been taught at Aberystwyth since 1872, so that the department builds on over 140 years of teaching excellence.Economics is a vibrant and dynamic subject choice, in which to maximise your professional development we combine your studies with work experience and additional extra-curricular opportunities. Both departments are active research centres with committed teachers who directly use the results of this world class knowledge to provide you with cutting edge knowledge of their subjects. Our graduates are in high demand in industry with very positive graduate salary outcomes. What will I learn? The breakdown below provides an illustration of what you might study during the three-year degree scheme. In your first year you will explore topics in: Algebra and calculus; Economic principles; Probability and statistics; Mathematical analysis. In your second and third years you will be able to choose from a range of modules on topics which might include: Partial differential equations; Linear Algebra; Applied Statistics; Stochastic Models in Finance; Taxation; Development of Economics; Policy implications of economic theory; Econometrics; Macroeconomic behaviour and systems; Statistical modelling and mechanics; Development Economics; Economics of labour and industrial relations; International Trade and Trade Policy. How will I be taught? This degree is delivered through lectures, tutorials and practicals.You will be assessed through a combination of coursework, presentations, reports and examinations. You will be assigned a personal tutor throughout your degree course, who will help you with any problems or queries, whether these are academic-related or personal issues. You should feel free to contact them at any time for help and advice.

Course details


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Course codeGL91
Institution code A40
Campus nameMain Site (Aberystwyth)
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 120 - 104 points To include B in A level Mathematics.
A level BCC - BBB To include B in Mathematics.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM - DMM To include B in A level Mathematics.
Access to HE Diploma Pass in Access qualification in a relevant subject with Merit in 50% of units at level 3.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 - 28 points To include 5 points in Mathematics at Higher Level.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Aberystwyth University welcomes the Welsh Baccalaureate as a valuable qualification in its own right and considers completion of the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate to be equivalent to an A level grade.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 A minimum grade C or grade 4 pass in GCSE (or equivalent) English or Welsh is a requirement for entry to all our degree schemes. Level 3 KS/FS Communication may be acceptable in lieu of GCSE English or Welsh. For this degree scheme minimum grade C or grade 4 pass in GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics is also required. GCSE Mathematics-Numeracy is acceptable in lieu of GCSE Mathematics.

Applicants are selected on their individual merits and offers can vary. We allow you flexibility in meeting our entry requirements, and all qualifications that you have already gained, or are working towards, will be considered when reviewing your application. We have an inclusive policy which recognises a broad range of qualifications. The entry requirements listed above represent typical offers for some of the most popular qualifications taken by applicants. If you cannot find the qualifications that you are studying (or have previously studied) please contact our Undergraduate Admissions Office (Telephone: +44 (0)1970 622021; Email: [email protected]) for advice on your eligibility and details of the typical offer you are likely to receive.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
Cambridge English AdvancedB
Cambridge English ProficiencyC
IELTS (Academic)6.5With minimum 5.5 in each component.
PTE Academic55With minimum score of 51 in any component.
TOEFL (iBT)88With minimum scores in components as follows: Listening 21; Writing 21; Reading 22; Speaking 23.

If you are an international student needing more information about the English Language requirement for your course (e.g. country-specific English Language tests, Partner Institution tests, EU/EEA English Language qualifications where the school curriculum is taught in a native language) please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for further advice.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
International £13600 Year 1

Additional fee information

Based on the latest information available to us, for new Home students enrolled on full-time undergraduate and PGCE courses starting in 2020, Aberystwyth University currently intends to charge a tuition fee of £9,000 for the academic year 2020/21. The Welsh Government is still to finalise arrangements for 2020/21 onwards, which means that for students starting in 2020/21 or after, tuition fees may rise for any successive years of study, mapped according to any inflation-linked maximum tuition fee permitted by the Welsh Government. These increases would also apply for the proportional fees charged for Year Abroad and Year in Industry. We will inform all applicants and students of the fee levels for 2020/21 and any inflation-linked increases for successive years of study as soon as confirmation is received from Welsh Government, and we will publish updates on our website. We recommend you check the updated fee information before applying. Up to date details of the relevant fees will be set out in our offer documentation, and your terms and conditions with us will describe how we may be entitled to increase or otherwise change fees during the period of your study with us. Costs not included in the tuition fee: The academic provision of the University includes certain elements of study away from Aberystwyth. These involve activities such as field trips in science degrees and visits to theatres, galleries and museums in humanities-based courses. The additional costs of such activities are not included in the overall University fee and you should, therefore, note the need to budget for them. Details of courses that have additional costs can be found on the Aberystwyth University website. These costs are given as an indication of likely cost and will vary as will the location and duration of the activity. Fuller details will be available from the department organising the activity.

Provider information

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Aberystwyth University
Penglais
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
United Kingdom
SY23 3FL


Course contact details

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Department of Mathematics (undergraduate enquiries)

+44 (0)1970 622802

+44 (0)1970 622826

Aberystwyth Business School (undergraduate enquiries)

+44 (0)1970 622500

Undergraduate Admissions Office (undergraduate enquiries)

01970 622021

Mathematics/Economics at Aberystwyth University - UCAS