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.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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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.
Additional entry requirements
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. Business, Mathematics, Psychology and Science degree schemes also require a minimum grade C or grade 4 pass in GCSE (or equivalent).
English language requirements
|Cambridge English Advanced
|Cambridge English Proficiency
|With minimum 5.5 in each component.
|With minimum score of 51 in any component.
|With 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.
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Fees and funding
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Additional fee information
Aberystwyth University offers a valuable package of scholarships and bursaries to support students. Our long-established Entrance Examination competition means you could get up to £2,000 a year towards your living and study costs. You can combine that with any or all of our other awards, to make your financial package more valuable. Our awards include Sport and Music Scholarships, Bursaries for Care Leavers/Young Carers/Estranged Students and a range of department specific awards. Please visit our website for full details.
Course contact details
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