University of Huddersfield

Degree level: Undergraduate

Economics and Mathematics

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Course summary

Why Economics and Mathematics? In today’s globalised world, the need to understand economic principles and how they affect business is more important than ever before. We’ll give you the chance to gain a valuable grounding in economics with a deep knowledge of pure and applied mathematics, probability and statistical techniques. This will give you the opportunity to develop technical aptitude and skills, enabling a career within areas such as finance, economics and related fields. Economics looks at how people and organisations utilise the resources they have to meet their needs. You can look at economics at a national level, or from the perspective of a household or even a single person. Social problems like poverty and inequality, high unemployment and rising pollution can all be tackled through a knowledge of economics. On the course you’ll look at macroeconomics, which gives you the chance to explore how high-level factors such as income, inflation and consumption affect each other, and also microeconomics which looks at how individual businesses and even households behave and how to develop models to analyse them. You’ll also have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of statistical techniques which can be used to help solve real-life problems involving analysis of data and interpretation of the results. You'll also have the opportunity to explore large dataset and big data analytical systems. How will you learn? You will learn through practical application and delivered lectures, workshops, seminars and group work sessions.

  • This course will enable you to develop your skills as a mathematician whilst gaining a strong grounding in the conceptual underpinnings of economics.
  • This course aims to give you an in-depth study of microeconomic theories and applications, which include sector specific practices such as competition, regulation and government intervention.
  • You'll also study macroeconomics, which focuses on the importance of aggregate consumption, investment, and what fuels the economic growth.
  • In mathematics you will study areas such as calculus, analysis, linear algebra, differential equations and numerical analysis.
  • Throughout the course you'll have the opportunity to study mathematics, statistics, and econometrics. The quantitative modules will equip you with the tools used by professional economists to evaluate the impact of economic policies and analyse contemporary economic and social phenomena.
  • During your studies you'll have the opportunity to learn how to use Industry standard databases (such as Datastream), alongside sector leading software packages such as Stata, R and Eviews.
We don’t expect you to be fully versed in economics before your course begins, as we aim to build up your understanding from first principles. We’ll also be looking at how mathematic tools can be used to analyse economic decisions. So any mathematics is very much applied rather than pure. What subjects will you cover? You’ll explore subjects such as an Introduction to Microeconomics and Macroeconomics, Calculus and Linear Algebra, Probability Theory and Statistical Methods, Econometrics and Big Data Analytics.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 Core modules: Introduction to Macroeconomics Introduction to Microeconomics Calculus Linear Algebra Probability Theory and Statistical Analysis Option modules: Choose one from a list which may include: Introduction to Financial Services Modern Language Or a Modern Foreign Language module which can be chosen from the available range and entry levels appropriate to your prior experience and knowledge. Languages may include French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Chinese and Professional English. Year 2 Core modules: Intermediate Macroeconomics Intermediate Microeconomics Mathematical Methods and Modelling Real Analysis Advanced Statistical Methods Option modules: Choose one from a list which may include: International Economics and Globalisation Economic History Applied Business Economics Year 3 - optional placement year Final year Core modules: Applied Econometrics Undergraduate Dissertation Applied Data Analysis Big Data Analytics Option modules: Choose one from a list which may include: Industrial Economics Decision Science Climate Economics and Finance

Assessment method

Study and assessments will be based on your choice of modules. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.


How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

In addition you must have GCSE Maths at grade 5 or above, or grade B or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme. Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/howtoapply/entryrequirements/


English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.

https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/where-are-you-from/


Unistats information

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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
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
EU £16000* Year 1
International £16000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

This information is for applicants applying to study at the University of Huddersfield in the academic year 2021/22. Please note that your tuition fees for subsequent years may rise in line with inflation (RPI-X). This webpage will be updated with 2022/23 tuition fees as information becomes available. If you are an EU or International student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - http://www.hud.ac.uk/international/tuition-fees/ Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

Sponsorship information

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Economics and Mathematics at University of Huddersfield - UCAS