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Mathematics and Economics at Aberystwyth University will allow you to develop your knowledge in advanced mathematical and statistical techniques. This course is accredited the IMA (The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications). You will also explore the key areas of business finance and economics. This stimulating degree is designed to offer you a qualification that will be highly attractive to employers in diverse fields. There will be a programme of guest-speakers who use their professional experience to enhance your outlook and inspire you during your degree. Students can take part in a study placement with one of our partners in Europe, India, China, Russia, Japan, UAE and Brazil. Mathematics has been taught at Aberystwyth since 1872, so that the department builds on over 140 years of teaching excellence, employing lecturers who are committed teachers and internationally-recognised researchers. This is the best department in Wales for Research and one eighth of our research is world leading. Several modules are available either entirely or partially through the medium of Welsh.
You will study within a university that is ranked *top 5 in the UK and 1st in Wales *for student satisfaction (NSS, 2017) and where *95% of students *were in employment or further study within 6 months after graduating (DLHE,2017).
The Mathematics with Economics Degree is a major/minor scheme meaning that you will spend two-thirds of your time studying Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics and one-third studying Economics in Aberystwyth's Business School. In the first year, you will follow a clearly defined pathway through the study of core disciplines of mathematics and you will be introduced to the fundamental principles underlying microeconomics and macroeconomics. In the second year, you will study real analysis, complex analysis, and linear algebra. You will examine consumer theory, and will gain a detailed understanding of how the open economy operates, particularly about exchange rate determination. In your final year, you will direct your own study by choosing from elective modules in both disciplines. You will be assigned a personal tutor who will help you with any queries, whether these are academic-related or personal issues. You should feel free to contact them at any time for help and advice.
This course has been designed with future employment in mind. The skills you will develop are all highly transferable and attractive to employers. These include: data analysis, numeracy, problem-solving, reasoning, creative thinking, time management and organisational skills. You will have a thorough grounding in information technology and the ability to express ideas and communicate information in a clear and structured manner by the end of your degree. This course will challenge you to develop your team work, self-reliance and self-motivation. Real work experience will make you stand out in a competitive job market. You are encouraged to contact the Careers Advisory Service in relation to YES (Year in Employment Scheme) and Go Wales for assistance in securing work placements alongside your degree.
A degree in Mathematics and Economics is valuable in employment where you will be required to use specialist numerical skills and analytical thought. Typical sectors include: accountancy and banking, risk analysis and actuarial work, finance management, investment analysis, information technology, research and development.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Main Site (Aberystwyth)|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||120 points||With A/B in Mathematics.|
|A level||ABC - BBB||ABC with A in Mathematics or BBB with B in Mathematics.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM - DDM||With A/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||28 - 30 points||With 4-5 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.|
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 here represent typical offers for some of the most popular qualifications taken by applicants. We still use the UCAS tariff to determine whether you have met the terms of our offer, so whatever qualifications you are taking, provided these are included in the UCAS tariff and provided you meet the overall points total (and any specific subject requirements) you may still receive an offer. This means that if your course requires 3 A levels at BBB, we will accept other grade combinations that are equivalent to the same number of tariff points. For example A levels ABC and AAD equate to 120 UCAS tariff points). Applicants studying a mixture of qualifications (e.g. A Level with BTEC) are also warmly welcomed. If you cannot find the qualification(s) that you are studying (or have previously studied) please contact our Undergraduate Admissions Office (Telephone: +44 (0)1970 622021; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org) 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. 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.
English language requirements
|Cambridge English Advanced||B|
|Cambridge English Proficiency||C|
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||With minimum 5.5 in each component.|
|PTE Academic||55.0||With minimum score of 51 in any component.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||88.0||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.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,000||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Aberystwyth University offers a valuable package of scholarships and bursaries to support students. Our long-established Entrance Scholarship competition means you could get up to £2,000 a year towards your living and study costs. You can combine an Entrance Scholarship with any or all of our other awards, to make your financial package more valuable. Our awards include the Academic Excellence Studentship, means-tested Aberystwyth Bursary, Sport and Music Scholarships, Bursaries for Care Leavers/Young Carers and a range of department specific awards. Please visit our website for full details. This does not apply to students studying at our Mauritius campus.
Course contact detailsVisit our course page
Department of Mathematics (undergraduate enquiries)
+44 (0)1970 622802
Fax: +44 (0)1970 622826
Aberystwyth Business School (undergraduate enquiries)
+44 (0)1970 622500
Undergraduate Admissions Office (undergraduate enquiries)