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Mathematics and Economics University of Reading Degree level: Undergraduate

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Mathematics and economics affect society at every level, from the inner workings of businesses to advances in new technology.

This course will enable you to develop your skills as a mathematician whilst gaining a strong grounding in the conceptual underpinnings of economics. You will spend equal amounts of time studying each subject. Furthermore, you can gain valuable industry experience through a year-long paid placement.

In mathematics you will study areas such as calculus, analysis, linear algebra, differential equations and numerical analysis. In the second year you will also take a skills module, which is designed to improve your transferable skills and enhance your employability. This fascinating subject will appeal to anyone who enjoys problem-solving and wants to hone their analytical skills. Additionally, there is a shortage of mathematical skills in the UK and therefore this knowledge is highly prized by employers.

You will be given plenty of support to help you get the most out of your studies, including small group problem-solving tutorials and materials to help you manage the transition to university-level mathematics. Additionally, you can get involved with the Department's Staff Student Forums and the Student Teaching and Learning Group, which enable you to have a direct input into the student experience.

In economics you will explore both macroeconomics and microeconomics. During the second year, you can choose to include either econometrics or economic theory. In addition to traditional lectures, you will take part in small group tutorials in which you can discuss and analyse theory and practice through case studies, group presentations and open debate. You can also apply what you learn to a placement and gain valuable real-world experience at the same time. The University is ranked 10th in the UK for our research impact for Business and Management Studies (Times Higher Education Institutions Ranked by Subject, 2014, based on its analysis of REF 2014), which feeds directly into your learning.

In the final year of the degree you can develop your knowledge by exploring areas of interest in greater depth. Half of the modules in this year are optional and include subjects from both areas of the course such as business and financial forecasting, econometric methods and applied stochastic processes. During this year you will either complete an economics dissertation or a mathematical research project.

Careers

Your mathematical and economics knowledge combined with computing, teamwork and presentation skills will make you highly desirable to a range of employers.

As a mathematics graduate, you can choose to work as a mathematician or statistician for public sector organisations, such as health authorities or the Office for National Statistics, or areas of the private sector including commerce and information technology. Furthermore, you can move into a range of related careers such as accountancy, financial analysis, engineering, modelling, computing or actuarial work.

Your economics skills will open the door to economist roles with the Government Economic Service or in a consultancy such as PwC and KPMG. You can also enter a wide range of other fields, including business, marketing, publishing, PR and the media.

Alternatively you can choose to further develop your skills by moving into research, teacher training or postgraduate studies.

Course details

Modules

Sample modules may include:

*Foundations of mathematics
*Calculus
*Linear algebra
*Introductory macroeconomics
*Introductory microeconomics

Check our website for more details of the course structure.


How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code GL11
Institution code R12
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level ABC including Mathematics at grade A
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma D: 15 credits
M: 30 credits
including at least 15 level 3 credits in Mathematics
Scottish Higher ABBBB including Mathematics at grade A
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, M2, M3 including Mathematics at Grade D3
Extended Project B In recognition of the excellent preparation that the Extended Project Qualification provides to students for University study, we now include achievement in the EPQ as part of a formal offer.  Eligible applicants would receive two offers,  our usual offer plus an alternative offer of a B in the EPQ and one grade lower in their A level subjects
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE Maths C (or 4), English Language or English Literature C (or 4).
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points including Mathematics at grade 6 at Higher Level


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
Cambridge English Advanced B We require a grade B or 193 overall.
Cambridge English Proficiency C We require a grade C or 200 overall.
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 We require a minimum score of 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).
Institution's Own Test 6.5 Test of English for Educational Purposes (TEEP). We require a minimum score of 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).
PTE Academic 64.0 We require a minimum score of 64 overall with at least 51 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).
TOEFL (iBT) 88.0 We require a minimum score of 88 overall with no less than 17 in Listening and Writing, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking.
Trinity ISE Merit We require a Merit in each element from ISE II. If you take ISE III or ISE IV, we require a Pass in each element.

Full list of acceptable English Language Tests

http://www.reading.ac.uk/ad-EnglishTests.aspx


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £20,315 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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University of Reading
Whiteknights House
PO Box 217
Reading
RG6 6AH


Course contact details

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