Business and Mathematics Aston University, Birmingham

Undergraduate

Our four year BSc Joint Honours Business and Mathematics course with an integrated placement year, provides a balanced blend of basic mathematical techniques, a rigorous examination of their validity, the development of underlying structures common to a number of concepts and the application of mathematics to solve complex problems that arise in the real world. We reflect the awareness of the excitingly complex patterns and systems that can arise from simple mathematical ideas.

Throughout the course, you will learn differential equations vital to the modelling of many real problems, the underlying concepts in analysis and algebra, the benefit of research into chaos and the development of mathematical techniques as we know them today. Additionally you will deepen your understanding of how businesses operate and you will recognise and analyse the economic, technical, financial and social parameters within which modern managers make decisions. During your final year you will select your modules and specialise in an area of particular interest.

Students taking our business or maths Joint Honours courses have had considerable success in finding relevant, lucrative employment in areas such as business management, accountancy, actuary, research and development, teaching and IT. Our recent graduates are now working for organisations such as IBM, Deloite, Bank of New York, BAE Systems, Ministry of Defence, British Airways, Grant Thornton, British Energy, KPMG, Transco, Xerox, NHS, Mori, Baker Tilly, Severn Trent Water and The Environment Agency.

Key course benefits:

  • Our placement year offers you the opportunity to gain valuable experience and set your studies in the context of a working environment, to boost your future employment prospects

  • Our Business School is in the 1% of business schools globally with triple accreditation

  • Business Studies is ranked in the Top 20 in the UK (2017 Sunday Times League Table)

  • 100% of students agreed that this course is intellectually stimulating (NSS, 2017).

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Sandwich

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    September 2019

  • Duration

    4 years


Course details

Modules

Maths & Business students take 120 credits of modules per year, 60 from business modules and 60 from maths modules. A 10 credit module comprises approximately 100 learning hours and has up to three contact hours per week. The first two years deepen your understanding of how businesses operate and how to recognise and analyse the economic, technical, financial and social parameters within which modern managers make decisions. During your final year you will select your modules and specialise in an area of particular interest.In the first year, your studies incorporate an expansion of A Level mathematical techniques. The final year allows you to choose specialist options to change the emphasis of your degree programme. Over the course of your degree you will consider: differential equations, which are vital to the modelling of many real problems; the problem of obtaining approximate solutions to those questions which cannot be resolved by analytical mathematical methods.


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 GN11
Institution code A80
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

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 AAB - AAB including A-Level Mathematics at minimum Grade B.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM Plus an additional A-Level Mathematics at grade B.

For other BTEC combinations please check Aston's website.
Access to HE Diploma Not accepted
GCSE/National 4/National 5 English Language Grade C/4 and Mathematics C/4
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 31 points achieving 5, 5, 5 at Higher Level subjects including Mathematics grade 5.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £16,350 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

For Sandwich courses the placement fee is £1250 for UK/EU students and £2,500 for International students.