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)
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
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.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Main Site|
This means the year in which you would like to start the course.
‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.
‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.
You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||A A B - A A B||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.|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|