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Economics with Mathematics (including placement year) BSc (Hons)

University of Essex

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Colchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    06-OCT-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

How do individuals and organisations produce, consume and sell goods and services? How can a country or individual make better use of the resources it has? Economics is not only about stocks, shares, and financial markets; it relates to every aspect of our lives where there is a demand to produce and supply goods and services.Economics at Essex is a home for the tenacious and bold: we encourage you to ask difficult questions so you can work with us to break intellectual boundaries and pioneer new solutions to issues of global concern. Mathematics develops strong problem-solving skills that will complement the economics side of your course and allow you to understand the more complex elements of the subject.Our course gives you a thorough introduction to all aspects of economics and mathematics. You explore topics including:- Micro and macroeconomics- Qualitative and mathematical research methods- Statistics- Linear algebra- CalculusYou examine the decisions of individuals, the strategies of firms and the policies of individuals to understand and challenge the standard rules of economics.Our Department of Economics is Top 5 in the UK for research, with over 90% of their research rated as “world-leading” or “internationally excellent” (REF 2014).Our Department of Mathematical Sciences is genuinely innovative and student-focused. Our research groups are working on a broad range of collaborative areas tackling real-world issues. Here are a few examples:- Our data scientists carefully consider how not to lie, and how not to get lied to with data. Interpreting data correctly is especially important because much of our data science research is applied directly or indirectly to social policies, including health, care and education.- We do practical research with financial data (for example, assessing the risk of collapse of the UK’s banking system) as well as theoretical research in financial instruments such as insurance policies or asset portfolios.- We also research how physical processes develop in time and space. Applications of this range from modelling epilepsy to modelling electronic cables.- Our optimisation experts work out how to do the same job with less resource, or how to do more with the same resource.- Our pure maths group are currently working on two new funded projects entitled ‘Machine learning for recognising tangled 3D objects’ and ‘Searching for gems in the landscape of cyclically presented groups’.- We also do research into mathematical education and use exciting technologies such as electroencephalography or eye tracking to measure exactly what a learner is feeling. Our research aims to encourage the implementation of ‘the four Cs’ of modern education, which are critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 18,600per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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A level : BBB

Including Mathematics. Please note we are unable to accept A-level Use of Mathematics in place of A-level Mathematics.

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University information

University of Essex

  • University League Table

    27th

  • Campus address

    University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, England

The careers team offer dedicated international careers advice and support throughout studies and after graduation.
Central London is easily accessible from all of the university's campuses.
The University of Essex has a student body that represents over 140 nationalities and supports over 30 different cultural societies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    39th out of 80 3

    67th out of 72 35

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    105 47%

    58th

    10
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72.0 72%

    49th

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.37 87%

    3rd

    10
  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    118 49%

    49th

    10
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50.0 50%

    60th

    47
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%

    40th

    13

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