Mathematics and Economics BSc (Hons)

Key information


  • Course length: 3 years
  • UCAS code: GL11
  • Year of entry: 2020
  • Typical offer: A-level : ABB / IB : 33 / BTEC : D*DD
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Consider studying Mathematics and Economics GL11 if you really want to enhance your job opportunities. The two subjects come very much hand-in-hand and offer a firm foundation for your future career.

Programme in detail

Economics and mathematics are both highly relevant subjects in today’s world. This degree combines them in about equal measure, with considerable flexibility in the choice of modules after Year One. Modules covered include Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Statistics, Numbers, groups and codes, as well as core mathematics modules.
In Year Two you will take four core modules and four additional modules from the remaining optional module list. For Year Three you will choose four economics modules and four maths modules.

Department Key Facts

Number of first year students

187 Year One undergraduates in 2018

Graduate prospects

96% are employed or in further study within six months of graduating (DLHE 2016/17)

Why this subject?

Take the first steps towards a brilliant career

Employers tell us that, alongside key problem solving skills, they want strong communication skills and the ability to work in a team, so we have ensured that these are integral to our mathematics programmes. As a result, we have an excellent graduate employment record. About a third of graduates become business and finance professionals; but there is a whole host of other careers which our graduates have found success in such as management training, information technology, further education or training (including teacher training), scientific research and development, and many more.

Shape your own degree from our wide range of study options

Our modules range from financial mathematics to fluid mechanics, from chaos to combinatorics. Students have the opportunity to study a broad range of topics or specialise in areas of interest. You can also benefit from the flexibility of our programmes and the ability to transfer between degrees during Year One.

Fulfil your potential in a supported environment

Our students benefit from the peer-assisted study scheme, where Year Two and upwards students assist first years with maths problems, as well as small first-year tutorial groups, a Department common room and a lively maths society help to foster a friendly and supportive environment. We are also proud of our record on teaching quality, with five members of the Department having received the prestigious Sir Alastair Pilkington Award for Teaching, the University’s top accolade for teaching quality.

Put maths into practice through our innovative outreach programme

We encourage all our students to get involved in our extensive outreach programme with schools in the Merseyside area and beyond. This is a particularly valuable experience for those interested in a career in teaching, but for all students it is a brilliant opportunity to build transferable skills. Activities include visits to a local school to help out with an interactive learning session, or giving a presentation at the University’s Maths Club. Further details can be found at mathsoutreach.com.