Economics with Mathematics (Including Placement Year)

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Course overview
(BSc) Bachelor of Science
Economics with Mathematics (Including Placement Year)
Current
University of Essex
University of Essex
Economics
Colchester Campus
Honours Degree
Full-time
Economics
Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research
BSC L1G3
12/06/2017

Professional accreditation

None

Admission criteria

A-levels: BBB, including Mathematics
Please note we are unable to accept A-level Use of Mathematics in place of A-level Mathematics

IB: 30 points, including Higher Level Mathematics grade 5. We are also happy to consider a combination of separate IB Diploma Programmes at both Higher and Standard Level.

Exact offer levels will vary depending on the range of subjects being taken at higher and standard level, and the course applied for. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for more information.

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) code

English language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English: IELTS 6.0 overall. Different requirements apply for second year entry, and specified component grades are also required for applicants who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK.

Other English language qualifications may be acceptable so please contact us for further details. If we accept the English component of an international qualification then it will be included in the information given about the academic levels listed above. Please note that date restrictions may apply to some English language qualifications

If you are an international student requiring a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK please see our immigration webpages for the latest Home Office guidance on English language qualifications.

If you do not meet our IELTS requirements then you may be able to complete a pre-sessional English pathway that enables you to start your course without retaking IELTS.

Course qualifiers

None

Rules of assessment

Rules of assessment are the rules, principles and frameworks which the University uses to calculate your course progression and final results.

Additional notes

None

External examiners

Dr Hui Pan

Senior Lecturer

Coventry University

External Examiners provide an independent overview of our courses, offering their expertise and help towards our continual improvement of course content, teaching, learning, and assessment. External Examiners are normally academics from other higher education institutions, but may be from the industry, business or the profession as appropriate for the course. They comment on how well courses align with national standards, and on how well the teaching, learning and assessment methods allow students to develop and demonstrate the relevant knowledge and skills needed to achieve their awards. External Examiners who are responsible for awards are key members of Boards of Examiners. These boards make decisions about student progression within their course and about whether students can receive their final award.

Key

Core You must take this module.
You must pass this module. No failure can be permitted.
Core with Options You can choose which module to study.
You must pass this module. No failure can be permitted.
Compulsory You must take this module.
There may be limited opportunities to continue on the course/be eligible for the degree if you fail.
Compulsory with Options You can choose which module to study.
There may be limited opportunities to continue on the course/be eligible for the degree if you fail.
Optional You can choose which module to study.
There may be limited opportunities to continue on the course/be eligible for the degree if you fail.

Year 1 - 2019/20

Component Number Module Code Module Title Status Credits
01 EC111-4-FY Introduction to Economics Core 30
02 MA101-4-FY Calculus Core 30
03 MA114-4-AU Matrices and Complex Numbers Core 15
04 MA108-4-SP Statistics I Core 15
05 Option(s) from list or Outside Option(s) Optional 30
06 EC123-4-FY Career Skills in Economics Compulsory 0

Year 2 - 2020/21

Component Number Module Code Module Title Status Credits
01 EC201-5-FY Macroeconomics (Intermediate) Compulsory 30
02 EC202-5-FY Microeconomics (Intermediate) Compulsory 30
03 EC251-5-SP or MA210-5-SP or MA209-5-SP Compulsory with Options 15
04 EC252-5-AU Introduction to Econometric Methods Compulsory 15
05 MA205-5-SP Optimisation (Linear Programming) Compulsory 15
06 MA202-5-SP Ordinary Differential Equations Compulsory 15
07 EC123-5-FY Career Skills in Economics Compulsory 0

Year Abroad/Placement - 2021/22

Component Number Module Code Module Title Status Credits
01 EC650-6-FY Placement Year Compulsory 120

Year 3 - 2022/23

Component Number Module Code Module Title Status Credits
01 EC831-6-FY Project: Economics Compulsory 30
02 Final year Economics option from list Optional 15
03 Final year Economics option(s) from list Optional 30
04 Final year Mathematics option(s) from list Optional 30
05 Economics or Mathematics option from list Optional 15
06 EC123-6-FY Career Skills in Economics Compulsory 0

Exit awards

A module is given one of the following statuses: 'core' – meaning it must be taken and passed; 'compulsory' – meaning it must be taken; or 'optional' – meaning that students can choose the module from a designated list. The rules of assessment may allow for limited condonement of fails in 'compulsory' or 'optional' modules, but 'core' modules cannot be failed. The status of the module may be different in any exit awards which are available for the course. Exam Boards will consider students' eligibility for an exit award if they fail the main award or do not complete their studies.

Programme aims

The main learning and teaching aims are:

To provide students with an academic training in the principles of economics.

To equip students with the tools of quantitative methods needed to solve theoretical or applied economic problems.

To provide students with knowledge of mathematical ideas underlying the quantitative methods of economics.

To foster in students an appreciation of the appropriate level of abstraction and simplification needed to explore a range of economic issues.

To encourage in students the acquisition of autonomous study skills and the adoption of an investigative approach to tackle economic problems.

To develop in students the ability to construct logical arguments, to communicate arguments clearly in writing, and to appreciate, evaluate and respond to potentially conflicting interpretations of economic phenomena.

To allow students, through the study of economics, to acquire critical, analytical and research skills, problem-solving skills, and transferable skills.

To provide students with a foundation for further studies in economics and allied disciplines.

The outcomes detailed in this section represent the minimum that might be expected of a graduate of the Department of Economics at the University of Essex.

The Department anticipates and intends that the vast majority of economics graduates will accomplish significantly more.

Learning outcomes and learning, teaching and assessment methods

On successful completion of the programme a graduate should demonstrate knowledge and skills as follows:

A: Knowledge and understanding

Learning Methods:
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B: Intellectual and cognitive skills

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C: Practical skills

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D: Key skills

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Note

The University makes every effort to ensure that this information on its programme specification is accurate and up-to-date. Exceptionally it can be necessary to make changes, for example to courses, facilities or fees. Examples of such reasons might include a change of law or regulatory requirements, industrial action, lack of demand, departure of key personnel, change in government policy, or withdrawal/reduction of funding. Changes to courses may for example consist of variations to the content and method of delivery of programmes, courses and other services, to discontinue programmes, courses and other services and to merge or combine programmes or courses. The University will endeavour to keep such changes to a minimum, and will also keep students informed appropriately by updating our programme specifications.

The full Procedures, Rules and Regulations of the University governing how it operates are set out in the Charter, Statutes and Ordinances and in the University Regulations, Policy and Procedures.

Should you have any questions about programme specifications, please contact Course Records, Quality and Academic Development; email: crt@essex.ac.uk.