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Economics and Mathematics (Including Foundation Year)

Course overview

(BSc) Bachelor of Science
Economics and Mathematics (Including Foundation Year)
Inactive
University of Essex
University of Essex
Essex Pathways
Colchester Campus
Honours Degree
Full-time
Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research
Economics
BSC LG18JS
http://www.essex.ac.uk/students/exams-and-coursework/ppg/ug/default.aspx
12/06/2017

External Examiners

Dr Tania Clare Dunning
The University of Kent
Reader in Applied Mathematics

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.

eNROL, the module enrolment system, is now open until Monday 21 October 2019 8:59AM, for students wishing to make changes to their module options.

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
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
Optional You can choose which module to study

Year 0 - 2019/20

Component Number Module Code Module Title Status Credits
01 IA112-3-PS Essential Mathematics Core 30
02 IA191-3-PS Research and Academic Development Skills Core 30
03 IA115-3-PS Mathematical Methods and Statistics Core 30
04 IA106-3-PS Introduction to Economics Core 30

Year 1 - 2020/21

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 MA108-4-SP Statistics I Core 15
04 MA114-4-AU Matrices and Complex Numbers Core 15
05 MA126-4-SP Financial Mathematics Compulsory 15
06 MA181-4-AU Discrete Mathematics Compulsory 15
07 MA199-4-FY Mathematics Careers and Employability Compulsory 0

Year 2 - 2021/22

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 MA203-5-AU MA203-5-SP Compulsory 15
04 MA202-5-SP Ordinary Differential Equations Compulsory 15
05 MA200-5-AU Statistics II Compulsory 15
06 MA205-5-SP or MA210-5-AU Compulsory with Options 15
07 MA199-5-FY Mathematics Careers and Employability Compulsory 0

Year 3 - 2022/23

Component Number Module Code Module Title Status Credits
01 Maths option from list Optional 15
02 MA311-6-SP Mathematics of Portfolios Compulsory 15
03 Economics option from list Optional 30
04 Economics option from list Optional 30
05 MA831-6-FY or MA830-6-AU or MA830-6-SP plus one option from list Optional 30
06 MA199-6-FY Mathematics Careers and Employability 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 aims of this course are:

To enable students to acquire a broad understanding of economics and mathematics.

To equip students with the knowledge and skills that are currently in demand in mathematically oriented employment in business, commerce, industry, government service, the field of education and in the wider economy.

To provide students with an academic training in the principles 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 develop in students the ability to construct logical arguments and to communicate arguments clearly in writing.

To provide students with a foundation for further study and research.

To produce graduates who are mathematically literate and capable of producing a logical argument.

To provide teaching which is informed and enhanced by the research activities of the staff.

To encourage in students the acquisition of autonomous study skills and the adoption of an investigative approach to tackle problems in economics and mathematics to ensure their continuing professional development.

To allow students to acquire critical, analytical and research skills, problem-solving skills, and transferable skills.

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

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

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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.