Mathematics with Economics

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Key Facts

Code G1L1
  • Typical A-level offer

    BBB with B in Mathematics

  • Course Length

    3 Years

Further details on entry requirements

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The information on this page relates to September 2019 entry. For 2020 information, including grade requirements, please check our prospectus.

Mathematics and Economics, at Aberystwyth University, allows you to develop your knowledge in advanced mathematical and statistical techniques.

This course is accredited the the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA). You will also explore the key areas of business finance and economics.

This stimulating degree, in a supportive learning environment, is designed to offer you a qualification that will be highly attractive to employers in diverse fields.

Student Satisfaction and Employability Results

2nd in the UK for Teaching Quality for the subject of Mathematics, and 5th in UK for Student Experience (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019)

97% overall satisfaction for the Department of Mathematics. (NSS 2019)

96% of our graduates were in work or further study within 6 months, 4% more than Mathematical Science graduates nationally (HESA 2018*)

Top 10 in the UK for Teaching Quality for the subject of Business & Management Studies (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019)

95% of our Business and Administrative subject students were satisfied that the staff were good at explaining things, 88 for the sector. (NSS 2019)

97% of our graduates were in work or further study within 6 months, 3% more than Business and Administrative Studies graduates nationally (HESA 2018*)


Institute of mathematics & its applications

The Mathematics with Economics Degree is a major/minor scheme meaning that you will spend two-thirds of your time studying Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics and one-third studying Economics in Aberystwyth's Business School.

Why study Mathematics with Economics at Aberystwyth?

  • Mathematics has been taught at Aberystwyth University since 1872, making the university the first in Wales to teach this subject. Our established heritage alongside our strong research-based teaching that our students benefit from an innovative and stimulating learning experience
  • The Department of Mathematics is the best department in Wales for Research, with 1 out of 8 of our research as world leading and more than 60% as either world leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014)
  • Enjoy the programme of guest speakers who bring their professional experience to our classrooms. This is delivered by Aberystwyth Business School to enhance your outlook and inspire you during your degree
  • Students will have the opportunity to take part in study placement with one of our partners across Europe or further afield in countries such as:India, China, Russia, Japan, UAE and Brazil
  • Some of our modules are offered through the medium of welsh for those who wish to study through the Welsh language
Our Staff

All lecturers in the Department of Mathematics are qualified to PhD level and are research active. The majority have a postgraduate teaching qualification and new staff are required to complete the PGCTHE. The department also employs a number of part time tutors, with extensive teaching experience, and some student demonstrators, who are selected from our undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Students at the Aberystwyth Business School are taught by lecturers and other teaching staff who are active researchers and expert practitioners in their chosen subject area.

Over 75% of full time members of teaching staff are qualified to PhD level. Most are currently research active, meaning that students benefit from being taught ‘new’ knowledge in their chosen field of study as well as recognized literature. The School also employs part-time and full time staff devoted purely to teaching. Many part-time staff combine teaching duties with consultancy and business activities, ensuring that students have access not only to up to date research but the latest applied knowledge.


Please note: The modules listed below are those currently intended for delivery during the next academic year and may be subject to change. They are included here to give an indication of how the course is structured.


Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Algebra MA10510 10
Calculus MP10610 10
Coordinate And Vector Geometry MA10110 10
Differential Equations MA11210 10
Economic Theory And Policy AB13220 20
Further Algebra And Calculus MP11010 10
Mathematical Analysis MA11110 10
Probability MA10310 10
Statistics MA11310 10
Understanding The Economy AB13120 20


Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Complex Analysis MA21510 10
Intermediate Microeconomics; Consumers And Producers EC30220 20
Linear Algebra MA21410 10
Macroeconomic Behaviour And Systems EC30320 20
Real Analysis MA20110 10
  • Mathematics (Major). A minimum of 70 credits must be taken from Level 3 Maths modules and another 10 credits from Maths Level 2/3 modules.
  • You must take 40 elective credits in Economics.


A degree in Mathematics and Economics is valuable in employment where you will be required to use specialist numerical skills and analytical thought.

These careers include:

  • Accountancy and Banking
  • Risk analysis and actuarial work 
  • Financial management
  • Investment analysis
  • Information Technology
  • Research and development

Transferable skills:

This degree is designed to cultivate transferable skills ensuring that our graduates are attractive to employers in a wide range of fields, which include:

  • Numeracy
  • Problem-solving
  • Reasoning
  • Analysing data
  • Organisational skills
  • Teamwork and communication skills

Work experience opportunities

As a student here, you will be able to take advantage of the various opportunities that exist such as AberWorks, AberForward, YES and Go Wales.

 The department supports students seeking voluntary work, particularly in the teaching of mathematics in all sectors. Further information can be obtained from the department. 

Teaching & Learning

What will I learn?

The breakdown below will provide you with an illustration of what you may study during the three year degree scheme.

  • In the first year, you will follow a clearly defined pathway through the study of core disciplines of mathematics and you will be introduced to the fundamental principles underlying microeconomics and macroeconomics.
  • In the second year you will study real analysis, complex analysis, and linear algebra. You will examine consumer theory, and will gain a detailed understanding of how the open economy operates, particularly with regard to exchange rate determination.
  • In the third year you will be able to direct your own study and specialise further by choosing from a wide range of elective modules in both disciplines.

How will I be taught?

  • You will be taught through a complementary set of teaching and learning methods and approaches, ranging from formal lectures, seminars and tutorials to practicals and individual and group-based project work.
  • You will be assessed through a combination of coursework, presentations, reports and examinations.
  • You will be assigned a personal tutor throughout your degree course, who will help you with any problems or queries, whether these are academic-related or personal issues. You should feel free to contact them at any time for help and advice.
  • You will also have the opportunity to complete a Personal Development Plan (PDP) at Aberystwyth. This is a structured process of self-appraisal, reflection, and planning, which will enable you to chart your personal, academic and professional development throughout your time at university. By recording your academic performance, and highlighting the skills you already have and those you will need for future employability, the PDP portfolio will equip you with the necessary tools to plan effectively, develop successful approaches to study, and consider your future career options and aspirations.

Student Views

Maths is a great course with really friendly and approachable lecturers. The content is always really interesting, but challenging to the right extent. The whole department works effectively to offer all the facilities needed to gain a good degree. Jennifer O'Neil

I enjoy learning about how the economy works. How money isn't just printed out at any time, but is controlled by the government. Economics allows me to understand the fundamental problems that all societies face. Moreover, it focuses on the interaction of the market and people, how economic agents behave or interact, and how the economy works. Fon Yih Young

Typical Entry Requirements

A Levels BBB with B in Mathematics

GCSE requirements (grade C min):
English or Welsh, Mathematics

BTEC National Diploma:
DMM-DDM with B in A level Mathematics

International Baccalaureate:
30 points with 5 points in Mathematics at Higher Level

European Baccalaureate:
70% overall with 75% in Mathematics

The University operates an inclusive admissions policy and our offers can vary. Please refer to our country-specific pages for details of the international qualifications we accept. For further information, contact

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