gl11 - Mathematics and Economics BSc

Mathematics and Economics BSc Honours

UCAS Code: GL11 (full time: 3 Years)

Course Overview

The combination of economic theory and mathematical skills you gain on this degree will appeal to a wide range of employers.

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At a Glance


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Degree Awarded
BSc Honours

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Course Duration
3 Years

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Entry Requirements
A Level: AAA or A*AB
IB: 35-37 points

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As well as pure and applied mathematics, you learn probability and statistical techniques that help you understand economics theories and address economic problems.

In Economics you explore topics relating to Britain, Europe and the rest of the world, including:

  • economic analysis and applications
  • global economics
  • micro- and macro-economics

In Mathematics you develop a thorough grounding in topics and techniques such as:

  • differential equations
  • probability
  • statistics

This joint honours degree benefits from teaching from both Newcastle University Business School and our School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics, making sure you get expert tuition in both topics. 

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Course Details

Modules for 2017 entry

Please note

The module and/or programme information below is for 2017 entry. Our teaching is informed by research and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, student feedback, or insufficient numbers of students interested (in an optional module). To find out more read our terms and conditions.

Module/programme information for 2018 entry will be published here as soon as it is available (end of May 2018).

Our degrees are divided into Stages. Each Stage lasts for an academic year and you need to complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each Stage. Further information, including the credit value of the module, is available in each of the module descriptions below.

Stage 1

Compulsory modules

Stage 2

Compulsory modules

Optional modules

You will choose one set of two optional modules:

Section A
Section B

Work Placement (optional)

You can apply to spend 9 to 12 months on an optional work placement between Stages 2 and 3. You can apply to spend your placement year with any organisation and will receive University support to do so. It will extend your degree by a year and is subject to availability. Find out more on about Work Placements.

Stage 3

Compulsory modules

Optional modules

You take 50 credits of optional modules from Section A (if you chose Section A in Stage 2) or Section B (if you chose Section B in Stage 2).

Section A

*MAS3801 is compulsory in this section.

Section B

*MAS3903 is compulsory in this section. Modules denoted # will be given in 2017/18 and are expected to be available in alternative years thereafter. Modules denoted ** will be given in 2018/19 and are expected to be available in alternative years thereafter.

Subject to the approval of the Degree Programme Director, students may replace up to 10 credits of modules in the list above with additional modules from the list of Economics modules below. 

You take either one or both of the following 20 credit Economics modules:

You will choose modules from the following list to make up a total of 60 credits of Economics modules:

    Entry Requirements

    All candidates are considered on an individual basis.

    If your qualifications are not listed here, please see our additional entry requirements web pages to find out which other qualifications are considered. 

    The entrance requirements below apply to 2019 entry.

    Undergraduate Admissions Policy

    See our 2018 Admissions Policy (PDF: 185 KB).

    See further policies related to admission.


    Economics and mathematics careers

    In our experience many employers look favourably on students who can demonstrate their abilities in more than one field. Newcastle graduates will have acquired the ability to research, evaluate and communicate information, alongside developing specialist subject knowledge, practical and technical skills.

    This provides graduates with a range of educational and career opportunities, especially if the skills you have developed during your degree have been further enhanced by work experience.

    Depending on subject combinations, joint honours in Science graduates have very broad career options. In the past, our graduates have entered careers in the business and financial sectors or specialised further in their area of expertise such as accountancy and psychology. Graduates who wish to pursue a career in teaching will find that they are suitably qualified to study for a PGCE in either discipline. Those graduates who enter employment outside their discipline find a flexible degree of this nature is highly valued in professions such as management, commerce and the civil service.

    Find out more about the career options for Economics from Prospects: The UK's Official Careers Website.

    What our graduates go on to do: employment and further study choices

    See what our recent graduates went on to do and view graduate destinations statistics. These statistics are based on what graduates were doing on a specific date, approximately six months after graduation. Take a look at the most recent data available for our graduates.

    The destination data is available in varying levels, beginning with the University and moving through Faculty and School down to individual course reports. This final level may give you some useful ideas about possible options after your course or a course you are considering.

    Careers and employability at Newcastle

    Newcastle University consistently has one of the best records for graduate employment in the UK.

    95% of our 2016 UK-domiciled graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating.

    Of our graduates who entered employment more than three quarters (78%) achieved a professional or managerial position.

    We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through an initiative called ncl+. This enables you to develop personal, employability and enterprise skills and to give you the edge in the employment market after you graduate.

    Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers.

    Fees & Funding



    Applying to Newcastle University through UCAS

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    UCAS codes for Newcastle University

    • institution name - NEWC
    • institution code - N21

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