This degree is part of our Joint Honours in Science scheme and allows you to study the complementary subjects of economics and mathematics.
By studying two subjects, you develop a broad range of expertise and a set of skills that spans two specialist areas, preparing you for a wide range of careers.
Dividing your study equally between your two subject areas, you select from the same range of topics as Single Honours students and achieve the same high academic standard, but you cover fewer topics in each subject.
On this degree, you benefit from the expert teaching of both Newcastle University Business School and the School of Mathematics and Statistics, and will enjoy the facilities and student community in both Schools. You will also enjoy strong support from the School that provides the administrative home of the Joint Honours in Science scheme.
The challenge of mastering two subjects produces graduates who are well prepared for the multidisciplinary challenges of the real world, drawing on and developing skills in time management, organisation and self-motivation that employers value.
You will also receive careers support as part of your degree, including a bespoke career development module personally tailored to your professional development, and excellent support from the University’s award-winning Careers Service.
Economics at Newcastle is highly regarded, achieving a 90% overall student satisfaction score in the 2012 National Student Survey.
Our degrees are taught through a combination of lectures, problem classes, tutorials, practical computer classes, computer-based assessments, data collection and analysis, and drop-in sessions.
We assess your performance in each module through a combination of assignments and end-of-semester examinations. Many of our assignments take place online and are aimed at helping you with key material. Teaching and assessment methods may vary from module to module; more information can be found in our individual module listings.
Visit our Teaching and Learning pages to read about the outstanding learning experience available to you at Newcastle University.
The School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development is the administrative home for your degree. This means that, although you will not be studying modules delivered by the School, you will receive support from the staff based there, including a senior tutor from within the School.
To ensure you are fully supported throughout your degree:
We encourage you to join our extremely active student societies. Our societies run a wide range of academic and non-academic activities throughout the year to help you get to know people from your respective subject areas, as well as other people on your course:
As a Joint Honours in Science student, you will divide your time equally between your subjects and their respective academic Schools: Newcastle University Business School and the School of Mathematics and Statistics.
In Newcastle University Business School you will have access to teaching and learning facilities in our brand new £45 million building in Downing Plaza. This includes:
Take a virtual tour of our new building on the Business School website.
The School of Mathematics and Statistics is based in the Herschel Building, which includes a number of large lecture theatres, a recently refurbished computer cluster, and a reading room for maths and stats students.
Visit the School website to take a virtual tour of the Herschel Building.