Economics and Mathematics BSc (Hons) - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 6

Final award and programme/pathway title

BSc (Hons) Economics and Mathematics

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
Ord Economics and Mathematics
DipHE Economics and Mathematics
CertHE Economics and Mathematics

Professional recognition

Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA)

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time ULC10009 360 credits and 180 ECTS credits
Full-time with PTY ULC10009 480 credits and 240 ECTS credits

JACs code

L100, G100

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Economics

Other internal and / or external reference points

Informed by benchmarking in Economics and Mathematics

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Economics

Programme Leader

SRISUMA S Dr (Economics)

Date of production/revision of spec

21/11/2017

Educational aims of the programme

Enable and encourage students to develop their capacity for learning and communication within an open, scholarly, environment

Develop an appreciation of economics, both as an intellectual discipline and as an important contributor to an understanding of the world in ways which are of practical significance

Introduce all students to a range of ideas and methods from classical and modern mathematics informed by recent developments in the subject

Give training in transferable problem-solving skills, logical and analytical thinking, as well as effective communication

Encourage students to be aware of the way that mathematics can enhance the study of economics and to develop appropriate specialisms in both subjects

Enable better performing students completing undergraduate programmes to be prepared to pursue higher degrees in economics/mathematics

Provide an opportunity for students to apply and demonstrate a range of skills, including the capacity for independent study, through the completion of a FHEQ level 6 undergraduate project

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Understanding of the core principles of economics and mathematics K CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Understanding of the core principles of economics and mathematics with the ability to apply these to economic and business problems K DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
A grounding in the principal fields of economics and mathematics K DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Find and critically evaluate economic literature and other appropriate sources of material C DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Formulate and investigate own economic questions C Ord, BSc (Hons)
Undertake numerical analysis to understand and interpret empirical information C DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Solve mathematical problems C CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Solve mathematical problems and formulate mathematical proofs C DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Apply mathematical techniques to the analysis of economic problems C CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
IT skills for general use P CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
IT skills for general use as well as specialist packages for statistical analysis P Ord, BSc (Hons)
Effectively communicate both orally and in writing P CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Learn independently P CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Take responsibility for planning and organising work, both on their own and in a team P CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
General skills, such as literacy, numerical, IT and computing T CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Interpersonal skills, such as communication T CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Many subject specific skills are highly transferrable, including abstraction T Ord, BSc (Hons)
Many subject specific skills are highly transferrable, including analysis T CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Many subject specific skills are highly transferrable, including abstraction deduction and induction T Ord, BSc (Hons)
Many subject specific skills are highly transferrable, including quantification and design T DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Many subject specific skills are highly transferrable, including framing (understanding parameters to a problem to help decision making) T
A grounding in the principal fields of economics and mathematics and in a number of specialist areas K Ord, BSc (Hons)

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over three academic years, consisting of 360 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5 and 6). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Full-time with PTY

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over four academic years, consisting of 480 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5, 6 and the optional professional training year). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Year 3 - FHEQ Level 6

Optional modules for Year 3 - FHEQ Level 6

Choose 8 modules, 4 must be ECO* and 4 must be MAT*, note that some modules have prerequisites.

Year 3 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 6

Optional modules for Year 3 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 6

Choose 8 modules, 4 must be ECO* and 4 must be MAT*, note that some modules have prerequisites.

Professional Training Year (PTY) - Professional Training Year

Module code Module title Status Credits Semester
ECOP005 PROFESSIONAL TRAINING YEAR MODULE (FULL-YEAR WORK) Compulsory 120 Year-long

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guess Speakers / Visiting Academics N
Professional Training Year (PTY) Y
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P) N
Study exhange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme) N
Dual degree N

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.