BSc Mathematics and Economics
Expand your knowledge across two complementary disciplines and develop in-demand skills on our BSc Mathematics and Economics course.
This flexible course will prepare you for a multitude of careers in growing industries, allowing you to study to your strengths and discover new interests. You'll develop your skills in mathematics and economics, as well as learn how to code.
Grow in confidence as a mathematician
Join the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and become part of a supportive, interactive, and accomplished learning community.
Taught by expert staff with extensive teaching, research, and consultancy experience, you'll work collaboratively across a range of topics in pure and applied mathematics. Modules are informed by our world-leading research, and include areas such as:
- linear algebra
- differential equations
- numerical analysis.
Your second year will feature a skills module, which is designed to improve your transferrable skills and employability.
Economics skills can help you to progress into a range of sectors such as business, finance, and marketing.
With support from the Department of Economics, you will gain a thorough understanding of both microeconomics and macroeconomics, with a choice between econometrics or economic theory in your second year.
We pride ourselves in our high-quality teaching, which will be delivered in a range of approaches, including:
- group tutorials
- group presentations
- open debate.
Choose economics at the University of Reading
- Established for more than 50 years.
- 100% of our research impact has been classed ‘outstanding’ or ‘very considerable’ (REF 2021, combining 4* and 3* submissions – Business and Management Studies, and Anthropology and Development Studies).
- Ranked among the top 200 universities in the world for Economics (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023).
Shaping your degree in BSc Mathematics and Economics
In the final year of your degree, you will be able to explore areas of interest in greater depth.
Alongside mathematics and/or statistics project work, you will choose from a range of optional modules, covering topics such as: international economics, macroeconomic policy and dynamic systems.
Support across your studies
Support for the transition to university-level mathematics will be provided through weekly tutorials.
You will also be encouraged to get involved with the Department's Student Staff Partnership Group.
You can choose to undertake a summer placement to gain valuable insight and experience.
Alternatively, you can opt for our four-year BSc Mathematics and Economics with a Placement Year degree, which incorporates a year in industry. Students on our three-year course can choose to transfer if they wish.
With support and guidance from the University, you can choose to spend two weeks, a semester, or an academic year of your degree studying abroad.
Visit the Study Abroad website for more information about the possibilities and benefits of studying abroad.