BSc Mathematics and Economics with a Placement Year
Expand your knowledge across two complementary disciplines and develop in-demand skills on our BSc Mathematics and Economics with a Placement Year course.
This four-year degree includes an integrated, year-long work placement, allowing you to graduate with experience in the industry.
Grow in confidence as a mathematician
Join the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and become a 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.
Economics skills can help you 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).
This degree includes an integrated, year-long, paid industrial placement between your second and final year.
We offer a variety of placements in areas such as finance, logistics, and technology, and across a range of national and international organisations, such as Microsoft, IBM, SAP and the NHS.
Our dedicated placements officer can provide advice and support to find your ideal placement, as well as developing your CV and interview skills.
You can also undertake summer placements throughout your degree if you wish too.
Visit the Important Information page for more details on securing and completing a placement year.
In the final year of your degree, you will be able to explore areas that interest you most in greater depth.
Alongside either an economics dissertation or a mathematical research project, you will choose from a range of optional modules, covering topics such as: business, financial forecasting, econometric methods and applied stochastic processes.
Support across your studies
Support for the transition to university-level mathematics will be provided through weekly drop-in sessions, and our peer-assisted learning scheme.
You will also be encouraged to get involved with the Department’s Staff Student Forums and the Student Teaching and Learning Group.
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.