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COURSE OVERVIEW

The study of mathematics is fascinating and challenging. It develops a set of skills that are in high demand across a range of sectors. The combination with economics opens up a variety of exciting professional careers in accountancy, finance, banking, investment, business and IT. This programme provides you with the opportunity to develop your knowledge, understanding, technical skills and confidence to operate successfully in an international and globalised work environment.

In your first year you will be introduced to a wide variety of mathematical and statistical theories in addition to a solid introduction on microeconomics and macroeconomics. This foundation year will also focus on the computational and algorithmic aspects of mathematics and its uses in the development of modern mathematics.

The second year will focus on the mathematical and statistical modelling of natural. By implementing cutting edge computer software, you will be able to explore the beauty and power of mathematics in action. This year is also focused on enabling you to develop a deep understanding of economic principles and the real world practical applications of economic theory and methodology.

Having been exposed to the gamut of mathematics, statistics and economics courses during the first two years, the final year is focused on your career aspirations and your specific interests in mathematics and economics. You will also undertake a final year project on a topic that interests you, write up a report and give a presentation.

Careers

Graduates of the BSc programmes will be able to enter a wide range of business careers in the public, private and third sectors. Opportunities exist in the banking, finance, technical consultancy business, software security, accountancy and insurance sectors, in marketing and government research agencies and in the teaching and academic professions.

94% of our 2016/17 graduates (first degree and other undergraduate courses) were in employment and/or further study six months after completing their course (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey).

Pre-approved for a Masters

If you study a Bachelor Honours degrees with us, you will be pre-approved to start a Masters degree at Winchester. To be eligible, you will need to apply by the end of March in the final year of your degree and meet the entry requirements of your chosen Masters degree.

ABOUT THIS COURSE

Suitable for applicants from:

UK, EU, World

Study abroad

Full-time students are able to take an optional year-long placement between Levels 5 and 6.

For more information see our Study Abroad section.

Learning and teaching

Our aim is to shape 'confident learners' by enabling you to develop the skills needed to excel in your studies here and as well as onto further studies or the employment market.                   

You are taught primarily through a combination of lectures and seminars, allowing opportunities to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups.

In addition to the formally scheduled contact time such as lectures and seminars etc.), you are encouraged to access academic support from staff within the course team, your personal tutor and the wide range of services available to you within the University.

Independent learning

Over the duration of your course, you will be expected to develop independent and critical learning, progressively building confidence and expertise through independent and collaborative research, problem-solving and analysis with the support of staff. You take responsibility for your own learning and are encouraged to make use of the wide range of available learning resources available.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of class contact hours, independent learning and assessment activity.

While your actual contact hours may depend on the optional modules you select, the following information gives an indication of how much time you will need to allocate to different activities at each level of the course.

Year 1 (Level 4): Timetabled teaching and learning activity*

Teaching, learning and assessment: 432 hours
Independent learning: 768 hours

Year 2 (Level 5): Timetabled teaching and learning activity*

Teaching, learning and assessment: 288 hours
Independent learning: 912 hours

Year 3 (Level 6): Timetabled teaching and learning activity*

Teaching, learning and assessment: 192 hours
Independent learning: 966 hours
Placement: 12 hours

*Please note these are indicative hours for the course.

Location

Taught elements of the course take place on campus in Winchester

Teaching hours

All class based teaching takes places between 9am – 6pm, Monday to Friday during term time. Wednesday afternoons are kept free from timetabled teaching for personal study time and for sports clubs and societies to train, meet and play matches. There may be some occasional learning opportunities (for example, an evening guest lecturer or performance) that take places outside of these hours for which you will be given forewarning.

Assessment

Our validated courses may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances.

We ensure all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used on the course you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day or Open Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.

Percentage of the course assessed by coursework

The assessment balance between examination and coursework depends to some extent on the optional modules you choose. The approximate percentage of the course assessed by different assessment modes is as follows:

Year 1 (Level 4)*:

33% coursework
67% written exams
0% practical exams

Year 2 (Level 5)*:

38% coursework
58% written exams
4% practical exams

Year 3 (Level 6)*:

71% coursework
20% written exams
9% practical exams

*Please note these are indicative percentages and modes for the programme.

Feedback

We are committed to providing timely and appropriate feedback to you on your academic progress and achievement in order to enable you to reflect on your progress and plan your academic and skills development effectively. You are also encouraged to seek additional feedback from your course tutors.

Further information

For more information about our regulations for this course, please see our Academic Regulations, Policies and Procedures.

 

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

2020 Entry: 104-120 points
2021 Entry: 104-120 points

An A-level A*-C pass is required in mathematics.

A GCSE A*-C or 9-4 pass in Mathematics and English Language is required.

International Baccalaureate: 104-120 points to include a minimum of 2 Higher level IB certificates at grade 4 or above.

A grade 5 is required in mathematics.

If English is not your first language: IELTS 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in writing or equivalent.

Course Enquiries and applications

Telephone: +44 (0) 1962 827234
Send us a message

International students

If you are living outside of the UK or Europe, you can find out more about how to join this course by emailing our International Recruitment Team at International@winchester.ac.uk or calling +44 (0)1962 827023

Visit us

Explore our campus and find out more about studying at Winchester by coming to one of our Open Days.

Year 1 (Level 4)

Modules Credits

Calculus 20

You are introduced to the main ideas and techniques of differential and integral calculus of functions of two or more variables.

Linear Algebra and Differential Equations 20

You will develop an understanding of the basic theory, applications and connections of linear algebra and differential equations. Topic include vector spaces, matrices, determinants, linear transformations, eigenvectors, first order ordinary differential equations, second order linear differential equations and systems of differential equations. The tools of logic, as well as foundational material on sets and functions that are required are introduced in the first part of the module.

Algorithms and Computer Programming 20

Programming in a high-level computer language. Applications of algorithms to problems in various areas of discrete mathematics. You will be exposed to a rigorous and thorough treatment of algorithms and their implementation. Particular attention will be paid to applications to graph theory and number theory.

Probability and Statistics 20

This module aims to lay foundations in probability and distribution theory, data analysis and the use of statistical software, which will be built upon in later modules. It begins by defining probability via axioms and develops some of its useful properties. Random variables are introduced, and the properties of probability used to develop distributions of practical importance. Statistical analysis is introduced with simple ideas of summarising data (implemented in R). Basic ideas of statistical inference (including techniques of estimation, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing) are also covered and applied to data sets.

Principles of Microeconomics 20

Microeconomics is a major branch of economic science that studies the behaviour of individuals in making decisions as buyers, sellers, business owners and government. This module introduces you to the key fundamental ideas of Microeconomics and covers the principles, technical language, concepts and fundamental methodologies. This includes the utilization and distribution of limited or scarce resources in the creation, production, supply and consumption of goods and services to meet demands. Where relevant, alternative economic approaches will be identified and considered. Real world data and case studies will be used to reinforce learning and insight.

Principles of Macroeconomics 20

Macroeconomics is a major branch of economic science that studies issues and problems at the level of the national and international economy. This module introduces students to the key fundamental principles of Macroeconomics and covers: technical language, concepts and fundamental methodologies. Topics covered include: modelling, price theory, balance of payments, imports and exports, national income, unemployment, inflation, multiplier-effect, consumption, aggregate demand and supply, and government macroeconomic policy. Where relevant, alternative economic approaches will be identified and considered. Real world data and case studies will be used to reinforce learning and insight. 

Year 2 (Level 5)

Modules Credits

Mathematical Methods 30

This course is, roughly, divided into two parts: the first one entails a first course on mathematical modelling while the second part focuses on numerical methods and their implementation with MATLAB.

The mathematical modelling half of the course focuses on an introduction to mathematical modelling by exploring: the fundamentals of Newton’s laws and motion in a central field; Markov Chains; and Game Theory. The latter half is concerned mainly with numerical methods for solving linear equations and finding solutions to ODEs and PDEs.

Macroeconomics Analysis 30

The module builds on the concepts and models developed in the Level 4 Macroeconomics module. You will continue to build competency in macroeconomics using empirical data, statistics, policy analysis and macroeconomic theory. The module will encourage you to understand monetary and fiscal policy, economic growth and growth models, business cycles, global financial markets, technology and employment, game-theory, currency index and foreign exchange markets, digital economies, stock exchanges and the role of money and liquidity in the world economy.

Microeconomics Analysis 30

The module builds on the concepts and models developed in the Level 4 Microeconomics module. You will continue to build competency in microeconomics using empirical data, statistics, policy analysis and microeconomic theory. The module will encourage you to understand the underlying behaviour of economic markets and financial systems in the context of uncertainty and risk.

Year 2 Optional Modules
  • Vector Calculus 30 credits
  • Statistical Methods 30 credits
  • Predictive Data Analytics 15 credits
  • Employment Experience

Optional Credits

Mathematical Methods 30

This course is, roughly, divided into two parts: the first one entails a first course on mathematical modelling while the second part focuses on numerical methods and their implementation with MATLAB.

The mathematical modelling half of the course focuses on an introduction to mathematical modelling by exploring: the fundamentals of Newton’s laws and motion in a central field; Markov Chains; and Game Theory. The latter half is concerned mainly with numerical methods for solving linear equations and finding solutions to ODEs and PDEs.

Macroeconomics Analysis 30

The module builds on the concepts and models developed in the Level 4 Macroeconomics module. You will continue to build competency in macroeconomics using empirical data, statistics, policy analysis and macroeconomic theory. The module will encourage you to understand monetary and fiscal policy, economic growth and growth models, business cycles, global financial markets, technology and employment, game-theory, currency index and foreign exchange markets, digital economies, stock exchanges and the role of money and liquidity in the world economy.

Microeconomics Analysis 30

The module builds on the concepts and models developed in the Level 4 Microeconomics module. You will continue to build competency in microeconomics using empirical data, statistics, policy analysis and microeconomic theory. The module will encourage you to understand the underlying behaviour of economic markets and financial systems in the context of uncertainty and risk.

Year 2 Optional Modules
  • Vector Calculus 30 credits
  • Statistical Methods 30 credits
  • Predictive Data Analytics 15 credits
  • Employment Experience

Year 3 (Level 6)

Modules Credits

Final Year Project and Seminar 30

This module will provide you with experience of the skills required to undertake independent research projects. Offering you a birds-eye view of several cutting-edge mathematics and statistics research topics by attending seminars at Winchester and, where possible and relevant, nearby institutions.

Year 3 Optional Modules
  • Mathematical Modelling 30 credits
  • Quantitative Finance 15 credits
  • Volunteering for Mathematicians 15 credits
  • Strategic Analysis 15 credits
  • Strategic Forecasting and Simulation 15 credits
  • Monetary and Financial Economics 15 credits
  • Development Economics 15 credits
  • Behavioural Economics and Finance 15 credits
  • Public Economics 15 credits
  • Critical Economics 15 credits

Optional Credits

Final Year Project and Seminar 30

This module will provide you with experience of the skills required to undertake independent research projects. Offering you a birds-eye view of several cutting-edge mathematics and statistics research topics by attending seminars at Winchester and, where possible and relevant, nearby institutions.

Year 3 Optional Modules
  • Mathematical Modelling 30 credits
  • Quantitative Finance 15 credits
  • Volunteering for Mathematicians 15 credits
  • Strategic Analysis 15 credits
  • Strategic Forecasting and Simulation 15 credits
  • Monetary and Financial Economics 15 credits
  • Development Economics 15 credits
  • Behavioural Economics and Finance 15 credits
  • Public Economics 15 credits
  • Critical Economics 15 credits

Please note the modules listed are correct at the time of publishing, for full-time students entering the programme in Year 1. Optional modules are listed where applicable. Please note the University cannot guarantee the availability of all modules listed and modules may be subject to change. For further information please refer to the terms and conditions at www.winchester.ac.uk/termsandconditions.
The University will notify applicants of any changes made to the core modules listed above.

Progression from one level of the programme to the next is subject to meeting the University’s academic regulations.

2020 Course Tuition Fees

 UK/EU

International

Year 1 £9,250 £13,500
Year 2 £9,250 £13,500
Year 3 £9,250 £13,500
Total £27,750 £40,500
Optional Sandwich Year £700 £700
Total with Sandwich Year £28,450 £41,200

If you are a UK or EU student starting your degree in September 2020, the first year will cost you £9,250*. Based on this fee level, the indicative fees for a three-year degree would be £27,750 for UK and EU students.

Remember, you don't have to pay any of this upfront if you are able to get a tuition fee loan from the UK Government to cover the full cost of your fees each year. If finance is a worry for you, we are here to help. Take a look at the range of support we have on offer. This is a great investment you are making in your future, so make sure you know what is on offer to support you.

UK/EU Part-Time fees are calculated on a pro rata basis of the full-time fee for a 120 credit course. The fee for a single credit is £77.08 and a 15 credit module is £1,156. Part-time students can take up to a maximum 90 credits per year, so the maximum fee in a given year will be the government permitted maximum fee of £6,935.

International part-time fees are calculated on a pro rata basis of the full-time fee for a 120 credit course. The fee for a single credit is £112.50 and a 15 credit module is £1,687.

*The University of Winchester will charge the maximum approved tuition fee per year. 

ADDITIONAL COSTS

As one of our students all of your teaching and assessments are included in your tuition fees, including, lectures/guest lectures and tutorials, seminars, laboratory sessions and specialist teaching facilities. You will also have access to a wide range of student support and IT services.

There might be additional costs you may encounter whilst studying. The following highlights the mandatory and optional costs for this course:

Mandatory

Books

Indicative cost is £100-£200.

Printing and Binding

We are proud to offer free printing for all students to ensure that printing costs are not a potential financial barrier to student success. The University of Winchester and Winchester Student Union are champions of sustainability and therefore ask that all students consider the environment and print fairly. Students may be required to pay for the costs of dissertation binding. Indicative cost is £1.50-£3.

SCHOLARSHIPS, BURSARIES AND AWARDS

We have a variety of scholarship and bursaries available to support you financially with the cost of your course. To see if you’re eligible, please see our Scholarships and Awards.

Key course details

UCAS code
G1L1
Duration
3 years full-time; 4 years full-time (sandwich); 6 years part-time (sandwich placement not available to part-time students)
Typical offer
104-120 points
Location
On campus, Winchester