Economics and Mathematics 

(2018 Entry)

BA (Hons)

The Economics and Mathematics combined honours degree at Keele encourages you to develop the knowledge and skills to understand how important Economics is to the functioning of government, business and households. At the same time you will learn the mathematical skills to give you proficiency in data handling, problem solving and analysis, all highly regarded and sought after by employers in financial services and business management more generally.

Combined Honours
Study abroad
Learn a language
International year
3 years/ 4 years with international year

UCAS code: GL11

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Course Overview

In Mathematics modules, you will deepen your understanding of pure mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics, learning to apply them in a range of economic contexts at micro and macro level.  You will use what you learn to develop precise arguments and present results to a wide range of audiences. In Economics modules, you will learn about markets, risk and currencies in micro and macro perspectives. By combining theoretical analysis with up to date knowledge about current issues you will explore the formulation and effects of public economic policies.  Under the supervision of our internationally recognised and approachable tutors, you will also have the opportunity to use professional software tools such as Bloomberg in our dedicated IT suite to analyse and interpret real economic data. 

You could also choose to study abroad for a proportion of your degree or to put your learning into practice during a placement between years two and three of your studies.

What will this mean for my future?

Both Mathematics and Economics help you to take novel approaches to problem solving and make critical interpretations of data and text, skills which are in demand from employers in business and government.  You might choose to work as an economist in the City or in the Government Economic Service.  You could go into banking, insurance, accounting, software development or management consultancy.  Jobs such as an investment analyst, actuary, statistician or financial advisory would also be options for you. 

You might also choose to go on to study for a postgraduate qualification in either subject.

Indicative modules

First year

  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Introductory Microeconomics
  • Introductory Macroeconomics
  • Quantitative Methods

Second year

  • Differential Equations
  • Complex Variable I and Vector Calculus
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Econometrics
  • Open Economy Macroeconomics

Third year

  • Labour Economics
  • Group Theory
  • Professional Mathematics
  • Advanced Topics in Microeconomics
  • Labour Economics
  • Partial Differential Equations
  • Industrial Organisation


Daniel Gibbon

Daniel Gibbon

"There is a very warm and welcoming environment and there is plenty going on on campus."

Accounting and Maths, 2017