Quantitative Methods for Business and Economics: Maths (N1582F)

15 credits, Level 3 (sub-degree)

Autumn teaching

In this module, you are introduced to the mathematical methods and techniques commonly used in business, finance, economics and other social sciences.

You learn how to read and use simple mathematical terms, formulae and expressions – developing your confidence in presenting and interpreting data through the use of charts and graphs and simple summary statistics.

There will be a strong emphasis on practical applications to ‘real-world’ issues, for example through looking at economic, business and finance data and applying ideas such as discount rates to investment decisions.

The skills you develop in this module will also be transferable for use in a range of disciplines, as well as in everyday life.

Note: You need a good level of numeracy. You can only take this optional module if you have GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics, with at least grade C.


63%: Lecture
6%: Practical (Workshop)
31%: Seminar


20%: Coursework (Portfolio)
80%: Examination (Unseen examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 33 hours of contact time and 117 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.