Applied Mathematics for Economists (L1058)

15 credits, Level 4

Spring teaching

The aim of this module is to deepen your understanding of the most important mathematical techniques used in economic analysis through the use of applications, and to enable you to use these skills confidently and independently.

The module will also help you to understand both the economic principles you are (or will be) applying in other modules on the Economics course. You will also understand the mathematical principles that underlie the statistical and econometric methods encountered in other modules later in the BSc course.


67%: Lecture
33%: Seminar


20%: Coursework (Observation, Problem set)
80%: Examination (Take away paper)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: