Mathematics with Economics BSc (Hons)

Key information

Duration:
3 years full time
UCAS code:
G1L1
Start date:
September 2025

We apply mathematics to solve real-world economic issues. On this course, you’ll get to understand the relationship between mathematics and economics by:

  • gaining strong foundational maths skills
  • developing an in-depth perspective on economic concepts.

You’ll learn from leading mathematicians and world-renowned economists, who are experts across both areas. Their research feeds into your teaching at every stage. Your core modules develop your knowledge of pure and applied mathematics. Options allow you to tailor your degree to your particular interests. Areas of study include:

  • differential equations
  • mathematical modelling
  • probability models
  • behavioural economics
  • shaping global policy.

To develop your analytical and modelling skills, you’ll use industry-standard software such as MATLAB, Python and R.

There’s a focus on employability. You’ll gain skills that are widely applicable, and will enable you to succeed in the world of business and economics. You’ll have a careers coach and opportunities to engage with potential employers.

Accreditation

  • This programme will meet the educational requirements of the Chartered Mathematician designation, awarded by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, when it is followed by subsequent training and experience in employment to obtain equivalent competences to those specified by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for taught masters degrees. Find out more

We understand that deciding where and what to study is a very important decision. We’ll make all reasonable efforts to provide you with the courses, services and facilities described in this prospectus. However, if we need to make material changes, for example due to government or regulatory requirements, or unanticipated staff changes, we’ll let you know as soon as possible.

MMath or BSc?

We also offer this course as a four-year MMathFind out about the benefits of an integrated Masters year.

Find out about Megan’s journey through her maths degree at Sussex

The lecturers are genuinely passionate, not only about their research, but also about teaching and sharing knowledge.”Rhiannon Hawkins
Mathematics BSc 

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements for this course are currently under review – please check back in early March 2024.

Modules

This is a major/minor course, enabling you to study in depth in a core area (your major subject: taking up 75% of your time), while also exploring an additional area (your minor subject: taking up 25% of your time).

Find out about our types of undergraduate degrees, their structure, modules and credits

Core modules

Core modules are taken by all students on the course. They give you a solid grounding in your chosen subject and prepare you to explore the topics that interest you most.

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.

We’ll do our best to provide as much optional choice as we can, but timetabling constraints mean it may not be possible to take some module combinations. The structure of a small number of courses means that the order of modules or the streams you choose may determine whether modules are core or optional. This means that your core modules or options may differ from what’s shown here.

Check back in January 2025 for more details of the modules running in the academic year 2025/26.

Core modules

Core modules are taken by all students on the course. They give you a solid grounding in your chosen subject and prepare you to explore the topics that interest you most.

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.

We’ll do our best to provide as much optional choice as we can, but timetabling constraints mean it may not be possible to take some module combinations. The structure of a small number of courses means that the order of modules or the streams you choose may determine whether modules are core or optional. This means that your core modules or options may differ from what’s shown here.

Check back in January 2025 for more details of the modules running in the academic year 2025/26.

Study abroad (optional)

Apply to study abroad – you’ll develop an international perspective and gain an edge when it comes to your career. Find out where your course could take you

If your application to study abroad is successful, you’ll have to meet the academic requirements at Sussex and also at the partner university. Find out more about studying abroad as a Sussex student

Placement (optional)

To help you gain experience and increase your employability, you can apply for an optional placement as part of your course. You’ll be responsible for applying for and securing your placement. Our dedicated careers team can provide you with information and advice. If you’re successful in obtaining a placement, this will form part of your course.

Find out more about placements and internships

Recent students have gone on placements at:

  • Legal & General
  • The Pensions Regulator
  • RCI Financial Services.
SEPnet Employer Programme

We are a core part of the SEPnet (South East Physics Network) consortium, which gives us links to universities and industries across the region. SEPnet’s Employer Programme creates opportunities for our students to apply for eight-week funded summer placements.

Find out more at Department of Physics and Astronomy: South East Physics Network (SEPnet)

Please note that if you’re receiving – or applying for – USA federal Direct Loan funds, you can’t transfer to the version of your course with an optional study abroad period in any country or optional placement in the USA if the number of credits for the placement/internship exceeds 25% of the total credits for your course. Find out more about American Student Loans and Federal Student Aid

Core modules

Core modules are taken by all students on the course. They give you a solid grounding in your chosen subject and prepare you to explore the topics that interest you most.

Options

Alongside your core modules, you can choose options to broaden your horizons and tailor your course to your interests. This list gives you a flavour of our options, which are kept under review and may change, for example in response to student feedback or the latest research.

While it’s our aim for students to take their preferred combinations of options, this can’t be guaranteed and will be subject to timetabling. Options may be grouped and if so, students will be able to choose a set number of options from the selection available in any particular group.

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.

We’ll do our best to provide as much optional choice as we can, but timetabling constraints mean it may not be possible to take some module combinations. The structure of a small number of courses means that the order of modules or the streams you choose may determine whether modules are core or optional. This means that your core modules or options may differ from what’s shown here.

Check back in January 2025 for more details of the modules running in the academic year 2025/26.

Students and staff share their experiences of Mathematics at Sussex

TEF 2023 silver

Silver

The student experience and student outcomes are typically very high quality.
This rating was awarded in 2023, for four years.
(Teaching Excellence Framework 2023)

Find out more about our approach to teaching and supporting you to thrive

Our staff

The Department of Mathematics is a friendly community of like-minded people who are passionate about their subject. Collaboration is encouraged and our lecturers have an open-door policy so you’ll always have support when you need it.

Fees

Fees are not yet set for the academic year 2025/26 – please check back in September 2024. Note that your fees, once they’re set, may be subject to an increase on an annual basis.

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Scholarships

Details of our scholarships are not yet set for entry in the academic year 2025/26.

Careers

You can be confident that our courses provide you with the necessary skills and experience to secure employment or further studies with some of the world’s leading institutions.

You’ll have a wide range of paid work opportunities within the Department – from teaching and research opportunities in the summer, to outreach roles throughout the year. 

There are plenty of opportunities for you to develop your careers skills, including:

  • talks by potential employers
  • advice on choosing a career path
  • CV and application writing
  • preparing for job interviews.

Our graduates go onto a range of careers in finance and accounting, consulting, teaching and engineering.

What to do with a Mathematics degree

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Working while you study

Our Careers and Entrepreneurship team can help you find part-time work while you study. Find out more about career development and part-time work

My course provided me with the set of skills I needed to start my career in audit at Deloitte, and I couldn’t recommend it more.”Emma Atakpa
Mathematics with Economics MMath graduate
Deloitte
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