What Will You Study
Taught by experts in departments that are internationally recognised for the quality of their research, studying Economics and Mathematics at Lancaster gives you the opportunity to develop the necessary knowledge and tools to understand how important Economics is to the functioning of government, business and society. At the same time you will acquire mathematical and analytical skills, which are much sought-after by many employers.
In your first year, you’ll take modules including Principles of Economics, Integration, and Matrix Methods before moving on to second-year subjects such as Linear Algebra, Probability, Intermediate Micro- and Macroeconomics, and Introductory Econometrics. You’ll complete your degree in your third year, following courses such as Likelihood Inference, Mathematical Economics, Monetary Economics and Advanced Microeconomic Theory.
- Accounting and Economics : BSc Hons
- Accounting and Economics (Industry) : BSc Hons
- Accounting, Finance and Mathematics : BSc Hons
- Accounting, Finance and Mathematics (Industry) : BSc Hons
- Business Economics (Industry) : BSc Hons
- Computer Science and Mathematics : BSc Hons
- Computer Science and Mathematics : MSci Hons
- Economics : BSc Hons
- Economics (Industry) : BSc Hons
- Economics (Study Abroad) : BSc Hons
- Economics and Geography : BA Hons
- Economics and International Relations : BA Hons
- Economics and Mathematics (Industry) : BSc Hons
- Economics and Politics : BA Hons
- Finance and Economics : BSc Hons
- Finance and Economics (Industry) : BSc Hons
- Financial Mathematics : BSc Hons
- Financial Mathematics : MSci Hons
- Financial Mathematics (Industry) : BSc Hons
- French Studies and Mathematics : BA Hons
- German Studies and Mathematics : BA Hons
- Mathematics : BSc Hons
- Mathematics : MSci Hons
- Mathematics (Placement Year) : BSc Hons
- Mathematics (Study Abroad) : MSci Hons
- Mathematics and Philosophy : BA Hons
- Mathematics with Statistics : BSc Hons
- Mathematics with Statistics : MSci Hons
- Mathematics with Statistics (Placement Year) : BSc Hons
- Mathematics with Statistics (Study Abroad) : MSci Hons
- Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics (MORSE) : BSc Hons
- Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics (MORSE) (Industry) : BSc Hons
- Philosophy, Politics and Economics : BA Hons
- Philosophy, Politics and Economics (Placement Year) : BA Hons
- Spanish Studies and Mathematics : BA Hons
- Statistics : BSc Hons
- Statistics : MSci Hons
- Statistics (Placement Year) : BSc Hons
- Statistics (Study Abroad) : MSci Hons
- Theoretical Physics with Mathematics : BSc Hons
- Theoretical Physics with Mathematics : MSci Hons
- Theoretical Physics with Mathematics (Study Abroad) : MSci Hons
Many of Lancaster's degree programmes are flexible, offering students the opportunity to cover a wide selection of subject areas to complement their main specialism. You will be able to study a range of modules, some examples of which are listed below.
- Career and Employability I
- Further Calculus
- Linear Algebra
- Principles of Economics A
- Applied Economics
- Economic Policy
- Game Theory
- Intermediate Macroeconomics I
- Intermediate Macroeconomics II
- Intermediate Microeconomics I
- Intermediate Microeconomics II
- Introduction to Econometrics
- Mathematics for Economics
- Advanced Macroeconomics
- Advanced Microeconomics
- Applied Macroeconomics
- Bayesian Inference
- Behavioural and Experimental Economics
- Development Economics
- Dissertation Module
- Health Economics
- Industrial Organisation
- International Business
- International Trade
- Labour Economics
- Mathematical Economics
- Medical Statistics: study design and data analysis
- Monetary Macroeconomics
- Public Economics
- Sports Economics
- Statistical Models
- Stochastic Processes
- Time series analysis
Lancaster University offers a range of programmes, some of which follow a structured study programme, and others which offer the chance for you to devise a more flexible programme. We divide academic study into two sections - Part 1 (Year 1) and Part 2 (Year 2, 3 and sometimes 4). For most programmes Part 1 requires you to study 120 credits spread over at least three modules which, depending upon your programme, will be drawn from one, two or three different academic subjects. A higher degree of specialisation then develops in subsequent years. For more information about our teaching methods at Lancaster visit our Teaching and Learning section.
Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.
A Level AAB
Required Subjects A level Mathematics or Further Mathematics grade A
GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6, English Language grade B or 6
IELTS 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each component. For other English language qualifications we accept, please see our English language requirements webpages.
International Baccalaureate 35 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects including 6 in HL Mathematics
BTEC May be considered alongside A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics with at least one at grade A
We welcome applications from students with a range of alternative UK and international qualifications, including combinations of qualification. Further guidance on admission to the University, including other qualifications that we accept, frequently asked questions and information on applying, can be found on our general admissions webpages.
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As a graduate of Lancaster you’ll enjoy excellent employment prospects. Your qualification in Economics and Mathematics, along with your problem-solving skills, analytical abilities and organisational expertise, will make you highly desirable to employers.
Former graduates have been taken on as professional economists and economic advisers by the Bank of England, the Civil Service, management consultancies and diverse companies in a wide range of areas.
Your skills are also easily transferable to various roles such as marketing, management, advertising and consultancy.
Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, you also graduate with the relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability awareness, career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.
Lancaster Management School has an award winning careers team to provide a dedicated careers and placement service offering a range of innovative services for management school students. Our high reputation means we attract a wide range of leading global employers to campus offering you the opportunity to interact with graduate recruiters from day 1 of your degree.
Teaching and Learning Methods
At Lancaster we offer a broad range of learning environments which include the traditional lecture-tutorial , interactive workshops, laboratory and practical activities, student-led seminars and web-based delivery.
The modules which make up a programme of study are assessed using a variety of different methods, enabling students to demonstrate their capabilities in a range of ways. Typical coursework assignments include laboratory reports, essays, literature reviews, short tests, poster sessions, group work assessment and oral presentations. Formal examinations include short answer questions, essays and data analysis. Students are supported in the production of final year project reports and dissertations. Details of the assessment methods for individual modules can be accessed via the university's online module catalogue.
In addition to these learning and teaching methods we encourage independent study, meaning you take responsibility for your own learning. For more information visit our Teaching Approach page.
We offer you a variety of stimulating and effective approaches to teaching, learning and assessment. This enables you and your tutors to explore the very latest thinking within your subject and develops your skills in problem solving, analysis and critical reflection, communication, application of knowledge and modern technologies.
As a University, we commit to providing all our undergraduates with a minimum number of contact hours per week, providing you with timely feedback on your work and a maximum number of 15 students per seminar group.
We set our fees on an annual basis and the 2018-19 entry fees have not yet been set.
As a guide, our fees in 2017-18 were:
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Channel Islands and the Isle of Man
Some science and medicine courses have higher fees for students from the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. You can find more details here: Island Students.
For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page
Students may incur travel costs dependant on their placement location.
Students also need to consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following graduation it may be necessary to take out subscriptions to professional bodies and to buy business attire for job interviews.