- What makes some countries richer than others?
- How can we measure inequality or the impact of climate change, and what should we do about it?
- What makes a business successful?
- Are education or healthcare investments like other investments?
Our BSc in Economics and Mathematics degree gives you the intellectual toolbox to help answer these pressing questions and many more. You will learn how to interpret data, understand (and quantify) the decisions made by individuals, organisations, and governments and evaluate economic policies. You will also develop cutting-edge mathematical and analytical skills highly valued by employers, and get the possibility of directly applying them through a paid placement in industry. Our graduates work as Economists in the private sector, public sector and in academia, but also in banking, professional services, international business and international organisations.
You do not need an A level in Economics to enrol in this course. Your A level in Mathematics or Further Mathematics will enable you to develop numeracy skills from day one.
The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.
If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.