3 years full-time (plus optional placement year)
AAA (full entry requirements)
September 2021 (term dates)
£9,250 per year
£18,350 per year
Economics is becoming more mathematical and now requires highly technical tools.
This degree in maths and economics will allow you to develop your mathematical knowledge while also giving you an understanding of economic theory.
95.3% of York Economics graduates were employed or in further study six months after graduation.
Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2016/17 (HESA) (Full-time UK students)
Benefit from the expertise of two internationally-recognised departments.
Economists build mathematical models to decipher patterns, predict future developments and recommend strategies. You'll have the opportunity to learn about these in real-life situations, and discuss their application.
There are opportunities for you to spend time abroad during your course:
We'll establish your base in mathematics, then prepare you to learn some principles of economics in your first year.
In addition to the above you will also need to complete our online Academic Integrity module.
This module covers some of the essential skills and knowledge which will help you to study independently and produce work of a high academic standard which is vital for success at York.
This module will:
Your second year will consist of six core modules spread across the Department of Mathematics and Department of Economics and Related Studies.
Your final year will focus on advanced economics, mathematics and preparation for your career.
You will choose half your modules from certain ones in the Economics department and half from certain modules in the Mathematics department.
You will choose 60 credits of modules from a list including:
You will choose 60 credits of modules from a list including:
Some combinations of modules are not permitted.
Please note, modules may change to reflect the latest academic thinking and expertise of our staff.
Every course at York has been designed to provide clear and ambitious learning outcomes. These learning outcomes give you an understanding of what you will be able to do at the end of the course. We develop each course by designing modules that grow your abilities towards the learning outcomes and help you to explain what you can offer to employers. Find out more about our approach to teaching and learning.
The fees and funding figures below are for 2021/22 entry. If you take a year abroad or year in industry you'll pay a reduced rate of fees for that year
|UK (home)||International and EU|
UK (home) or international fees? The level of fee that you will be asked to pay depends on whether you're classed as a UK (home) or international student. Check your fee status
For more information about tuition fees, any reduced fees for study abroad and work placement years, scholarships, tuition fee loans, maintenance loans and living costs see undergraduate fees and funding.
We'll confirm more funding opportunities for students joining us in 2021/22 throughout the year.
Nigel Thompson Memorial Scholarships are worth £3,000 each year to talented students from families of lower income.
Annie Curry Williamson Scholarships are worth £1,500 each year to talented students from families of lower income. Scholarships are awarded on a combination of academic potential and financial need.
Scholarships for students paying overseas fees are worth £500 to students paying fees at the overseas rate, providing you achieve AAA at A level in appropriate subjects. Equivalent qualifications will be considered.
You can use our living costs guide to help plan your budget. It covers additional costs that are not included in your tuition fee such as expenses for accommodation and study materials.
“Students from all backgrounds achieve consistently outstanding outcomes”
The TEF Panel, Office for Students, June 2018
Our Gold Teaching Excellence Framework award demonstrates our commitment to the delivery of consistently outstanding teaching and learning for our students.
You’ll study and learn with academics who are active researchers, experts in their field and have a passion for their subjects. Our approach to teaching will provide you with the knowledge, opportunities, and support you need to grow and succeed in a global workplace. Find out more about our approach to teaching and learning.
Impact of coronavirus (COVID-19)
We hope to deliver this course as advertised for 2021/22 entry, but it’s unclear when we’ll be able to return to a normal timetable. For an idea of how this course might be affected, see our changes for 2020/21 entry.
Lectures and seminars are the main mode of teaching. Some modules have practical computer classes. All modules are supported by extensive online material, including a discussion forum.
In your first year, you can expect:
|Lectures||10-13 hours per week|
|Tutorials||0-1 hours per week|
|Problem classes||1 hour per week|
|Practicals||1 hour per week|
These figures are based on an average student in an average week. Your contact hours will vary throughout the year due to your module choices, non-compulsory classes, exam periods and changes to scheduled activities.
Outside your timetabled hours, you'll study independently. This may include preparation for classes, follow-up work, wider reading, practise completion of assessment tasks, or revision.
In the UK, full-time students are expected to spend 1,200 hours a year learning. That's about 40 hours of classes and independent study each week during term time. Everyone learns at a different rate, so the number of hours you spend on independent study will be different to other students on your course.
You will be based in the Department of Mathematics on Campus West. Your teaching will take place in a variety of locations on Campus West.
Our beautiful green campus offers a student-friendly setting in which to live and study, within easy reach of the action in the city centre. It's easy to get around campus - everything is within walking or pedalling distance, or you can always use the fast and frequent bus service.
Your assessments will mainly be examinations and regular homework.
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3|
The figures above are based on data from 2016/17.
Our maths and economics degree graduates are in great demand by many employers, who value skills that you'll develop with your degree.
AAA including Mathematics
|Cambridge Pre-U||D3, D3, D3 including Mathematics|
|European Baccalaureate||80% average, including 85% in Mathematics.|
|International Baccalaureate||36 points, including HL6 in Mathematics|
|Other international qualifications||Equivalent qualifications from your country|
Meeting the following additional criteria may qualify you for an alternative offer.
|Widening participation||If you successfully complete one of the following programmes, you may be eligible for an alternative offer up to three A level grades (or equivalent) below our typical offer: Next Step York, Realising Opportunities, YESS. More about widening participation.|
|Contextual offers||If you have experience of local authority care or live in an area with low progression to university, you may be eligible for an alternative offer up to two A level grades (or equivalent) below our typical offer. More about contextual offers.|
|EPQ||We recognise the value of this qualification although it will not be included as a condition of entry. It may be taken into consideration when you receive your results.|
If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:
|IELTS||6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component|
|PTE Academic||61, with a minimum of 55 in each component|
|GCSE/IGCSE/O level English Language (as a first or second language)||Grade C|
|C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency||176, with a minimum of 169 in each component|
|TOEFL||87 overall, with a minimum of 21 in each component|
|Trinity ISE III||Merit in all components|
|Duolingo||110 overall, with a minimum of 100 in each component|
For more information see our undergraduate English language requirements.
You may be eligible for one of our pre-sessional English language courses. These courses will provide you with the level of English needed to meet the conditions of your offer.
The length of course you need to take depends on your current IELTS scores and how much you need to improve to reach our English language requirements.
After you've accepted your offer to study at York, we'll confirm which pre-sessional course you should apply to via You@York.
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