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2017/18 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BSc Economics and Mathematics

Programme code:BS-ECON&MATHUCAS code:GL11
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Jan Palczewski Contact address:J.Palczewski@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 360

Entry requirements:

AAA from three A-levels including A in Mathematics.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Mathematics

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Mathematics

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Programme specification:

The programme will aim to:
- introduce students to the major branches of mathematics and economics;
- enable students to apply statistical methods to solving economic problems;
- meet the needs of students with varied mathematical backgrounds and with different aspirations within mathematics and economics;
- enable the student to appreciate the coherence, logical structure, and broad applicability of mathematics;
- enable the student to appreciate the different approaches, concepts and applications in economics;
- impart an awareness of the values of research and scholarship in mathematics and economics;
- accustom students to the use of tools, including libraries and computers, that are available within mathematics and economics;
- provide a thorough training in the intellectual skills and advanced techniques of modern mathematics and economics;
- develop the ability of students to abstract and generalize, to model various phenomena, and to interpret numerical and empirical data;
- enable the student to develop the skills associated with problem solving, rigorous argument and communication;
- educate students to meet the needs of employers, including those in industry, finance, education and the public services;
- broaden and deepen the mathematical and economic background of students;
- prepare students to work in fields where specific and broadly based advanced knowledge in mathematics and economics is required;
- enable students to embark on research in some area of mathematical economics, economic theory or empirical/statistical economics.


Year 1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Students must enrol on exactly 120 or 125 credits in each academic year.

Compulsory modules:

Students will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

LUBS1125Economic Institutions (Labour)10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS1585Economic Institutions (Industry)10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS1950Economic Theory and Applications 120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MATH1050Calculus and Mathematical Analysis10 creditsSemester 1
MATH1055Numbers and Vectors10 creditsSemester 1
MATH1331Linear Algebra with Applications15 creditsSemester 1
MATH1400Modelling with Differential Equations10 creditsSemester 2
MATH1510Financial Mathematics 115 creditsSemester 2
MATH1710Probability and Statistics I10 creditsSemester 1
MATH1712Probability and Statistics II10 creditsSemester 2


Year 2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Students must enrol on exactly 120 or 125 credits in each academic year.

Compulsory modules:

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules:

LUBS2140Intermediate Microeconomics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2570Introduction to Econometrics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2610Intermediate Macroeconomics10 creditsSemester 1
MATH2640Introduction to Optimisation10 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

Students are required to take at least one of the following optional modules:

MATH2715Statistical Methods10 creditsSemester 1
MATH2735Statistical Modelling10 creditsSemester 1

Students are required to take between 20 and 55 credits from the following optional modules to bring their total MATHS modules up to at least 50 credits:

MATH2017Real Analysis15 creditsSemester 2
MATH2080Further Linear Algebra10 creditsSemester 1
MATH2230Discrete Mathematics10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2231Discrete Mathematics with Computation15 creditsSemester 2
MATH2365Vector Calculus15 creditsSemester 1
MATH2375Linear Differential Equations and Transforms15 creditsSemester 2
MATH2391Nonlinear Differential Equations10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2515Financial Mathematics 210 creditsSemester 1
MATH2525Financial Mathematics 310 creditsSemester 2
MATH2600Numerical Analysis10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2601Numerical Analysis with Computation15 creditsSemester 2
MATH2650Calculus of Variations10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2740Environmental Statistics10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2750Introduction to Markov Processes10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2775Survival Analysis10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2800Mathematics into Schools10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MATH2900Maths at Work10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MATH2920Computational Mathematics10 creditsSemester 1

Students are required to take between 20 and 40 credits from the following optional modules to bring their total LUBS modules up to at least 50 credits.

HECN2010Introduction to Health Economics10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2040Theories of Growth, Value and Distribution10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2050Industrial Economics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2280Macroeconomic Policy and Performance in Britain10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2300Explanation in Economics10 creditsNot running in 201718
LUBS2400The International Economic Environment10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2420Business Economics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2590Labour Economics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2665Economics of Innovation10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2675How to be a Successful Policy Economist10 creditsSemester 2
TRAN2010Transport Economics10 creditsSemester 1
TRAN2030Project Appraisal10 creditsSemester 2

Discovery modules:

Students can take up to 20 credits of Discovery modules at level 1 or 2.

!! IMPORTANT !! When choosing options, students must take into account which modules they intend to take in Year 3 to make sure that they have the necessary prerequisites. Please refer to the information from the Programme Meetings.

In order to progress to Year 3 of the programme, in addition to the usual requirements candidates need to pass
- at least 30 credits of LUBS modules, including the modules marked pfp, and
- at least 40 credits of Maths modules including MATH2715 or MATH2735.


Year 3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Students must enrol on exactly 120 or 125 credits in each academic year.

Optional modules:

Exactly one project module from List A must be chosen.

List A

LUBS3301Economics Project20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MATH3001Project in Mathematics20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

If LUBS3301 was chosen from List A, then 40 credits from List B must be chosen.
If MATH3001 was chosen from List A, then 60 credits from List B must be chosen.

List B

HECN3010Introduction to the Economic Evaluation of Health10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3005Advanced Microeconomics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3010International Trade10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3011Contemporary Issues in Economic Growth10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3250Transnational Corporations in the World Economy10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3330Economic Development20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS3340Economics of Famines20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS3365Environmental Economics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3370Applied Econometrics10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3375Behavioural Economics10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3430Modern Theories of Money and Monetary Policy10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3435Public Enterprise and Regulation10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3505Advanced Macroeconomics10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3560Global Economic Coordination and Governance10 creditsNot running in 201718
LUBS3570Current Topics in European Integration10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3580Economics of Labour-Managed Firms10 creditsNot running in 201718
LUBS3785The Economics of Unions10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3925The Political Economy of Work10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3930Economics of Business and Corporate Strategy20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

If LUBS3301 was chosen from List A, then 60 or 65 credits from List C must be chosen.
If MATH3001 was chosen from List A, then 40 or 45 credits must be chosen from List C.

Please check the Module Catalogue for pre-requisites and mutually exclusive modules. At most 20 credits may be at Level 2.

List C

COMP3910Combinatorial Optimisation10 creditsSemester 2
COMP3940Graph Algorithms and Complexity Theory10 creditsSemester 1
EDUC3060Mathematics Education10 creditsSemester 1
MATH2017Real Analysis15 creditsSemester 2
MATH2080Further Linear Algebra10 creditsSemester 1
MATH2230Discrete Mathematics10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2231Discrete Mathematics with Computation15 creditsSemester 2
MATH2365Vector Calculus15 creditsSemester 1
MATH2375Linear Differential Equations and Transforms15 creditsSemester 2
MATH2391Nonlinear Differential Equations10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2515Financial Mathematics 210 creditsSemester 1
MATH2525Financial Mathematics 310 creditsSemester 2
MATH2600Numerical Analysis10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2601Numerical Analysis with Computation15 creditsSemester 2
MATH2650Calculus of Variations10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2715Statistical Methods10 creditsSemester 1
MATH2735Statistical Modelling10 creditsSemester 1
MATH2740Environmental Statistics10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2750Introduction to Markov Processes10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2775Survival Analysis10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2920Computational Mathematics10 creditsSemester 1
MATH3015History of Mathematics15 creditsSemester 2
MATH3033Graph Theory15 creditsSemester 1
MATH3143Combinatorics15 creditsSemester 2
MATH3153Coding Theory15 creditsSemester 1
MATH3355Hamiltonian Systems15 creditsSemester 2
MATH3365Mathematical Methods15 creditsSemester 1
MATH3374Linear and Non-Linear Waves15 creditsNot running in 201718
MATH3396Dynamical Systems15 creditsNot running in 201718
MATH3397Nonlinear Dynamics15 creditsSemester 1
MATH3414Analytic Solutions of Partial Differential Equations15 creditsSemester 1
MATH3424Introduction to Entropy in the Physical World15 creditsNot running in 201718
MATH3474Numerical Methods10 creditsSemester 1
MATH3475Modern Numerical Methods15 creditsSemester 2
MATH3491Discrete Systems and Integrability15 creditsNot running in 201718
MATH3510Actuarial Mathematics 115 creditsSemester 1
MATH3520Actuarial Mathematics 215 creditsSemester 2
MATH3565Mathematical Biology15 creditsSemester 1
MATH3567Evolutionary Modelling15 creditsSemester 2
MATH3714Linear Regression and Robustness15 creditsSemester 1
MATH3723Statistical Theory15 creditsSemester 2
MATH3733Stochastic Financial Modelling15 creditsSemester 2
MATH3772Multivariate Analysis10 creditsSemester 1
MATH3802Time Series10 creditsSemester 1
MATH3820Bayesian Statistics10 creditsSemester 1
MATH3823Generalised Linear Models10 creditsSemester 2
MATH3880Introduction to Statistics and DNA10 creditsSemester 2

Last updated: 05/05/2017

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