# 2017/18 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

## BSc Economics and Mathematics

Programme code: | BS-ECON&MATH | UCAS code: | GL11 |
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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:

LUBS1125 | Economic Institutions (Labour) | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

LUBS1585 | Economic Institutions (Industry) | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

LUBS1950 | Economic Theory and Applications 1 | 20 credits | Semesters 1 & 2 | |

MATH1050 | Calculus and Mathematical Analysis | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

MATH1055 | Numbers and Vectors | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

MATH1331 | Linear Algebra with Applications | 15 credits | Semester 1 | |

MATH1400 | Modelling with Differential Equations | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH1510 | Financial Mathematics 1 | 15 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH1710 | Probability and Statistics I | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

MATH1712 | Probability and Statistics II | 10 credits | Semester 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:

LUBS2140 | Intermediate Microeconomics | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

LUBS2570 | Introduction to Econometrics | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

LUBS2610 | Intermediate Macroeconomics | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

MATH2640 | Introduction to Optimisation | 10 credits | Semester 1 |

**Optional modules:**

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

MATH2715 | Statistical Methods | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

MATH2735 | Statistical Modelling | 10 credits | Semester 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:

MATH2017 | Real Analysis | 15 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH2080 | Further Linear Algebra | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

MATH2230 | Discrete Mathematics | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH2231 | Discrete Mathematics with Computation | 15 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH2365 | Vector Calculus | 15 credits | Semester 1 | |

MATH2375 | Linear Differential Equations and Transforms | 15 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH2391 | Nonlinear Differential Equations | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH2515 | Financial Mathematics 2 | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

MATH2525 | Financial Mathematics 3 | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH2600 | Numerical Analysis | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH2601 | Numerical Analysis with Computation | 15 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH2650 | Calculus of Variations | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH2740 | Environmental Statistics | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH2750 | Introduction to Markov Processes | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH2775 | Survival Analysis | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH2800 | Mathematics into Schools | 10 credits | Semesters 1 & 2 | |

MATH2900 | Maths at Work | 10 credits | Semesters 1 & 2 | |

MATH2920 | Computational Mathematics | 10 credits | Semester 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.

HECN2010 | Introduction to Health Economics | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

LUBS2040 | Theories of Growth, Value and Distribution | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

LUBS2050 | Industrial Economics | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

LUBS2280 | Macroeconomic Policy and Performance in Britain | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

LUBS2300 | Explanation in Economics | 10 credits | Not running in 201718 | |

LUBS2400 | The International Economic Environment | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

LUBS2420 | Business Economics | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

LUBS2590 | Labour Economics | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

LUBS2665 | Economics of Innovation | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

LUBS2675 | How to be a Successful Policy Economist | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

TRAN2010 | Transport Economics | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

TRAN2030 | Project Appraisal | 10 credits | Semester 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

LUBS3301 | Economics Project | 20 credits | Semesters 1 & 2 | |

MATH3001 | Project in Mathematics | 20 credits | Semesters 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

HECN3010 | Introduction to the Economic Evaluation of Health | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

LUBS3005 | Advanced Microeconomics | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

LUBS3010 | International Trade | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

LUBS3011 | Contemporary Issues in Economic Growth | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

LUBS3250 | Transnational Corporations in the World Economy | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

LUBS3330 | Economic Development | 20 credits | Semesters 1 & 2 | |

LUBS3340 | Economics of Famines | 20 credits | Semesters 1 & 2 | |

LUBS3365 | Environmental Economics | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

LUBS3370 | Applied Econometrics | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

LUBS3375 | Behavioural Economics | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

LUBS3430 | Modern Theories of Money and Monetary Policy | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

LUBS3435 | Public Enterprise and Regulation | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

LUBS3505 | Advanced Macroeconomics | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

LUBS3560 | Global Economic Coordination and Governance | 10 credits | Not running in 201718 | |

LUBS3570 | Current Topics in European Integration | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

LUBS3580 | Economics of Labour-Managed Firms | 10 credits | Not running in 201718 | |

LUBS3785 | The Economics of Unions | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

LUBS3925 | The Political Economy of Work | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

LUBS3930 | Economics of Business and Corporate Strategy | 20 credits | Semesters 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

COMP3910 | Combinatorial Optimisation | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

COMP3940 | Graph Algorithms and Complexity Theory | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

EDUC3060 | Mathematics Education | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

MATH2017 | Real Analysis | 15 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH2080 | Further Linear Algebra | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

MATH2230 | Discrete Mathematics | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH2231 | Discrete Mathematics with Computation | 15 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH2365 | Vector Calculus | 15 credits | Semester 1 | |

MATH2375 | Linear Differential Equations and Transforms | 15 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH2391 | Nonlinear Differential Equations | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH2515 | Financial Mathematics 2 | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

MATH2525 | Financial Mathematics 3 | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH2600 | Numerical Analysis | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH2601 | Numerical Analysis with Computation | 15 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH2650 | Calculus of Variations | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH2715 | Statistical Methods | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

MATH2735 | Statistical Modelling | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

MATH2740 | Environmental Statistics | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH2750 | Introduction to Markov Processes | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH2775 | Survival Analysis | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH2920 | Computational Mathematics | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

MATH3015 | History of Mathematics | 15 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH3033 | Graph Theory | 15 credits | Semester 1 | |

MATH3143 | Combinatorics | 15 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH3153 | Coding Theory | 15 credits | Semester 1 | |

MATH3355 | Hamiltonian Systems | 15 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH3365 | Mathematical Methods | 15 credits | Semester 1 | |

MATH3374 | Linear and Non-Linear Waves | 15 credits | Not running in 201718 | |

MATH3396 | Dynamical Systems | 15 credits | Not running in 201718 | |

MATH3397 | Nonlinear Dynamics | 15 credits | Semester 1 | |

MATH3414 | Analytic Solutions of Partial Differential Equations | 15 credits | Semester 1 | |

MATH3424 | Introduction to Entropy in the Physical World | 15 credits | Not running in 201718 | |

MATH3474 | Numerical Methods | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

MATH3475 | Modern Numerical Methods | 15 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH3491 | Discrete Systems and Integrability | 15 credits | Not running in 201718 | |

MATH3510 | Actuarial Mathematics 1 | 15 credits | Semester 1 | |

MATH3520 | Actuarial Mathematics 2 | 15 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH3565 | Mathematical Biology | 15 credits | Semester 1 | |

MATH3567 | Evolutionary Modelling | 15 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH3714 | Linear Regression and Robustness | 15 credits | Semester 1 | |

MATH3723 | Statistical Theory | 15 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH3733 | Stochastic Financial Modelling | 15 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH3772 | Multivariate Analysis | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

MATH3802 | Time Series | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

MATH3820 | Bayesian Statistics | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

MATH3823 | Generalised Linear Models | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH3880 | Introduction to Statistics and DNA | 10 credits | Semester 2 |

Last updated: 05/05/2017

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