BSc Economics and Mathematics
(Award available for year: Certificate of Higher Educ)
On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:- demonstrate a broad understanding of the concepts, information, practical competencies and techniques which are standard features of mathematics and economics; - understand and apply basic concepts and models in micro and macro economics.- appreciate the coherence and logical structure of mathematics; - demonstrate an appreciation of different approaches to problem solving associated with economics;- demonstrate an understanding of and an ability to apply appropriate mathematical and statistical concepts to the analysis of economics-related problems; - demonstrate an awareness of skills in comprehending applied and theoretical economic problems, formulating them mathematically and obtaining solutions by appropriate methods; - use basic generic and subject specific intellectual qualities i.e. be able to communicate the results of their work;- present a structured and coherent simple argument;- be able to interpret and evaluate the underlying concepts and principles of economics; - evaluate qualitative and/or quantitative data;- use word-processing, spreadsheet, database and statistical programmes and network resources; - appreciate their strengths and weaknesses as learners.
Transferable (key) skills
Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:- qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment related to the subject area(s) studied; - skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility.
Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:- demonstrating the knowledge and application of standard concepts, information and techniques relevant to both disciplines mathematics and economics; - work that covers a restricted area of both disciplines mathematics and economics.- demonstrating emerging abilities, skills and competencies.