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BSc Economics and Mathematics

Year 1

(Award available for year: Certificate of Higher Educ)

Learning outcomes

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.


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