Royal Holloway, University of London

Course Introduction

Join two departments recognised for their high quality teaching; the Mathematics Department rates highly for 'Overall Student Satisfaction' each year in the National Student Survey, and teaching in the Economics Department received a score of 22 out of 24 by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). Develop an in'depth understanding of economics at all levels; from the company to the state, and beyond. The Department of Mathematics is internationally recognised for the quality of its research in Pure Mathematics, Information Security, Statistics and Theoretical Physics. Benefit from a strong focus on small group teaching led by inspirational staff who are acknowledged experts in their fields with a dedicated support network, including a personal academic adviser to guide you in your studies. Gain a broad spectrum of transferable skills that can be applied in the workplace and enjoy excellent employment prospects.

Course Modules

Economics Year 1: principles of economics; quantitative methods; economics workshop. Year 2: microeconomics; macroeconomics; quantitative methods 2. Year 3: economics of warfare; experimental economics; game theory; political economy; topics in finance; development and economic history; economics of life; econometrics; financial econometrics; origins of financial crises; environmental economics; industrial economics; economics of inequality; dissertation unit. Mathematics Year 1: from Euclid to Mandelbrot; calculus; number systems; numbers and functions; introduction to applied mathematics; principles of statistics; functions of several variables; matrix algebra. Year 2: vector analysis and fluids; statistical methods; linear algebra and project; primes and factorisation; real analysis; probability; graphs and optimisation; ordinary DEs and Fourier analysis; further linear algebra and modules; complex variable. Year 3: quantum theory 1; interference; time series analysis; mathematics of financial markets; cipher systems; computational number theory's; combinatorics; electromagnetism; mathematics project; further linear algebra and modules; mathematics in the classroom; number theory; non'linear dynamical systems; applied probability; error correcting codes; complexity theory; quantum theory 2; advanced financial mathematics; public key cryptography; applications of field theory.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £15,200  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level ABB
  • European Baccalaureate 75%
  • International Baccalaureate 32
  • SQA Advanced Higher AB
  • Course specific
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDD
  • SQA Higher AABBB

Key Course Information

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81% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 85%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 94%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 79%

£25,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

80% Go on to work and/or study

In work 50
Studying 30
Studying and working 0
Unemployed 20
Unknown 0

22% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 90%

Total Coursework: 8%

Total Practical: 1%

£4,300 - £5,700
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,200 - £5,000
Typical cost of private accommodation