The Open University
Economics and Mathematical Sciences (Q15) BSc (Hons)
The Open University

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Graduates who understand the commercial and economic environment and who are also highly numerate are in short supply. If you enjoy solving problems and you’re interested in the practical application of economics and mathematics, this degree course could be what you’re looking for. It will give you a thorough grounding in mathematical, statistical and computational skills, and a sound knowledge of economic theory – together with a good understanding of economic issues.

Key features of the course

  • Explores fundamental questions about our physical and economic world

  • Teaches analytical and model building skills applicable to a variety of contexts

  • Develops essential skills to solve real problems and make sound judgments – from everyday choices about personal finances, to high-level strategic decisions in employment

  • Broadens your experience of using appropriate mathematical and statistical software

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 44 graduates of Economics and Mathematical Sciences (Q15) BSc (Hons) at The Open University for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Mathematics.

Overall student satisfaction
85 /100
44 total respondents

Salary

Salary of Graduates of Economics and Mathematical Sciences (Q15) BSc (Hons) at The Open University

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Economics and Mathematical Sciences (Q15) BSc (Hons) at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £27500 £26500 £30500
25-75 percentile range £25000 - £37000 £16000 - £39000 £18000 - £42500


Salary of all UK Graduates of Mathematics

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £27424 £28923 £36580
25-75 percentile range £22904 - £32630 £22478 - £38105 £26504 - £49454

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Economics and Mathematical Sciences (Q15) BSc (Hons) at The Open University

27% Teaching Professionals
16% Information Technology Professionals
8% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
7% Managers, directors and senior officials
4% Artistic, literary and media occupations
4% Business and public service associate professionals
3% Skilled trades occupations
3% Administrative occupations
3% Process, plant and machine operatives
3% Architects, Chartered Architectural Technologists, Planning

Grading & Study Time

Assessment Methods

Study Time Distribution



Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Economics and Mathematical Sciences (Q15), BSc (Hons).

Visa Requirements for International Students

Visa requirement

All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.

International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.

Permission to work while studying

The Open University is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.

Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)

After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.

Costs

Average student cost of living in UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

University Rankings

Positions of The Open University in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of The Open University in related subject specific rankings.

Natural Sciences

    • #40 
    • #401 
    Physical Sciences
    THE World University Rankings by Subject - Times Higher Education
    [Published 13 October, 2021]

See all university rankings of The Open University

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About The Open University

The Open University was established in 1969 in Milton Keynes, and it’s the largest university in the UK for undergraduate education. The OU is among the most prestigious distance-learning institutions in the United Kingdom, enjoying numerous awards and accreditations, including Triple Crown status for their Business School.

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