The module teaches the necessary mathematical techniques required for a modern degree in Economics. It focuses entirely on economics examples so that students not only learn important mathematical skills but also learn how to apply those skills to problems of economic interest. The module starts at a basic level and so is ideal for students with a weak background in mathematics. The module, however, progresses fairly quickly so that, by the end of the year, the student has the tools to attack relatively sophisticated economics problems. Throughout the year an extra remedial class is provided to help the weakest students keep pace with the module.
Successful completion of the module will provide the student with a strong grasp of fundamental mathematical concepts. Students will be able to solve elementary economics problems and so obtain a more sophisticated understanding of economic principles. The test and assignments will allow students to demonstrate their problem-solving skills to solve real economic problems.
Key employability skills include improved numeracy and analytic talents.
- Module Supervisor: Melvyn Coles