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Joint Degrees

Two joint courses are available within Mathematics, leading to joint degrees in Mathematics and Business Studies, or Economics. Students taking such a course follow the first year of the Mathematics course and then transfer to their second department at a later stage. Such a transfer is always subject to the permission of the other department involved, even for students already registered on a joint degree.

How to transfer: Every undergraduate student in the Mathematics Department is registered on one of the degree courses: Mathematics, MMath, Mathematics and Business Studies (Year 1 or 2) or Mathematics and Economics (Year 1 or 2), or one of these with Intercalated Year. To change your registration contact the Undergraduate Office, Room B0.02, and they can initiate the transfer for you or follow the links on e-vision. Do this by June or at any rate July to take effect in October. If you are registered for a joint degree you must still complete this process when the time comes to change to the other department. If you wish to change your registration during a year the paperwork must normally be completed by Week 2 of Term 2. Note that all transfers are subject to the permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies, it is not an automatic right. You should also make sure that you have obtained advice on any visa/financial implications of transferring where appropriate.

See more details on the transfers page.

The joint degree courses are as follows. See also the Prospectus and the Course Regulations.

Mathematics and Business Studies (BSc)

G1NC Math/Bus

The first two years are in common with the Mathematics degree. Permission to transfer to the Warwick Business School at the end of the second year is subject to an interview with the Business School and an overall honours performance in the second year, with at least a second class mark (50%) in an IB coded module given by the Business School. Although only one of these two modules is required for transfer, students who take other Business School modules, notably IB2D9 Finance in Practice, will find the range of available options in Year 3 is improved.

Mathematics and Economics (BSc)

GL11 Maths/Econ

This course provides a training in modern economics for students with mathematical aptitude. It allows students to apply their mathematics skills in ways different from the conventional applications to the physical sciences. It can lead on to careers in industry, government, or postgraduate work and academic teaching and research.

For details of the course and modules, students should consult the Economics department handbook.

Year 1 of the course is the same as the first year of the Mathematics BSc (G100) except that EC107 Economics 1 must be taken.

Year 2 core consists of 60 CATS of Mathematics (30 Core and 30 from List A) and 60 CATS of Economics. The Economics modules are EC204 Economics 2 (30 CATS), plus either EC226 Econometrics 1 (30 CATS) or EC220/221 Mathematical Economics 1a and 1b (30 CATS). The Mathematics core modules are MA260 Norms, Metrics and Topologies (10 CATS), MA265 Methods of Mathematical Modelling (10 CATS) and MA270 Analysis 3 (10 CATS).

Students are considered by the Economics second year exam board and then transfer to the Department of Economics for their third year. For further information look at the Economics handbook, noting in particular that third year GL11 students are not permitted to overcat, and are not allowed to take any first year modules as unusual.

Other Mathematical Joint Degrees

For interested Mathematics students we describe here joint degrees in the Departments of Philosophy, Computer Science, Physics or Statistics.

Mathematics and Philosophy (BA or BSc)

GV17 Maths/Phil

Students join via the Department of Philosophy. Students in the first year must take the modules PH136 Logic 1: Introduction to Symbolic Logic (15 CATS) and PH144 Mind and Reality (15 CATS) in addition to core maths modules. Transfers are at the discretion of the Philosophy Department.

Discrete Mathematics (BSc)

G4G1 Discrete Maths

Students on this degree are members of the Department of Computer Science. In the Discrete Mathscourse students take a mixture of Mathematics and Computer Science modules including the modules CS146 Discrete Mathematics and its Applications 1 and CS147 Discrete Mathematics and its Applications 2. CS147 is available to Mathematics students as an option, due to the entrance requirements of Mathematics students MA132 is considered the only prerequisite for this module and CS146 cannot be taken. Students interested in transferring to this degree course should contact the Department of Computer Science. Transfers are at the discretion of the Computer Science department.

Mathematics and Physics (BSc)

GF13 Maths Phys

The arrangements for this joint degree are different from the others, because it aims to provide approximately 50% maths and 50% physics in each year of study. Details of the first year modules can be found on the Physics department website. Students wishing to follow this joint degree must choose to do so in the first two weeks of the first year. Transfer to single subject maths, or physics at the end of the first year is subject to the approval of the department concerned. For further details consult the Physics Department.

Mathematics and Statistics (BSc)

GG14 Maths/Stats

Students on this course are normally in the Department of Statistics. However, transfer to this degree is possible after the first or second year, provided that appropriate options in Statistics have been taken.

Syllabus: The compulsory modules in the second year are MA222 Metric Spaces, ST227 Stochastic Processes, ST228 Mathematical Methods for Statistics and Probability, ST229 Probability for Mathematical Statistics, ST230 Mathematical Statistics and ST231 Linear Statistical Modelling with R.

In addition, options may be selected from those available to second year Mathematics students and ST204 Essay or Project. The normal load is 120 CATS. In the third year at least 60 CATS of third year modules given by the Department of Statistics must be taken. Options may be selected from those available to third year maths students, and the normal load is 120 CATS.

See the Statistics Department's handbooks for more details.



This degree course in Mathematics, Operations Research, Statistics and Economics is administered by the Statistics Department, with the collaboration of the Departments of Economics, Business Studies and Mathematics. Students interested in transferring to this joint degree should include the following amongst their options

EC106 Introduction to Quantitative Economics (30 CATS, Terms 1-2);

IB104 Mathematical Programming I (7.5 CATS, Term 3).

ST121 Statistical Laboratory (10 CATS, Term 2)

This would allow transfer into the second year of MORSE, which consists of roughly equal proportions from the four participating departments (Statistics, Economics, Business Studies and Mathematics). See the Statistics Department's handbooks for more details.