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Introductory Maths and Statistics

We run a pre-sessional short course in Mathematics and Statistics two weeks before the start of the Autumn Term for all students taking MSc Economics, MSc Economics and International Financial Economics, and MSc Behavioural and Economic Science (Economics Track).

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Please note that your course starts on Monday 16 September 2019, but you are expected to arrive on Sunday 15 September.

The Introductory Maths and Statistics course is designed to ensure that your knowledge and skills in this area are at the standard required for you to succeed on the rest of the MSc course. It consists of both lectures and small group learning which go through exercise sheets and problems. You can get a feel for what level is required for our MSc courses and test your current knowledge with our maths quiz.

There will be two assessments during the course: an online test during week 2 of the pre-sessional course and a written test in week 1 of autumn term.

Your course assessments will contribute towards your mark for the Quantitative Methods: Econometrics module, with a weighting of 10% for students taking MSc Economics and MSc Economics and International Financial Economics, and 20% for MSc Behavioural and Economic Science (Economics Track). You are not required to pass the Introductory Maths and Statistics course to be awarded a pass mark for the Quantitative Methods: Econometrics module, but we will invite those who don’t perform well to attend six additional hours or revision sessions in week 4 of the autumn term.

Further information about the pre-sessional course, including readings lists and preparatory course materials, will be made available to MSc offer holders in the summer.

Information on the course can be found here, although accessing this will require a Warwick username.