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Introductory Maths and Statistics

We run an online pre-sessional short course in Mathematics and Statistics two weeks before the start of the Autumn Term for all MSc students in the Economics Department.

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Please note that your course starts on Monday 19 September 2022.

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 tests during the course. The first will be in Week 2 of the pre-sessional course and and second will take place in Week 1 of Autumn Term.

Your course tests 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 recommend reviewing the course materials again during the Autumn Term if you don’t perform well.

Further information on the pre-sessional course can be found here. Readings lists and preparatory course materials will be made available to MSc Offer Holder before the course start date.