You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification.
For most OU qualifications a Microsoft Windows (new since 2007), Apple Mac (OS X 10.6 or later) or Linux computer should be adequate.However, some qualifications require more specific IT equipment, in which case you will need additional software to use an Apple Mac or Linux computer.
A detailed technical specification for your modules will be made available when you register.Please note, technical specifications do change over time to match computer developments and the way we teach.
The Open University is the worlds leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.
Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether youre at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student youll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone.
<div><p>This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:</p><ul><li>Knowledge and understanding</li><li>Cognitive skills</li><li>Practical and professional skills</li><li>Key skills</li></ul><p>The level and depth of your learning gradually increases as you work through the qualification. You'll be supported throughout by the OU's unique style of teaching and assessment ? which includes a personal tutor to guide and comment on your work; top quality course texts; elearning resources like podcasts, interactive media and online materials; tutorial groups and community forums.</p></div>
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. The BSc (Honours) Economics and Mathematical Sciences gives you a thorough grounding in a broad range of mathematical, statistical and computational skills, and a sound knowledge of economic theory – together with a good understanding of economic issues. You’ll develop analytical and model building skills that can be applied in a variety of contexts, engage in economic debate, and assess different kinds of evidence and their usefulness in relation to economic theories. You’ll also learn how to apply the knowledge and skills learned by carrying out your own project work. By the end of your studies, you’ll be able to answer fundamental questions about our physical and economic world, and use a wide range of essential skills to solve real problems and make sound judgments – from everyday choices relating to your personal finances, to high-level strategic decisions in employment.
<div><p>If you enjoy solving problems and you're interested in the practical application of economics and mathematics, this degree could be what you're looking for. It'll give you a thorough grounding in mathematical, statistical and computational skills, and a sound knowledge of both micro and macro-economic theory ? together with a good understanding of economic issues. By the end of your studies, you'll have a level of numeracy and understanding of the commercial and economic environment that's in short supply to employers.</p></div>