G1NH BSc Mathematics with Finance (3 yrs)
Mathematicians are in great demand throughout business, but particularly in the financial sector as a whole. You can look forward to a career in areas such as international banking, accountancy, the stock market, financial consultancy, government and the civil service. In recent years mathematicians have developed sophisticated techniques which help to forecast some of the fluctuations which take place in world stock and commodity markets and underpin many financial products such as stock options and futures.
As well as studying the relevant mathematics, you will encounter such subjects as economics, accounting, financial management and the interesting area of futures and options.
This programme produces graduates with a good finance background and strong quantitative skills, making them highly employable. Graduates can look forward to careers in a wide variety of financial areas: in the stock market, in international banking, in business, in government and the civil. The mathematics component of the programme provides a firm foundation in the main areas of mathematics, and then develops the area of statistics further, as statistics is particularly important in finance. The finance component begins with a grounding in micro and macro economics, looks at the principles of finance, and focuses on portfolio analysis, international banking, and futures and options.
Transfer to this programme is normally only possible early in Semester 1 from a number of other programmes in the School.
Ranked third in UK for quality of research outputs in applied mathematics. Ranked second in the UK for research power in statistics and operational research (RAE, 2008)
One of the largest mathematics departments in the UK
Wide range of degrees, with flexibility to transfer between programmes
Generous scholarship scheme for UK/EU and international students
Large international cohort
Typical entry requirements
In terms of A-level grades our standard offer is A*AB or AAA (or A*BB or AAB with Further Mathematics) or equivalent, including grade A in A-level Mathematics. In addition we welcome applications from candidates offering non-A-level qualifications with an appropriate mathematical content.
36 points, 18 at higher level, including 6 in higher level mathematics
Average applicants per place: 10
Applicants are selected on the quality of their application. Applicants with a strong academic background and a clear commitment to Mathematics will be considered for an offer based on the quality of their UCAS application.
Typical course content
This programme produces graduates with a good finance background and strong quantitative skills, making them highly employable.
In addition to this, our Curriculum Innovation Programme offers our students the chance to take optional modules outside their core disciplines. This allows you to personalise your education, to develop new skills and knowledge for your future.
In addition to the compulsory modules listed below, students are required to take ECON1002 - Principles of Macroeconomics, and either
ECON1001 - Foundations of Microeconomics
ECON1003 - Principles of Microeconomics
Students entering with A-level Economics take ECON1003; others take ECON1001
In addition to the compulsory modules listed below, students are required to take
ECON2003 - Microeconomics II
MANG2014 - Accounting and Finance for non-specialists
As well as the compulsory module listed below, students are required to take THREE other modules at least TWO of which must be MATH3xxx modules together with
ECON3015 - Principles of Finance
Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if s/he takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided. More detailed information can be found in the programme handbook (or other appropriate guide).
Learning and teaching
The Department uses a wide variety of modern learning and teaching methods involving small group tutorial work and computer based learning that builds on what you learn in lectures. Assessment is varied enabling you to demonstrate your strengths and show what you have learnt. Students are provided with a copy of the computer algebra package MAPLE that they can use on their own personal computers to assist their studies.
The University provides a wide range of modern services for learning and support, including a well-stocked modern library, a large number of computer workstations giving ready access to the internet, a Careers Service, a Job Shop and a Students Advice and Information Centre.
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Employability is embedded into modules from the first year onwards and right from the first lecture. We explain the degree skills which are being taught throughout the modules and offer a number of optional employability modules.
Technical skills you will acquire are in great demand, as are the skills of understanding and analysing problems, together with communicating the results.
Our degrees are a passport to vocational and non-vocational careers alike, with recent graduates employed in roles ranging from actuaries and statisticians to crime analysts and medical researchers.