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Mathematics with Finance (BSc)

Award
Bachelor of Science
Length of course
3 years, starts September 2020
Course type
Full-time
Campus
Highfield
UCAS course code
G1NH

About this course

Mathematicians are in demand in business and finance. Their skills are used to develop techniques from forecasting changes in stock and commodity markets to supporting financial products such as stock options and futures. You’ll graduate with a strong background in finance and strong quantitative skills. This could lead to a career in international banking, accountancy, the stock market, financial consultancy, government or the civil service.

The course provides a firm foundation in the main areas of mathematics, such as algebra, calculus and differential equations. It also develops the area of statistics and its importance in finance and gives a grounding in micro and macroeconomics.

As part of this course you’ll:

  • develop your abilities in problem-solving, accurate calculation and logical argument

  • study portfolio analysis, financial management, accounting, international banking and futures and options

  • use our student centre, a dedicated learning and social space for maths students

  • use mathematical and computational packages such as Python and the statistics package 'R'

You’ll be taught through a combination of lectures and workshops, by leading researchers in fields, such as business and trade statistics, survey measurement and data integration.

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 237.41 KB).

Location and awarding body

The course location is Highfield campus in Southampton. The awarding body is University of Southampton.

Transfer between courses

The first year of this course is the same as the first years of the Maths with Actuarial Science and MORSE degrees. This gives you flexibility to change your specialisation after year 1.