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BSc in Financial Mathematics (Full Time)

Aberystwyth University

Bachelor Degree , Financial Mathematics

Course Description

The Financial Mathematics degree course was established in response to the increasing demand from employers in the financial sector for graduates with an understanding of mathematics. The mathematical core of the degree will teach you key skills in algebra, calculus and statistics, for example. In addition, you will study mathematics in a financial context, for example in stochastic modelling of the stock market, and gain a solid understanding of the principles of economics and of financial accounting and management.

  • Explore a discipline that is both intellectually demanding and vocationally useful, giving you skills that are applicable to a wide range of career choices. 
  • You will study under experts in a wide range of disciplines. Our lecturers are committed teachers; some come from a professional background, grounding your study in a proper professional context, and many are active researchers, expanding the boundaries of knowledge.
  • This degree is accredited by the IMA (Institute for Mathematics and its Applications), the UK’s learned and professional society for mathematics, directly contributing to your recognition as a Chartered Mathematician.
  • The Department also offers a number of modules taught entirely or partially through the medium of Welsh. Further details may be obtained from the department.

The Financial Mathematics degree course was established in response to the increasing demand from employers in the financial sector for graduates with an understanding of mathematics. The mathematical core of the degree will teach you key skills in algebra, calculus and statistics, for example. In addition, you will study mathematics in a financial context, for example in stochastic modelling...

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Course Content

In your first year you will study:

  • Algebra and calculus
  • Differential equations and mathematical analysis
  • Probability and statistics
  • The principles of economics and financial accounting

In your second and third years you will be able to choose modules from a wide range of options including:

  • Econometrics and investment analysis
  • Pure and applied statistics and stochastic methods.

In your first year you will study: Algebra and calculus Differential equations and mathematical analysis Probability and statistics The principles of economics and financial accounting In your second and third years you will be able to choose modules from a...

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Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff 104 - 120

A Levels BBB-BCC to include B in Mathematics

GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4):
English or Welsh and Mathematics

BTEC National Diploma:
DMM-DDM with B in A level Mathematics

International Baccalaureate:
30-28 with 5 points in Mathematics at Higher Level

European Baccalaureate:
75%-65% overall with 7 in Mathematics

UCAS Tariff 104 - 120 A Levels BBB-BCC to include B in Mathematics GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4): English or Welsh and Mathematics BTEC National Diploma: DMM-DDM with B in A level Mathematics International Baccalaureate: 30-28...

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Assessment Methods

You will be assessed through a combination of coursework, presentations, reports and examinations.

You will be assessed through a combination of coursework, presentations, reports and examinations.