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Financial Mathematics BSc (Hons)

Aberystwyth University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site (Aberystwyth)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

In choosing to study this degree in Financial Mathematics you'll uncover a fascinating and challenging discipline. Mathematics is fundamentally important to modern society, particularly in its contribution to the financial world.

Overview

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.

Why Study Financial Mathematics at Aberystwyth University?

  • 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.

Employability

What can I do with a degree in Financial Mathematics?

A degree in Financial Mathematics will put you in a position to fulfil an increasing demand in the financial sector for graduates with a solid understanding of mathematics. In addition, during your time at Aberystwyth you will be given a number of opportunities to enhance your employability or gain valuable work experience. Our graduates have found employment in the accountancy, banking, risk analysis, actuarial work, financial management and investment analysis.

What opportunities are there at University for me?

Employability is embedded across all of our teaching. Studying for a degree in Financial Mathematics will equip you with a range of transferable skills which are highly valued by employers. These include:

  • research and data analysis skills
  • enhanced mathematical and computational skills
  • effective problem-solving and creative thinking skills
  • a thorough grounding in information technology skills
  • the ability to work independently
  • time-management and organisational skills, including the ability to meet deadlines
  • the ability to express ideas and communicate information in a clear and structured manner, in both written and oral form
  • self-motivation and self-reliance
  • team-working, with the ability to discuss concepts in groups, accommodating different ideas and reaching agreement.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,600per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Aberystwyth University

  • University League Table

    58th

  • Campus address

    Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, SY23 3FL, Wales

Welcoming international students since 1872. Over 100 different nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural learning environment.
Highly-rated teaching (TEF Gold) and a high rate of graduate employability.
Generous scholarships and bursaries for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    47th out of 103 5

    33rd out of 72 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    102 46%

    80th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%

    47th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.45 89%

    5th

    13
  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    127 53%

    43rd

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78 78%

    34th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.54 91%

    2nd

    3

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