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Financial Mathematics BSc (Hons)

Heriot-Watt University

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UCAS CODE: GGC3

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Edinburgh Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    12-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Overview

If you are looking for a career in the world of finance and love mathematical challenges, then Financial Mathematics is the degree for you. Just as civil engineering deals with the design, construction and maintenance of buildings and roads, financial mathematics is concerned with the design, construction and maintenance of financial products. It is well known that careers in financial mathematics offer some of the best salaries of all professions and graduates working in this area thrive on being offered many interesting challenges on a day-to-day basis.

Our Financial Mathematics programme develops the skills and knowledge required by the modern investment and asset management industry, where structured finance and relative value trading strategies dominate. The emphasis is on developing a range of practical skills relevant to the increasingly mathematical and ever-changing world of contemporary finance.

Financial Mathematics isn't just for aspiring bankers. The UK Government is the single biggest user of structured finance, through the Private Finance Initiative. Graduates are also attractive to the treasury function of international corporations and to the trading arm of commodities companies.

Students on the Financial Mathematics degree follow the same programme as Actuarial Science students for the first two years. The programmes diverge in third year and in the fourth year Financial Mathematics students will be able to study courses alongside master’s students on the Quantitative Finance and Mathematics programme. The aim is for Financial Mathematics graduates to achieve a skill set comparable to those graduating with a master’s degree. Accredited by the Royal Statistical Society.

Employability

Work and study

This is what our BSc (Hons) Financial Mathematics students are doing 15 months after graduating:

  • 69% are working
  • 9% are studying
  • 14% are working and studying.

In highly skilled work

  • 82% of those are in highly skilled work 15 months after graduating.

Salary

  • The average salary of students 15 months after graduating: £22000
  • The average UK salary of students 15 months after graduating from a similar course: £26000

Jobs

These are the most common jobs students go into 15 months after graduating:

  • Business, research and administrative professionals
  • Business and public service associate professionals
  • Information technology and telecommunications professionals

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 18,072per year

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

Entry requirements

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A level : AAB - AAA

including Mathematics at A for entry to Year 1.For entry to Year 2: AAA including Mathematics.

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University information

Heriot-Watt University

  • University League Table

    23rd

  • Campus address

    Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH14 4AS, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    13th out of 105 2

    12th out of 72 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    174 79%

    9th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90.0 90%

    2nd

    25
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.85 77%

    95th

    50
  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    188 78%

    11th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84.0 84%

    20th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.14 83%

    23rd

    4

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