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Mathematics with Finance BSc (Hons)

University of Plymouth

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

In the financial world, high-level mathematics equips you to understand and model the markets. Key topics in this course include stochastic calculus and time series, which are used for modelling the pricing of financial options or quantifying your exposure to risk. You are introduced to the structure of the financial world through modules in accountancy, financial institutions and investment management. You gain strong communication skills through presentations and small group tutorials.We’re very proud of being top in the Guardian Mathematics University League Table for 2019 for satisfaction with the course. We are also fourth for satisfaction with mathematics teaching. This is part of a record of students regularly saying that they enjoy our degrees and teaching.* Benefit from outstanding teaching: in the 2018 National Student Survey 99% of our final year students said that 'Staff are good at explaining things’.* We have a proud track record of success in the National Student Survey (NSS). We are top of the 2019 Guardian Mathematics League Table for satisfaction with the course.* Seize the opportunity to be taught by staff with expertise in financial mathematics and statistics from both the Centre for Mathematical Sciences and Plymouth Business School.* Learn from leading mathematicians and statisticians: in the UK 2014 Research Excellence Framework 68 per cent of our research papers were classified as World Leading or Internationally Excellent.* Sharpen your knowledge with high level mathematical and statistical techniques from the core of our mathematics degree, and financial applications ranging from accountancy to financial markets and investment management.* Become a confident, effective communicator, able to present your ideas visually, verbally and in writing. Small group tutorials help you acquire these skills. In the 2018 National Student Survey 99% of our final year students agreed that 'I have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of my course’.* Progress in your final year with modules on quantitative finance, which introduce techniques in stochastic calculus for modelling fluctuating financial markets. Other important mathematical material for financial markets include partial differential equations, time series and optimisation techniques.* Model and simulate financial products with the professional computing skills you gain on the course such as Bloomberg Professional service and R.* Expand the ways you study with access to an extensive set of online support materials, including podcasts and eBooks.* Benefit from a degree accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, setting you on a path to Chartered Mathematician (CMath) status.* An optional but strongly recommended placement between the second and final years gives you excellent career prospects. Recent placement providers include Vauxhall Motors (finance division) and reinsurance giant Swiss Re.* An impressive track record of graduate positions, with our graduates working for Ernst and Young, Whitbread PLC, Francis Clark Chartered Accountants, Rightmove, Wellers, Ricoh UK and Lloyds Banking Group.* Enjoy teaching from leading mathematicians and statisticians: in the latest UK government survey of research (Research Excellence Framework 2014) 68% of our research papers were classified as World Leading or Internationally Excellent.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,200per year

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

University information

University of Plymouth

  • University League Table

    71st

  • Campus address

    Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, England

The university has a thriving international community, with over 2,500 students from more than 100 countries, and 80 partnerships in over 30 countries.
A dedicated international student advice team provides specialist support to international students, helping them settle into UK life.
The university is renowned for its world-leading research, especially in the fields of marine and maritime, health technologies and sustainability.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    67th out of 103 7

    70th out of 72 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    109 49%

    68th

    21
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    57 57%

    82nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.19 84%

    33rd

    6
  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    120 50%

    50th

    10
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    55 55%

    67th

    2
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.13 83%

    27th

    17

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