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London Metropolitan University

Financial Mathematics (including foundation year)

UCAS Code: G114

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

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language and Mathematics GCSEs at grade C (grade 4) or above (or equivalent, eg Functional Skills at Level 2). Applicants who meet the UCAS points criteria but who obtained a grade D/grade 4 in English and/or Maths at GCSE may be offered a University test in these areas.

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About this course


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Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

6.0 years | Part-time | 2021

Subject

Financial mathematics

**Why study this course?**

Our Financial Mathematics (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) is the ideal choice if you’d like to gain a finance-orientated degree to make your first step towards a career in finance, financial mathematics or banking, but don’t have the necessary requirements to enter the standard three-year undergraduate course.

This four-year course has a built-in foundation year to prepare you for study and assessments at undergraduate level. During this year you’ll gain a range of fundamental skills in mathematics and its applications, not only in finance but also in programming and computer security.

**More about this course**

Our Financial Mathematics (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) is designed to provide you with expertise in financial mathematics, as well as mathematical processes in problem solving, analysis and evaluation.

Throughout your degree you will receive support from your tutors and other specialist staff. There will be opportunities to attend skill building workshops, including essay writing, interview and job application skills.

Your foundation year will be shared with students from other foundation year courses and therefore you’ll find opportunities to learn about different disciplines within mathematics and computing. The foundation year is diagnostic in nature and it will allow you to discover other disciplines within the School of Computing and Digital Media. You’ll learn how to use programming language, get introduced to theoretical concepts underpinning computer software design, gain fundamental knowledge corresponding to cyber security and learn how to solve mathematical problems.

During the subsequent three years of your bachelor’s course you’ll study the same course content and have the same choice of modules as students on the standard three-year course. Visit our Financial Mathematics BSc course page to learn more about what you’ll study during those years.

If, at the end of your foundation year, you find that you’d like to specialise in a different discipline within the School there will be flexibility to allow you to do this.

Modules

Year 0 modules include: Cyber Security Fundamentals; Introduction to Robotics and Internet of Things; Mathematics; Programming. Year 1 modules include: Calculus and Linear Algebra; Data Analysis and Financial Mathematics; Mathematical Programming; Mathematical Proofs and Structure. Year 2 modules include: Computational Mathematics; Differential Equations; Further Calculus; Project Management; Statistical Methods and Modelling Markets. Year 3 modules include: Academic Independent Study; Financial Modelling and Forecasting; Mathematical Modelling; Work Related Learning II; Algebra and Analysis; Cryptography and Number Theory; Error Correcting Codes.

Assessment methods

Our methods of assessment will consist of online quizzes, lab-based tests, short answer tests, group assignments, exams, essays, research projects and a final year dissertation.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,200
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Holloway

Department:

School of Computing

TEF rating:
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What students say


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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
57%
Male students
43%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
20%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


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Mathematics

What are graduates doing after six months?

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£21,000
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education

Top job areas of graduates

Want to feel needed? This is one of the most flexible degrees of all and with so much of modern work being based on data, there are options everywhere for maths graduates. With all that training in handling figures, it's hardly surprising that a lot of maths graduates go into well-paid jobs in the IT or finance industries, and last year, a maths graduate in London could expect a very respectable average starting salary of £27k. And we're always short of teachers in maths, so that is an excellent option for anyone wanting to help the next generation. And if you want a research job, you'll want a doctorate — and a really good maths doctorate will get you all sorts of interest from academia and finance — and might secure some of the highest salaries going for new leavers from university.

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