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Financial Mathematics, BSc Hons

Our financial mathematics degree provides an ideal platform if you are interested in pursuing a career in the financial sector.

Why study this at Greenwich?

  • The BSc Hons Financial Mathematics curse will provide you with a firm foundation in mathematics and statistics, daily use in the financial sector
  • The course then proceeds to advanced studies in financial mathematics, including asset price modelling, the risk-neutral pricing of financial derivatives, time series analysis, actuarial mathematics, and financial time series
  • Students graduated from this degree will have the relevant mathematical and statistical backgrounds to enter careers in the financial services industry or to pursue further studies in financial mathematics
  • Our Mathematical Science degrees are consistently highly ranked for student satisfaction, firs in London by the Complete University Guide 2019 and 6th in the UK in the 2019 Guardian University league tables for Mathematics

UCAS points

104 (view full requirements)

Course/institution codes

GN13 G BSc/FM

Concerned about grades?

We offer an extended degree in this subject that you can access with lower entry requirements.

Our extended degree contains a foundation year, so you can gain entry with a lower tariff.

Department

Mathematical Sciences

Location

Attendance

  • 3 years full-time
  • 6 years part-time
  • 4 years sandwich

Professional recognition

This programme will meet the educational requirements of the Chartered Mathematician designation, awarded by the Institute of Mathematics and its applications, when it is followed by subsequent training and experience in employment to obtain equivalent competences to those specified by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for taught Master's degrees.

The analysis of modern financial market data relies heavily on mathematical and statistical techniques. Mathematical techniques and tools devised using financial mathematics have contributed greatly to the development of the financial services industry and continue to play a key role in this sector. This programme starts with a firm foundation to the mathematics and statistics that is in daily use in the financial industry. It then leads to advanced studies in financial mathematics, including asset price modelling, the risk-neutral pricing of financial derivatives, time series analysis, actuarial mathematicss, and financial time series. This prepares graduates with relevant mathematical and statistical backgrounds to enter careers in the financial services industry, actuarial and insurance sectors or further study in financial mathematics.

The final year includes an advanced project on a topic in financial mathematics. In response to increased student interest, we also offer courses such as Mathematics and Society and Mathematics Education and Communication. The latter offers teaching experience through the Undergraduate Ambassadors Scheme (UAS).

The aims of the programme are:

  • To provide students with a good understanding of financial mathematics and the methods and techniques used in the area
  • To provide experience of mathematical modelling in various contexts, focusing on financial modelling and actuarial analysis
  • To enable students to develop an understanding of modern financial modelling and examines the basic techniques used in the analysis of financial data.

What you will study

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Entry requirements

You should have:

104 UCAS points from A-levels, including mathematics at grade C or above. 

  • You will also need GCSEs at grade C or above in English language and mathematics. 
  • We accept alternative qualifications. To find out more, please contact us.
  • You may be invited to an interview.

Concerned about grades?

We also offer an extended degree in this subject with lower entry requirements. Our extended degrees include a foundation year to prepare you for degree-level study.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Fees information International fees

Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Additional information

Assessment

Students are assessed through examinations, coursework and a project.

Careers

You may choose to look for work in the financial services industry, or actuarial and insurance sectors, or find opportunities in banking and investment, insurance, risk analysis, or a number of related fields. You may also be in demand in other traditional industries and businesses.

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