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Mathematics is a fundamental subject that is critical to our understanding of the world. Through the study of mathematics you’ll advance your problem solving skills, develop your reasoning and increase your analytical thinking. This is why mathematics forms a basis to so many careers. Yes – it is a discipline in its own right, but it is also the thinking behind countless commercial, industrial and technological activities. Mathematical models underpin engineering, the applied sciences, computing and many aspects of management today. With the Financial Mathematics MMath you’ll study for a further year and bring your BSc degree to master’s standard. This means you’ll be able to get that competitive edge when you apply for jobs without having to go through the application process again after Level 3. Two-thirds of your course is shared with the MMath in Mathematics. This covers several application areas – finance, statistics, operational research (i.e. how maths can be applied to commercial and industrial problems) and numerical analysis. The remaining third covers the key principles of finance. Follow the five-year ‘Professional Placement’ degree programme and you‘ll benefit from our extensive experience in helping students to find well-paid work placements with blue-chip companies. Our sandwich students find that their mathematical and transferable skills are in demand in many sectors, both in the UK and abroad. Areas recently offering placements include: accountancy, aviation, banking, defence, finance, insurance, IT (software development, network management and design), management (public and private sector), marketing and telecommunications. 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
Year 1 Calculus Elements of Applied Mathematics Fundamentals of Mathematics Linear Algebra Probability and Statistics I Programming and Mathematical Projects Year 2 Discrete Mathematics and Operational Research Elements of Applied Modelling Elements of Investment Mathematics Multivariable Calculus Probability and Statistics II Professional Development and Project Work Year 3 Compulsory: Mathematical Finance Risk and Optimisation for Financial Planning Project Optional: Mathematics in Context Complex Variable Methods and Applications Numerical Methods for Differential Equations Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations Statistics III Stochastic Models Year 4 Compulsory: Option Pricing Theory Probability and Stochastics Research Methods and Case Studies Advanced Project Optional: Advanced Mathematical Methods Financial Computing I Fundamentals of Machine Learning Interest Rate Theory Network Models Time Series Modelling
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||ABB||including A in Mathematics or Further Mathematics|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||D*DD||in any subject with grade A in A level Mathematics or Further Mathematics|
|Access to HE Diploma||Not accepted|
|Scottish Higher||Not accepted|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DD||in any subject with grade A in A level Mathematics or Further Mathematics|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||D||in any subject with A level grades AB including A in Mathematics or Further Mathematics|
|Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)||D*DD||in any subject with grade A in A level Mathematics or Further Mathematics|
|Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF)||DD||in any subject with grade A in A level Mathematics or Further Mathematics|
|Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF)||D||in any subject with A level grades AB including A in Mathematics or Further Mathematics|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||ABB||including A in Mathematics or Further Mathematics|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||31 points||including grade 6 in Mathematics at Higher Level|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H2, H2, H3, H3, H3||including H2 in Mathematics|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||D3, M2, M2||including a minimum of D3 in Mathematics or Further Mathematics|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 and above are required, including English Language and Mathematics|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma||D*DD||in any subject with grade A in A level Mathematics or Further Mathematics|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma||DD||in any subject with grade A in A level Mathematics or Further Mathematics|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate||D||in any subject with A level grades AB including A in Mathematics or Further Mathematics|
Applicants taking Access course should apply for the BSc version of this course and those who obtain high enough grades can transfer to MMath route at the end of Year 2.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||with no less than 5.5 in each subsection|
|Institution's Own Test||with no less than 55% in each subsection|
|TOEFL (iBT)||79||with a minimum of: Reading - 18 Listening - 17 Speaking - 20 Writing - 17|
|PTE Academic||51||with a minimum of 51 in all subscores|
Brunel University London - English Language Requirements
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.