City, University of London

Degree level: Undergraduate

Mathematics with Finance & Economics

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Course summary

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This degree has been developed to help you explore the different aspects of modern mathematics, economic theory and financial structures. To help you prepare for your future career ambitions, this course places an emphasis on applied mathematics. It has been designed to help you develop the ability to cast and solve real-world problems and develop the highly valued problem-solving and communication skills that are required in a range sectors, such as finance and business. The course is delivered by three specialised academic units: Department of Mathematics, Department of Economics and City's Cass Business School. At City, you have the option to complete a work placement of 9-15 months between your second and third year, enabling you to gain professional experience. Placements can offer the opportunity to contribute to real-world projects. Our students have previously secured placements and internships at organisations such as Axa, Barclays, Bloomberg, Disney, EY, GE Capital, IBM, J.P. Morgan, Microsoft, Toyota and Warner Music. Situated in the heart of London in close proximity to the Square Mile, City is the ideal place to take your first steps towards an exciting future. Many of our graduates secure jobs in the financial sector, going on to work in roles such as financial consultant, investment banker, and customer service officer for organisations such as Caci Ltd, Deloitte, Hazlems Fenton, John Lewis, Lloyds TSB, Natwest, Net-a-Porter and Vietnam Airlines.

Course details


In the first year of your course you will focus on the core material, including basic programming, economics and statistics that will set a solid foundation for your studies in mathematics, finance and economics. You will learn the underlying concepts and principles of mathematics, programming, economics and statistics and how to apply these to specific problems. In the second year, you can choose from an increasing range of options, as you begin to pursue your interests further. You will master more advanced mathematical techniques and learn how to apply these to real-life problem-solving. In the third year, most modules are optional and a variety of mathematics, finance, statistics and economics options are available for you to choose from. You will further develop a systematic and detailed knowledge and understanding of advanced mathematics, finance and economics. You will have access to modules that draw on current mathematics research and will be exposed to new areas of mathematics with applications to finance, biology and physics.

Assessment method

Assessment is based on examination and coursework. Marks are weighted in a 1:3:6 ratio for the three years of study to produce an overall aggregate. You will be assessed on the following types:

  • Set exercises or coursework, which you take home and complete with the aid of your notes.
  • Formal unseen written examinations every year.
  • Class or online tests.
  • Group assessments, such as written reports, also form the basis of assessment for some modules.
In the third year of your degree, a core module consists of a group project. The group is assessed by a group written report and an individual presentation on the project. Year 1 Written examination: 78% ∙ Coursework: 22% Year 2 Written examination: 80% ∙ Coursework: 20% Year 3 Written examination: 70% ∙ Coursework: 30%

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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeG1L1
Institution code C60
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 128 points 128 UCAS tariff points, including grade A in 'A' Level Mathematics or Further Mathematics
A level ABB Including grade B in Mathematics or Further Mathematics
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD Including an 'A' Level grade A in Mathematics or Further Mathematics
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 33 points 33 points total, including Higher Level Mathematics at grade 6.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 A minimum of grade 4 (C) in English.

Extended Project Qualification (EPQ): We welcome applications that include the EPQ and this may be taken into account in our offer. Mixed qualifications: Please email us to check your combination and to find out what requirements we would have for your specific combination of qualifications.

Fees and funding

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