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Course summary

This degree provides you with a strong foundation in Mathematics, as well as financial and economic expertise. This combination is highly attractive to employers in a range of industries. The quality of this degree is reflected in the international businesses that seek out and employ our graduates. Our Mathematics with Finance and Economics graduates are in high demand, especially in the financial sector. To help you prepare for your future career ambitions, this course places an emphasis on applied mathematics and real-world problem solving.

  • Become a graduate in demand – our students are highly sought after in financial sector
  • Learn to solve real-world problems and develop the highly valued problem-solving and communication skills
  • Master a wide range of mathematical topics and techniques, including computing and computational mathematics, statistics and probability – and how to apply them to real-world problems
  • Develop in-demand expertise in financial and economic theory, such as financial markets, corporate finance, and micro- and macroeconomics
  • Boost your employability with an optional paid one-year work placement – past students have secured placements at organisations such as Axa, Barclays, Bloomberg, Disney, GE Capital, IBM, J.P. Morgan, Microsoft and Toyota.
Learn from a multidisciplinary team combining expertise from our Department of Mathematics, the Department of Economics and Bayes Business School. Accreditation Good performance in certain modules can lead to exemption recommendations from professional examinations of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.


This three-year BSc Mathematics with Finance and Economics degree increases in choice and flexibility as you progress through the programme, so you can shape what to study to suit your interests. Year 1 -Functions, Vectors and Calculus (30 credits) -Algebra (15 credits) -Introduction to Microeconomics (15 credits) -Introduction to Macroeconomics (15 credits) -Linear Algebra (15 credits) -Introduction to Probability and Statistics (15 credits) -Skills, Careers and Employability Analysis for Mathematics students (5 credits) -Introduction to Modelling (15 credits) Year 2 -Programming and Data Science for the Professions (15 credits) -Real and Complex Analysis (30 credits) -Vector Calculus (15 credits) -Fundamentals of Finance (15 credits) -Professional Development and Employability (5 credits) -Intermediate Microeconomics 1 (15 credits) -Intermediate Microeconomics 2 (15 credits) -Intermediate Macroeconomics 1 (15 credits) -Intermediate Macroeconomics 2 (15 credits) -Sequences and Series (15 credits) -Applied Mathematics (15 credits) -Numerical Mathematics (15 credits) Year 3 -Differential Equations (30 credits) -Group Project (15 credits) -Operational Research (15 credits) -Corporate Finance (15 credits) -History of Economic Thought (15 credits) -International Finance (15 credits) -Financial Economics (15 credits) -Monetary Economics (15 credits) -The Economics of Addiction (15 credits) -Economics of European Integration (15 credits) -Money and Banking (15 credits) -Industrial Organisation (15 credits) -Financial Reporting (15 credits) -Discrete Mathematics (15 credits) -Advanced Complex Analysis (15 credits) -Game Theory (15 credits) -Dynamical Systems (15 credits) -Introduction to the Mathematics of Fluids (15 credits) -Introduction to Mathematical Physics (15 credits) -Mathematical Processes for Finance (15 credits) -Groups and Symmetry (15 credits) -Mathematical Biology (15 credits)

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. Types of assessment

  • 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. Also, a small number of modules require students to give presentations. Feedback on assessment You will normally be provided with feedback within three weeks of the submission deadline or assessment date. This would normally include a provisional grade or mark. For end-of-module examinations or an equivalent significant task (e.g. an end of module project), feedback will normally be provided within four weeks.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Actuaries, Institute and Faculty of

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Qualification requirements

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.

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Mathematics with Finance & Economics at City, University of London - UCAS