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Brunel University London

Degree level: Undergraduate

Financial Mathematics with Placement

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Course summary

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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.

Course details

Modules

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 Work placement year in industry 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

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

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

Course codeGN1J
Institution code B84
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 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

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no less than 5.5 in each subsection
Institution's Own Testwith no less than 55% in each subsection
TOEFL (iBT)79with a minimum of: Reading - 18 Listening - 17 Speaking - 20 Writing - 17
PTE Academic51with a minimum of 51 in all subscores

Brunel University London - English Language Requirements

https://www.brunel.ac.uk/international/English-Language-Requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £17355* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Financial Mathematics with Placement at Brunel University London - UCAS