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The BSc in Financial Mathematics aims to provide you with fundamental mathematical and statistical knowledge, whilst also developing important transferrable skills and an understanding of modern finance studies regarding financial markets, institutions, investments and policies. This degree offers a solid grounding in general mathematical theory and techniques. It encourages an understanding of abstract mathematical concepts, logical argument and deductive reasoning. Much of year one is common to our courses, so if you wish to change to another course within the School this may be possible. This particular version of the degree allows you to spend your third year in paid work as a mathematician and/or statistician at an organisation in the United Kingdom or Europe. You will have support to apply for a placement and they can be undertaken with a wide range of providers across industry and government including many in the professional and financial services, the pharmaceutical industry and organisations such as the Office for National Statistics. If you complete the professional training period you can be considered for the City and Guilds Senior Licentiateship Award (LCGI). Distinctive features All graduates will gain a solid foundation of utilising theories and tools in mathematics, statistics and finance to focus on issues and topics relevant to the computational and market design side of contemporary finance. The degree will focus on topics including: complex systems trading (in particular high frequency trading) fund management analytics
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.
|Campus name||Main Site - Cardiff|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||AAA - AAB||Including A in Maths. Excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DD in BTEC plus A in Maths at A-level. Any BTEC accompanied by Maths A-Level.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||AAB - ABB||Grade A in Maths required. This offer will exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||36 - 34 points||36-34 points or 666-665 in 3 Higher Level subjects, to include 6 in Higher level Maths or Higher Level Maths Analysis and Approaches. Higher Level Maths Applications and Interpretations will be considered on a case-by-case basis but is not accepted as standard for entry.|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||The Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted in lieu of one A Level at the A Level grades specified, excluding any subject specific requirements.|
|Extended Project||A||Grade A in a Maths based EPQ and ABB at A Level including A in A Level Maths OR Grade A in a Maths based EPQ and BBB at A Level including B in A Level Maths|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE English Language grade C or 4|
English language requirements
All applicants are expected to have demonstrable English language skills. Most courses ask for GCSE English grade C/4 or equivalent, but some courses ask for GCSE English grade B/6 or equivalent.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£10500||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Cardiff University has many scholarships on offer to our prospective students. Please see our website at http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/funding/scholarships for further information.