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Course summary

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 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 Professional Liaison Unit (PLU) will provide you with extensive support to help you find a placement and has longstanding relationships with an impressive and diverse range of companies. 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. 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 the 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 our Business School. Accreditation: Good performance in certain modules can lead to exemption recommendations from professional examinations of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries."


Develop a firm foundation in core mathematical skills including economics and statistics. Understand the underlying concepts and principles of mathematics, economics, programming and statistics.

  • Functions, Vectors and Calculus (30 credits)
  • Algebra (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Microeconomics (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Modelling (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Probability and Statistics (15 credits)
  • Linear Algebra(15 credits)
  • Skills, Careers and Employability Analysis for Mathematics students (5 credits)
Year 2 Pursue your interests by choosing from a range of elective modules. Master more advanced mathematical techniques and learn to apply these to real-life problem-solving.
  • 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 Choose from a wide range of elective modules that draw on current research in mathematics, finance and economics. Gain exposure to new areas of mathematics with applications in finance, biology and physics. Undertake a group project to showcase your skills.
  • 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. The balance of assessment by examination, practical examination and assessment by coursework will to some extent depend on the optional modules you choose. The approximate percentage of the course assessment, based on 2019/20 entry is as follows: Assessment Year 1 Written examination: 82% Coursework: 18% Year 2 Written examination: 82% Coursework: 18% Year 3 Written examination: 70% Coursework: 30%

How to apply

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Note that the Foundation route is only open to UK/EU students

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

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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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £16320 Year 1
International £16320 Year 1

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Mathematics with Finance and Economics (with Placement) at City, University of London - UCAS