Financial Mathematics at University of Nottingham - UCAS

Course summary

The financial world relies on mathematics and expertise in analytical thinking and problem solving. This course is designed for students who want to:

  • understand more about how the stock markets work
  • learn the principles of business and finance
  • learn about insurance and risk
This accredited course enables you to study mathematics whilst learning key financial principles. The course is run jointly with Nottingham University Business School. Approximately 75% of the teaching is mathematics; the remainder includes finance and business economics modules. Our research feeds into our teaching. This means we can offer an extensive choice of core and optional modules. The compulsory group project module in the third year gives you the chance to work on specific projects tackled through workshops and student-led group activities. You will study core first-year mathematics modules in topics such as calculus, probability and statistics. As you progress to later years of your degree, you will have more flexibility to choose topics from optional modules. In your final year, you do a compulsory mathematics group project. This gives you the chance to work collaboratively on a substantial financial mathematics problem. You'll be supervised by expert teaching staff. This is an excellent opportunity to develop your report-writing and team-working skills. There's a chance to spend time overseas through the university's study abroad programme, or apply for a work placement year as part of the course too. These are excellent ways in which to boost your CV when looking for jobs after graduation.


All students follow a common programme of compulsory study for the first year. You will focus on core modules that provide a solid foundation in the main mathematical topics. You'll be introduced to some of the main topics across financial mathematics covering accountancy and risk too. Using computer software and statistical methods will provide hands-on practical experience. During the second year most of the year is devoted to maths, with the remainder focused on financial topics. Your time will be split between core and optional modules. The compulsory Mathematics Group Project module in the third year gives you the chance to work on specific projects tackled through workshops and student-led group activities. The focus will be on the application of maths to a variety of practical, open-ended problems. These are examples that mathematicians would typically face in the workplace. It provides a good opportunity to develop skills and techniques in model development, report writing and teamwork. These are all valuable skills for your future career. Optional maths and finance modules during the rest of the year enable you to tailor the degree to your specific areas of interest.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Lower offers will not be made based on STEP/MAT/TMUA tests, although these may be considered in the admissions process.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5Minimum 6.0 in each element.
TOEFL (iBT)90Minimum 19 in Writing and Listening; 20 in Reading and 22 in Speaking.
PTE Academic71Minimum 65 in each element.

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £21500* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
International £21500* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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Financial Mathematics at University of Nottingham - UCAS