University of Hertfordshire

Degree level: Undergraduate

Financial Mathematics

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Course summary

Financial markets are now truly global and electronic, with decisions being made in a split second that can make or lose millions of pounds. There is no longer the time to contemplate a deal, instead there are strategies for trading and risk management that are used to make rapid decisions. These strategies are increasingly sophisticated, based on mathematical modelling techniques. Financial institutions are increasingly dependent on skilled graduate mathematicians to develop models and strategies in order that they can successfully invest. This has led to high demand for graduate mathematicians with knowledge of these modelling techniques and the skill to apply them to the analysis of financial situations. This specialist degree focuses on developing both your understanding and practical application of the sophisticated mathematical modelling techniques and information communication technologies that financial institutions rely on to price financial options, manage risk and optimise investment portfolios as market data unfolds. Approachable and enthusiastic staff use a variety of teaching methods - lectures, tutorials, practicals, teamwork and project work - to bring the topic to life. In your first year of study you will build a virtual investment portfolio and track its development throughout the semester. A prize is awarded to the student with the most successful portfolio of shares.

Course details

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How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band or equivalent

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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

Additional fee information

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Sponsorship information

You could be eligible for a £2,000 scholarship if you achieve a tariff of 120 UCAS points (in one sitting) and are a full-time home student starting your course in September 2022. View the full eligibility criteria and further details here:

Financial Mathematics at University of Hertfordshire - UCAS