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In choosing to study this degree in Financial Mathematics you'll uncover a fascinating and challenging discipline. Mathematics is fundamentally important to modern society, particularly in its contribution to the financial world. The Department of Mathematics and Aberystwyth Business School established courses in Financial Mathematics in response to the increasing demand from employers in the financial sector for graduates with an understanding of mathematics. This scheme's integrated foundation year is an opportunity for prospective students who may not have the relevant academic background to acquire a solid foundation in mathematical and financial theory to continue on to an honours course in Financial Mathematics. The mathematical core of the degree will teach you key skills in algebra, calculus and statistics and you will gain a solid understanding of the principles of economics and of financial accounting and management from the Business School. In addition, you will study mathematics in a financial context, for example in stochastic modelling of the stock market. Why study Financial Mathematics at Aberystwyth University?
- Explore a discipline that is both intellectually demanding and vocationally useful, giving you skills that are applicable to a wide range of career choices in the financial industry;
- This scheme is aimed at those who lack the adequate entry qualifications in mathematics and covers the essential mathematics and finance to allow students to continue on to an honours degree;
- You will study under experts in a wide range of mathematical and financial disciplines. Our lecturers are committed teachers, some coming from a professional background. This ensures your study is grounded in a proper professional context. Many members of staff are also active researchers, able to introduce you to the boundaries of knowledge in their fields;
- This scheme offers you the possibility to study a number of modules taught entirely or partially through the medium of Welsh.
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 (Aberystwyth)|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||A minimum grade C or grade 4 pass in GCSE (or equivalent) English or Welsh is a requirement for entry to all our degree schemes. Level 3 KS/FS Communication may be acceptable in lieu of GCSE English or Welsh. For this degree scheme minimum grade C or grade 4 pass in GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics is also required. GCSE Mathematics-Numeracy is acceptable in lieu of GCSE Mathematics.|
This course, which includes a foundation year, is specifically designed to provide an alternative route into higher education to study one of our degrees in a relevant subject area. You may be eligible for this course if you are qualified to enter higher education but do not have the relevant formal qualifications at A level (or equivalent), if you come from a non-traditional academic background, or if you have not yet achieved your full academic potential. Your background education, experience and motivation for the subject will all be taken into account when we consider your application for this course.
English language requirements
|Cambridge English Advanced||B|
|Cambridge English Proficiency||C|
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||With minimum 5.5 in each component.|
|PTE Academic||55||With minimum score of 51 in any component.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||88||With minimum scores in components as follows: Listening 21; Writing 21; Reading 22; Speaking 23.|
If you are an international student needing more information about the English Language requirement for your course (e.g. country-specific English Language tests, Partner Institution tests, EU/EEA English Language qualifications where the school curriculum is taught in a native language) please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for further advice.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9000||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Aberystwyth University offers a valuable package of scholarships and bursaries to support students. Our long-established Entrance Scholarship competition means you could get up to £2,000 a year towards your living and study costs. You can combine an Entrance Scholarship with any or all of our other awards, to make your financial package more valuable. Our awards include the Academic Excellence Studentship, Means-Tested Aberystwyth Bursary, Sport and Music Scholarships, Bursaries for Care Leavers/Young Carers and a range of department specific awards. Please visit our website for full details.
Course contact detailsVisit our course page
Department of Mathematics (undergraduate enquiries)
+44 (0)1970 622802
+44 (0)1970 622826
Undergraduate Admissions Office (undergraduate enquiries)