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
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
Available to those who are studying for, or who have completed Level 3 qualifications (eg, A-Levels or BTEC diploma) and to mature-aged candidates without formal qualifications who have suitable background education, experience and motivation. Applicants are selected on their individual merits and offers can vary. We allow you flexibility in meeting our entry requirements, and all qualifications that you have already gained, or are working towards, will be considered when reviewing your application. We have an inclusive policy which recognises a broad range of qualifications. The entry requirements listed above represent typical offers for some of the most popular qualifications taken by applicants. If you cannot find the qualifications that you are studying (or have previously studied) please contact our Undergraduate Admissions Office (Telephone: +44 (0)1970 622021; Email: [email protected]) for advice on your eligibility and details of the typical offer you are likely to receive.
Additional entry requirements
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. Business, Mathematics, Psychology and Science degree schemes also require a minimum grade C or grade 4 pass in GCSE (or equivalent).
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.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9000||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Aberystwyth University offers a valuable package of scholarships and bursaries to support students. Our long-established Entrance Examination competition means you could get up to £2,000 a year towards your living and study costs. You can combine that with any or all of our other awards, to make your financial package more valuable. Our awards include Sport and Music Scholarships, Bursaries for Care Leavers/Young Carers/Estranged Students and a range of department specific awards. Please visit our website for full details.
Course contact details
Department of Mathematics (undergraduate enquiries)
+44 (0)1970 622802
+44 (0)1970 622826
Undergraduate Admissions Office