Financial Mathematics (4 years) Brunel University London

Undergraduate

Mathematics is a fundamental subject that is critical to our understanding of the world. Through the study of mathematics you’ll advance your problem solving skills, develop your reasoning and increase your analytical thinking. This is why mathematics forms a basis to so many careers. Yes – it is a discipline in its own right, but it is also the thinking behind countless commercial, industrial and technological activities. Mathematical models underpin engineering, the applied sciences, computing and many aspects of management today.

With the Financial Mathematics MMath you’ll study for a further year and bring your BSc degree to master’s standard. This means you’ll be able to get that competitive edge when you apply for jobs without having to go through the application process again after Level 3.

Two-thirds of your course is shared with the MMath in Mathematics. This covers several application areas – finance, statistics, operational research (i.e. how maths can be applied to commercial and industrial problems) and numerical analysis. The remaining third covers the key principles of finance.
Follow the five-year ‘Professional Placement’ degree programme and you‘ll benefit from our extensive experience in helping students to find well-paid work placements with blue-chip companies. Our sandwich students find that their mathematical and transferable skills are in demand in many sectors, both in the UK and abroad.

Areas recently offering placements include: accountancy, aviation, banking, defence, finance, insurance, IT (software development, network management and design), management (public and private sector), marketing and telecommunications.
This programme will meet the educational requirements of the Chartered Mathematician designation, awarded by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, when it is followed by subsequent training and experience in employment to obtain equivalent competences to those specified by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for taught master's degrees

  • Qualification

    Master of Mathematics - MMath

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    September 2019

  • Duration

    4 years


Course details

Modules

Year 1
Advanced Mathematics
Algorithms & Numerical Methods
Calculus
Essential Mathematics
Fundamentals
Financial Markets
Mathematical and Computational Skills
Linear Algebra
Introduction to Data Handling for Finance.
Probability & Statistics
Transition to Independent Learning of Mathematics

Year 2
Advanced Calculus and Numerical Methods
Advanced Mathematics II and Numerical Methods Linear Methods
Analysis 1
Computing for Finance
Employability Skills
Elements of Investment Mathematics
Elements of Combinatorics
Multivariable Calculus
Multivariable Mathematics
Numerical Analysis Project
Linear Modelling
Probability & Statistics II
Operational Research
Statistics Project

Year 3
Mathematical Finance
Numerical Methods for Differential Equations
Project
Risk and Optimisation for Financial Planning
Stochastic Models

Year 4
Advanced Project
Interest Rate Theory
Option Pricing Theory
Probability and Stochastics

Optional
Modern Regression and Classification
Network Models
Time Series Modelling
Research Methods and Case Studies


How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code GN1H
Institution code B84
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level ABB including A in Mathematics or Further Mathematics
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma Not accepted
Scottish Higher Not accepted
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, M2, M2 including a minimum of D3 in Mathematics or Further Mathematics
GCSE/National 4/National 5 A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 and above are required, including English Language and Mathematics
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 31 points including grade 6 in Mathematics at Higher Level
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H3, H3, H3 including H2 in Mathematics
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma Not accepted
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate Not accepted
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Scottish Advanced Higher ABB including A in Mathematics or Further Mathematics

Applicants taking BTEC or Access courses should apply for the BSc version of this course and those who obtain high enough grades can transfer to MMath route at the end of Year 2.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each subsection
Institution's Own Test 60% in Brunel English Language Test with no less than 55% in each subsection

Brunel University London - English Language Requirements

https://www.brunel.ac.uk/international/English-Language-Requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * Year 1
International £16,850 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.