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
Master of Mathematics - MMath
Algorithms & Numerical Methods
Mathematical and Computational Skills
Introduction to Data Handling for Finance.
Probability & Statistics
Transition to Independent Learning of Mathematics
Advanced Calculus and Numerical Methods
Advanced Mathematics II and Numerical Methods Linear Methods
Computing for Finance
Elements of Investment Mathematics
Elements of Combinatorics
Numerical Analysis Project
Probability & Statistics II
Numerical Methods for Differential Equations
Risk and Optimisation for Financial Planning
Interest Rate Theory
Option Pricing Theory
Probability and Stochastics
Modern Regression and Classification
Time Series Modelling
Research Methods and Case Studies
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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The following entry points are available for this course:
|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.
|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
|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.