Financial Mathematics 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.

Follow the four-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.

The Financial Mathematics BSc covers the application of mathematical methods to financial problems so if you’re looking to work in the fast-moving world of finance or commerce then this is the course for you. Two thirds of the course content focuses on developing your mathematical knowledge and skills. The rest of the course covers financial markets, corporate investment and finance.

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

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    September 2019

  • Duration

    3 years


Course details

Modules

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

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

Year 3
Compulsory;
Project
Mathematical Finance
Stochastic Models

Optional;
Numerical Methods for Differential Equations
Ordinary & Partial Differential Equations,
Statistics III
Risk and Optimisation for Financial Planning


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 GN13
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 BBB including B in Mathematics or Further Mathematics
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD in any subject with an A level at grade B in Mathematics.
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
in any subject with an A level at grade B in Mathematics
Scottish Higher Not accepted
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal M2, M2, M2 including M2 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 30 points including grade 5 in Mathematics at Higher Level
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H3, H3, H3, H3 including H3 in Mathematics
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD in any subject and an A level at grade B in Mathematics
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate D in any subject with A levels grade BB including a B in Mathematics
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DDD in any subject with an A level at grade B in Mathematics.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD in any subject and an A level at grade B in Mathematics
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D in any subject with A levels grade BB including a B in Mathematics
Scottish Advanced Higher BBB including B in Mathematics or Further Mathematics


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.