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Mathematics with Financial Mathematics University of Manchester Degree level: Undergraduate

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This very flexible single-honours degree programme is designed for those who are interested in learning about some of the recent applications of mathematics to the financial sector and pursuing a career in this area. It enables you to acquire a working knowledge of models and procedures and modern financial mathematics as it is applied in banks, broker companies and insurance companies as well as in the financial departments of national and international companies. You get good all-round mathematical knowledge together with the ability to experience more specialised results, methods and ideas.

A core of basic mathematics provides you with the fundamental mathematical knowledge and skills, and the basis for more advanced work later on. The core material is covered in the first three semesters, up to the mid-point of your second year. You develop your capacity to learn and apply mathematical ideas, to understand the significance and power of mathematics, and to acquire a thorough knowledge and understanding of those mathematical topics that any employer would expect of a mathematics graduate. After your first three semesters, you chose your lecture courses from a widening range of options in order that you can pursue whichever areas of mathematics most interest you. You can choose to do a final year project on a mathematical topic supervised by a member of staff.

Special Features

  • Generous entrance scholarships are available.

  • Small group teaching is a significant part of the first year.

  • A wide range of options is available in the third year.

  • All undergraduate students have affiliate membership of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.

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 G1NH
Institution code M20
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

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 A*AA - AAA We typically accept the following results at GCE A level: A* (Mathematics) AA to A (Mathematics) AA

We do not accept General Studies A level. A-level Further Maths is preferred but not essential. Those offering Further Maths are more likely to receive the AAA offer.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*DD We consider the National Extended Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Extended Diploma with Grades D*DD plus an A Level in Mathematics at Grade A.
Access to HE Diploma D: 45 credits We require a QAA-recognised Access to HE Diploma (a minimum of 60 credits overall with at least 45 at Level 3). The 45 credits at Level 3 to be at Distinction (to include seven specific Maths units). Applications are considered on an individual basis. For further information on the specific units required please contact the School of Mathematics.
Scottish Higher We normally require Grades AAABB in Scottish Highers. In addition, Scottish Advanced Highers A (Maths) AA are normally required.

English Language not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 Grade C/Intermediate 2 Grade C/Standard Grade Credit level Grade 3).

If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact us.
AS AS level results are not considered as part of the standard admissions process at The University of Manchester.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects, or a mix of Pre-U and A Level subjects, provided a minimum of three distinct subjects overall is taken.

A typical offer would be D3 (Mathematics) and D3 in two additional subjects.
Extended Project The University recognises the benefits of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. Although the Extended Project will not be included in the conditions of your offer, we strongly encourage you to provide information about the EPQ in your personal statement and at interview. We may also choose to take your performance in the EPQ into account should places be available in August for applicants who narrowly miss the entry grades for their chosen course.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Applicants must demonstrate a broad general education including acceptable levels of Literacy and Numeracy, equivalent to at least Grade C/4 in GCSE/iGCSE English Language and Mathematics. GCSE/iGCSE English Literature will not be accepted in lieu of GCSE/iGCSE English Language.

Please note that if you hold English as a second language iGCSE qualification, we may also require you to offer one of our acceptable equivalent English Language qualifications or achieve a higher grade in your iGCSE than the one stated above. Please contact us for clarification.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 36 points 36 points overall. 6,6,6 in Higher Level subjects to include 6 in Higher Level Mathematics.
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma Not accepted
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate Not accepted
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma Not accepted
OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D* We consider the National Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Diploma with Grades D*D* plus an A Level in Mathematics at Grade A or A*.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D* We consider the National Extended Certificate for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Extended Certificate with Grade D* plus additional level 3 qualifications such as A Level Grades A or A*(Maths) and A in another subject.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D* We consider the National Foundation Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Foundation Diploma with Grade D* plus additional level 3 qualifications such as A Level Grades A or A*(Maths) and A in another subject.
Scottish Advanced Higher We normally require Grades AAABB in Scottish Highers. In addition, Scottish Advanced Highers A (Maths) AA are normally required.

English Language not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 Grade C/Intermediate 2 Grade C/Standard Grade Credit level Grade 3).

If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact us.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) The University welcomes and recognises the value of the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma/Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and usually requires two A Levels or equivalent to be included within this. The minimum grade required will normally be the same as the lowest grade listed in the A Level entry requirements.

If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact us.

Mature students are some of our most well-equipped learners, bringing skills and attributes gained from work, family and other life experiences.  Students come from a whole array of backgrounds, study every kind of course, undertake full-time and part-time learning and are motivated by career intentions as well as personal interest.  There is no such thing as a typical mature student at Manchester.  The application process is the same as for other prospective undergraduates.  If you require further clarification about the acceptability of the qualifications you hold please contact the academic School(s) you plan to apply to.  Further information for mature students can be found here (http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/mature-students/)

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Audition


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 Including a Writing score of 6.0, and no other component less than 5.5. OR an equivalent qualification.

All entrants must have a recognised English language qualification, such as GCSE English Language at Grade C or better. The UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires that every student from outside the UK and the EU must show evidence of a minimum level of English Language in order to be granted a UK visa (Tier 4 visa) to study at undergraduate or postgraduate level. This level is often referred to as the 'B2 level'. Additionally, our individual Schools may ask for specific English Language proficiency levels that are necessary for their academic programmes. In most cases these requirements are likely to be higher than the B2 level.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £23,000 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

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

Sponsorship information

The University is committed to supporting students from low-income households through our financial support packages detailed below. Full-time UK students do not need to apply for Manchester’s bursaries separately but should ensure that they consent to share their financial details with the University when making an application to Student Finance England. http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/student-finance/2019/

Provider information

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Course contact details

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Directorate for the Student Experience

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