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Financial Mathematics Heriot-Watt University Degree level: Undergraduate

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If you are looking for a career that offers the best pay of all the professions (and without the need to take postgraduate qualifications) and have an interest in science or engineering, then Financial Mathematics is the degree for you. Financial mathematics is concerned with the design, construction and maintenance of financial products. Following the recent turmoil in the financial markets, investment banks are already planning to recruit more properly skilled mathematicians.

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 GGC3
Institution code H24
Campus name Edinburgh Campus
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

Standard Qualification Requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAB including Mathematics at A for entry to Year 1.
For entry to Year 2: AAA including Mathematics.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Relevant BTEC qualifications are accepted; please contact the Admissions Tutor for further details.
Scottish Higher AAAB including Mathematics at A.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points with Higher Level Mathematics at 6 for entry to Year 1.
For entry to Year 2: A total of 30 points with Higher Level Mathematics at 7.
Scottish Advanced Higher AAB including Mathematics at A plus excellent Highers for entry to Year 2.

We operate contextual admissions defined by our Fair Access Policy which may mean entry requirements are flexible.

We accept a wide range of other qualifications from the UK, Europe and International countries. Please contact the Admissions Tutor for the programme for further information on the entry requirements for these.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level ABC with A in Maths.
Scottish Higher ABBC with A in Maths.

As part of the Fair Access Process, the minimum entry requirements enable students who are within one or more of the categories below to be guaranteed an offer:
Living in an area within the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation lowest 20% (SIMD20)
Care Experienced, as identified on the UCAS Application form by ticking the relevant box.


English language requirements

Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not been educated previously in the English language must provide evidence of their English language ability to ensure they can cope with the demands of a Heriot-Watt programme taught and assessed in English. Further information about the English Language tests that we currently accept as proof of English Language ability including our own English Language programmes, can be viewed on our website.

HWU English Language Requirements

https://www.hw.ac.uk/study/entry/english-language-requirements.htm


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £1,820 Year 1
International £14,640 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £1,820 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

The fees quoted are the existing tuition fees for 2019 entry. 2020-21 tuition fees are subject to confirmation.

Provider information

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Heriot-Watt University
Riccarton
Edinburgh
EH14 4AS


Course contact details

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Admissions Office

0131 451 3376