Loughborough University

Financial Mathematics Loughborough University Degree level: Undergraduate

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Mathematics plays a crucial role in the financial services industry. Our Financial Mathematics BSc degree equips graduates with knowledge and understanding of both financial matters and the relevant mathematics.

Our Financial Mathematics BSc (Hons) degree provides thorough training in aspects of both financial matters and the relevant mathematics. There are a range of modules in economics, finance and mathematics, including specialist modules that deal directly with applications of mathematics in finance.

Through a comprehensive course that includes modules in probability theory, stochastic processes, statistical modelling, corporate finance, and asset pricing, our Financial Mathematics degree will equip you with an understanding of methodologies and techniques that are essential for jobs in banking and finance.

No prior knowledge of economics or finance is necessary as the course provides a comprehensive introduction to macro- and microeconomics and the principles of finance.

Course details

Modules

For a full list of areas studied, see the 'What You'll Study' section of the course page on our website.

Assessment method

Depending on the nature of the material, some modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework and examination (for example 25% coursework and 75% examination), whilst other modules are assessed 100% by coursework or 100% by examination.

Coursework is based on a variety of tasks including individual essays, projects, laboratory work, contribution in tutorials, group work and presentations.


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 L79
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 AAA - A*AB AAA including Maths or A*AB including A* in Maths
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 Credits overall including 45 at Level 3. Please obtain: 23 Level 3 Distinctions, remaining credits at Merit plus A-Level Maths grade A.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects or a combination of the Pre-U and A levels, provided a minimum of three subjects overall are taken. We recognise the benefit of the Global Perspectives and Research (GPR) course in developing independent study and research skills. While we would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions. However, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results.
Extended Project We recognise the benefit of the Extended Project in developing independent research and critical thinking skills. We would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, and while we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 37 points 37 (6,6,6 HL) including HL Maths
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) We accept a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website – please view the individual course typical offers on our website and choose Ireland in the Country/region drop-down field for more information.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D BTEC Level 3 National Diploma: D*D plus A Level Maths at grade A
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D* BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate D* plus AA in 2 A Levels to include Maths
Scottish Advanced Higher AA AA including Maths, plus Highers at AAB in three other subjects
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Applicants taking the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma will be asked to achieve the A level requirements for their course as part of their qualification. The Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted alongside two A levels providing individual course entry and subject requirements are met. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

Loughborough accepts a wide range of qualifications for entry as outlined on our website www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/entrance-requirements/
This information details the general requirements and should be read in conjunction with the information given for each course.

Loughborough also accepts a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website www.lboro.ac.uk/international/applicants/country/

Loughborough uses contextual data in the admissions process to provide insights into the context in which your academic qualifications have been achieved. This may influence the typical offers outlined in the information given for each course. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/contextual-data/

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/entrance-requirements/

Additional entry requirements

Other

Applicants are usually selected solely on the basis of their UCAS application, but in exceptional cases, an interview may be required. If applicants are made an offer of a place, they will be invited to visit the department giving them the opportunity to meet staff and students, see facilities and get an insight into what it is like to be a student at Loughborough.


English language requirements

All applicants are required to demonstrate that they have an appropriate level of English language. For full details of the acceptable English language requirements see our website.

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/a-z/financial-mathematics/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £17,500 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

While the cost of your tuition covers lots of things, it doesn’t cover everything. For instance, this course doesn’t cover the cost of any stationary, printing, books or re-assessments which you might need. Fees for the 2020-21 academic year have not yet been confirmed. We have included fees for 2019-20 as a guideline and will update our website with the new fees as soon as they become available. You should prepare for inflationary increases to fees in future years of study.

Provider information

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Loughborough University
Loughborough
LE11 3TU


Course contact details

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Undergraduate Admissions Office

01509 274 403