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Our modern world is heavily reliant on financial markets. Financial institutions depend on skilled individuals to manage their portfolios, applying mathematical modelling, statistical analysis and the problem-solving know-how of mathematics graduates.
Our specialist Financial Mathematics programmes combine the in-house expertise of our internationally-renowned mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries to ensure you are fully prepared for your future career. You will be encouraged to fulfil your potential whilst studying in our friendly and dynamic school based in the multi-award-winning Sibson Building.
To help bridge the gap between school and university, you’ll attend small group tutorials in Stage 1, where you can practice the new mathematics you’ll be learning, ask questions and work with other students to find solutions. You’ll study a mixture of pure and applied mathematics, statistics and economics, providing you with a solid foundation for your later studies.
In Stage 2, you study some core modules which build upon the material learnt at Stage 1. You also start to tailor your degree to your interests through our range of optional modules, continuing to explore the areas you enjoy into Stage 3.
Year in Industry
If you want to gain paid industry experience as part of your degree programme, our popular Financial Mathematics with a Year in Industry programme (UCAS: NG31) may be for you. If you decide to take the Year in Industry, our in-house Placements Team will support you in developing the skills and knowledge needed to successfully secure a placement through a specialist programme of workshops and events.
If your grades do not qualify you for direct entry to this programme, you may be able to join the programme by first passing the Foundation Year of the four-year Mathematics with a Foundation Year degree (UCAS: G108). The Foundation Year provides an opportunity for you to develop your mathematics skills and start learning some university-level material, fully preparing you for university study before you progress onto your chosen mathematics programme.
Superb student experience
The School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science (SMSAS) at Kent has a thriving student culture, with students from all degree programmes and all degree stages participating in student activities and taking on active roles in the School. As a SMSAS student you benefit from free membership of the Kent Maths Society and Invicta Actuarial Society. You can become a Student Rep and share the views of your fellow students to bring about changes. You could be employed as a Student Ambassador, earning money while you study by inspiring the next generation of mathematicians. Or join one of the society committees and organise socials and events for SMSAS students.
You will be encouraged to make the most of your time at university and will have access to support and guidance throughout your studies.
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
including Mathematics at grade A. Use of Maths A level is not accepted as a required subject. Only one of General Studies or Critical Thinking can count as a third A-Level
Or if taking both A-level Mathematics and A-level Further Mathematics then the offer is:
ABD including Mathematics at grade A and Further Mathematics at grade B. Use of Maths A level is not accepted as a required subject. Only one of General Studies or Critical Thinking can count as a third A-Level
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||The University will consider applicants holding BTEC National Diploma and Extended National Diploma Qualifications (QCF; NQF; OCR) on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice on your individual circumstances.|
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The University will not necessarily make conditional offers to all Access candidates but will continue to assess them on an individual basis.
If we make you an offer, you will need to obtain/pass the overall Access to Higher Education Diploma and may also be required to obtain a proportion of the total level 3 credits and/or credits in particular subjects at merit grade or above.
|Scottish Higher||Scottish Higher qualifications are considered on an individual basis|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||34 points||or 16 at Higher Level including HL Maths at 6|
English language requirements
Applicants should have grade C or 4 in English Language GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|