University of Salford

Financial Mathematics University of Salford Degree level: Undergraduate

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The ‘Big data’ revolution is driving change in global competitive markets. Choosing a financial mathematics degree with Salford is your first step towards making an important contribution to banking, commodities and emerging Fintech industries.

Our BSc (Hons) Financial Mathematics degree course is designed with your future employability in mind. Modules deliver core mathematics topics but with the addition of financial methods used in business.You’ll explore cutting-edge themes like economic stability and artificial intelligence, so your skills are relevant for financial and commercial sectors. You’ll also study the principles of economics, with learning methods developed to give you experience in business practices. As an advocate of real-world learning, we’ll also encourage to complete a placement year in industry, enhancing your skill set and adding ‘with professional experience’ to your degree award.

Learning takes places in our Peel Park campus, minutes from bustling Manchester, a thriving commercial hub recently voted the most liveable city in the UK.* Course content is delivered through a combination of lectures, practical activities and small-group teaching, so you benefit from enhanced tutor support.

Features

  • Expand your mathematical repertoire and strengthen your existing knowledge of linear algebra, calculus and probability

  • Develop detailed mathematical modules for financial derivatives, using the Black-Scholes differential equation, Martingales and Fourier Transforms

  • Grasp the key concepts of modern economics, including how markets function as the foundation of contemporary economies

  • Learn probability models and distribution theory, skills in statistics and data analysis, using sophisticated statistical software packages

*The Economist’s Global Liveability Index 2018

Course details

Modules

Year one modules may include: Linear Algebra, Mathematical Methods 1, Mathematical Modelling, Probability, Organisations in a Global Environment, Principles of Economics. Year two modules may include: Mathematics of Financial Derivatives 1, Mathematical Methods 2, Mathematical Modelling 2, Statistics, Financial Markets and Instruments, plus one from the following: Law in a Business Context, University Wide Language. Year three modules may include: Mathematics of Financial Derivatives 2, Financial Risk Management, Project, Operational Research, plus one from the following: International and Business Finance, Management Accounting for Control, Business Taxation.


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 S03
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 112 points 112 UCAS Tariff Points, from a minimum of 2 A2 qualifications or equivalent.
A level 112 UCAS Tariff Points. If 112 UCAS points then a minimum C grade at A-Level Maths.
If 104 UCAS points then a minimum C grade at A-Level Further Maths. Must pass Science Practical.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Must refer
Access to HE Diploma Must refer
Scottish Higher 112 UCAS Tariff points, to include B at Advanced Highers in Maths
AS 112 UCAS Tariff Points. Qualification not accepted on its own, must be completing a minimum of 2 A2s or equivalent.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal 112 UCAS Tariff Points. Applicants will be considered on an individual basis depending on subject area.
Extended Project 112 UCAS Tariff Points. Qualification not accepted on its own, must be completing a minimum of 2 A2s or equivalent.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Grade C or grade 4 (or above) in Maths and English GCSE is required. Equivalent qualifications Key Skills level 2, and Functional Skills Level 2, are also accepted.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 35 points Grade 6 in Maths at Higher Level
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 112 UCAS Points including A1 in Higher Level Maths
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 112 UCAS Points including A1 in Higher Level Maths
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Must refer
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Must refer
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Must refer
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Must refer
Scottish Advanced Higher 112 UCAS points, to include B at Advanced Highers in Maths
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) 112 UCAS Tariff Points, applicants will be considered on an individual basis depending on subject area.


Fees and funding

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University of Salford
The Crescent
Salford
M5 4WT


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Clearing Line

0300 555 5030

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Additional information

Friday 5 July to Wednesday 14 August 9am until 5pm (except Fridays 10 am until 4pm), Thursday 15 August 7am to 7pm, Friday 16 August 8am to 6pm, Saturday 17 August 9am to 5pm, Sunday 18 August Closed, Monday 19 August 9am to 5pm (and from this date on, except for Fridays 10an to 4pm).


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0161 295 4545


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