Financial Mathematics University of Nottingham


This course gives you the opportunity to study mathematics and finance together, two disciplines which are closely intertwined and highly complementary. You will develop essential mathematical, computational, and statistical skills, as well as the competence and background knowledge needed to effectively apply them in the financial world. To facilitate this you will enjoy expert-level teaching from both the Business School and the School of Mathematical Sciences; our academics are internationally-renowned leaders in their fields. This course is fully accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    23 September 2019

  • Duration

    3 years

Course details


Two-thirds of your first year is devoted to mathematics, including core mathematics, which provides the foundations for your later mathematical studies, together with more specialist material in probability and statistics. The remainder of your first year comprises modules devoted to financial topics, such as financial accounting and business finance. Your second year modules will extend your expertise in probability and statistics, enhance your numerical skills, and develop general skills that are important for careers in mathematics and finance. In year three, two-thirds of the year is spent studying more advanced mathematical topics relevant to finance, including modules such as stochastic models and game theory. You will also choose from a range of financial modules such as financial economics and financial markets.

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 G120
Institution code N84
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 Not accepted
A level A*AA - AAA A*AA/AAA/A*AB at A level including A level mathematics at grade A*/A (or equivalent). Applicants may be asked for one of: A* in A level mathematics, A in A level further mathematics or A in AS level further mathematics. STEP is not required but may be taken into consideration when offered.

A levels in general studies, critical thinking and citizenship studies are not accepted.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD This qualification is only accepted when combined with A* at A Level Mathematics
Access to HE Diploma Specific maths units needed to be achieved at distinction. Please contact the school directly. GCSE English at grade C or above is also required.
Scottish Higher AAAAB - AAABB This qualification is only accepted when combined with Scottish Advanced Higher grades AA, including Mathematics.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D2 D3 M1 with D2 in Mathematics
D2 D3 M2 with D2 in Mathematics and D3 in Further Mathematics or
D3 D3 M1 with D3 in Mathematics and Further Mathematics
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 36 points including 6 in Mathematics at Higher Level
Scottish Advanced Higher AA This qualification is only accepted when combined with Scottish Higher grades AAAAB-AAABB, including A in Mathematics.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) A - B This qualification is only accepted when combined with appropriate A Level subjects including at least A in Mathematics. Please contact the school for further information.

European Baccalaureate - 85% overall, including 85% or 8.5 in Mathematics (Mathématiques 5 périodes, année 7)

GCSE requirements - English grade C (numeric grade 4)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £10,750 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * Year 1
International £17,550 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

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