Teesside University, Middlesbrough has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Summary: Mathematics provides an essential basis for understanding modern finance. This course combines a grounding in mathematical concepts and methods with an opportunity to develop skills that can be applied to the analysis and modelling of financial markets.
Course details: The essentials of finance and underlying economic theory are studied alongside mathematics. Throughout the course emphasis is placed on problem solving and real-world applications. Following an introduction to all the main areas of mathematics you build on these foundations to gain more specialist knowledge and you have the opportunity to work on a real finance-related case-study to apply your knowledge and build your work experience. Group projects are key to developing your communication skills through independent learning and team work, providing you with practical skills essential to your career.
Within this programme you have the opportunity to spend one year learning and developing your skills through work experience. You have a dedicated work placement officer and the University's award-winning careers service to assist you with applying for a placement. Advice is also available on job hunting and networking. Employers are often invited to meet you and present you with opportunities for work placements.
After the course: A wide variety of career options are available to financial mathematics graduates in the financial services sector, including working as an actuary, in accountancy, banking, insurance, investment management and management consultancy. In the public sector, specialists in mathematics and finance are employed in the civil service, local government and other organisations such as the NHS. The course also provides a sound basis for finance, economics, econometrics, logistics, mathematics, statistics and many other areas.
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You attend a range of lectures, small-group tutorials and laboratory sessions. The course includes a substantial final-year research-based project. The course provides a number of contact teaching and assessment hours (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratory work, projects, examinations), but you are also expected to spend time working independently. This self-study time is to review lecture notes, solve tutorial exercises, prepare coursework assignments, work on projects and revise for assessments.
One module in each year of your study involves a compulsory one-week block delivery period. This intensive problem-solving week provides you with an opportunity to focus your attention on particular problems and enhance your team-working and employability skills.
Our assessment strategy tests your subject knowledge, independent thought and skills acquisition. It involves a range of assessments types, including coursework assignments, group project reports and formal examinations.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||96 - 112 points||Including level 3 mathematics.|
|A level||BBC||Including C in mathematics.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||Including merit in further mathematics units.|
|Access to HE Diploma||Including merit in at least 12 level 3 credits in mathematics.|
|Scottish Higher||Including level 3 mathematics.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||English language and mathematics at grade 4 (or C). Alternatively, Key Skills level 2 may be used in lieu of GCSE English.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||Including level 3 mathematics.|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|