What Will You Study

Drawing on expertise from the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics, Accounting and Finance, and Economics, this degree presents the core elements of finance and maths that underpin the operation of financial markets.  Core finance modules provide a thorough grounding in corporate finance, computing, quantitative methods and economics and will be complemented by your mathematics studies.

You will start your degree with modules including Introduction to Accounting and Finance, Discrete Mathematics and Probability. In second year, you will learn subjects such as Advanced Principles of Finance, Introduction to Economics for Managers and Real Analysis. In your third and, for MSci students, fourth years, modules include Corporate Finance, Stochastic Processes, Derivatives Pricing and Assessing Financial Risk.

Additionally, MSci students write a substantial dissertation in their fourth year under the supervision of a member of staff from one of the departments.  On completion of this degree, you will have Masters level proficiency in mathematical analysis, probability, statistical inference, financial stochastic processes and optimisation.

Students enrolled on the Financial Mathematics (Industry) degree spend their third year in a paid placement with industry before returning to University to complete their degree.