What Will You Study

Lancaster’s degree in Financial Mathematics draws on world-leading research and expertise from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics – ranked tenth in the UK by The Guardian University Guide, 2014 - and the Accounting and Finance Department, which is part of the triple-accredited Lancaster University Management School (LUMS). 

This combined degree gives you the opportunity to understand the core elements of Finance as well as the Mathematics that underpin the operation of financial markets. Your core Finance courses will give you a thorough grounding in corporate finance, computing, quantitative methods and economics and will be complemented by your Mathematics studies.

You’ll start your degree with modules including an Introduction to Accounting and Finance; Discrete Mathematics and Numbers and Relations. Your second-year subjects cover Advanced Principles of Finance; Introduction to Economics for Managers, and Real Analysis. In your third and fourth years, you’ll be able to follow modules such as Corporate Finance; International Financial Management, and Financial Statement Analysis.

On completion of the course you will have Masters level proficiency in mathematical analysis, probability, statistical inference, financial stochastic processes and optimisation.