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.
- Accounting and Economics : BSc Hons
- Accounting and Economics (Industry) : BSc Hons
- Accounting and Finance : BSc Hons
- Accounting and Finance (Industry) : BSc Hons
- Accounting and Management Studies : BSc Hons
- Accounting and Management Studies (Industry) : BSc Hons
- Accounting, Finance and Computer Science : BSc Hons
- Accounting, Finance and Computer Science (Industry) : BSc Hons
- Accounting, Finance and Mathematics : BSc Hons
- Accounting, Finance and Mathematics (Industry) : BSc Hons
- Computer Science and Mathematics : BSc Hons
- Computer Science and Mathematics : MSci Hons
- Economics and Mathematics : BSc Hons
- Finance : BSc Hons
- Finance (Industry) : BSc Hons
- Finance and Economics : BSc Hons
- Finance and Economics (Industry) : BSc Hons
- Finance and Management Studies : BSc Hons
- Finance and Management Studies (Industry) : BSc Hons
- Financial Mathematics : BSc Hons
- Financial Mathematics (Industry) : BSc Hons
- French Studies and Mathematics : BA Hons
- German Studies and Mathematics : BA Hons
- Management Mathematics : BSc Hons
- Mathematics : BSc Hons
- Mathematics : MSci Hons
- Mathematics (Study Abroad) : MSci Hons
- Mathematics and Philosophy : BA Hons
- Mathematics with Statistics : BSc Hons
- Mathematics with Statistics : MSci Hons
- Mathematics with Statistics (Study Abroad) : MSci Hons
- Spanish Studies and Mathematics : BA Hons
- Statistics : BSc Hons
- Statistics : MSci Hons
- Statistics (Study Abroad) : MSci Hons
- Theoretical Physics with Mathematics : BSc Hons
- Theoretical Physics with Mathematics : MSci Hons
- Theoretical Physics with Mathematics (Study Abroad) : MSci Hons
Many of Lancaster's degree programmes are flexible, offering students the opportunity to cover a wide selection of subject areas to complement their main specialism. You will be able to study a range of modules, some examples of which are listed below.
- Differential Equations
- Discrete Mathematics
- Geometry and Calculus
- Introduction to Accounting and Finance
- Matrix Methods
- Numbers and Relations
- Series and Functions
- Advanced Principles of Finance
- Further Topics in Economics for Managers
- Introduction to Economics for Managers
- Real Analysis
- Bayesian Inference
- Bond Markets
- Corporate Finance
- International Financial and Risk Management
- Medical Statistics: study design and data analysis
- Quantitative Finance
- Statistical Models
- Stochastic Processes
- Topics in Modern Statistics
- Assessing Financial Risk: Extreme Value Methods
- Bayesian Inference
- Behavioural Finance
- C++ Programming for Quantitative Finance
- Clinical Trials
- Computer Intensive Methods
- Data Mining for Marketing, Sales and Finance
- Economics for Money, Banking and Finance
- Exchange Rates and International Finance
- Financial Econometrics
- Generalised Linear Models
- Industrial Dissertation
- International Banking and Risk Management
- Longitudinal Data Analysis
- Mathematics Dissertation
- Principles of Epidemiology
- Statistics Dissertation
- Stochastic Processes
Lancaster University offers a range of programmes, some of which follow a structured study programme, and others which offer the chance for you to devise a more flexible programme. We divide academic study into two sections - Part 1 (Year 1) and Part 2 (Year 2, 3 and sometimes 4). For most programmes Part 1 requires you to study 120 credits spread over at least three modules which, depending upon your programme, will be drawn from one, two or three different academic subjects. A higher degree of specialisation then develops in subsequent years. For more information about our teaching methods at Lancaster visit our Teaching and Learning section.
Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, or staff changes, or new research.
A Level AAA including A level Mathematics or Further Mathematics or AAB including A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics
International Baccalaureate 36 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects including 6 in Higher Level Mathematics
BTEC Considered alongside A level Mathematics (A) and Further Mathematics (A)
Other Qualifications We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international qualifications webpage or contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office directly.
Advanced/Higher level Mathematics or Further Mathematics are required for entry.
IELTS 6.0 (with at least 5.5 in each component)
General Studies Offers normally include General Studies if it is taken as a fourth A level.
Combination of Qualifications Applications from students with a combination of qualifications are welcomed, for further advice please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office directly.
A STEP Paper Please note this is not a compulsory entry requirement but for those who are taking it alongside Maths or Further Maths we may be able to make you a favourable offer.
Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry welcomed.
Contact Undergraduate Admissions Office + 44 1524 592028 or via firstname.lastname@example.org
Offering unique training in mathematics and finance, your degree opens up excellent employment opportunities in the finance sector. It also prepares you for a wide variety of careers in business.
Many of our graduates enter training contracts with professional accounting firms, while others take up posts in industry or financial institutions. Our alumni have followed a wide variety of career paths, including banking, general and financial management and consulting.
Another popular option is to continue studying for a postgraduate qualification, and you will find that Lancaster offers excellent graduate opportunities and PhD programmes.
Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, you also graduate with the relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability/career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.
Teaching and Learning Methods
At Lancaster we offer a broad range of learning environments which include the traditional lectures, tutorials, interactive workshops, laboratory and practical activities, student-led seminars and web-based delivery.
The modules which make up a programme of study are assessed using various methods, enabling students to demonstrate their capabilities in a range of ways. Typical coursework assignments include laboratory reports, essays, exercises, literature reviews, short tests, poster sessions and oral presentations. Formal examinations include basic and in-depth questions, essays and data analysis. Students are supervised in the production of final year project reports and dissertations, while students in laboratory classes are supported by demonstrators. Details of the assessment methods for individual modules can be accessed via the university's online module catalogue.
In addition to these learning and teaching methods we encourage independent study, meaning you take responsibility for your own learning. For more information visit our Teaching Approach page.
We offer you a variety of stimulating and effective approaches to teaching, learning and assessment. This enables you and your tutors to explore the very latest thinking within your subject and develops your skills in problem solving, analysis and critical reflection, communication, application of knowledge and modern technologies.
As a University, we commit to providing all our undergraduates with a minimum number of contact hours per week, providing you with timely feedback on your work and a maximum number of 15 students per seminar group.
Our annual tuition fee is set for a 12-month session, starting in the October of your year of study.
Our Undergraduate Tuition Fees for 2016/17 are:
Lancaster University's priority is to support every student to make the most of their life and education and we have committed £3.7m in scholarships and bursaries. 400 students each year will be entitled to bursaries or scholarships to help them with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. Our financial support depends on your circumstances and how well you do in your A levels (or equivalent academic qualifications) before starting study with us.
Scholarships recognising academic talent:
- An Academic Scholarship of £2,000 for the first year of study to any student from the UK entering with A*, A*, A or equivalent academic qualifications
- An Access Scholarship of £1,000 per year for all UK students from households with an income of less than £42,600 who achieve grades of A*, A, A, or the equivalent academic qualifications. In addition, students from household incomes of less than £42,600 who achieve higher entry grades of A*, A*, A (or equivalent academic qualifications), will also be awarded our £2,000 Academic Scholarship in their first year of study.
- An Excellence Scholarship which forms part of the Unconditional Offer Scheme for full time UK applicants with outstanding academic profiles within a number of academic departments.
Bursaries for life, living and learning
- A Lancaster Bursary of £1,000 per annum for all students from England with a household income of more than £25,000 but less than £42,600
Any financial support that you receive from Lancaster University will be in addition to government support that might be available to you (eg fee loans) and will not affect your entitlement to these.
For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page
Students also need to consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following graduation it may be necessary to take out subscriptions to professional bodies and to buy business attire for job interviews.