The analysis of modern financial market data relies heavily on mathematical and statistical techniques. Mathematical techniques and tools devised using financial mathematics have contributed greatly to the development of the financial services industry and continue to play a key role in this sector.
This programme starts with a firm foundation to the mathematics and statistics that is in daily use in the financial industry. It then leads to advanced studies in financial mathematics, including asset price modelling, the risk-neutral pricing of financial derivatives, time series analysis, actuarial maths, and financial econometrics. This prepares graduates with relevant mathematical and statistical backgrounds to enter careers in the financial services industry, actuarial and insurance sectors or further study in financial mathematics.
The final year includes an advanced project on a topic in financial mathematics. In response to increased student interest, we also offer courses such as Mathematics and Society and Mathematics Education and Communication. The latter offers teaching experience through the Undergraduate Ambassadors Scheme (UAS).
The aims of the programme are:
EU/Home: £9,000 International: £10,350
Scholarships available - please see our website www.gre.ac.uk/scholarships
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Applicants should have:
A minimum of 300 UCAS points
FROM subjects studied at A-level or equivalent qualifications, including at least 80 points from mathematics studied to A-level or equivalent.
PLUS GCSEs in English and mathematics at grade C or above, or equivalent qualifications such as key skills level 2.
• Applications from students taking Access to Higher Education courses are welcome
No work experience is required.
This programme will meet the educational requirements of the Chartered Mathematician designation, awarded by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, when it is followed by subsequent training and experience in employment to obtain equivalent competences to those specified by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for taught masters degrees.
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