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Financial Mathematics BSc

The University of Sheffield
Program overview
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
English
Start dates
Sheffield
September 2022

Sheffield
September 2023

Sheffield
September 2024

Program description

Financial Mathematics BSc

This degree focuses on mathematics relevant to quantitative finance applications, such as models of fluctuations of share prices on the stock exchange, financial derivatives or corporate finance.

Modules in enterprise, business and economics are taught by the Management School and the Department of Economics.

Your study will include core mathematics, pure mathematics, applied mathematics and probability and statistics. You can specialise later in your course, and can often switch between our degrees.

Admission requirements

  • The A Level entry requirements for this course are: AAB including A in Maths
  • A Levels + additional qualifications | ABB, including A in Maths + B in a relevant EPQ; ABB, including A in Maths + B in Further Maths
  • International Baccalaureate | 34, 6 in Higher Level Mathematics (Analysis and Approaches)
  • BTEC | DDD in a relevant subject with Distinctions in Maths units
  • Scottish Highers + 1 Advanced Higher | AAABB + A in Maths
  • Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels | B + AA, including Maths
  • Access to HE Diploma | 60 credits overall in a relevant subject with Distinctions in 36 Level 3 credits, including Mathematics units, + Merits in 9 Level 3 credits

English language requirements

You must demonstrate that your English is good enough for you to successfully complete your course. For this course we require: GCSE English Language at grade 4/C; IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component; or an alternative acceptable English language qualification

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

First year

  • Introduction to Probability and Statistics
  • Mathematics Core 1
  • Mathematics Core II
  • Numbers and Groups

Second year

  • Advanced Calculus and Linear Algebra
  • Analysis
  • Statistical Inference and Modelling
  • Probability Modelling

Third year

  • Stochastic Processes and Finance
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Metric Spaces

Tuition fees

2021-22 Annual tuition fee

  • For Home students: £9,250
  • For Overseas students: £21,450

Qualification

A Levels AAB

Continuing studies

If the maths itself is what interests you, a PhD can lead to a career in research.

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The University of Sheffield

The University of Sheffield is a leading research university with a global reputation for excellence. Ranked in the world's top 100 universities (QS World University Rankings 2021) and a member of the prestigious Russell Group, Sheffield offers a world-class education...


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Why study at The University of Sheffield

Five reasons to study at Sheffield

We understand how important choosing the right university is for you and your future. That's why we've put together some information to help you decide whether Sheffield is right for you.

1. The Management School's reputation

Sheffield University Management School is one of the University’s largest departments. We are in the global elite of business schools, having achieved triple Crown accreditation from the three major international accreditation bodies – AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA. This is an endorsement of the outstanding quality of our programmes, research output, support for students and alumni, and links with the industry. As a student and graduate of our School, you will be associated with our global reputation for excellence.

2. You'll be taught by experts

Our staff are experts in their fields and many have extensive experience in the industry. We were ranked in the top 5 in the Russell Group for our research impact and 14th overall in the UK in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014), a periodic assessment of all university research in the UK. This gives you access to degrees that combine the real-world application with cutting-edge business thinking.

3. Excellent career prospects

Your employability is our priority from the moment you walk through our doors. And it shows, with 95% of graduates in work or further study six months after graduation. OurFutures Firstemployability offer to students includes career coaching, skills training, placements, and special events.

4. Learn in a supportive environment

We want our students to thrive. All of our students have access to a personal tutor throughout their time here, offering academic and pastoral care. Our Student Experience Office is a one-stop shop for all your enquiries and is open every weekday during the term.

5. Live in an exciting student-friendly city

University life is about more than just academic study. Your entire university experience shapes the person you become while you study here. When you study in Sheffieldyou study in a remarkable, affordable and safe city as part of a vibrant student community. Socialize and develop new hobbies and interests in the UK's number one students Union. University accommodation offers value for money and the chance to be part of one of the largest student communities in Sheffield. Take a 360° virtual tour of our student accommodation.

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S10 2TN Sheffield
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