Managing money means dealing with numbers and varying quantities. Mathematical models can be applied to complex behaviour in the financial markets. Well-qualified mathematicians and statisticians are therefore in great demand, with a wide choice of careers opportunities. This degree provides students with a particular set of mathematical skills that are ideal for work in the financial services technology sector. The course is a partnership with industry and includes project work related to capital markets and capital market instruments.
Mathematics with Finance Degree highlights
- We participate in the IAESTE and Erasmus student exchange programmes, which enable students to obtain work experience in companies and universities throughout the world. Students on this pathway have also taken part in summer placements with US based financial companies such as Allstate and JP Morgan.
- We have key links with local companies who hire mathematics graduates. Several local financial services companies (including Clarus FT, Effex Capital and AquaQ Analytics) were founded by our former maths graduates. Indeed these companies are partners in the development of this degree programme.
World Class Facilities
- A new Teaching Centre for Mathematics and Physics opened in September 2016. This provides a dedicated space for teaching within the School. Facilities for mathematics include new lecture and group-study rooms, a new student social area and state-of-the-art computer facilities. The Centre will be the exciting central hub for our students.
Internationally Renowned Experts
- The School of Mathematics and Physics is a large school with staff from 13 countries, including UK, US, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Bulgaria, Russia, Argentina, Cuba, Germany, China, Greece, Kenya, Niger, The Netherlands and Romania. Many of our staff are leading international experts in their fields of mathematical research. Thus the ethos of the School is one of excellence in research informing excellence in teaching.
- Many students find the transition from school to university somewhat daunting. In order to help with this transition, Mathematics students have introduced a Peer Mentoring scheme that is generally regarded as one of the most effective in the University. As well as providing a forum for first year students to obtain support, it also provides mentors with transferable skills which will increase graduate employment opportunities.
Studying for a Maths and Finance degree at Queen's will assist students in developing the core skills and employment-related experiences that are valued by employers, professional organisations and academic institutions. Graduates from this degree at Queen's are well regarded by many employers in the financial services. The following is a list of some of the companies that have attracted our graduates in recent years:
Employment after the Course
Typical career destinations of graduates include:
Graduate employers include:
•Liberty Mutual Insurance
Additional Awards Gained(QSIS ELEMENT IS EMPTY)
Prizes and Awards
A. C. Dixon Prize: awarded each year to the candidate who is placed first by the examiners in the final honours examination in pure mathematics, provided the candidate attains first class honours standard in the subject.
Degree plus award for extra-curricular skills
In addition to your degree programme, at Queen's you can have the opportunity to gain wider life, academic and employability skills. For example, placements, voluntary work, clubs, societies, sports and lots more. So not only do you graduate with a degree recognised from a world leading university, you'll have practical national and international experience plus a wider exposure to life overall. We call this Degree Plus. It's what makes studying at Queen's University Belfast special.