The BSc Mathematics for Finance degree course gives students the opportunity to focus on Mathematics for Finance in addition to the general range of mathematical material that you will cover.
The course gives you the chance to explore and understand the number theory that Pythagoras studied, the Financial Mathematics that the highest flyers on Wall Street rely on, and a wealth of other topics reflecting the teaching team's research expertise in probability, analysis, nonlinear partial differential equations, noncommutative geometry and algebraic topology.
- 100% in graduate employment or further study six months after leaving University [HESA data 2014/15]
- 18th in the UK overall [Guardian University Guide 2018]
- 91% for overall satisfaction [National Student Survey 2017]
- High employability - we are 6th in the UK for graduate prospects [Complete University Guide 2018]
- We are rated as one of the TOP 25 Mathematics departments in the UK, and are within the top third in the world [QS World University Rankings 2015]
- Year in Industry programmes available
- Teaching and research centres on modern applicable mathematics
- Extensive selection of final year projects designed to develop excellent transferable skills
- £31m Computational Foundry for computer and mathematical sciences will provide the most up-to-date and high quality teaching facilities featuring world-leading experimental set-ups, devices and prototypes to accelerate innovation and ensure students will be ready for exciting and successful careers. (From September 2018)
- Top University in Wales [Times & Sunday Times University Guide 2017]
- Provides in depth knowledge in those areas of mathematics, especially stochastic processes and stochastic analysis, which are central for applications to finance.
- Provides knowledge of a large sample of mathematical theories such as statistics, game theory, econometrics etc., being auxiliary tools in economics.
- Develops a good understanding of economics with special emphasis on finance markets.
- Develops skills needed to work in a highly interdisciplinary profession, including advanced programming techniques, and communication skills across the borders of different disciplines.
The ability to think rationally and to process data clearly and accurately are highly valued by employers. Mathematics graduates earn on average 50% more than most other graduates. The most popular areas are the actuarial profession, the financial sector, IT, computer programming and systems administration, and opportunities within business and industry where employers need mathematicians for research and development, statistically analysis, marketing and sales.
Some of our students have been employed by AXA, BA, Deutsche Bank, Shell Research, Health Authorities and Local Government. Teaching is another area where maths graduates will find plenty of career opportunities. There is also the option to study further for a higher degree.
Every year we survey our recent graduates to ascertain their employment status. The data is more commonly known as the Graduate Destinations Survey and is reported to HESA (the Higher Education Statistics Authority). Here are some examples of job titles from the recent survey:
- Academic Staff
- Research Engineer Data Scientist
- Research Analyst
- Client Relationship Manager
- Risk Analyst
- Actuary Trainee
- Data Analyst
- Research Officer
- Graduate Administrator
- Junior Pricing Analyst
- Financial Advisor
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