Financial Mathematics with a Year in Industry (BSc (Hons))

University of Kent

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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
- 4 years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

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About Financial Mathematics with a Year in Industry at University of Kent

The School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science provides a supportive learning environment with high contact hours per module. Our academic staff are available to advise and support you throughout your studies, helping you to take responsibility for your own learning.

Our degree programme

The Financial Mathematics programme provides a thorough grounding in the mathematical concepts, tools and skills needed to understand financial decision making. It offers you the opportunity to study financial theory and applications built on rigorous foundations within a friendly and highly successful department.

You gain access to knowledge and capabilities that are valued by financial sector employers, corporations and postgraduate academic programmes. In combination with specialised finance and economics topics, the programme incorporates core mathematical principles, probability and inference, and a range of statistical concepts and techniques. In addition, you have a chance to develop communication and personal skills.

The degree consists of compulsory modules, especially in the first two years, and some optional modules to suit your interests and goals. The year in industry takes place between the second and final years of full-time study and counts towards the final degree result.

Student view

Macaulee shares his experiences studying BSc Financial Mathematics at Kent. 


Year in industry

You spend a year working in industry between Stages 2 and 3. We can offer help and advice in finding a placement. This greatly enhances your CV and gives you the opportunity to apply your academic skills in a practical context. It also gives you an idea of your career options. Recent placements have included IBM, management consultancies, government departments, insurance firms and banks.

This degree is also available as a three-year course without a year in industry. For more details, see Financial Mathematics. 

Foundation year

If your grades do not qualify you for direct entry to this programme, you may be able to take a four-year degree with a foundation year. For more details see Mathematics including a Foundation Year. 

Study resources

You have access to a range of professional mathematical and statistical software such as:

  • Maple
  • MATLAB
  • Minitab.

Our staff use these packages in their teaching and research.

Extra activities

The School of Mathematics and Actuarial Science Student Society is run by students. It aims to improve the student experience for its members, socially and academically. In previous years the Society has organised:

  • talks and workshops
  • extra revision sessions
  • socials and networking events.
  • seminars and workshops employability events.

The School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science also puts on regular events that you are welcome to attend. In the past, these have included:

  • seminars and workshops
  • employability events.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a 2.1 at undergraduate level and a Merit at Master's level in a relevant discipline, from a UK or other approved university and/or equivalent. You must submit a research proposal of approximately 1,500 words on your intended topic.

All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.

International students

Please see our International Student website for entry requirements by country and other relevant information for your country.

Meet our staff in your country

For more advice about applying to Kent, you can meet our staff at a range of international events.

English language entry requirements

The University requires all non-native speakers of English to reach a minimum standard of proficiency in written and spoken English before beginning a postgraduate degree. Certain subjects require a higher level.

For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages.

Need help with English?

Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.

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