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:
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.