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

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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
4 Years

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Course starts
September

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

Our Year in Industry programme enables you to gain paid industry experience in addition to being taught by our internationally-renowned mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries to ensure you are fully prepared for your future career. You will be encouraged to fulfil your potential whilst studying in our friendly and dynamic school based in the multi-award-winning Sibson Building. Our degree programme To help bridge the gap between school and university, you’ll attend small group tutorials in Stage 1, where you can practice the new mathematics you’ll be learning, ask questions and work with other students to find solutions. You’ll study a mixture of pure and applied mathematics, statistics and economics, providing you with a solid foundation for your later studies. In Stage 2, you study some core modules which build upon the material learnt at Stage 1. You also start to tailor your degree to your interests through our range of optional modules. Throughout Stages 1 and 2, you attend specialist programme of workshops and events designed to ensure you have the best possible opportunity of securing a placement. Our in-house Placements Team will support you throughout the process. If you successfully secure a placement, you will spend a year working between Stages 2 and 3.   In Stage 3 you return from your placement and continue to explore the areas you enjoy through a mixture of core and optional modules. 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.

Teaching amounts to approximately 16 hours of lectures and classes per week. Modules that involve programming or working with computer software packages usually include practical sessions.

The majority of Stage 1 modules are assessed by end-of-year examinations. Many Stage 2 and 3 modules include coursework which normally counts for 20% of the final assessment. Both Stage 2 and 3 marks count towards your final degree result.

Knowledge and understanding

You gain knowledge and understanding of:

  • core mathematical skills in the principles of calculus, algebra, mathematical methods, discrete mathematics, analysis and linear algebra
  • statistical aspects of probability and inference
  • information technology skills relevant to mathematicians
  • methods and techniques appropriate to financial mathematics
  • logical mathematical argument and deductive reasoning.

Intellectual Skills

You develop intellectual skills in the following areas:

  • the ability to demonstrate a reasonable understanding of knowledge in financial mathematics
  • calculation and manipulation of the material within the programme
  • application of concepts and principles in various contexts relevant to financial mathematics
  • a capacity for logical argument
  • problem solving by various methods
  • computer skills
  • the capacity to work with relatively little guidance.

Subject-specific skills

You gain subject-specific skills to:

  • demonstrate knowledge of key mathematical concepts and topics, both explicitly and by applying them to the solution of problems
  • comprehend problems, abstract the essentials of problems and formulate them mathematically and in symbolic form to facilitate their analysis and solution
  • use computational and more general IT facilities as an aid to mathematical processes
  • present mathematical arguments and the conclusions from them with clarity and accuracy.

Transferable skills

You gain transferable skills in the following:

  • problem-solving in relation to qualitative and quantitative information
  • effective communication
  • numeracy and computational abilities
  • information retrieval in relation to primary and secondary information sources, including online computer searches
  • computer skills, such as word-processing and spreadsheet use, internet communication
  • time-management and organisational skills: the ability to plan and implement efficient and effective modes of working
  • continuing professional development.

The programme aims to:

  • instil in students the technical appreciation, skills and knowledge required by graduates in financial mathematics
  • develop students’ abilities for rigorous reasoning and precise expression, and formulate and solve problems relevant to financial mathematics
  • encourage an appreciation of recent developments in financial mathematics, and the links between theory and practical application
  • encourage a logical, mathematical approach to solving problems
  • develop an enhanced capacity for independent thought and work
  • ensure students are competent in the use of information technology, and are familiar with computers and the relevant software
  • provide opportunities to study advanced topics in financial mathematics, engage in research, and develop communication and personal skills
  • instil awareness of the application of technical concepts in the workplace (for students undertaking a year in industry).

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