What will I learn?

COURSE OVERVIEW

Mathematics is one of the most timeless and international disciplines in existence. Both ancient and modern, it is tightly bound with foundations of our financial world today.

Contemporary finance and business are underpinned by mathematics, and our Mathematics for Finance degree reflects a close connection with industry.

This three-year BSc allows you to investigate the number theory studied by Pythagoras and the financial mathematics depended on every day in Wall Street.

It covers a range of material including pure mathematics and applied mathematics. You will also concentrate on stochastic processes and stochastic analysis, which are central for applications to finance.

Studying maths at Swansea University gives you access to world-leading teaching and cutting edge facilities.

As you progress, your developing mathematical abilities will combine with transferable skills which are vital to securing employment in the wider industry.

MATHEMATICS FOR FINANCE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

The importance of gaining valuable core skills and life experience whist at University has never been so critical. In the Mathematics Department at Swansea University you will be taught a full range of topics by leading experts that will enable you to successfully pursue a wide range of careers.

Our mathematics graduates are set on course for a range of stimulating opportunities. You might find your future lies in a career as a data scientist, an actuary, a statistical analyst or industrial modeller.

We offer CV workshop and you will have access to our Employment Zone, which advertises work placements, part time vacancies and graduate jobs. We have dedicated staff who will always be on hand to provide employability support, throughout your studies.

We take Employability seriously and you will leave Swansea University with much more than a degree, gaining invaluable life skills and experiences on your journey.

Professional Body Accreditation

Our BSc Mathematics for Finance will meet the educational requirements of the Chartered Mathematician designation, awarded by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, when it is followed by subsequent training and experience in employment to obtain equivalent competences to those specified by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for taught masters degrees.

Our career support services include:

  • Employability workshops, employers’ talks, bespoke events and careers fairs
  • Individual advice and guidance from professionally qualified Careers Advisers
  • Help with finding jobs, internships, work placements and volunteering opportunities
  • Access to information resources on a wide range of career management topics
  • Advice and guidance on postgraduate study and funding
  • Funding to support student internship opportunities and Student Society/Club events.

BSc Mathematics for Finance with a year abroad

As part of this degree scheme, you will be able to study at one of our huge range of partner universities in your third year. Studying abroad is a great opportunity to experience another culture, make friends from around the world and gain valuable experience to prepare you for the world of work after you complete your studies.

Places and availability change annually so specific destinations can’t be guaranteed, but previously Mathematics students have completed their year abroad in Australia, Canada, Singapore, France, Germany, Spain, The Netherlands and the USA.

Which department am I in?

College of Science

Study options

Full time with time abroad (4 Years)

Tuition fees
Information not available

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Start date

26 September 2022

Venue

Bay Campus

Fabian Way,

Swansea,

SA1 8EN, Wales

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A Levels should include an A in Biology and one other STEM subject (i.e. science, technology, engineering or mathematics).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • The College, Swansea University
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About Swansea University

A dual campus university, Swansea University boasts excellent teaching, research and outstanding student support.

  • Rated in the top 30 UK research universities (REF 2014-21)
  • Awarded gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
  • UK Top 15 for career prospects (Complete University Guide)
  • Among the top 10 safest places to study in the UK