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Mathematics with Finance and Economics  BSc (Hons) / MMath (Hons)

The BSc (Hons)/MMath (Hons) Mathematical Science with Finance and Economics provides an introduction to a range of mathematical techniques and various aspects of finance and economics.

Overview

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This degree offers you the opportunity to study a broad range of topics in areas such as financial markets, corporate finance and various kinds of economics along with a range of mathematical techniques. Upon graduation, you will be equipped to embark on a wide variety of careers.

The MMath (Hons) Mathematical Science with Finance and Economics is an integrated Masters degree and is a four-year version of the corresponding three-year degree. The BSc (Hons) and MMath (Hons) have the same entry requirements in Year one and students can transfer to the MMath (Hons) after obtaining a 60% average in Year two.

Why study Mathematics with Finance and Economics at City University London?

  • All modules in our courses are taught by specialists in the corresponding field.
  • You have the opportunity to undertake a paid one-year placement with a salary typically between £15,000 and £22,000 pro rata per year.
  • City graduates are highly sought after in many different roles and many of our graduates secure careers in the financial sector. Some of our recent graduates have gone on to roles at Deloitte, Ernst and Young, Lloyds TSB, KPMG, Natwest, John Lewis, British Museum, UK Border Agency, Orange and Sainsbury's.
  • This degree can be taken to either the BSc (Hons) or MMath (Hons) level. The MMath (Hons) Mathematical Science with Finance and Economics is a four-year version of the corresponding three-year degree. The fourth year contains a compulsory special topic, a second project and further optional modules.

Entry Requirements:

Typical offers require one of the following:

  • 'A' Level: 340 UCAS tariff points, including Mathematics or Further Mathematics at 'A' Level grade A.
  • IB: 32 points, including 6 in Higher Level Mathematics.
  • 14-19 Advanced Diploma: Engineering or Business Administration and Finance at grade B/250 points; 'A' Level Mathematics at grade A/120 points.
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Course Fees:

  • Full-time EU: £9,000
  • Full-time Non EU: £13,000
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Start Date:

September 2014

UCAS code:

G1L1

Entry Requirements

For entry in 2014

Typical offers require one of the following:

  • 'A' Level:340 UCAS tariff points, including Mathematics or Further Mathematics at 'A' Level grade A.
  • IB: 32 points, including 6 in Higher Level Mathematics.
  • 14-19 Advanced Diploma: Engineering or Business Administration and Finance at grade B/250 points; 'A' Level Mathematics at grade A/120 points.

Pre-requisites

English Language GCSE at grade C or above (or equivalent).

Other Suitable Qualifications

Foundation Programmes

If you do not qualify for direct entry, our partner INTO City University London offers academic preparation programmes which focus on the skills you need. Successful completion of the International Foundation in Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics at INTO City University London means guaranteed progression to this degree.

English Requirements

  • IELTS: 6.0 overall score, with at least 6.0 in each of the four sub components
  • GCSE: English Language grade C.

Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

English Language Programmes

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter the Mathematical Science with Finance and Economics course, our partner, INTO City University London offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to this degree. Please click the links below for more information.

English for Undergraduate Study

Pre-sessional English

Visa Requirements

If you are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK you may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study.  

The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course at City, there are different rules for:

  • Students on courses of more than 6 months
  • Students on courses of less than 6 months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English Language course

Please note: If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you cannot undertake a part-time course.

For more information see our main Visa page.

When and Where

Start Date:
September 2014
Duration:

Full-time:

BSc (Hons) - 3 years or 4 years including a professional placement;

MMath (Hons) - 4 years or 5 years including a professional placement

Course Content

Bsc (Hons)/ MMAth (Hons) Mathematical Science with Finance and Economics combines topics in mathematics with various aspects of finance and economics including financial markets, corporate finance, and labour economics.

Course Structure

Year one

In Year one, you will concentrate on basic mathematical techniques.

Core modules:

  • Algebra
  • Functions, vectors and calculus
  • Introduction to macroeconomics
  • Introduction to microeconomics
  • Mathematical communication
  • Probability and statistics
  • Programming.

Year two

Core modules:

  • Calculus and vector calculus
  • Complex variable
  • Finance and financial reporting A
  • Intermediate micro- or macroeconomics
  • Linear algebra.

Final year (BSc (Hons)) / Year three (MMath (Hons))

Core modules:

  • Mathematical methods
  • Group Project.

MMath (Hons) students will also study two compulsory special topics.

Final year (MMath (Hons))

The fourth year of the MMath (Hons) contains compulsory modules on special topics and a second project.


Read the full Mathematical Science with Finance and Economics BSc (Hons) programme specification

Read the full MMath programme specification

Teaching and Assessment

Excellent facilities have been developed so that lectures and tutorials are supported through PC-based laboratory sessions and web-based learning material. Tutorials give you an opportunity to discuss the content of your lectures or coursework with a member of our academic staff. A particular feature of our course is the weekly small-group tutorial for first year students, which provides intensive individual assistance in the early stages of the course.

Assessment is based on coursework, project work and examinations. Marks for the BSc (Hons) course are weighted in the ratio 1:3:6 for the three years to produce an overall aggregate. For the MMath (Hons) course, the marks are weighted in the ratio 1:3:6:6 for the four years. A professional placement will not contribute to the final degree classification but will be indicated on the degree certificate.

Fees

  • Full-time EU: £9,000
  • Full-time Non EU: £13,000

Funding

For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Undergraduate Fees and Finance.

Placements

You may take a one-year placement in industry between the second and third years of your BSc (Hons)/MMath (Hons) degree course. During the first and especially the second year, you will receive careers support to help you to identify, and apply for, placements.

Career Prospects

The Mathematical Science with Finance and Economics BSc (Hons) and MMath (Hons) degrees equip students with a range of mathematical skills. Graduates have gone on to various careers in business, finance, the Civil Service, teaching and accountancy.

In addition some of our students choose to further study at postgraduate level. The courses taken include: PGCE, MSc in Operational Research and PhD (research degree in Mathematics).

Professional accreditation

Good performance in certain modules can lead to exemptions from some professional examinations of the Institute of Actuaries.

Mathematics with Finance and Economics

UCAS code: G1L1


Applications for degree courses must be made through UCAS. You can apply through your school or college using the Apply system, which enables you to submit your application directly to the UCAS website.

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You can apply for up to five universities on the form. Please take care to enter the correct course code, particularly for subjects with a foundation year or with BSc and BEng options. UCAS has implemented an 'invisibility of choices' policy so that, on the initial application and while you are receiving decisions, each university can only see their entry and not those of other universities you have chosen. This ensures that your application for a course at City University London is considered solely on your academic and personal qualities. You should submit your completed application form to UCAS with a £21 application fee. If you want to apply to City only, you can make a single choice application at a reduced rate of £11. The UCAS code for City University London is C60.

When to apply

Your application for entry in September 2013 should arrive at UCAS between 1 September 2013 and 15 January 2014. Applications that arrive after 15 January 2014 will be considered only at the University's discretion. When your application is acknowledged by UCAS, you will be sent a personal identification number so that you can access your records via Track on the UCAS website.

Enquiries

For general enquiries about the admissions process, please contact the
Admissions Office.
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E: ugadmissions@city.ac.uk

If your enquiry is about admission to a particular course, you should contact the admissions tutor for that course (please see the course description for contact details).