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BSc (Hons)Applied Mathematics and Finance

University of Stirling
United Kingdom, Stirling
Tuition fee £15,100 per year
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Overview

Mathematics is about profound beauty, the rush-like excitement of the ‘ah ha’ moment, and finding elegant solutions. It’s the relationship between patterns, systems, big data, technologies, and science.

Mathematical training develops specific skills and broad analytical expertise, which are valued across all professions. There is also a particular demand for graduates who not only have quantitative skills but also know how to use them.

Rooted in cutting-edge research and shaped by the latest developments in finance theory and practice, this course will give you a comprehensive understanding of how stock markets work, how companies reduce foreign exchange risk, why corporate governance matters and why financial crises occur. As you study, you’ll gain a thorough grounding in the theoretical and analytical skills needed for a career in corporate finance, investment management or financial services.

Programme structure

In Semesters 1-3, you’ll take Mathematics plus two other subjects. The material covered at a secondary level is reviewed and applied before being developed further, ensuring a smooth transition from a school teaching approach to a university one.

You’ll take core modules in Calculus of One and Several Variables; Vectors, Matrices, Complex Numbers and their Application in Geometry and Systems Theory; Probability; and Analysis. You can also opt to take an additional mathematics module in Statistics and Discrete Structures.

In Semesters 4-8, the Applied Mathematics Honours course covers a broad range of skills. Advanced modules cover the following key areas: mathematical techniques for solving a wide range of problems; the theory underlying these mathematical techniques; and model-building, for example, converting real-world problems into mathematical form. This will include projects that allow further development of skills in areas of applied mathematics.

Career opportunities

The Applied Mathematics and Finance graduates find jobs as:

- Risk Manager
- Analyst
- Accountant
- Science Researcher
- System Developer
- Statistician
- Data Analyst
- Financial Analyst
- Software Tester
- Dealer on the stock exchange
- Financial planner
- Investment banker

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States