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This popular programme meets the high demand for mathematically trained graduates who are aware of the operation of international finance, investment and capital markets, and able to combine expertise in these areas. The programme combines courses in mathematics from a foundation level up to the edge of current research with courses in all the key areas of modern finance. Graduates will be able to contribute at the highest level to financial analysis and decision making. As a major financial centre, Edinburgh offers excellent career opportunities.
Teaching excellence and student satisfaction
95% of our 2015 graduates reported in the National Student Survey that they were satisfied overall with their course.
Course contentDetailed course guide
Has been designed to ease the transition from school to university You will take courses in calculus and algebra which continue the study of these subjects already studied in school while also taking courses introducing statistics and finance.
You will continue your study of calculus and algebra, taking courses in multivariable calculus and real analysis, linear algebra and probability. In addition you will start the study of financial mathematics and numerical analysis.
You will study abstract algebra, ordinary differential equations and complex analysis. As well as these subjects, you will study security markets and have a choice of courses in pure and applied mathematics and numerical analysis.
You will study securities and derivatives as well as having a wide choice of courses in both pure and applied mathematics.
More in-depth information on the content of the courses listed above, how they are assessed and the learning outcomes can be accessed via our current student portal.
Work and study
This is what our BSc Mathematics with Finance students are doing six months after graduating:
- 72% are working
- 11% are studying
- 2% are working and studying.
- 85% of those working are in a professional/managerial position six months after graduating.
- The average salary of students six months after graduating: £21000
- The average UK salary of students six months after graduating from a similar course: £22000
These are the most common jobs students go into six months after graduating:
- Business, research and administrative professionals
- Business and public service associate professionals
- Information technology and telecommunications professionals
- Sales occupations
- Elementary occupations
- Skilled trades occupations
- Highers ABBBB including Mathematics at A
- A-Levels ABB including Mathematics at A
- Int. Baccalaureate 28 points with Mathematics at Higher Level 5
- BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) Level 3 at DDM including sufficient Mathematics
- Advanced Highers ABB including Mathematics at A plus excellent Highers or Scottish Baccalaureate
- A-Levels AAB including Mathematics at A
- Int. Baccalaureate 30 points including Mathematics and Computing at Higher Level 6
- BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) Level 3 at DDD including sufficient Mathematics
- Additional information A student may transfer to the BSc in Mathematics at any time up to the end of Level 2.
- To find out about the difference between the 3 and 4 year honours programmes, please watch our video to help you decide which route is best for your qualifications and experience so far.
- Applications from students studying a relevant HNC/HND or recognised Access Programme who possess a suitable grounding or appropriate qualification in Mathematics would be welcomed.
- We also accept the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) at D in place of one A-Level, however it cannot replace a subject specific requirement unless relevant.
Fees and funding
|Status*||Scotland / EU**||England / Northern Ireland / Wales||International|
|Fee||Paid by SAAS||£9,250||£13,770|
* Your residency 'status' is usually defined as the country where you have been ordinarily resident for the three years before the start of your course. Find out more about tuition fees.
** European Union countries, not including England, Northern Ireland or Wales.
Scholarships and bursaries
Bursaries for students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales starting undergraduate degree courses in 2018
In addition to government maintenance loans and grants towards the costs of fees and living costs, we are offering generous financial support to attract and support eligible students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales:
View our full range of undergraduate scholarships.
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