The course

UCAS code
G1N3
Duration
Up to 4 years
Location
Edinburgh
Delivery type
Full-time

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Overview

The Course

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 content

   Detailed course guide
Year 1

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.

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning:29%
  • Independent study:71%
  • Placement:0%

Assessment

  • Written:56%
  • Practical:0%
  • Coursework:44%
Year 2

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.

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning:28%
  • Independent study:72%
  • Placement:0%

Assessment

  • Written:75%
  • Practical:0%
  • Coursework:25%
Year 3

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.

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning:29%
  • Independent study:71%
  • Placement:0%

Assessment

  • Written:70%
  • Practical:0%
  • Coursework:30%
Year 4

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.

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning:27%
  • Independent study:73%
  • Placement:0%

Assessment

  • Written:77%
  • Practical:0%
  • Coursework:23%

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