BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Finance
This popular course 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 course 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.
Global College pathway for this degree
If you do not meet the entry requirements for this degree, have a look at Heriot-Watt Global College, where you can follow an accelerated pathway which will get you onto the second year of this degree.
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 and linear algebra. 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 international bond and currency markets, financial derivatives 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.
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Work and study
This is what our BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Finance students are doing 15 months after graduating:
- 70% are working
- 5% are studying
- 15% are working and studying.
- The average salary of students 15 months after graduating: £28000
- The average UK salary of students 15 months after graduating from a similar course: £28000
Potential career paths
- Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
- Finance professionals
- Information Technology Professionals
- Business and public service associate professionals
Standard entry requirements
- Highers ABBBB (including Mathematics at A)
- A-Levels BBB - ABB (including Mathematics at B)
- Int. Baccalaureate 28 points (with Mathematics at Higher Level 5)
- BTEC DDM (including sufficient Mathematics)
Minimum entry requirements*
- Highers BBBC (including Mathematics at B)
- A-Levels BBC (including Mathematics at B)
* Minimum: under our Fair Access Policy, we will relax our standard entry requirements for some Scottish students depending on their circumstances. Our minimum requirements will apply if you:
- live in an area within the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation lowest 20% (SIMD20), or
- are care experienced.
We can also make exceptions for some Scottish students with grades above minimum but below standard. Read more about our Minimum and standard entry requirements
- Advanced Highers ABB (including Mathematics at A plus excellent Highers)
- A-Levels ABB (including Mathematics at A)
- Int. Baccalaureate 30 points (with Mathematics at Higher Level 6)
- BTEC DDD (including sufficient Mathematics)
- Global College Successful completion of our Science with Accelerator Programme
- For all years, applications are welcomed from holders of non-school qualifications, mature candidates and overseas students.
- If you do not see your qualifications here please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Please check that you meet our University-wide National 5/GCSE (or equivalent) English and Maths requirements.
- To find out about the difference between the 3 and 4 year honours courses, please watch our video to help you decide which route is best for your qualifications and experience so far.
English language requirements
- If English is not your first language, you have to show that your English is good enough to succeed on your course. Please see our English language requirements.
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* 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.
** 'International' includes applicants from European Union countries who do not hold Pre-Settled or Settled status in UK. (This does not include students from the Republic of Ireland - see above). Read more about the application process for EU nationals.
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Scholarships and bursaries
Bursaries for students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales
In addition to government loans and grants towards the costs of fees and living costs, we are offering generous financial support to attract and support eligible undergraduate students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales:
- Heriot-Watt University Bursary (up to £3,100 per year)
View our full range of undergraduate scholarships.