The course

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

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Overview

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.

Teaching excellence and student satisfaction

Mathematics at Heriot-Watt is ranked 1st in Scotland and 5th in the UK for overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2018*.

*Responses from full-time degree students.

Course content

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.

Year 2

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.

Year 3

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.

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.

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Employability

Work and study

This is what our BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Finance students are doing 15 months after graduating:

  • 69% are working
  • 9% are studying
  • 14% are working and studying.

In highly skilled work

  • 82% of those are in highly skilled work 15 months after graduating.

Salary

  • The average salary of students 15 months after graduating: £22000
  • The average UK salary of students 15 months after graduating from a similar course: £26000

Jobs

These are the most common jobs students go into 15 months after graduating:

  • Business and public service associate professionals
  • Business, research and administrative professionals
  • Information technology and telecommunications professionals

Entry requirements

Year 1

Standard entry requirements

  • Highers ABBBB (including Mathematics at A)
  • A-Levels BBB (including Mathematics)
  • 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

Year 2

  • Advanced Highers ABB (including Mathematics at A plus excellent Highers)
  • A-Levels ABB (including Mathematics at A and Computing)
  • Int. Baccalaureate 30 points (with Mathematics at Higher Level 6)
  • BTEC DDD (including sufficient Mathematics)

Additional information

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.

Fees

Tuition fees for 2021 entry
Status* Scotland England / Wales / N Ireland / Rep of Ireland** International***
Fee Paid by SAAS £9,250 £15,384

* 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.

** 'Rest of the UK' (RUK) and Republic of Ireland students entering at Level 1 receive a fee waiver of one year's tuition fee. Normally this will be the final year, or a year during which students study abroad (either at a partnership institution, or at one of Heriot-Watt's overseas campuses).

*** '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.

4 years for the price of 3

If you live in England, Wales, Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland, study with us and save £9,250 over your 4-year degree.

Additional costs

You may incur additional costs in the course of your studies at Heriot-Watt over and above tuition fees in an academic year. Depending on your programme of study, these may include: protective equipment, field trips, professional memberships, studio fees, required course texts or other study resources.

Scholarships and bursaries

Featured scholarships

Bursaries for students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales starting undergraduate degree courses in 2021

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 students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales:

View our full range of undergraduate scholarships.