Mathematics is one of the most timeless and international disciplines in existence. Both ancient and modern, it is tightly bound with foundations of our financial world today.
Contemporary finance and business are underpinned by mathematics, and our Mathematics for Finance degree reflects a close connection with industry.
This three-year BSc allows you to investigate the number theory studied by Pythagoras and the financial mathematics depended on every day in Wall Street.
It covers a range of material including pure mathematics and applied mathematics. You will also concentrate on stochastic processes and stochastic analysis, which are central for applications to finance.
Studying maths at Swansea University gives you access to world-leading teaching and cutting edge facilities.
As you progress, your developing mathematical abilities will combine with transferable skills which are vital to securing employment in the wider industry.
If you don’t have the necessary entry requirements to enter on to the first year of a degree, you may be offered a place on a degree course with an integrated foundation year.
WHY MATHEMATICS FOR FINANCE AT SWANSEA?
You will be joining a university ranked in the UK top 5 for overall student satisfaction (NSS 2018) and the UK top 10 for graduate prospects (DLHE 2018).
Mathematics at Swansea University is a highly regarded degree which draws students from far and wide.
Based on our brand new Bay campus, Maths at Swansea is ranked:
consistently highly for employability – 4th in the UK for graduate prospects [Complete University Guide 2019] and 5th in the UK for career prospects [Guardian University Guide 2019]
consistently highly for student satisfaction – currently at 91% [National Student Survey 2018]
18th in the UK overall [Guardian University Guide 2018]
Swansea University holds a TEF Gold Award, UK Government recognition for teaching excellence.
YOUR MATHEMATICS FOR FINANCE EXPERIENCE
A flexibly structured degree path means you have the opportunity to study abroad for a year or work in industry for a year, either locally, nationally or overseas.
This can give you the chance to apply your skills in a professional environment, or in an overseas environment, which may help to boost your employment prospects after university.
You will study subjects reflecting our research expertise in areas such as nonlinear partial differential equations, noncommutative geometry and algebraic topology.
We provide an education of broad but relevant mathematical theories. These include statistics, game theory, econometrics and auxiliary tools in economics. It helps you to develop a strong understanding of economics with a special emphasis on the financial markets.
While attending our new £31 million world-class Computational Foundry, your studies will be undertaken through a combination of lectures, tutorials and seminars.
Our state-of-the-art teaching facilities include research and development laboratories, as well as networking and inspiration spaces.
You will learn to use logical reasoning and construct rigorous arguments alongside oral and written communication skills.
We will train you for a range of careers, provide a foundation for postgraduate study and research.
MATHEMATICS FOR FINANCE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
The importance of gaining valuable core skills and life experience whist at University has never been so critical. In the Mathematics Department at Swansea University you will be taught a full range of topics by leading experts that will enable you to successfully pursue a wide range of careers.
Our mathematics graduates are set on course for a range of stimulating opportunities. You might find your future lies in a career as a data scientist, an actuary, a statistical analyst or industrial modeller.
We offer CV workshop and you will have access to our Employment Zone, which advertises work placements, part time vacancies and graduate jobs. We have dedicated staff who will always be on hand to provide employability support, throughout your studies.
We take Employability seriously and you will leave Swansea University with much more than a degree, gaining invaluable life skills and experiences on your journey.