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BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Finance

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2018/19 entry

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UCAS code

GL11

Institution code

Y50

Length

3 years full-time (plus optional placement year)

Typical offer

AAA including A in Mathematics (full entry requirements)

Start date

September 2018 (term dates)

UK/EU fees

Fees for 2018/19 to be confirmed. See fees and funding.

International fees

£16,620 per year (2018/19)

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Today's financial firms look for those who can carry out sophisticated work with the latest tools. This maths and finance degree provides the training needed to succeed and rise above the rest in today's financial industry.

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#1 in the Russell Group for overall satisfaction

Employability

Six months after graduation around 90 per cent of University of York Maths graduates are employed or in further study

Tutorial system

Our comprehensive tutorial system will support you throughout your degree

Course content

In this three-year maths and finance degree, you'll take modules in mathematics, statistics and financial economics. There will also be opportunities to study business finance, computer programming, and other options.

Study abroad

There are a number of Study Abroad options at York. Here are some opportunities related to this course:

Year 1

The first year develops a foundation in maths and statistics, as well as in general and financial economics.

Mathematics modules

Economics modules

  • Economics 1: Introduce the concepts of production and distribution on local, national and international levels.
  • Economic Data Analysis: Learn the data used to determine official surveys and statistics.

Academic integrity module

In addition to the above you will also need to complete our online Academic Integrity module.

Year 2

We emphasise consolidating quantitative and analytical skills, while still studying core concepts.

Mathematics modules

Economics modules

Year 3

In the final year, students learn methods of quantitative finance. You'll use techniques to model and forecast interest rates and stock prices.

Mathematics modules

Economics modules

You may choose optional modules from most of the Mathematics third-year modules. 

Please note, modules may change to reflect the latest academic thinking and expertise of our staff.

Fees and funding

Annual tuition fees

UK/EU International
£9,250 (2017/18)

Fees for 2018/19 are subject to increase in line with government policy. Updated fees information will be published as soon as possible after the government announcement.
£16,620

UK/EU or international fees? The level of fee that you will be asked to pay depends on whether you're classed as a UK, EU or international student.

Fees for subsequent years

  • UK/EU: further increases within the government fee cap will apply in subsequent academic years. We will notify you of any increase as soon as we can.
  • International: fees for international students are subject to annual increases. Increases are currently capped at 2% per annum.

More information

For more information about tuition fees, any reduced fees for study abroad and work placement years, scholarships, tuition fee loans, maintenance loans and living costs see undergraduate fees and funding.

Funding

We offer a number of scholarships to help cover tuition fees and living costs.

Home/EU students

International students

Living costs

You can use our living costs guide to help plan your budget. It covers accommodation costs and estimated social costs.

Teaching and assessment

You’ll work with world‐leading academics who’ll challenge you to think independently and excel in all that you do. Our approach to teaching will provide you with the knowledge, opportunities, and support you need to grow and succeed in a global workplace. Find out more about our approach to teaching and learning.

Teaching format

Lectures and seminars are the main mode of teaching. Some modules have practical computer classes. All modules are supported by extensive online material, including a discussion forum.

  • Small group tutorials of 8-10 discuss core lecture ideas, but also teach skills needed for employment after graduation.
  • Small group seminars support modules through your first and second year, along with problems classes.
  • Third-year lectures are typically smaller and usually include weekly seminars or problems classes.

Overall workload

As a guide, students on this course typically spend their time as follows:

Year 1Year 2Year 3
Lectures and seminars288 hours
(24%)
276 hours
(23%)
240 hours
(20%)
Independent study912 hours
(76%)
924 hours
(77%)
960 hours
(80%)

The figures above are based on data from 2016/17.

Independent study may include preparation for lectures and seminars, follow up work, wider reading, practice completion of assessment tasks, or revision. Everyone learns at a different rate, so the number of hours will vary from person to person. In UK higher education the expectation is that full-time students will spend 1200 hours a year learning.

Teaching location

You will be based in the Departments of Economics and Mathematics which are both on Campus West. Teaching will be at a variety of locations across Campus West.

Course location

Our beautiful green campus offers a student-friendly setting in which to live and study, within easy reach of the action in the city centre. It's easy to get around campus - everything is within walking or pedalling distance, or you can always use the fast and frequent bus service.

Assessment and feedback

Your maths and finance degree assessments will be mainly examinations and regular homework. In your third year, you'll begin a final project that combines a final report, poster presentation, and short written assignments.

  • Feedback may be through written comments, in-class discussion, model answers, or online discussion board responses.

Percentage of the course typically assessed by coursework and exams

Year 1Year 2Year 3
Written exams91%100%100%
Coursework5%0%0%
Practical exams4%0%0%

The figures above are based on data from 2016/17.

Careers and skills

Maths and finance degree graduates are in great demand by a wide range of employers. They value the strong analytical and problem-solving skills you'll develop over the course of the degree.

Career opportunities

  • Banking and financial services
  • Computing and IT
  • Engineering
  • Public administration
  • Logistics
  • Hospitality and sales
  • Telecommunications

Transferable skills

  • Quantitative analysis
  • Critical thinking
  • Complex problem solving
  • Communication skills

Entry requirements

Qualification Grade
A levels

AAA in three A levels, including Mathematics.
We accept either Economics or Business Studies, but not both.
We do not accept Modern Foreign Languages taken by native speakers.

Cambridge Pre-U D3, D3, M2 in three principal subjects, including Mathematics.
European Baccalaureate 80% average, including 85% in Mathematics.
International Baccalaureate 36 points, including HL6 in Mathematics
Irish leaving Certificate AAAABB, including A1 in Mathematics
Scottish Highers / Advanced Highers AAAAB, including A in Mathematics.

English language

Our English language requirements for overseas applicants can be found in the Entry Requirements to York.

Applying

To apply to York, you will need to complete an online application via UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service).

Accepted applicants will be invited to visit between November and April, to meet our current students and staff.

Next steps

Contact us

Contact our admissions team if you have any questions

Dr Chris Wood, Dr Brent Everitt and Heather Cork

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Department of Economics and Related Studies, Department of Mathematics

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