The BSc in Financial Mathematics aims to provide you with fundamental mathematical and statistical knowledge, whilst also developing important transferrable skills and an understanding of modern finance studies regarding financial markets, institutions, investments and policies.
Having completed an accounting or finance related degree you would provide services relating to financial reporting, taxation, auditing, insolvency, accounting information systems, budgeting, cost management, planning and decision-making by organisations and individuals; and provide advice on associated compliance and performance requirements to ensure statutory and strategic governance. You can work as an Accountant (General),Management or Cost Accountant,Taxation Accountant, Agent or Consultant, finance specialist and Auditor.
This degree offers a solid grounding in general mathematical theory and techniques. It encourages an understanding of abstract mathematical concepts, logical argument and deductive reasoning. Much of year one is common to the courses, so if you wish to change to another course within the School this may be possible. This particular version of the degree allows you to spend your third year studying abroad before returning to Cardiff for a final year. The School of Mathematics has agreements with institutions across Europe, the United States, Canada and Australia, and you will have support to apply for your overseas year. I want to find another Bachelor Course Distinctive features All graduates will gain a solid foundation of utilising theories and tools in mathematics, statistics and finance to focus on issues and topics relevant to the computational and market design side of contemporary finance. The degree will focus on topics including: complex systems trading (in particular high frequency trading) fund management analytics
Programme Structure Courses include Elementary Differential Equations Computing for Mathematics Foundations of Mathematics I Foundations of Mathematics II Vectors and Matrices Introduction to Probability Theory Statistical Inference Economics for Financial Mathematics Finance I : Financial Markets and Corporate Financial Management Operational Research Calculus of Several Variables Matrix Algebra Series and Transforms Foundations of Probability and Statistics Programming and Statistics Finance II: Investment Management Econometrics for Financial Mathematics Linear Algebra Modelling with Differential Equations Visual Basic Programming For OR Complex Analysis Ordinary Differential Equations Real Analysis Vector Calculus Numerical Analysis Study Abroad Time Series Analysis & Forecasting Project Project (Half) Introduction to Coding Theory and Data Compression Applied Nonlinear Systems Theoretical and Computational Partial Differential Equations Methods of Applied Mathematics Regression Analysis and Experimental Design Stochastic Processes For Finance and Insurance Official Statistics Multivariate Statistics Algorithms and Heuristics Optimisation Game Theory Queueing Theory and Inventory Control Mathematical Methods For Data Mining Behavioural Finance Market Microstructure and Trading Theory Continuous Financial Modelling and Stochastic Calculus for PDEs Financial Mathematics and Modern Actuarial Risk Theory Trading, Market design and Applications
Academic Entry Requirement
Academic Requirements Typical A level offer AAA / A*AB to include A in Mathematics. Typical Welsh Baccalaureate offer Grades AAA / A*AB to achieved from 3 A Levels or 2 A Levels and the Welsh Baccalaureate Core to include grade A in A Level Mathematics. Typical International Baccalaureate offer 36 points to include 6 in Maths at Higher Level.