4-year full-time; 5-year thick-sandwich
About the course
Mathematics is a fundamental subject that is constantly developing. Yes – it is a discipline in its own right. But it is also the thinking behind countless commercial, industrial and technological activities.
The MMath programme in Financial Mathematics offers a highly integrated, logical progression from BSc in Financial Maths to Master’s level. Study for a further year (at Level 4) and bring your BSc degree to Master’s standard.
The first two levels are common to Financial Mathematics BSc.
Two-thirds of this course consists of the compulsory parts of our wide-ranging Maths course and covers several application areas – finance, statistics, operational research (how maths can be applied to commercial and industrial problems) and numerical analysis (the approximate solution of very hard problems).
The remaining third covers the workings of financial markets, and corporate investment and finance. The third level prepares students for studying at Master’s level during Level 4. There is a wide range of optional modules at Levels 3 and 4.
This programme will meet the educational requirements of the Chartered Mathematician designation, awarded by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, when it is followed by subsequent training and experience in employment to obtain equivalent competences to those specified by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for taught Master's degrees.
Mathematical models underpin engineering, the applied sciences, computing and many aspects of management today. As a maths student you will develop an outlook and high level study skills that will be hugely valuable whatever career path you follow after graduation.
If you are a committed maths student interested in a career in the fast moving world of finance or commerce, this course is for you. You will acquire the skills needed to develop mathematical and statistical knowledge, as well as a good awareness of financial institutions, markets and their workings.
Our maths department has developed outstanding links with business and you can take an optional placement year with a leading UK company. Brunel maths students also enjoy an excellent record of employment after graduating. Read more in 'Special Features'.