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City, University of London

Mathematics with Finance & Economics

UCAS Code: G1L1

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Including grade B in Mathematics or Further Mathematics

GCSE/National 4/National 5

A minimum of grade 4 (C) in English.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

34 points total, including Higher Level Mathematics at grade 6.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DD

Including an 'A' Level grade A in Mathematics or Further Mathematics

UCAS Tariff

128

128 UCAS tariff points, including grade A in 'A' Level Mathematics or Further Mathematics

88%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Finance

Mathematics

Economics

This degree has been developed to help you explore the different aspects of modern mathematics, economic theory and financial structures.

To help you prepare for your future career ambitions, this course places an emphasis on applied mathematics. It has been designed to help you develop the ability to cast and solve real-world problems and develop the highly valued problem-solving and communication skills that are required in a range sectors, such as finance and business. The course is delivered by three specialised academic units: Department of Mathematics, Department of Economics and City's Cass Business School.

At City, you have the option to complete a work placement of 9-15 months between your second and third year, enabling you to gain professional experience. Placements can offer the opportunity to contribute to real-world projects. Our students have previously secured placements and internships at organisations such as Axa, Barclays, Bloomberg, Disney, EY, GE Capital, IBM, J.P. Morgan, Microsoft, Toyota and Warner Music.

Situated in the heart of London in close proximity to the Square Mile, City is the ideal place to take your first steps towards an exciting future. Many of our graduates secure jobs in the financial sector, going on to work in roles such as financial consultant, investment banker, and customer service officer for organisations such as Caci Ltd, Deloitte, Hazlems Fenton, John Lewis, Lloyds TSB, Natwest, Net-a-Porter and Vietnam Airlines.

Modules

Modules are taught by specialists from City – from the Department of Mathematics, Cass Business School and the Department of Economics.

In the first year of your course you will focus on the core material, including basic programming, economics and statistics that will set a solid foundation for your studies in mathematics, finance and economics.

In the third year, most modules are optional and a variety of mathematics, finance, statistics and economics options are available for you to choose from. You will further develop a systematic and detailed knowledge and understanding of advanced mathematics, finance and economics.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on examination and coursework. Marks are weighted in a 1:3:6 ratio for the three years of study to produce an overall aggregate. You will be assessed on the following types:

- Set exercises or coursework, which you take home and complete with the aid of your notes.
- Formal unseen written examinations every year.
- Class or online tests.
- Group assessments, such as written reports, also form the basis of assessment for some modules.

In the third year of your degree, a core module consists of a group project. The group is assessed by a group written report and an individual presentation on the project.

The Uni


Course location:

City, University of London

Department:

Mathematics

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

82%
med
Finance
83%
med
Mathematics
75%
low
Economics

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Finance

Teaching and learning

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

93%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
86%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

35%
UK students
65%
International students
57%
Male students
43%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
14%
Drop out rate

Mathematics

Teaching and learning

78%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

90%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
96%
Course specific equipment and facilities
96%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

75%
UK students
25%
International students
55%
Male students
45%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
26%
Drop out rate

Economics

Teaching and learning

67%
Staff make the subject interesting
81%
Staff are good at explaining things
77%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
67%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

89%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
70%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

67%
UK students
33%
International students
63%
Male students
37%
Female students
70%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Finance

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£28,000
high
Average annual salary
93%
low
Employed or in further education
37%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

40%
Business, research and administrative professionals
31%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
8%
Administrative occupations: finance
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Over 2,000 students graduated with a degree in finance in 2015, and a sign of the strength of the finance industry, numbers are on the up. Over half of finance graduates go into the finance industry, with accountancy and financial advice roles particularly popular. It's also quite common for finance graduates to go into jobs which require you to take more training and gain professional qualifications — finance graduates who take further study are more likely to be studying accountancy than finance. About a third of graduates start their careers in London - but Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham are other popular locations for finance graduates to work.

Mathematics

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,204
med
Average annual salary
87%
low
Employed or in further education
81%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

25%
Business, research and administrative professionals
17%
Administrative occupations: finance
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Want to feel needed? This is one of the most flexible degrees of all and with so much of modern work being based on data, there are options everywhere for maths graduates. With all that training in handling figures, it's hardly surprising that a lot of maths graduates go into well-paid jobs in the IT or finance industries, and last year, a maths graduate in London could expect a very respectable average starting salary of £27k. And we're always short of teachers in maths, so that is an excellent option for anyone wanting to help the next generation. And if you want a research job, you'll want a doctorate — and a really good maths doctorate will get you all sorts of interest from academia and finance — and might secure some of the highest salaries going for new leavers from university.

Economics

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£26,000
med
Average annual salary
81%
low
Employed or in further education
75%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

32%
Business, research and administrative professionals
22%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
8%
Administrative occupations: finance
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is a degree in demand, as business increasingly needs workers who can examine and explain complex data. And yet the number of economics graduates fell by nearly 10% last year, which means demand is even greater. As so many economic grads go into banking and finance, it's not surprising that over half of all 2015's economics graduates who did go into work were working in London. And don't think it's just the finance industry that's interested in these graduates - there's a significant number who enter the IT industry to work with data as analysts and consultants. It's quite common for economics graduates to go into jobs such as accountancy and management consultancy which may require you to take more training and gain professional qualifications - so don’t assume you won’t have to take any more exams once you leave uni. And the incentive to take them, of course, is better pay, which will be on top of an already healthy average starting salary of over £30,000 for graduates working in the capital.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Finance

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£27k

£27k

£35k

£35k

£43k

£43k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Mathematics

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£23k

£23k

£30k

£30k

£34k

£34k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Economics

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£27k

£27k

£29k

£29k

£39k

£39k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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