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City, University of London

Mathematics and Finance

UCAS Code: GN13
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

83%

Subjects
  • Mathematics
  • Finance
Student score
85% MED
80% MED
% employed or in further study
81% LOW
87% LOW
Average graduate salary
£21k MED
£28k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

AAB to include grade A in Mathematics or Further Mathematics (Mathematics at grade A or Mathematics - Further at grade A).

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
34

6 in Higher Level Mathematics

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of Not Available and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

83%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,000

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

This course provides an introduction to a range of mathematical topics and various aspects of finance and economics with a special focus on actuarial science.

Modules

Year 1: Algebra; finance and investment mathematics A; functions, vectors and calculus; introduction to macroeconomics; introduction to microeconomics; probability and statistics; programming. Year 2: Core modules: Calculus and vector calculus; complex variables; finance and financial reporting A and B; finance and investment mathematics B; linear algebra; plus an optional module from various topics in mathematics and statistics including: applied mathematics; dynamical systems; applications of probability and statistics; real analysis. Year 3: Core modules: Mathematical methods; differential equations for finance; project; plus a wide selection of optional modules in mathematics, statistics and finance, including: corporate risk management; discrete mathematics; fluid dynamics; general insurance; introduction to financial derivatives; investment; mathematical processes for finance; operational research.

City, University of London

Located in the heart of London

Ranked first in London for student satisfaction (The Complete University Guide 2017), in the top 15 in the UK for graduate prospects (The Times and Sunday Times University League Table 2017) and among the top four per cent of universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015), City is a leading global institution located in the heart of London committed to academic excellence and focused on business and the professions.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
26%
74%

Year 1

20%
80%

Year 2

19%
81%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
79%
21%

Year 1

80%
20%

Year 2

70%
30%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 91%
Student score 85% MED
Able to access IT resources

88%

Staff made the subject interesting

82%

Library resources are satisfactory

87%

Feedback on work has been helpful

78%

Feedback on work has been prompt

89%

Staff are good at explaining things

90%

Received sufficient advice and support

85%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
31% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
47% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
360 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
80% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
23% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 81% LOW
Average graduate salary £21k MED
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

18%

Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

13%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

10%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The UK still doesn’t have as many maths teachers as we’d like, so anyone wanting to take maths and then go into teaching will be welcome. In fact, there’s felt to be a general lack of maths skills in the population at large, so this is one subject where there's demand for graduate skills. 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. But for research jobs, 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 salaries to match.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 85%
Student score 80% MED
Able to access IT resources

91%

Staff made the subject interesting

72%

Library resources are satisfactory

86%

Feedback on work has been helpful

60%

Feedback on work has been prompt

76%

Staff are good at explaining things

85%

Received sufficient advice and support

74%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
62% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
42% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
6% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
446 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
78% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
14% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 87% LOW
Average graduate salary £28k HIGH
Graduates who are administrative occupations: finance

5%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

31%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

18%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
More than 2,000 students graduated with a degree in finance in 2012, but recent times have been difficult for the finance industry. As things recover, however, we'd expect the statistics to improve, and as so many – over half of the employed graduates from 2012 - go into finance, it's not surprising that London is by far the most common location for graduates from the subject to go into work, although Scotland and the North West also take quite a few graduates. It's also common for finance graduates to go into jobs such as accountancy, 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.
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