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Loughborough University

Financial Mathematics

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

144

% applicants receiving offers

87%

Subjects
  • Mathematics
  • Finance
Student score
88% MED
89% HIGH
% employed or in further study
97% MED
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£26k HIGH
£26.8k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAA

AAA including Mathematics Mathematics at grade A.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

AAB in three subjects, in conjunction with Advanced Highers at grades AA including Mathematics

Scottish Advanced Highers
AA

AA including Mathematics, plus Highers at AAB in three other subjects Mathematics at grade A.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
37

37 points with 6 6 6 at HL including 6 at HL in Maths

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 144 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

87%

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

£9,250

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

Mathematics plays an important role in the financial services industry and, as such, there is a growing demand for graduates with an understanding of both financial matters and the relevant underpinning mathematics â?? with rewarding careers open to those with high levels of knowledge. This course provides thorough training in a wide range of modules in economics, finance and mathematics, including specialist modules dealing directly with the applications of mathematics in finance.

Modules

Level 1: Calculus; linear algebra; options: geometry, vectors and complex numbers; computer applications in mathematics; principles of macroeconomics; principles of microeconomics; sequences and series; introductory probability and statistics. Level 2: Introduction to applied mathematics; probability theory; differential equations; statistical modelling; options: mathematical thinking; analysis; vector spaces; numerical methods 1 and 2; intermediate macroeconomics; intermediate microeconomics; introduction to econometrics; numbers; complex analysis; abstract algebra; scientific programming. Level 3: Linear differential equations; discrete stochastic methods in finance; continuous stochastic methods in finance; options: vectro calculus; finite difference methods; particle dynamics; international economic relations; economic theory and policy; international money and finance; financial economics and corporate finance; economics of industry and the firm; economics of developing countries; economics of the financial system; econometric modelling 1 and 2; international trade; monetary theory and policy; systems of ordinary differential equations & calculus of variations; state space and optimal control; optimisation; order and chaos; mathematical biology; economics of monetary integration; studies in science and mathematics education; optional year in industry between years 2 and 3.

Loughborough University

Loughborough Campus

The Loughborough experience is an unrivalled mix of exciting campus life, sporting chances, diverse universal cultures, industrial links and world-class research. With two major cities nearby, a great uni / union relationship and the biggest higher education campus in Europe, you're in for some unforgettable times. Our 16,000 students enjoy more than 8,000 nights out at the union.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
32%
68%

Year 1

28%
72%

Year 2

27%
73%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
73%
27%

Year 1

94%
4%
2%

Year 2

87%
13%

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 94%
Student score 88% MED
Able to access IT resources

99%

Staff made the subject interesting

77%

Library resources are satisfactory

99%

Feedback on work has been helpful

72%

Feedback on work has been prompt

84%

Staff are good at explaining things

94%

Received sufficient advice and support

86%

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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
15% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
34% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
400 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
69% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% 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 97% MED
Average graduate salary £26k HIGH
Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

6%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

34%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

11%

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 96%
Student score 89% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

96%

Staff made the subject interesting

92%

Library resources are satisfactory

100%

Feedback on work has been helpful

71%

Feedback on work has been prompt

71%

Staff are good at explaining things

92%

Received sufficient advice and support

88%

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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
49% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
39% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
400 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
97% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% 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 96% MED
Average graduate salary £26.8k HIGH
Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

33%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

26%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

11%

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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