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Programme structure: Mathematics with Statistics for Finance (BSc) - what's running in 2021/22

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status Teaching Block
Financial Risk Management MATH30014 20 Mandatory TB-1
Theory of Inference MATH35600 20 Mandatory TB-2
Financial Mathematics MATH35400 20 Mandatory TB-2
Time Series Analysis MATH33800 20 Mandatory TB-1
Choose a project in statistics (Group 17)
Group 17
Project MATH32201 10 Optional TB-1
Project 1 MATH32200 20 Optional TB-4
Group Project Unit MATH30009 20 Optional TB-4
Together with units from the following groups
No more than 20 credit points at level 5. No more than 70 credit points in any teaching block. No more than one unit from each block.
Group 2 (TB1)
Linear and Generalised Linear Models MATH30013 20 Optional TB-1
Fields, Forms and Flows MATH30018 20 Optional TB-1
Ordinary Differential Equations 2 MATH20101 20 Optional TB-1
Group 3 (TB1)
Group Theory MATH33300 20 Optional TB-1
Martingale Theory with Applications 3 MATH30027 20 Optional TB-1
Combinatorics MATH20002 20 Optional TB-1
Group 5 (TB1)
Stochastic Optimisation MATH30021 20 Optional TB-1
Measure Theory and Integration MATH30007 20 Optional TB-1
Fluid Dynamics 3 MATH33200 20 Optional TB-1
Linear Algebra 2 MATH21100 20 Optional TB-1
Group 6 (TB1)
Complex Function Theory MATH33000 20 Optional TB-1
Quantum Mechanics MATH35500 20 Optional TB-1
Complex Networks MATH36201 20 Optional TB-1
Group 7 (TB1)
Topics in Modern Geometry 3 MATH30001 10 Optional TB-1A
Information Theory 3 MATH34600 10 Optional TB-1A
Quantum Information Theory MATHM5610 10 Optional TB-1A
Group 8 (TB1)
Calculus of Variations MATH30005 10 Optional TB-1B
Group 10 (TB2)
Numerical Analysis 23 MATH30010 20 Optional TB-2
Introduction to Geometry MATH20004 20 Optional TB-2
Galois Theory MATHM2700 20 Optional TB-2
Group 11 (TB2)
Further Topics In Probability 3 MATH30006 20 Optional TB-2
Number Theory MATH30200 20 Optional TB-2
Statistical Mechanics MATH34300 20 Optional TB-2
Group 13 (TB2)
Bayesian Modelling MATH30015 20 Optional TB-2
Logic MATH30100 20 Optional TB-2
Mathematical Methods MATH30800 20 Optional TB-2
Applied Partial Differential Equations 2 MATH20402 20 Optional TB-2
Quantum Computation MATHM0023 10 Optional TB-2C
Group 14 (TB2)
Optimisation MATH30017 20 Optional TB-2
Dynamical Systems and Ergodic Theory 3 MATH36206 20 Optional TB-2
Algebra 2 MATH21800 20 Optional TB-2
Group 15 (TB2)
Topics in Discrete Mathematics 3 MATH30002 10 Optional TB-2C
Multivariate Analysis MATH30510 10 Optional TB-2C
Random Matrix Theory MATH30016 10 Optional TB-2C
Group 16 (TB2)
Modern Mathematical Biology MATH30004 10 Optional TB-2D
Group 18 (TB4)
Mathematics in Schools MATH30020 20 Optional TB-4
International Mentoring MATH30023 10 Optional TB-4
Perspectives in Mathematics MATH30024 20 Optional TB-4
External mathematics units
You may choose up to 40cp of the following external mathematics units
Cryptology COMS30021 10 Optional TB-1
Cryptology (Teaching Unit) COMS30023 0 Optional TB-1
Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos EMAT33100 10 Optional TB-1
Control Theory EMAT30014 10 Optional TB-2
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence EMAT31530 20 Optional TB-4
Non-mathematics units
20cp can be chosen from approved non-mathematics units at least at level I/5
Mathematics with Statistics for Finance (BSc)   120    

Progression/award requirements

Unit Pass Mark for Undergraduate Programmes:

  • 40 out of 100 – for level C/4, I/5 & H/6 units
  • 50 out of 100 – for level M/7 units

For details on the weightings for classifying undergraduate degrees, please see the Agreed Weightings, by Faculty, to be applied for the Purposes of Calculating the Final Programme Mark and Degree Classification in Undergraduate Programmes.

For detailed rules on progression please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes and the relevant faculty handbook.

Please refer to the specific progression/award requirements for programmes with a preliminary year of study, the Gateway programmes and International Foundation programmes.

Exit awards

All undergraduate degree programmes allow the opportunity for a student to exit from a programme with a Diploma or Certificate of Higher Education.

  • To be awarded a Diploma of Higher Education, a student must have successfully completed 240 credit points, of which at least 90 must be at level 5.
  • To be awarded a Certificate of Higher Education, a student must have successfully completed 120 credit points at level 4.

Integrated Master's degrees may also allow the opportunity for a student to exit from the programme with an equivalent Bachelor's degree where a student has achieved 360 credit points, of which 90 must be at level 6, and has successfully met any additional criteria as described in the programme specification.

The opportunities for a student to exit from one of the professional programmes in Veterinary Science, Medicine, and Dentistry with an Award is outlined in the relevant Programme Regulations (which are available as an annex in the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes).

Degree classifications:

  • First Class Honours 70 and above
  • Second Class Honours, First Division 60-69
  • Second Class Honours, Second Division 50-59
  • Third Class Honours 40-49
  • Fail 39 and below

An Ordinary degree can be awarded if a student has successfully completed at least 300 credits with a minimum of 60 credits at Level 6.

The pass mark for the professional programmes in Veterinary Science, Medicine and Dentistry is 50 out of 100. The classification of a degree in the professional programmes in Veterinary Science, Medicine, and Dentistry is provided in the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.

Additional progress information

The BSc in Mathematics with Statistics for Finance requires at least 100cpts of statistical units at Level I/5 or H/6 and at least 60 cpts at Level H/6 of finance units. It also requires either a Mathematics project unit or (possibly at an earlier stage) another unit approved by the School as containing a substantial element of written or oral communication.

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