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Mathematics with Finance and Accounting

Entry Year: 2019

3 study options

Mathematics with Finance and Accounting BSc (Hons)

Key information

Degree
BSc (Hons)
Duration
3 years
Start
September 2019
UCAS code
G1N4
Institution code
Q50
Clearing offer
More information on Clearing entry requirements
UK/EU fees
£9,250
International fees
£17,250
Funding information
Paying your fees

Mathematics with Finance and Accounting with Professional Placement BSc (Hons)

Key information

Degree
BSc (Hons)
Duration
4 years
Start
September 2019
UCAS code
G1N6
Institution code
Q50
Clearing offer
More information on Clearing entry requirements
UK/EU fees
£9,250
International fees
£17,250
Funding information
Paying your fees

Mathematics with Finance and Accounting with Year Abroad BSc (Hons)

Key information

Degree
BSc (Hons)
Duration
4 years
Start
September 2019
UCAS code
G14Y
Institution code
Q50
Clearing offer
More information on Clearing entry requirements
UK/EU fees
£9,250
International fees
£17,250
Funding information
Paying your fees
Mathematics with Finance and Accounting
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Overview

Develop vital numerical and analytical skills along with a solid grounding in finance and accounting.

This degree programme combines mathematical and statistical training with finance and accounting, including general financial theory and its applications in the world of business and commerce.

In your first year you’ll build a solid grounding across all areas of mathematics, probability and statistics, and explore the world of finance with modules in accounting and economics. Over your second and third years you’ll study statistics and applied mathematics, alongside management accounting and financial mathematics.

Joint teaching from the School of Mathematical Sciences and the School of Business and Management means you’ll learn from experts across both fields, and benefit from the support and facilities of two academic schools.

This programme gives you the option to extend your degree with a year in a professional work placement, or to study with one of our partner institutions abroad.

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Structure

You can complete your Mathematics with Finance and Accounting degree in three or four years. If you choose to do a professional placement or study abroad this will take place in Year 3, and Year 3 modules will instead be studied in Year 4.

Year 1

  • Calculus I and II
  • Economics for Business
  • Essential Mathematical Skills
  • Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Probability
  • Numbers, Sets and Functions
  • Probability and Statistics I
  • Vectors and Matrices

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 2

Compulsory

  • Applied Linear Algebra
  • Financial Institutions
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Probability and Statistics II
  • Statistical Modelling I

Choose one from

  • Actuarial Mathematics II
  • Complex Variables
  • Introduction to Algebra
  • Linear Programming and Games

Choose one from

  • a QMUL Model module offered by another School
  • Introduction to Computer Programming
  • Professional Skills and Data Analysis with SAS

Choose one from

  • a mathematics module at the appropriate level
  • a module from any other subject area across Queen Mary (excluding Business and Management, and Economics and Finance) – this may include a language module

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 3

Compulsory

  • Financial Management
  • Financial Mathematics I and II
  • Statistical Theory

Choose two from

  • Computational Statistics with R
  • Financial Mathematics III
  • Random Processes
  • Statistical Modelling II
  • Third Year Project
  • Time Series

Choose two from

  • a mathematics module at the appropriate level
  • a module from any other subject area across Queen Mary (excluding Business and Management, and Economics and Finance) – this may include a language module

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Study options

Apply for this degree with any of the following options. Take care to use the correct UCAS code - it may not be possible to change your selection later.

Integrated foundation year

Students who do not meet their UCAS Conditional offer may be considered for the 4 year degree (foundation year plus the 3 year degree). Students who already hold a Conditional offer from Queen Mary will be automatically considered for the 4 year offer.  Queen Mary will also consider students who have not met their Conditional offer from another university, via UCAS Clearing.  The UCAS Tariff (points) required for admission to the 4 year degree is usually confirmed immediately prior to UCAS Clearing.

Students who have studied A Levels, the IB Diploma and US Advanced Placements will have to apply via UCAS Clearing for the 4 year degree.

International students with Year 12 or a completed international high school certificate/diploma qualify for the one year foundation programme commonly known as the ISEFP.

The foundation programme offers a range of transferable skills and an opportunity to improve on your knowledge content for relevant Maths and Science subjects.

You will enrol on a BSc Mathematics with Foundation which will offer progression to a range of degrees in the Mathematics Department.  At the end of the foundation programme, students will be required to meet the progression requirements for the degree of their choice.  

Professional Placement

Apply for our Mathematics with Finance and Accounting BSc with Professional Placement to spend a year carrying out paid work in the financial sector as part of your degree. As well as helping you to stand out from the crowd and secure graduate employment, a placement is an excellent opportunity to develop your business skills and put your learning into context. 

Year abroad

Go global and study abroad as part of your degree – apply for our Mathematics with Finance and Accounting BSc with a Year Abroad. Queen Mary has links with universities in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia (partnerships vary for each degree programme).

Find out more about study abroad opportunities at Queen Mary and what the progression requirements are.

You can do either a year in a professional placement or a year abroad - you cannot combine these options.

Testimonial

The course has taught me how to look at mathematics from a totally different perspective, and see the infinite possible opportunities that I can take in future.

Teaching

Teaching and learning

You’ll learn through lectures and tutorials, and in exercise classes where students work together on problems, discuss ideas and ask questions. Statistical modules may have a practical element, taught in one of our computer labs.

Formal teaching time typically takes up 16 hours each week. You’ll also be expected to complete additional hours of independent study.

Assessment

Most of your modules will be assessed by an examination worth at least 90 per cent of the year’s study, with the remainder covered by coursework and tests. You will also have the opportunity to complete a final-year project.

Resources and facilities

The School of Mathematical Sciences is investing £18m to create an inspiring, collaborative space for our community of students and staff, due for completion in April 2019. The building will include high-quality teaching rooms, private and group study areas and a new social hub.

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Funding

Loans and grants

UK students accepted onto this course are eligible to apply for tuition fee and maintenance loans from Student Finance England or other government bodies.

Scholarships and bursaries

Queen Mary offers a generous package of scholarships and bursaries, which currently benefits around 50 per cent of our undergraduates.

Scholarships are available for home, EU and international students. Specific funding is also available for students from the local area. International students may be eligible for a fee reduction. We offer means-tested funding, as well as subject-specific funding for many degrees.

Find out what scholarships and bursaries are available to you.

Support from Queen Mary

We offer specialist support on all financial and welfare issues through our Advice and Counselling Service, which you can access as soon as you have applied for a place at Queen Mary.

Take a look at our Student Advice Guides which cover ways to finance your degree, including:

  • additional sources of funding
  • planning your budget and cutting costs
  • part-time and vacation work
  • money for lone parents.

Careers

The programme is designed to give you a head start in the finance, accounting or actuarial professions. You may also choose to move into careers such as management consulting, marketing, engineering, teaching and the public sector.

Recent Mathematics with Finance and Accounting graduates have been hired by:

  • Barclays
  • Goldman Sachs
  • JLT Group
  • KPMG
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • QBE Insurance Group.

Career support

The School of Mathematical Sciences provides networking opportunities and runs events to help you identify potential career options. You can also gain certification in applications such as Microsoft Excel and SAS (Statistical Analysis Software). We have a dedicated careers consultant and an internships coordinator.

The Queen Mary careers team can also offer:

  • specialist advice on choosing a career path
  • support with finding work experience, internships and graduate jobs
  • feedback on CVs, cover letters and application forms
  • interview coaching.

Learn more about career support and development at Queen Mary.

Unistats data for these courses

  • Mathematics with Finance and Accounting - BSc (Hons)

  • Mathematics with Finance and Accounting with Professional Placement - BSc (Hons)

  • Mathematics with Finance and Accounting with Year Abroad - BSc (Hons)

About the Schools

School of Mathematical Sciences

With over 60 passionate academic staff, our School is an exciting place to be if you share our love of mathematical discovery.

We foster a thriving research culture and a supportive learning environment. Our aim is to make your studies enjoyable, challenging and rewarding, and to provide you with every opportunity to build the knowledge and experience you need for future success.

Our active Mathematics Society organises social events, residential trips, talks and career events.

School of Business and Management

We teach you to think beyond textbooks, management fads and memorised formulas for success.

Our faculty come from all over the world and bring a sound practical knowledge to their teaching: they have worked for the BBC, UK government ministries and the European Union.

Our Mile End location keeps us close to all the action in the City and Canary Wharf. We’re also home to a number of research centres focused on public engagement and having a real-world impact.

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