BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Finance

The BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Finance is a 3 year full time programme that offers a sound basis of knowledge, understanding and skills in the main areas of mathematics and finance and encourages a detailed understanding of abstract mathematical concepts, logical argument and deductive reasoning. Students are given the opportunity to study some applications of mathematics and finance in order to develop their problem-solving skills using mathematical and statistical techniques. *Subject to Validation

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BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Finance at University of Winchester

UCAS code: G1N3

Entry Requirements*

Typical offer: 

2017 Entry: 104-120 points

*UCAS has changed the way they calculate the tariff for courses starting in September 2017. Find out more about the new tariff.

A GCSE A*- C or 9-4 pass in Mathematics and English Language is required.

Additional entry requirements

Students require A-level mathematics. 

Direct entry to Levels 5 is available to students demonstrating the required level of technical skills and subject knowledge. This will be evidenced by, and dependent upon, the module content studied and the grades achieved. Students are normally required to have achieved grades at least equivalent to a 2:2 classification in all Mathematics modules studied prior to the level of entry.

Degree duration:

3 years full-time; 6 years part-time

International Baccalaureate: 

26 points

If English is not your first language: 

For Levels 4 and 5:
The standard accepted levels are for UG - IELTS 6.0 overall, with 6.0 in writing.

For Level 6:
Following other programmes in the Business School, English Language requirements (IELTS) will be set at 6.5 overall, with a 6.5 in writing.

Course Tuition Fees and Additional Costs

UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man

2017 Entry Full-time £9,250** p/a
Part-Time fees are calculated on a pro rata basis of the full-time fee for a 120 credit course. The fee for a single credit is £77 and a 15 credit module is £1,156. Part-time students can take up to a maximum 90 credits per year, so the maximum fee in a given year will be the government permitted maximum fee of £6,939.
Total Cost: £27,750** (3 years) 

International Students

International Students
2017 Entry Full-time £11,600** p/a
Total Cost: £34,800** (3 years) 

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Funding

Students studying Mathematics and Finance in September 2017, may be eligible for a Subject Scholarship of £500. For more information, click here

Additional costs: 

Optional 

  • Core texts: It is recommended that students purchase the latest editions of all of the core textbooks. Many of these texts relate to extensive online material for which you require an access code supplied with the textbook. It is possible for students to purchase second-hand copies where applicable.Cost £50 - £200 per academic year.
  • Volunteering and placements: Students may incur travel costs on optional volunteering placements in the second or third year of study. Cost £5 - £30 per day. 
  • Printing and binding: Students may be required to pay for the costs of dissertation printing and binding. Cost £10. 
  • Formal wear: Students may be expected to dress formally for oral assessments. Costs will vary depending on the students existing wardrobe. Cost £0 - £50. 
  • Software: Students may wish to buy MATLAB for use at home. This will be optional, as all necessary software will be available on some computers at the university. Alternatively, should students wish to use specialist software at home, there are free alternatives to MATLAB available. Cost £30 - £60. 

To find out what general costs are included or excluded in the course fees, such as textbooks and travel expenses, please click here

Other Information

This is a new course and so there are currently no subject specific data on student satisfaction from graduates, nor any employability statistics. The data supplied have been drawn from wider subject areas. In addition, information on learning, teaching and assessment for parts of the course, which have not yet been taught, is estimated.

Accreditation:

Accreditation: Chartered Mathematician designation, awarded by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications 

Location:

Taught elements of the course take place on the King Alfred Campus or at West Downs, Winchester

Suitable for applicants from:

UK, EU, World

Pre-approved for a Masters:

University of Winchester students studying Bachelor Honours degrees are pre-approved to start a Masters degree at Winchester. To be eligible students must apply by the end of March in their final year and meet the entry requirements of their chosen Masters degree.

Terms and Conditions

For more information about the University of Winchester's terms and conditions click here

*Subject to Validation

'Validation' is the process by which the University approves a new programme to ensure that it provides a distinct, high-quality academic experience for students, that enables them to acquire the necessary academic knowledge, understanding, general and subject-specific skills required to pursue a graduate level career. In the unlikely event that a programme is not validated then we will do our best to find you an alternative programme within the University. 

**Indicative Fees for 2017/18 Home and EU students are £9,250 per year. Whilst the inflationary fee increases in tuition fees and student support loans have been announced by the Minister, they are still subject to formal parliamentary approval and the approval of The University of Winchester Board of Governors. International fees are still subject to approval from the University of Winchester Board of Governors.

The study of mathematics and finance is fascinating and challenging and the skills it develops are in demand in a variety of exciting professional careers in accountancy, finance, banking, investment, business and IT. The BSc programme provides students with the opportunity to develop their knowledge, understanding, technical skills and confidence to operate successfully in an international and globalised work environment. 

You will study a number of compulsory modules to ensure you have a strong understanding of key topics. At level 6, you will be able to select from optional modules to allow you to tailor you degree studies to your interests. 

At each level the programme aims to introduce you to the major branches of mathematics and finance in order to develop your understanding of the coherence, logical structure, and broad applicability of mathematics and finance. You will develop your awareness of the values of research and scholarship in mathematics and finance and your capabilities of using the tools and resources available to you. 

The programme will develop your ability to abstract and generalise, to model various phenomena and to interpret numerical data. The skills of problem solving, rigorous argument and communication will be cultivated so that your skills meet the needs of employers.

Year 1

Core modules:

  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Statistics
  • Finance
  • Management Accounting

Year 2

Core modules:

  • Algebraic Structures
  • Statistics
  • Career Management
  • Mathematics for Finance
  • Management Accounting and Financial Management

Year 3

Core modules:

  • Differential Equations
  • Statistical Modelling
  • Investments
  • Financial Risk Management

Optional modules:

  • Business Ethics
  • Managing Change
  • Strategic Innovation Management
  • Volunteering for Mathematics

Please note the modules listed are correct at the time of publishing, for full-time students entering the programme in Year 1. Optional modules are listed where applicable. Please note the University cannot guarantee the availability of all modules listed and modules may be subject to change. For further information please refer to the terms and conditions at www.winchester.ac.uk/termsandconditions

The University aims to shape 'confident learners' by enabling students to develop the skills to excel in their studies here and be transferable to further studies or the employment market. Staff and students form a community of learners who, together and independently, seek to generate and exchange knowledge. Over the duration of the course, students develop independent and critical learning, building confidence and expertise progressively through independent and collaborative research, problem solving, and analysis with the support of staff. Students take responsibility for their own learning and are encouraged to make use of the wide range of available learning resources available.

In addition to the formally scheduled contact time (i.e. lectures, seminars etc), students are encouraged to access academic support from staff within the course team, personal tutors and the wide range of services to students within the University.

At each level, lectures are utilised to stimulate interest in the modules, to define the syllabus and to guide students in their learning and development of critical analysis. In tutorials and problem classes the use of discussion groups, case studies, student-centred activities and multimedia presentations will encourage students' participation in the learning process and foster cohort identity, peer interaction and support. These activities are designed to develop students' specific subject knowledge and understanding and to increase their ability and capacity to analyse and critically evaluate. The learning and teaching strategy is also designed to develop students' professional/vocational skills linked to time management, communication, problem solving and team work.

Further detail on the learning and teaching methods employed:

  • Lectures provide a framework for discussion of key concepts, research, theories and models relating to the fields of mathematics and finance and explore relationships between these and their application in practice.
  • Seminars and problem classes provide students the opportunity to work in small groups on activities which are designed to apply theory to practice and analyse and evaluate implications. Case studies, problem based learning and real time problems are incorporated into seminar activities. 
  • Presentations from guest speakers including professionals from industry and academic researchers.
  • Individual and group projects to encourage collaborative working. 
  • Student presentations
  • Guided and supported independent study and research.

Programme Leader

Teaching Team

The University is committed to providing timely and appropriate feedback to students on their academic progress and achievement, enabling them to reflect on their progress and plan their academic and skills development effectively. Students are also encouraged to seek additional feedback from their course tutors and lecturers.

At the University of Winchester validated programmes may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances. The University is committed to ensuring that all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used in the programme you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day/Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.

 

At the University of Winchester validated programmes may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances. The University is committed to ensuring that all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used in the programme you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day/Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.

Graduates of the BSc Mathematics and Finance programme will be able to enter a wide range of business careers in the public, private and third sectors. Opportunities exist in the banking, finance, accountancy and insurance sectors, in marketing and government research agencies and in the teaching and academic professions. 

For more information about graduate employment visit - From Freshers to Future - what will yours be?

At the University of Winchester, we are committed to ensuring all our students gain employability skills to enable you to enter graduate level jobs and pursue the profession of your choice, for more information please read the Employability Statement

Employability 

The Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) record collects information about what those completing university go on to do six months after graduation. The Careers Service undertakes DLHE on an annual basis through surveys and a data collection process. DLHE is designed and strictly controlled by HESA.

While DLHE provides accurate information about first destinations, this data needs to be viewed with some degree of care. Six months after leaving university is often a time of much uncertainty and change for leavers; many will be unsure of their long-term career plans and may take a temporary job or time out. The destinations of graduates only six months out of university do not necessarily reflect longer term career success and are therefore a crude measure of employability. Therefore, DLHE data should be viewed as merely a 'snapshot' of one particular year's experiences at a specific point in time.

Course Enquiries and Applications

Telephone: +44 (0) 1962 827234
UK and EU Students: Send us a message

International Students

International students seeking additional information about this programme can send an email to International@winchester.ac.uk or call +44 (0)1962 827023

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