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Financial Mathematics (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #801 (QS) Hatfield, United Kingdom
This specialist Financial Mathematics (Hons) degree, offered by University of Hertfordshire, focuses on developing both your understanding and your practical application of the sophisticated mathematical modelling techniques that financial institutions rely on.
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You’ll learn the detailed mathematical background behind the behaviour of portfolios, trading, returns and risk, so that you can mathematically determine the best investment strategies. You’ll also develop a sharp understanding of the financial techniques and statistical and numerical modelling used in the finance industry.

Why choose this course?

Our Financial Mathematics (Hons) degree, offered by University of Hertfordshire, gives you the practical and theoretical skills that you need to work in the financial industry.  We aim to teach you the detailed mathematical background behind the behaviour of portfolios, trading, returns and risk so that you can mathematically determine optimum investment strategies.  We also combine this with an understanding of financial techniques and the statistical and numerical modelling used in the finance industry.  

As the Financial Mathematics degree is more specialised than our Mathematics degree there is a little less opportunity to generalise your study path.  However, we do offer the option to study areas allied to Financial Mathematics, such as Number Theory, Algebra, Statistical Modelling, Multivariate Statistics and Linear Optimisation.

We take pride in our student-focused approach to teaching Mathematics.  Our School is well regarded for its friendly and professional environment, which allows us to equip you with the skills and knowledge required to be a successful mathematician. We will support you throughout your degree so that you can achieve your full potential.


This degree opens the door to excellent career opportunities as an investment analyst in banks, investment houses and accountancy firms. As an industry-aware graduate with integrated mathematics and computer programming skills, you’ll have an exceptionally wide choice of challenging and rewarding careers. A small selection of careers that our previous graduates have pursued are as business, environmental and credit analysts, financial and engineering consultants, programmers, statisticians, meteorologists, teachers and actuaries.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • You can apply between 25 February and early July.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      Sandwich, 4 Years

    • Average part-time duration 60 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Small Group Tutorial 
  • Financial and Actuarial Mathematics
  • Mathematical Techniques
  • Linear Algebra 
  • Numbers and Sets
  • Applications of Mathematics
  • Applications of Computing
  • Basic Statistics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • 72-168 UCAS points 
  • To include A level Maths at Grade C or above or a BTEC qualification in Applied Science plus A level Maths at Grade C or above. Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits overall, 45 of these credits must be at Level 3. 15 of the Level 3 credits must be in Maths. IB must include Maths at HL grade 4 or above.
  • GCSE English and Maths at grade 4 or above.
  • Other English language tests are accepted.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Part time:

  • UK/EU Students: £1155 per 15 credits
  • International Students: £1625 per 15 credits

Living costs for Hatfield

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


The National Scholarship Programme (NSP) is a Government initiative to help with the costs associated with going to University.

All eligible University of Hertfordshire students joining in September 2014 will receive this scholarship. We expect approximately 660 scholarships to be awarded.

The scholarship is for students on qualifying undergraduate degree courses.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.


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