Start date: October 2021
BSc (Hons) UCAS: N300 3 years
BSc (Hons) UCAS: N301 4 years with professional training
BSc (Hons) UCAS: N302 4 years with foundation year
BSc (Hons) UCAS: N303 5 years with foundation year and professional training
Why choose this course
Providing the ideal preparation for a career in finance, our BSc Financial Mathematics course offers a broad range of modules across mathematics, statistics, economics and finance.
Our course will enable you to develop skills such as creative problem-solving and logical reasoning, which are in great demand in a wide range of career sectors.
Within Surrey’s Department of Mathematics, you’ll be taught in a vibrant, friendly and supportive community where you will benefit from a personal tutor, small group teaching and a lively, research-active learning environment.
What you will study
Our unique BSc Financial Mathematics course is approximately one-third core statistics, one-third mathematics and one-third economics and finance.
You will study topics such as analysis of shares, equities, cash flows and interest rates, and the principles of microeconomics and macroeconomics while gaining a strong foundation across the fundamentals of mathematics.
In your third year, you’ll be able to choose from a broad range of optional modules in topics such as derivatives markets, game theory and Bayesian statistics.
Since our world-leading research directly informs our teaching, you’ll also learn from academics who are leading their way in their fields.
“The Professional Training year gives you a different kind of work ethic which is invaluable in your studies and in the professional workplace.” Dan Jackson, student
Customise your course
There are plenty of opportunities to expand your learning experience during your degree. You may decide to:
Take a Professional Training placement year in industry
Spend time studying at a university overseas
Get involved in research through a summer internship within the Department of Mathematics.
Careers and graduate prospects
We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University.
Rather than asking which careers require mathematics, the question should probably be which careers do not.
Not only are mathematics and statistics central to science, technology and finance-related fields, but the logical insight, analytical skills and intellectual discipline gained from a mathematical education are also highly sought after in areas such as law, business and management.
There is also a strong demand for new mathematics teachers to meet the ongoing shortage in schools. In your third year, you may take a module in ‘Mathematics Education', which will give you a direct experience of life in a local school. Students who take up this module are often recruited by the teaching profession.
Many of our graduates start their careers with some of the most sought-after employers in the UK or further afield.
Recent graduates have entered employment in roles such as:
Actuarial Trainee, Ageas Insurance Ltd
Credit Risk Analyst, Lloyds Banking Group
Financial Analyst, Cummins Inc.
Actuarial Analyst, Capital Life and Pensions
Junior Management Accountant, Virgin Media
Actuarial Analyst, KPMG
As well as being designed to meet the needs of future employers, our degree courses will give you a solid foundation from which to pursue further study in mathematics or scientific research.
Around a quarter of our recent graduates have gone into postgraduate education, either to obtain a teaching qualification or to study for a higher degree, such as an MSc or PhD.
BSc (Hons): ABC.
Required subjects: Mathematics at Grade A
BSc (Hons) with foundation year: CCD
Applicants taking the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass.
Please note: A-level General Studies and A-level Critical Thinking are not accepted.
GCSE or equivalent: English Language and Mathematics at Grade C(4) (or equivalent).
English language requirements
IELTS Academic: 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each element.
If you do not currently meet the level required for your programme, we offer intensive pre-sessional English language courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.
The annual tuition fees for courses starting in October 2021
You have the option to complete a Professional Training placement as part of this course. This will give you the opportunity to develop your professional, academic and personal potential, helping to prepare you for your future career.
A significant proportion of placement students at Surrey are offered graduate-level jobs or go onto postgraduate study.
Financial Mathematics placements
Mathematicians are in demand in many areas of business and industry, and this breadth is reflected in the Professional Training placements that students can take as part of their course.
You might choose to gain experience in financial services including banking, insurance, computer programming or logistics. You might even be involved in an internet start-up.
We have excellent links with an extensive portfolio of companies and organisations, including:
Lloyds Banking Group (Credit Risk)
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Legal & General
Study and work abroad
We give our students the opportunity to acquire international experience during their studies by taking advantage of our exchange agreements with overseas universities or by completing a Professional Training placement abroad.
Want to study at an overseas institution as part of your degree or work abroad during your Professional Training year? Perhaps you would like to volunteer in India or learn about Brazilian business and culture in São Paulo during your summer holidays? With more than 200 partnerships, from 50 different countries worldwide, there is something for everyone.
Not only is the opportunity to go abroad a hugely enjoyable experience, but you will also develop key skills and knowledge that will strengthen your CV and increase your employability.
Please note: the status of the Erasmus+ scheme is dependent on the outcome of the Brexit negotiations.
In your second year, you have the option of spending two semesters abroad at one of our partner universities, including:
Brock University, Canada
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
North Carolina State University, US
Texas Tech University, US
University of Central Florida, US
University of North Texas, US
University of Sydney, Australia