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Finance and Mathematics

BSc
  • UCAS code NG31
  • Option 3 years full time
  • Year of entry 2020

The course

Studying Finance and Mathematics at Royal Holloway means that you will learn from internationally renowned experts at two of the UK’s top ten teaching and research centres for both Economics and Mathematics. Economics is one of the most influential and liveliest disciplines in today's world, affecting the lives and fortunes of everyone on the planet. This joint degree offers a complete education in the theories and methods of economics, with a strong focus on analytical methods and the opportunity to specialise in the fields of financial markets and industrial economics. The knowledge and transferable skills gained will lead to excellent career prospects in public and private management, financial institutions and in government. 

Through this course you will develop an in-depth understanding of economics at all levels – from the company to the state, and beyond. You will focus on the quantitative and economic analysis within the financial markets; develop skills in mathematics and statistics and learn to tackle economic problems; gain important quantitative and computing skills that are widely applicable as well as skills in logical reasoning and gain experience in logical and philosophical reasoning.  In your final year you will study financial economics, mathematics of financial markets as well as advanced financial mathematics.

Our balanced approach to research and teaching guarantees high quality teaching from subject leaders, cutting edge materials and intellectually challenging debates.  Our courses follow a coherent and developmental structure which we combined with an effective and flexible approach to study.

Our flexible degree programmes enable you to apply to take a Placement Year, which can be spent studying abroad, working or carrying out voluntary work. You can even do all three if you want to (minimum of three months each)! To recognise the importance of this additional skills development and university experience, your Placement Year will be formally recognised on your degree certificate and will contribute to your overall result. Please note conditions may apply if your degree already includes an integrated year out, please contact the Careers & Employability Service for more information. Find out more

  • Understand the notion of probability theory methods of statistics.
  • Examine the use of computational techniques of matrix theory.
  • Apply theory and practice within our mock trading environment and gain knowledge that will enhance your CV.
Top 10

UK Economics department

Source: THE, REF institutions ranked by subject, 2014

93%

of our Economics graduates are employed or go on to further study within six months of graduating

Source: Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education, 2018

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