United Kingdom

Aberystwyth University

301–400 th
Arts & humanities 2018
301–350 th
World University Rankings 2018
Reception, Penglais, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3FL, United Kingdom

Aberystwyth University

Mathematics with Accounting & Finance

The Mathematics with Accounting & Finance Degree (G1N4) at Aberystwyth University will develop your appreciation of advanced mathematical and statistical techniques and their application in the key areas of business finance and accountancy. Teaching on the Mathematics with Accounting & Finance Degree is shared between the Department of Mathematics and the Aberystwyth Business School and you will benefit from the expertise of our lecturers in both disciplines. In addition to the mathematical and analytical skills you will acquire through your Mathematics with Accounting & Finance Degree, you will also gain a broad range of transferable skills that are highly valued by employers. Mathematics has been taught at Aberystwyth since 1872, so that the department builds on over 140 years of teaching excellence, employing lecturers who are committed teachers and internationally-recognised researchers. Several modules are available either entirely or partially through the medium of Welsh. The department of Mathematics and the Aberystwyth Business School sport student satisfaction ratings of 92% and 90% respectively (National Student Survey 2016). The Mathematics with Accounting & Finance degree is a major/minor programme, meaning that you will spend two-thirds of your time studying Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics, and one-third studying Accounting & Finance with Aberystwyth's Business School. In the first year, you will follow a clearly defined pathway through the core disciplines, including algebra and calculus, coordinate and vector geometry, probability, mathematical analysis and statistics. In Accounting, you will be introduced to the three key areas of financial accounting, management accounting, and financial management. In the second and third years, you will study real analysis, abstract and linear algebra as core subjects, supplemented by a range of optional modules. In Accounting, you will further develop your competencies in management accounting and financial accounting, and will additionally focus on investment analysis, portfolio selection, risk management and corporate finance. This course has been designed with future employment in mind. The skills you will develop are all highly transferable and attractive to employers. These include: research and data analysis, enhanced mathematical and computational skills, problem-solving, creative thinking, time management and organisational skills. You will have a thorough grounding in information technology and the ability to express ideas and communicate information in a clear and structured manner by the end of your degree. This course will challenge you to develop your team work, self-reliance and self-motivation. Real work experience will make you stand out in a competitive job market. You are encouraged to contact the Careers Advisory Service in relation to YES (Year in Employment Scheme) and Go Wales for assistance in securing work placements alongside your degree. A degree in Mathematics with Accounting & Finance will prepare you for any career where specialist numerical and financial skills, and a capacity for analytical and logical thought are valued. Employment opportunities will exist with organisations such as the Office of National Statistics and the Meteorological Office, and career paths such as accountancy and banking, risk analysis and actuarial work, finance management, investment analysis, information technology, research and lecturing will also be open to you. Of those students who graduated in 2015, 94% of Mathematics graduates and 96% of Aberystwyth Business School graduates were in employment or further education six months after graduating (DLHE 2015).

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site (Aberystwyth),Aberystwyth
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,000
  • England Year 1 £9,000
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,000
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,000
  • Wales Year 1 £9,000
  • International Year 1 £13,200