The MSci in Financial Mathematics is a 5-year taught programme which combines all the elements of a generalist undergraduate mathematics with business management degree with a number of specialist modules in mathematical finance and related areas and a one year professional placement. Modules taken in the final year are all at Master's level, and most are shared with our MSc degrees in Mathematics and Mathematical Finance. This programme is designed for students who wish to combine their academic development with a period of practical skills development through a one year professional placement. On completion of the programme, students will have gained a solid understanding of all the key areas of pure and applied mathematics, together with more specialist knowledge of financial mathematics, numerical methods and computing, and elements of business and management, and will be well-positioned to apply for quantitative roles in the financial services sector and elsewhere. In the first two years, students will gain a solid foundation in all the important areas of pure and applied mathematics, attending many of the same modules as students on our traditional mathematics degree programmes. However, in the penultimate and final years, students will also take a series of specialist modules. These comprise not only modules on financial mathematics, but also computer programming and numerical methods – skills that are in particularly high demand in the finance sector. Additionally, in the final year, students will undertake a research project in financial mathematics, introducing them to some of the latest, cutting-edge research in the field.