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. - Excellent career prospects; economics has an impressive employment record and graduates’ starting salaries are among the highest in the country. - Flexibility to specialise in areas, including: international economic policy, economics philosophy corporate finance, economics of inequality, and economics of European integration. - Quality research and teaching;one of only two Economics departments in the country placed in the top ten for both research and student satisfaction and the Mathematics department is 2nd in the UK for research impact with 92% overall student satisfaction (Research Assessment Exercise, 2014 and National Student Survey 2015). - Inspiring close community: Royal Holloway has a friendly and relaxing community environment where everyday interactions with student and staff from different departments and nationalities are a norm.