Summary: Mathematics provides an essential basis for understanding modern finance. This course combines a grounding in mathematical concepts and methods with an opportunity to develop skills that can be applied to the analysis and modeling of financial markets. Course details: The essentials of finance and underlying economic theory are studied alongside mathematics. Throughout the course emphasis is placed on problem solving and real-world applications. A wide variety of career options are available to financial mathematics graduates in the financial services sector, including working as an actuary, in accountancy, banking, insurance, investment management and management consultancy. In the public sector specialists in mathematics and finance are employed in the civil service, local government and other organisations such as the NHS. The course also provides a sound basis for finance, economics, econometrics, logistics, mathematics, statistics and many other areas. Earning potential differs depending on occupation and location. Math's teacher salaries on average range from £33,000 - £39,000 a year. As a financial analyst you could earn £30,000 - £50,000 a year and as a financial controller your earnings could be between £40,000 - £60,000 a year. After the course: You attend a range of lectures, small-group tutorials and laboratory sessions. Your programme also includes a substantial final-year research-based project. The course provides a number of contact teaching and assessment hours (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratory work, projects, examinations), but you are also expected to spend time working independently. This self-study time is to review lecture notes, solve tutorial exercises, prepare coursework assignments, work on projects and revise for assessments. For example, each 20 credit module typically has around 200 hours of learning time. In most cases, around 60 hours are spent in lectures, tutorials and practical's. The remaining learning time is for you to use to gain a deeper understanding of the subject. Each year of full-time study consists of modules totaling 120 credits and each unit of credit corresponds to 10 hours of learning and assessment (contact hours plus self-study hours). So, during one year of full-time study you can expect to have 1,200 hours of learning and assessment. One module in each year of your study involves a compulsory one-week block delivery period. This intensive problem-solving week provides you with an opportunity to focus your attention on particular problems and enhance your team-working and employability skills.Our assessment strategy tests your subject knowledge, independent thought and skills acquisition. It involves a range of assessments types, including coursework assignments, group project reports and formal examinations. We use end exams within a number of modules in each year. And we provide an assessment schedule with assessment details and submission deadlines to help with your time management.