**Summary**: This course includes an integrated foundation year if you don’t have the appropriate subjects or grades for direct entry to the first year of the degree. 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 modelling 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. Following an introduction to all the main areas of mathematics you build on these foundations to gain more specialist knowledge and you have the opportunity to work on a real finance-related case-study to apply your knowledge and build your work experience. Group projects are key to developing your communication skills through independent learning and team work, providing you with practical skills essential to your career. Within this programme you have the opportunity to spend one year learning and developing your skills through work experience. You have a dedicated work placement officer and the University's award-winning careers service to assist you with applying for a placement. Advice is also available on job hunting and networking. Employers are often invited to meet you and present you with opportunities for work placements. **After the course**: 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.