Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science - Treforest - University of South Wales

Bachelor Financial Mathematics - Grado en Matemáticas Financieras

Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science - Treforest - University of South Wales
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Finance is an important area in the application of mathematics. Banks, pension funds, insurance companies, hedge funds and multinational companies are just some of the organisations that need highly skilled mathematics graduates who understand how financial markets operate.

This course provides you with an understanding of the mathematics and the business acumen required in the world of finance. By graduation, you’ll be able to develop pricing models of financial derivatives and related financial products, and have the skills to apply and interpret them. There is high demand for professionals who can model and control uncertainty in financial markets.

This course is an enhanced undergraduate degree lasting four years (or five with an optional year in industry) that combines modules from the BSc (Hons) Financial Mathematics degree with Masters level material and exposes you to a greater volume of mathematics and at a greater depth compared to the three year BSc (Hons) Financial Mathematics degree.

Please note: This course is subject to validation.


Titulo de Bachillerato or the Selectividad with an average mark of 6.
Curso de Orientación Universitaria (COU) with an average mark of 6.
Técnico Especialista (Formación Profesional – segundo grado).
Ingeniero Técnico (from Escuela de Ingeniero Técnico).
Diplomado / Diplomatura.
English language qualifications:

GCSE pass in English at Grade C or above
IELTS with an average overall score of 6.0 with at least 5.5 in each component
TOEFL IBT minimum score for Undergraduate of 80 IBT
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): exams taken from January 2015 – overall score of 169 with at least 162 in each component ; exams taken before January 2015 – Grade C and no less than borderline in each skill
Trinity College English Language qualifications: ISE II Distinction or ISE III Pass for undergraduate courses
City and Guild’s IESOL/ISESOL tests, in some cases, we may also be able to accept the communicator level (B2)
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) with a minimum of 51 points in each element for the majority of undergraduate programmes
Don’t worry if you do not meet these requirements, we run a number of courses to prepare you for academic studies.


This degree will give you sound knowledge of the advanced mathematics needed for a successful career in finance. You’ll study the same subjects as BSc (Hons) Mathematics in the first year.

In the second and final years of the BSc (Hons) degree, you’ll have mathematics classes geared towards the financial sector, study financial systems from a business point of view and undertake a project in financial mathematics. The fourth year of the MMath degree furthers your knowledge of the modelling of financial markets including undertaking a large project.

Learning and teaching methods
You’ll be taught through a variety of lectures, tutorials and computer laboratories, as well undertaking exercises based on the lecture content.

Salidas profesionales

By graduation, you’ll have developed pricing models of financial derivatives and related financial products, and acquired the skills to apply and interpret them.

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