BSc Financial Mathematics

The School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Sheffield is home to world experts in pure mathematics, applied mathematics, and probability and statistics. In the last Research Excellence Framework, 89% of the department's research was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.

More than 200 undergraduate students join the School of Mathematics and Statistics each year, and when they graduate they are ready to make a great start in their careers. Employers always need graduates with expertise in finance, and the University of Sheffield's financial mathematics teaching is designed to give students the skills that employers are looking for.

About the course

The University of Sheffield and Nanjing Tech University's four-year BSc Financial Mathematics degree teaches you essential mathematical concepts and advanced financial skills. At the start of their degree, students are based in Nanjing, where more than a third of teaching is given by visiting University of Sheffield staff. Students spend their final year studying in Sheffield.

Students start by studying essential topics, such as differential equations, statistical modelling, vector spaces, continuity and integration. As they progress through their degree, they focus more on financial topics, including share prices, equity, bonds, mergers and acquisitions.

Students also have the option to broaden their knowledge and study other areas of mathematics, from mathematical biology to codes and cryptography.

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