Course details

A Levels AAB Other entry requirements
UCAS code GN13
Duration 3 years
Fee Look up fee
Related subjects Accounting and Financial Management Mathematics and Statistics

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Lesley Hudson
Admissions Secretary, School of Mathematics and Statistics
Telephone +44 (0)114 222 3999
Email maths.admiss@sheffield.ac.uk
Website sheffield.ac.uk/maths/prospectiveug

School of Mathematics and Statistics

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Course description

This degree focuses on mathematics relevant to quantitative finance applications, such as models of fluctuations of share prices on the stock exchange, financial derivatives or corporate finance. Modules in enterprise, business and economics are taught by the Management School and the Department of Economics.

Your study will include core mathematics, pure mathematics, applied mathematics and probability and statistics. You can specialise later in your course, and can often switch between our degrees.

Modules: what you study and when

About dual honours and major/minor degrees

Financial help from the University - bursaries

If you're a UK student, you could be entitled to a University bursary. A bursary is the same as a grant - you don't have to pay it back.

How our bursary scheme works

Entry requirements

Qualification Grades
A Levels AAB including A in Maths
A Levels + Extended Project Qualification ABB including A in Maths + B. The Extended Project should be in a relevant subject
International Baccalaureate 34, 6 in Higher Level Maths
BTEC DDD in a relevant subject with Distinctions in Maths units
Cambridge Pre-U D3 D3 M2 including grade D3 in Maths
Scottish Highers + 2 Advanced Highers AAABB + AB including A in Maths
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels B+AA including Maths
Access to HE Entry requirements for mature students
Other qualifications Other UK qualifications
Other EU/international qualifications
Other requirements
If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department

Modules - what you study and when

The modules listed below are examples from the last academic year. There may be some changes before you start your course. For the very latest module information, check with the department direct.

Course information on School of Mathematics and Statistics website

Sheffield University Management School website

First year

Core modules:

Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Mathematics Core 1
Mathematics Core II
Numbers and Groups

Optional modules:

Economic Analysis and Policy
Introduction to Financial Accounting
Introduction to Financial Management

Second year

Core modules:

Advanced Calculus and Linear Algebra
Analysis
Statistical Inference and Modelling
Probability Modelling

Optional modules:

Econometrics
Financial Management
Intermediate Macroeconomics
Intermediate Microeconomics
Introduction to Corporate Finance and Asset Pricing
Career Development Skills
Probability and Statistics in Society

Third year

Core modules:

Stochastic Processes and Finance
Financial Mathematics
Metric Spaces

Optional modules:

Corporate Finance
Financial Derivatives
Further Econometrics
Modern Finance
Practical and Applied Statistics
Topics in Advanced Macroeconomics
Topics in Advanced Microeconomics
Applicable Analysis
Applied Probability
Bayesian Statistics
Codes and Cryptography
Combinatorics
Complex Analysis
Computational Inference
Differential Geometry
Game Theory
Graph Theory
Group Project
History of Mathematics
Knots and Surfaces
Linear and Generalised Linear Models
Measure and Probability
Medical Statistics
Operations Research
Sampling Theory and Design of Experiments
Time Series
Topics in Number Theory

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers.

In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.

Learning and assessment

These figures give an indication of how you'll learn and be assessed. They're a combined average of all the years of the two single honours courses on which this dual degree is based. The learning and assessment percentages could vary depending on the modules you choose.

Learning
Scheduled teaching 22%
Independent study 78%
Placement 0%

Assessment
Exams/tests 85%
Coursework 15%
Practical 1%

School of Mathematics and Statistics

From geometry to probability, our courses cover all aspects of mathematics, pure and applied. With modules in finance, engineering and medical applications, we showcase the wide-ranging relevance and importance of mathematics.

As well as our straight Maths degrees we give you the opportunity to do something a little different. You can decide to study abroad for a year or see how maths fits in with other subjects.

School of Mathematics and Statistics website

Sheffield University Management School

We are in the top one per cent of business schools worldwide, having been awarded Triple Crown accreditation from three major accreditation bodies - AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS.

We balance a rigorous academic foundation with practical skills to ensure you are ready for the world of work.

We want you to develop skills so you can apply course content in a company setting. Our degrees combine real-world application with the most contemporary business thinking, and because our academics are world-leading researchers, your education will draw on the most current management theories.

Our courses are very practice-orientated, so guest lectures are a regular fixture. We've introduced cutting-edge technologies into our learning and teaching, including software such as PeerWise and Aropa.

We want you to be informed, innovative and proactive and do everything we can to support and enhance your career, steering you in the right direction with all the knowledge and skills you require.

At the heart of our building is our Employability Hub. Here you can book appointments with our in-house careers advisors and sign up for workshops on topics from CV writing to interview techniques. In the Hub you can look for internships, placements (either short term or a year in industry), part-time roles and volunteering opportunities. You'll get advice from our dedicated team on how to apply.

Through our links with employers, you'll also have the chance to take part in drop-in Q&A sessions and workshops delivered by experts from world leading organisations.

Sheffield University Management School website


What our graduates do

Finance-related careers (accountancy, actuarial work, public finance, insurance), which benefit from high levels of numerical and analytical skills, are a popular choice of many of our graduates.

Other career destinations include teaching, advertising, operations research and meteorology. And many of our graduates choose further study at masters and PhD level.

Leading employers include PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, Deloitte & Touche, GCHQ, British Airways and the European Space Agency.

Student profile


"...each lecturer is so passionate about their subject... you learn because you can see how much they enjoy it and how much they're willing to help you understand."

Elizabeth Gear
School of Mathematics and Statistics

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Email maths.admiss@sheffield.ac.uk

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