While studying this programme you’ll master general mathematical principles while gaining specialist skills relevant to the financial sector.
The programme can lead to exemptions in a number of the professional examinations of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.
The Financial Mathematics programme provides a thorough grounding in the mathematical concepts, tools and skills needed to understand financial decision making. It offers the opportunity to study financial theory and applications built on rigorous foundations within a friendly and highly successful department.
Students gain access to knowledge and capabilities that are valued by financial sector employers, corporations, and postgraduate academic programmes. In combination with specialized finance and economics topics, the programme incorporates core mathematical principles, probability and inference and a range of statistical concepts and techniques. In addition, students have a chance to develop communication and personal skills.
The degree consists of compulsory modules, especially in the first two years, and some optional modules to suit the student’s interests and goals. There is also the possibility of spending a year on work placement in industry.
Mathematics at Kent was ranked joint 4th for graduate prospects in The Complete University Guide 2013.