School of Mathematics and Computer Science

Mathematics with Finance with Sandwich Placement

What happens on the course?

The BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Finance is a programme targeted at producing graduates for the financial
sector with rigorous content and industry standard software embedded at all levels. The course contains
content streams in applied mathematics and statistics which are extended through each year up until
graduations. There is a strong emphasis on applications since it is these applications that serve to embed
employability skills in the curriculum.

There is also a strong emphasis on mathematical modelling. You will study modules including mechanics,
mathematical modelling, numerical analysis and differential equations as you progress through your studies.
At each stage Matlab is embedded in these modules to equip you with the skills to secure graduate
employment in this area. You will also be given modules in statistical modelling at each stage. Again there is
an emphasis on industry standard software systems and you will learn to use SPSS and R during each year.

Each year you will take specialist modules in financial subject areas which are delivered by the University of
Wolverhampton Business School. These modules have been specially chosen to complement the mathematics
modules you will study, and they will provide you with knowledge and understanding of financial theories.

Financial modules will range from Finance Principles to Quantitative Analysis for Economics and Finance,
from Financial Reporting to Global Financial Management, to allow you to develop your own understandings
of global citizenship applicable to local, national and international communities.

You will also have the opportunity to develop your programming skills using Python at various points in your

There are optional modules which allow you to specialise in your chosen area including operational research,
financial mathematics, fluid dynamics and Galois theory.

So, whether you aspire to further study at PhD level or to enter the workplace and hit the ground running,
this course has what is required. You will have the tion to complete a one year placement between year 2 and
year 3, and many mathematics students have taken advantage of this option.

Whatever your chosen subject area this course has something to offer you. The mathematics group at the
University of Wolverhampton has consistently achieved high scores in the national student survey and our
student support is second to none.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Throughout your course you will build up your professional and employability skills and learn to apply the
knowledge you have acquired in an enterprising way. You will constantly nurture your own intellectual
curiosity. The tools, methodologies and techniques that you will learn have been carefully selected to prepare
you with the skills that employers demand and the opportunities for work based learning and placements will
allow you to gain the vital experience that they often expect.

You will learn how to undertake mathematical and statistical analysis using industry standard software
including Matlab, R, SPSS and Python.

In addition to this, both the bronze and silver University of Wolverhampton Enterprise and Employability
Awards are embedded as a compulsory component of your studies during first year (Level 4). These awards
are delivered in collaboration with the University Careers Enterprise Unit. The content of these awards will be
reflected upon again during compulsory Professional Project Management and Practice module during third
year (Level 6).

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

This course aims to develop your mathematical and financial expertise in three key areas:

Applied Mathematics - Through modules such as mechanics, mathematical modelling, operational research and fluid dynamics you will acquire the skills to apply the principles of pure mathematics to problems from the real world.

Statistics - You will study probability and statistics in each year of this program and over time you will develop the theoretical expertise and practical programming experience to apply what you have learned to problems involving large data sets from a variety of backgrounds.

Finance - You will study Economics for Accounting and Finance, Quantitative Analysis for Economics and Finance, Financial Reporting, Finance Principles, Global Financial Management as well as Mathematical Finance &

Data Analysis - These modules will cover aspects of financial theory and practice, as well as reporting, risk and international financial environment that will give skills that are relevant in the fields of financial services.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Sandwich £9250 per year 2020-21
Home Sandwich £9250 per year 2021-22
International Sandwich £12250 per year 2020-21
International Sandwich £12950 per year 2021-22

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

  • 96 UCAS points
  • A Levels - grades CCC / BCD including Mathematics
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grade MMM
  • Access to HE Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits at Merit


Use the UCAS Tariff calculator to check your qualifications and points

Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience. Please see for further information.

If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.

International entry requirements and application guidance can be found at

English language requirements also apply

Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA)

"This programme will meet the educational requirements of the Chartered Mathematician designation, awarded by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, when it is followed by subsequent training and experience in employment to obtain equivalent competences to those specified by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for taught masters degrees."

Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

Most students will be able to apply for a loans to pay for these subject to eligibility. To find out more information please refer to the government Student Finance website.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as having Overseas Fee status. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: See How to pay.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.

Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund.

for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.


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