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BSc Financial Mathematics

Year 3

(Award available for year: Bachelor of Science)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:

- demonstrate a good understanding of the basic body of knowledge for the programme of study;
- demonstrate a good level of skill in calculation and manipulation within specific areas of core mathematics, financial mathematics, accounting, economics and business;
- apply concepts and principles in well-defined contexts, showing judgement in the selection and application of tools and techniques;
- understand complex logical arguments, identifying the assumptions and conclusions made;
- demonstrate a reasonable level of skill in comprehending problems, formulating them mathematically and obtaining solutions by appropriate methods;
- present straightforward arguments and conclusions accurately and clearly;
- demonstrate by the writing of a project appropriate transferable skills and the ability to work under guidance.

The programme will aim to:
- enable students to integrate the study of mathematics with the study of finance;
- provide the student with a broad base of mathematical and financial skills necessary for a career in industry, commerce or government;
- accustom students to the use of tools, including libraries and computers, that are available to mathematicians;
- develop the ability of students to abstract and generalize, to model various phenomena, and to interpret numerical data.

Transferable (key) skills

Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:
- the transferable/key/generic skills necessary for employment related to the area(s) studied;
- the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility;
- the deployment of decision making skills in complex and unpredictable situations;
- the communication of information, ideas, problems and solutions in a variety of ways to a variety of audiences;
- the ability to undertake appropriate further training of a professional or equivalent nature;
- the ability to carry out an extended piece of work or project.


Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:

- demonstrating the ability top apply a broad range of aspects of the discipline;
- work that draws on a wide variety of material;
- the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion;
- evidence of an ability to conduct independent, in depth enquiry within the discipline;
- work that is typically both evaluative and creative;
- in International and Industrial programmes, students have to pass year 3 but do not get a grade which contributes to the degree class.


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