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2022/23 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BSc Financial Mathematics

Programme code:BS-MATH/FMUCAS code:
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Jan Palczewski Contact address:J.Palczewski@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 360

Entry requirements:

Typical offers are AAA with A in Mathematics or A*AB with A* in Mathematics. Other alternative offers are available.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Mathematics

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Mathematics

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research

Programme specification:

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.


Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Students must enrol on exactly 120 credits in the academic year.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

LUBS1235Introductory Financial Accounting10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LUBS1245Introductory Management Accounting10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LUBS1940Economics for Management20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MATH1050Calculus and Mathematical Analysis10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH1055Numbers and Vectors10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH1331Linear Algebra with Applications15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH1400Modelling with Differential Equations10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH1515Interest Rates and Cashflow Modelling15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH1710Probability and Statistics I10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH1712Probability and Statistics II10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)


Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Students must enrol on exactly 120 or 125 credits in the academic year.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

LUBS2206Corporate Financial Management20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MATH2535Financial Mathematics: Risk10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH2545Financial Mathematics: Markets10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2640Introduction to Optimisation10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH2750Introduction to Markov Processes10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Optional modules:

Students are required to take 10 credits from MATH2715 and MATH2735

MATH2715Statistical Methods10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH2735Statistical Modelling10 creditsNot running in 202223

Candidates are required to choose exactly 20 credits from the following optional modules:

LUBS2140Intermediate Microeconomics10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LUBS2291Financial Accounting and Reporting20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
LUBS2295Intermediate Management Accounting20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
LUBS2610Intermediate Macroeconomics10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Candidates are required to study up to 35 credits from the following optional modules to bring their total MATH modules up to 80 or 85 credits:

MATH2017Real Analysis15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2080Further Linear Algebra10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH2230Discrete Mathematics10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2231Discrete Mathematics with Computation15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2365Vector Calculus15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH2375Linear Differential Equations and Transforms15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2391Nonlinear Differential Equations10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2600Numerical Analysis10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2601Numerical Analysis with Computation15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2740Environmental Statistics10 creditsNot running in 202223
MATH2775Survival Analysis10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2800Mathematics into Schools10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MATH2900Maths at Work10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MATH2920Computational Mathematics10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

!! IMPORTANT !! When choosing options, students must take into account which modules they intend to take in Year 3 to make sure that they have the necessary prerequisites. Please refer to the information from the Programme Meetings.
- Candidates need to pass all 40 credits of LUBS modules in order to progress to Year 3 of the programme.
- Candidates need to pass MATH2715 or MATH2735 in order to progress to Year 3 of the programme.


Year3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Students must enrol on exactly 120 or 125 credits, with at least 100 credits at Level 3.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

MATH3001Project in Mathematics20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MATH3734Stochastic Calculus for Finance15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH3802Time Series10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Optional modules:

Students must choose 25 to 40 credits from the modules below:

MATH2017Real Analysis15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2080Further Linear Algebra10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH2230Discrete Mathematics10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2231Discrete Mathematics with Computation15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2365Vector Calculus15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH2375Linear Differential Equations and Transforms15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2391Nonlinear Differential Equations10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2600Numerical Analysis10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2601Numerical Analysis with Computation15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2715Statistical Methods10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH2735Statistical Modelling10 creditsNot running in 202223
MATH2740Environmental Statistics10 creditsNot running in 202223
MATH2775Survival Analysis10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2920Computational Mathematics10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3365Mathematical Methods15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3414Analytic Solutions of Partial Differential Equations15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3475Modern Numerical Methods15 creditsNot running in 202223
MATH3510Actuarial Mathematics 115 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3520Actuarial Mathematics 215 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH3714Linear Regression and Robustness15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3723Statistical Theory15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH3772Multivariate Analysis10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3823Generalised Linear Models10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SOEE3250Inverse Theory10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Students must choose 30 to 40 credits from the modules below:

LUBS2140Intermediate Microeconomics10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LUBS2260Banks and Banking Systems10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LUBS2291Financial Accounting and Reporting20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
LUBS2295Intermediate Management Accounting20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
LUBS2500Applied Economics10 credits 
LUBS2610Intermediate Macroeconomics10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LUBS3005Advanced Microeconomics10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LUBS3010International Trade10 credits 
LUBS3140Behavioural Finance10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LUBS3250Transnational Corporations in the World Economy10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LUBS3330Economic Development20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
LUBS3365Environmental Economics10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LUBS3435Public Enterprise and Regulation10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LUBS3505Advanced Macroeconomics10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LUBS3550Auditing and Assurance Services20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
LUBS3620International Business Finance10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LUBS3645Advanced Finance10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LUBS3655Professional Portfolio Management10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LUBS3930Economics of Business and Corporate Strategy20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

The choice of options is subject to timetabling constraints.

Discovery modules:

Students may study up to 10 credits of discovery modules at Level 2 or 3, including MATH modules and Level 1 Skills Modules, keeping in mind that they need to enrol on at least 100 credits of Level 3 modules.

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