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How long you will study
Domestic course fees
GBP 1820 per year
How you will study
International course fees
GBP 14000 per year
Why this course?
This joint degree is offered in partnership with Strathclyde Business School.
You'll develop mathematical and statistical expertise at the same time as increasing your skills in the largest business school in Scotland. There's strong emphasis on statistical techniques in data analysis and on the use of mathematical models.
Employers in the financial sector look for graduates who have experience using mathematical models, as well as a financial or accounting background. This course provides a good basis for entering the actuarial profession.
Our flexible degree structure also enables transfer between courses.
What you'll study
Each year contains compulsory classes and some years contain either optional classes in different areas of mathematics, and/or elective classes from other subject areas in the University.
Mathematics and Statistics account for at least half of each course, with the remainder devoted to Finance. You'll be able to choose the particular areas of Mathematics, Statistics, or Finance you want to specialise in.
Years 1 & 2
In addition to the study of core mathematical methods, you'll study applied analysis, mechanics, numerical analysis and statistics.
Years 3 & 4
You can choose from a range of Mathematics & Statistics classes from one or more of the specialist application areas.
The Honours-year project may be in Finance or Mathematics, or Statistics.
Topics offered in Maths Honours-year classes include the mathematics of financial derivatives, mathematical modelling in biology and medicine, statistical modelling & analysis, and the mathematics of networks.
You'll have access to well-equipped, modern computer laboratories and teaching rooms, as well as 24-hour access to an advanced computer information network and a sophisticated virtual e-learning environment. We have also an undergraduate common room which gives you a modern and flexible area that's used for individual and group study work, and is also a relaxing social space.
High Flyer Programme
Students with the required A Levels and Advanced Highers can enter the Science Faculty's prestigious High Flyer Programme. This will allow you to complete an Honours degree in 3 years and an Integrated Masters degree in 4 years.
Find out more about our High Flyer Programme.
Notes about fees for this course
Fees & funding
How much will my course cost?
Rest of UK
Bachelor degrees at Strathclyde will cost £9,250 a year, but the total amount payable will be capped at £27,750 for students on a four-year Bachelors programme. Students studying on integrated Masters degree programmes - for example MSci, MEng and MPharm - will pay £9,250 for the Masters year.
Mathematics & Statistics
Course materials & costs
Class materials (lecture notes and exercise sheets) for the majority of Mathematics & Statistics classes are available free to download. For some classes, students may need access to a textbook. Textbook costs are typically in the £20-60 price range. These prices are dependent on format (e-book, soft or hardback) and whether bought new or second hand.
PVG scheme (Protection of Vulnerable Groups)
Third-year Maths and Teaching students will need to pay for the full price of a PVG membership scheme.
£40 returnable deposit for PRS handsets.
Course materials & costs
Textbooks vary in price, ranging from £40 to 100 for Accounting Ethics. The majority of texts are freely available from the library.
Please note: All fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year. Find out more about fees.
How can I fund my studies?
Students from Scotland and the EU
If you're a Scottish or EU student, you may be able to apply to the Student Award Agency Scotland (SAAS) to have your tuition fees paid by the Scottish government. Scottish students may also be eligible for a bursary and loan to help cover living costs while at University.
For more information on funding your studies have a look at our University Funding page.
Students from England, Wales & Northern Ireland
We have a generous package of bursaries on offer for students from England, Northern Ireland and WalesHave a look at our scholarship search for any more funding opportunities.
International Students (Non UK, EEA)
We have a number of scholarships available to international students. Take a look at our scholarship search to find out more.
We have a wide range of scholarships available. Have a look at our scholarship search to find a scholarship.
Required subjects are indicated following minimum accepted grades.
Year 1 entry: AABB or ABBBC (Maths A, English C, Advanced Higher Maths recommended)
Year 2 entry: AAB (including Maths A and Accounting or Economics A)
Year 1 entry: BBB (Maths B)
Typical entry requirements: ABB
Year 2 entry: ABB (Maths A, Business subject A, GCSE English Language or English Literature C)
Typical entry requirements: AAA
Year 1 entry: 32
Year 2 entry: 34 (Maths HL6, SL5)
Year 1 entry: relevant HNC with strong mathematical content, B in Graded Unit; Year 2 entry: not offered ?
We want to increase opportunities for people from every background. Strathclyde selects our students based on merit, potential and the ability to benefit from the education we offer. We look for more than just your grades. We consider the circumstances of your education and will make lower offers to certain applicants as a result.
Degree preparation course for international students
We offer international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for an undergraduate degree at Strathclyde the option of completing an Undergraduate Foundation year programme at the International Study Centre.
Living in Glasgow: Ellie Kissel, MSc Information & Library Studies
I have always wanted to study in the UK and when searching for programems on the American Library Association website, the course at Strathclyde stood out as the one which would enhance my professional career. I love living in Glasgow and it reminds me of the southern hospitality of my home state of Kentucky.
Skills for cutting-edge research: Manto Chouliara, MSc Applied Physics
The course has provided me with a wide range of experimental physics skills and the opportunity to use them in a cutting-edge research project. The multicultural environment on campus supports the collaboration of students from the world, and through numerous group-work projects prepares us for our future jobs.
Course flexibility & further study: Shouyue Wu, MSc Optical Technologies
I've enjoyed the flexible nature of the course which allowed me to choose classes and projects to suit my interests. There's always guidance from staff, not only about studying, but also about living in Glasgow and your future career. I am planning to do a PhD project on optical fibre to prepare me to work in the industry.
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