Financial Mathematics BSc (Hons) - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 6

Final award and programme/pathway title

BSc (Hons) Financial Mathematics

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
Ord Financial Mathematics
DipHE Financial Mathematics
CertHE Financial Mathematics

Professional recognition

Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA)

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time UGB10005 360 credits and 180 ECTS credits
Full-time with PTY UGB10005 480 credits and 240 ECTS credits

JACs code

G100, N300

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Mathematics, Statistics and Operational (Bachelor)

Other internal and / or external reference points

N/A

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences - Mathematics

Programme Leader

BEVAN JJ Dr (Maths)

Date of production/revision of spec

16/11/2017

Educational aims of the programme

To provide a high quality teaching and learning environment that facilitates a steady progression from secondary level Mathematics to FHEQ Level 6, and to prepare students for a lifetime of learning

To give students training in transferable problem solving skills, logical and analytical thinking, with computing used as a tool in the learning process

To introduce students to a range of ideas and methods from classical and modern Mathematics informed by recent developments in the subject

To present implications and applications of mathematical and statistical thinking, and their role in other disciplines

To present appropriate theory, methods and applications in pure and applied Mathematics, informed by recent developments in those subjects where appropriate

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Demonstrate knowledge of the underlying concepts and principles associated with mathematics and statistics, including calculus and linear algebra
Demonstrate a reasonable level of skill in calculation, manipulation and interpretation of mathematical quantities within an appropriate context
Demonstrate an ability to develop and communicate straightforward lines of argument and conclusions reasonably clearly
Demonstrate an ability to make sound judgements in accordance with basic mathematical concepts
Demonstrate basic programming skills
Demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of well-established mathematical concepts and principles
Demonstrate an ability to apply mathematical concepts and principles in a previously unseen context
Demonstrate knowledge of common mathematical techniques and an ability to select an appropriate method to solve mathematical problems
Demonstrate competent use of programming skills to solve mathematical problems
Demonstrate knowledge of the framework within which mathematical techniques and results are valid
Demonstrate detailed knowledge of advanced principles of selected areas of mathematics that they have chosen to study
Demonstrate application of advanced mathematical techniques of selected areas of mathematics that they have chosen to study
Demonstrate judgement in the selection and application of tools and techniques to solve mathematical problems, some of which are at the forefront of areas of mathematical knowledge
Demonstrate the ability to construct a mathematical argument
Understand the context within which mathematical techniques and results are valid
Demonstrate systematic understanding of advanced principles of selected areas of mathematics that they have chosen to study
Demonstrate accurate application of advanced mathematical techniques of selected areas of mathematics that they have chosen to study
Demonstrate the ability to select an appropriate approach and use it accurately to solve mathematical problems, some of which are at the forefront of areas of mathematical knowledge
Demonstrate the ability to construct and develop a mathematical argument
Critically understand the context within which mathematical techniques and results are valid
A thorough understanding of core mathematical principles K
Well-developed problem solving and analytical skills K
A grounding in statistical reasoning K
An ability to use computers, both for scientific computation and for general applications K
An appreciation of the ways in which mathematical thinking can be utilised in the real world K
Acquisition of specialist knowledge and understanding, especially towards the later stages of the programme. K
A sound understanding of basic economic principles and a thorough grounding in the applications of mathematics to finance K
Analyse and solve mathematical problems proficiently C
Appreciate ways in which mathematical thinking can be utilised in the real world C
Work under supervision on a placement that requires mathematical skills C
Use computers and IT for data analysis and presentation, scientific computation and general purpose applications P
Information literacy skills, including the ability to research, summarise and understand mathematical topics and to reference it in an academically rigorous way T

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over three academic years, consisting of 360 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5 and 6). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Full-time with PTY

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over four academic years, consisting of 480 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5, 6 and the optional professional training year). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Year 2 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 5

Optional modules for Year 2 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 5

Seven modules are compulsory at FHEQ Level 5. In Semester 2, students choose one from two modules.

Professional Training Year (PTY) - Professional Training Year

Module code Module title Status Credits Semester
MATP008 PROFESSIONAL TRAINING YEAR MODULE (FULL-YEAR WORK) Compulsory 120 Year-long

Optional modules for Professional Training Year (PTY) - Professional Training Year

N/A

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guess Speakers / Visiting Academics N
Professional Training Year (PTY) Y
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) Y Yes - MAT3017
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P) N
Study exhange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme) Y Yes
Dual degree N

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.