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Financial Mathematics and Statistics

Honours

Financial mathematics and statistics is designed to meet the needs of a particularly popular area of employment for our mathematics graduates. Mathematics is the foundation of the financial world.

It allows investors, traders and bankers to make optimal decisions and to distribute risk in a rational way. The mathematics behind finance is, however, not simple and relies heavily on ideas from statistics and the mathematical theory of random events.

About this honours pathway

The honours year represents the bridge between undergraduate studies (which are content-driven) and postgraduate studies (which are research-driven).

During honours, you will undertake a major research project on a specialised topic under the direction of a supervisor (and sometimes a co-supervisor), submit a thesis embodying the results of your investigation and undertake the relevant coursework.

Unit of study requirements for Honours in the area of Financial Mathematics and Statistics: completion of 24 credit points of project work and 24 credit points of coursework.

For further details about honours and who to contact for more information, please visit the Science honours page.

The course information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information.

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