BSc Mathematics with Finance and Investment Banking

UCAS Code: G1N3Trading screens

This degree is designed for those who wish to develop their mathematical skills alongside skills in finance and investment banking. The core of the mathematical content includes differential equations and analysis, while in finance the main areas include securities and financial modelling. The ICMA Centre will also provide an up-to-date and near-market education in financial engineering, utilising its world-leading facilities and longstanding experience in running trading simulations.

This degree can be taken over four years, including a year spent in industry (or similar organisation) between the second and third taught years. The code and title for the placement version of the degree are

G1N4 BSc Mathematics with Finance and Investment Banking with a Placement Year

Transferable skills

The University's Strategy for Teaching and Learning has identified a number of generic transferable skills which all students are expected to have developed by the end of their degree programme. By the end of the programme students are expected to have gained experience and show competence in the following transferable skills: IT (word-processing, using mathematics, econometric and standard software), scientific writing, oral presentation, team-working, problem-solving, use of library resources, time-management, and career management and planning.


The BSc Mathematics with Finance and Investment Banking compulsory modules are:

Year 1

Foundations of Mathematics
Linear Algebra
Probability and Statistics
Introductory Securities and Markets
Introductory Finance/Trading Simulation I

Year 2

Ordinary Differential Equations
Partial Differential Equations
Numerical Analysis I
Probability Theory I
Real Analysis I
Statistical Theory
Vector Calculus
Financial Modelling/Trading Simulation II/CMS
Portfolio Management

Year 3

Applied Stochastic Processes
Complex Analysis I
Part 3 Project
Real Analysis II
Derivatives Securities/Trading Simulation III


Optional modules in Year 3 can be chosen from a varied list of mathematics and finance/investment banking topics. More information on the modules we offer can be obtained from the Mathematics and Statistics modules page.

Further information

A full programme specification can be obtained via the main Programme specifications for undergraduate programmes page, which includes further details of the programme structure.

Whilst the University of Reading makes every effort to ensure that the contents and statements made in this publication are fair and accurate, it can accept no liability for omissions, errors or subsequent changes.

The statements made and information provided are a general guide and there may be changes following publication which affect the contents.

Programmes or modules may be altered or withdrawn without notice and assessment arrangements may be changed.

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