Mathematics and Financial Economics

Use mathematical modelling and application-driven maths to explore the exciting and diverse subject of economics but with a specific focus on the financial side of it.

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Degree

BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Financial Economics

Degree Duration

4 years

Pathways Available

International Year Zero

4 years :

1 year pathway + 3 year degree

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Degree Overview

Mathematical models inform decisions in industry, government, and within economics. Our course combines both pure and application-driven mathematics. By the time you finish your degree, you will be able to use maths to solve practical problems.

You’ll explore the relationship between mathematical modelling and economics. You’ll also examine how societies attempt to make the best use of their scarce resources.

You’ll combine core economic skills with current and fast-changing theories around financial markets. We give you the knowledge and techniques you need for more specialised careers in financial economics, research and forecasting or a future in business management, finance, banking and accountancy.

Advising on investment, production and prices are decisions that people might associate with economists, but they are increasingly asked to advise on:

policies to address climate change
policies to address inequality
policies to improve the National Health Service
many other issues including; marriage, religion, civil war, football hooliganism
Our course focuses specifically on the macroeconomic challenges of national, regional and global economies together with the microeconomic behaviour of people and businesses.

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Important

Investment Society organises annual speakers and employer workshops. Students will also be able to join DUMaS (Dundee University Maths Society), an active society open to all students studying mathematics.

Why Study this Degree

Mathematical models inform decisions in industry, government, and within economics. Our course combines both pure and application-driven mathematics. By the time you finish your degree, you will be able to use maths to solve practical problems.

You'll explore the relationship between mathematical modelling and economics. You'll also examine how societies attempt to make the best use of their scarce resources.

You'll combine core economic skills with current and fast-changing theories around financial markets. We give you the knowledge and techniques you need for more specialised careers in financial economics, research and forecasting or a future in business management, finance, banking and accountancy.

Your Pathways

The International Year Zero is the first year of the four year undergraduate course. IYZ is designed to help you gain extra skills in your subject area, as well as English Language, before you continue to year one of your chosen University undergraduate degree course.

Following successful completion of the IYZ, you will continue onto Year One of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

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University of Dundee

Ranked in The Guardian's Top 20 UK Universities in 2021, the University of Dundee prides itself on three things: Impactful research, an excellent student experience and a community campus in the city.

Situated beside the majestic River Tay, Dundee is Scotland’s sunniest city. It also has the highest student ratios per head of population anywhere in the UK so there is an exciting and diverse range of nightlife, leisure activities and culture.