BSc Financial Mathematics and Statistics 36 months Undergraduate Program By The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) |Top Universities

BSc Financial Mathematics and Statistics

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Program Duration

36 monthsProgram duration

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Main Subject Area

MathematicsMain Subject Area

Program overview

Main Subject

Mathematics

Degree

BSc

Study Level

Undergraduate

Study Mode

On Campus

The BSc Financial Mathematics and Statistics has been designed to meet the increasing demand for mathematically and statistically trained people, in a world full of data that needs to be understood. The degree programme is based in the Department of Mathematics at LSE and is taught jointly with the Department of Statistics. The programme will provide you with a strong background in financial mathematics and statistics and the interaction between the two. You will also gain knowledge of economics and finance, and training in coding and computation in addition to the other, broader, elements of an LSE education. Although specific techniques may become out of date, the ability to think analytically is something that remains with you for the rest of your life, enabling you to adapt to new developments in your chosen career. The subject knowledge and transferable skills you will gain in this programme are highly valued by employers, and graduates are likely to find employment opportunities not only in the finance sector, but in many other areas where quantitative analysis and data-handling are important.

Program overview

Main Subject

Mathematics

Degree

BSc

Study Level

Undergraduate

Study Mode

On Campus

The BSc Financial Mathematics and Statistics has been designed to meet the increasing demand for mathematically and statistically trained people, in a world full of data that needs to be understood. The degree programme is based in the Department of Mathematics at LSE and is taught jointly with the Department of Statistics. The programme will provide you with a strong background in financial mathematics and statistics and the interaction between the two. You will also gain knowledge of economics and finance, and training in coding and computation in addition to the other, broader, elements of an LSE education. Although specific techniques may become out of date, the ability to think analytically is something that remains with you for the rest of your life, enabling you to adapt to new developments in your chosen career. The subject knowledge and transferable skills you will gain in this programme are highly valued by employers, and graduates are likely to find employment opportunities not only in the finance sector, but in many other areas where quantitative analysis and data-handling are important.

Admission requirements

3 Years
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Tuition fee and scholarships

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Whichever programme you choose, you’ll have access to a range of support, both within your department and beyond that will enable you to make the most of your LSE education and help you develop life-long skills and knowledge.

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Financial support

LSE offers generous financial aid to its graduate students each year. Awards range from a contribution to tuition fees to full coverage of all expenses.

At master’s level, the value of support given by LSE ranges in value from 10 per cent of the tuition fee to a full fees and maintenance award. Most master's programmes are eligible for needs-based awards from LSE, including the Graduate Support Scheme, Master's Awards, and Anniversary Scholarships. Selection for any funding opportunity is based on receipt of an offer for a place and submitting a Graduate Financial Support application, before the funding deadline.

In addition to our needs-based awards, LSE also makes available scholarships for students from specific regions of the world and awards for students studying specific subject areas.

At doctoral level, LSE offers studentships to new PhD students in the form of LSE PhD Studentships, LSE ESRC Studentships, LAHP AHRC Studentships and LSE & III PhD Studentships on Analysing and Challenging Inequalities. These awards are open to high calibre students of all nationalities studying across all research areas at the School.

How to apply

Applications can be submitted online from mid-October in the year prior to entry and most are considered on a rolling basis until all the available places are filled.

Minimum entry requirement vary depending on the programme. 

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We provide generous funding for students, whether UK or Overseas (including EU). We offer one of the most generous bursary packages in UK higher education for Home fees status students. We offer an LSE Bursary to eligible students and LSE scholarships. Both are awarded on the basis of financial circumstances first. For overseas fee status students, we award LSE scholarships each year, including the LSE Undergraduate Support Scheme. Awards are made on the basis of financial circumstances first. Both Home and Overseas students are eligible for the Uggla Family Scholars Programme, which provides 10 scholarships, including mentorship, every year for students from underrepresented backgrounds. These provide partial tuition fee awards and full financial support for term-time accommodation and expenses. LSE Access to Education Scholarships are also available for asylum seekers, refugees, forced migrants and people with humanitarian protection. Find out more on our website.
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