Bachelor of Science (Financial Mathematics and Economics)
College of Science / College of Arts
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Financial Mathematics and Economics
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Studying Financial Mathematics and Economics
The degree should appeal to people who enjoy mathematics and are interested in studying economics and other subjects in the financial area. (Please note that you do not have to study economics for the Leaving Certificate to be admitted to this course.) This degree has an advantage over other programmes, including specialised actuarial programmes, as it is broad and suits students not yet ready to specialise. The course is administered jointly by the College of Science and the College of Business, Public Policy and Law. The entry requirements of either college may be applied, according to whichever is more advantageous to the applicant.
Minimum HC3 in two subjects and Passes in four other subjects at H or O Level in the Leaving Certificate including: Irish, English, Mathematics, a third language or a laboratory science subject (i.e. Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Physics with Chemistry (joint) or Agricultural Science) and any two other subjects recognised for entry purposes.
A HC3 in Mathematics is required.
For A-levels, a minimum of Grade C in A-Level Mathematics is required
This programme is an inter-college programme of the College of Science and the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies. The entry requirements of either College may be applied, whichever is the more advantageous to the applicant.
Next start date: September 2014
Entry points(2013): range 450 - 615
A Level Grades (2013): AAB (A-Level) & b (AS) or equivalent combination
Average intake: 20
- Computer Science
- Mathematics of Finance
- Statistics and Probability
- Mathematical Methods I
- Financial Management
- Analysis I
- Intermediate Macroeconomics
- Mathematical Methods II
- Intermediate Microeconomics
- Introduction to Financial Economics
- Discrete Mathematics
- Modelling, Analysis and Simulation
- Statistical Inference
- Analysis II
- Applied Statistics
- Groups I
- Topics in Microeconomic Theory
- Annuities and Life Insurance
- Money and Banking
- Metric Spaces
- Economics of Financial Markets
- Topics in Macroeconomic Theory
- Actuarial Mathematics I
- Business Finance
- Mathematical Modelling
- Financial Theory
- Actuarial Mathematics II: Life Contingencies
- Numerical Analysis
- Measure Theory
- Final-year Project (over 2 semesters)
- Non-Linear Systems
- Derivatives and Risk Management
- Neural Networks
- Stochastic Processes
- International Monetary Economics
- Differential Equations with Financial Derivatives
Financial services – opportunities for graduates exist right across the financial services sector, in investment, corporate and private banking, in currency trading, in credit risk and in management of hedge funds. Some of the world’s leading financial firms have hired our graduates, including Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse.
Actuarial profession – graduates can embark on a career as an actuary, working primarily in pensions, life insurance and investments. About a quarter of our graduates in recent years have gone on to complete postgraduate actuarial studies and some graduates have gone directly to positions as trainee actuaries.
Other areas – opportunities for our graduates exist in government departments and other public sector bodies, where they play key roles on issues affecting the national economy. In recent years, graduates have been hired by the Department of Finance, the Central Bank of Ireland, the Bank of England and the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA). Moreover, because of their strong numeracy skills, graduates have also secured employment in a wide variety of different areas, for example, as economists, in accountancy, tax and law, in management consultancy and even as a sports odds compiler.
Fees for this course
EU (Total): €7,492 p.a. 2014/15 (Inclusive of Levy & SCC)
- Tuition: €4,518 p.a. 2014/15
- Student contribution: €2,750 p.a. 2014/15
- Student levy: €224 p.a. 2014/15
Non-EU (Total): €13,750 p.a. 2014/15
- Tuition: may be paid by the Irish Government on your behalf if you qualify for free tuition fees see - free fee initiative.
- Student Contribution: €2,750 - payable by all students but may by paid by SUSI if you apply and are deemed eligible for a means tested SUSI grant.
- Student Levy: €224 - payable by all students and is not covered by SUSI.
BSc (Financial Mathematics and Economics)
"...In school I always favoured the numerical subjects and had an interest in finance, so this course was great as it offered a mix of mathematical and financial subjects. The broad, multidisciplinary nature of the course supplied me with ideal numerical and analytical skills to pursue a wide range of job opportunities..."