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.
Having completed an accounting or finance related degree you would provide services relating to financial reporting, taxation, auditing, insolvency, accounting information systems, budgeting, cost management, planning and decision-making by organisations and individuals; and provide advice on associated compliance and performance requirements to ensure statutory and strategic governance. You can work as an Accountant (General),Management or Cost Accountant,Taxation Accountant, Agent or Consultant, finance specialist and Auditor.
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, such as that provided by LSE100. Although specific techniques may become out of date, the ability to think analytically is something that remains with you for the rest of your life, enabling you to adapt to new developments in your chosen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.
Programme Structure In your first year, you take four compulsory foundation courses. You will take either Economics A or Economics B, depending on your economics background (Economics B is only for students with A level Economics or equivalent); Elementary Statistical Theory; Mathematical Methods and an Introduction to Abstract Mathematics. In the second year, you take five courses (two of which are half-unit courses, each taught over one term rather than two). You take two compulsory courses, one in Microeconomic Principles and another in Further Mathematical Methods. You also take another course from: Macroeconomic Principles, Principles of Econometrics and Principles of Finance. You will take a half unit course in Real Analysis, following on from the Introduction to Abstract Mathematics course in the first year, and another half unit in either Algebra and Number Theory, Differential Equations, Discrete Mathematics or Optimisation Theory.
English Entry Requirement
You only need to take one of these language tests: