Frequently asked questions

Could I switch between degrees?

It is sometimes possible to switch between degrees, provided that you have already covered the core modules of the degree to which you would like to switch.

Can I change between the BSc and MMath degrees?

It is possible to change onto the MMath degree as long as you have obtained a certain percentage in the first two years of your BSc degree (52% or more). It is also required that those already studying for the MMath obtain at least this percentage, otherwise they will need to change to the BSc.

In general, we would recommend that UK students wishing to take the MMath start on the MMath degree - it may be difficult to switch later, as extra funding has to be requested from your LEA.

What is the difference between BSc Financial Maths and BSc Maths with Economics?

BSc Financial Maths has a prescribed curriculum with limited options. The curriculum is based on the demands of financial sector employers. However, the BSc Maths with Economics has more options, meaning it is flexible and attractive to students with a broad interest in mathematics and economics that have not yet decided which subject to focus on.

How does the Year in Industry work?

We can strongly support your search for a placement, but we do not directly arrange the placement. You will need to go through the designated application process for your particular placement of choice, and this is often competitive.

There will be a support member of staff for the placement, and you should expect to be visited a couple of times during the year.

Where can I go on a Year Abroad?

Find out more about our Year Abroad partner universities in Europe and the USA.

What exemptions can I get from the professional exams for actuarial science?

For the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries' professional exams, passing certain statistics modules across all years with an appropriate mark would grant exemption from CT3. You can apply for all other exemptions directly to the IFoA once you have your marks.

Further enquiries

If you have any other questions, please contact the Mathematics office.