University of York

University of York

Mathematics (with foundation phase)

The Conversion Year consists of a selection of modules to the value of 120 credits being part of the undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Finance at the University of York, with emphasis on the mathematical aspects of the course. Module choice is subject to prerequisites, timetabling constraints, availability of modules, and is subject to approval by the Programme Director.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class or 1st Class undergraduate (BSc) degree or equivalent in a mathematically based discipline such as chemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics or statistics, but candidates with a sufficiently good mathematical background from other areas such as biology, economics or finance will also be considered. As the conversion year is an intensive course, potential students should be able demonstrate consistently high academic achievement in their undergraduate degree programme. The normal progression requirement for progression from the conversion year to the MSc in Mathematical Finance is a final weighted average at 2.1 level (60% or above) for the modules taken in the conversion year.

Course modules

Core modules include: Calculus; core algebra; introduction to probability and statistics; statistics 1; applied probability; differential equations; mathematical finance I; introduction to applied mathematics; real analysis; linear algebra; vector calculus; statistics 2; numerical analysis and scientific computing; mathematical finance 2.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time including foundation year - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of York York YO10 5DD Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Administrator
Telephone number: 
01904 323097