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GY309
Financial Mathematics and Economics

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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The BSc in Financial Mathematics and Economics (BSc in FME) programme is a four-year degree programme consisting of courses in mathematics, economics, statistics/probability, applied mathematics, accounting and business finance, and computer science. The programme’s aim is to equip students with expertise in quantitative subjects, with a particular focus on financial economics, actuarial mathematics and statistics.

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.)

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Financial Mathematics and Economics at NUIG
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NUI Galway

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GY309 - Financial Mathematics and Economics
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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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Note: Information for 2018 Entry
Old Code New Code Award Title
CASLT  5M3807  Laboratory Techniques
CITXX    Information Technology
  5M0529  Software Development
CELTX    Electronic Technology
CASFX  5M5267  Food Science
  5M0536  Computer Systems and Networks


Essential Module Requirements:
CASLT - Laboratory Techniques; 5M3807 - Laboratory Techniques; CELTX - Electronic Technology; CITXX - Information Technology
5 modules at Distinction Grade. The qualification must include distinctions in: C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics
or C20174 - Mathematics for Engineering
or C20175 - Mathematics for Computing
and 3 of the following 11 modules:C20006 - Biology
or 5N2746 - Biology
C20011 - Chemistry
or 5N2747 - Chemistry
C20012 - Computer Architecture & Systems
C20013 - Computer Programming
C20016 - Electronics
or 5N1606 - Electronics
C20018 - Electronics and Digital
or 5N1774 - Electronics - Digital
C20033 - Laboratory Techniques
or 5N2751 - Laboratory Skills
C20040 - Mechanics
or 5N1638 - Mechanics
C20048 - Physics
or 5N1460 - Physics
B20012 - Database Methods
or 5N0783 - Database Methods
or B20028 - Spreadsheet Methods
or 5N1977 - Spreadsheet Methods
5M0529 - Software Development; 5M0536 - Computer Systems and Networks
5 modules at Distinction Grade. The qualification must include distinctions in: 5N18396 - Maths for Information Technology
6 and 3 from of the following:5N0541 - Fundamentals of Object Oriented Programming
5N0548 - Computer Systems Hardware
5N0583 - ICT Security Policy and Management
5N0690 - Communications
5N2928 - Operating Systems
5N2772 - Software Architecture
5N2927 - Programming and Design Principles
5N2929 - Networking Essentials
5M5267 - Food Science
5 modules at Distinction Grade. The qualification must include distinctions in: 5N1833 - Mathematics
or C20139 - Mathematics
and 3 from of the following:5N0737 - Microbiology
5N2748 - Food Chemistry
5N1460 - Physics
5N2006 - Nutrition
5N2746 - Biology
5N2747 - Chemistry
5N2751 - Laboratory Skills

Note: Information for 2018 Entry

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There are excellent employment opportunities for graduates. The demand from employers for well-qualified students with knowledge of how financial markets operate and how to use quantitative techniques to make informed investment decisions is substantial. The employment prospects from this degree programme are excellent, with challenging and financially rewarding opportunities in many different areas. These include:

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. 



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