Mathematics with Finance and Diploma in Industrial Training

Heriot-Watt University


Edinburgh Campus


If you want to start your career with a year's work experience in hand, then you should consider this programme. It combines the rigorous studies of the BSc (Hons) in Mathematics with Finance with a year-long work placement in level 4. Good performance means 12 months' experience of working in an organisation in the financial sector.

The Diploma in Industrial Training is gained through successful completion of this work placement. The work placement helps you to develop specific work-related skills, giving you the opportunity to apply and build upon the theory you learn in your studies. It allows you to take on real responsibilities, enhance your interpersonal skills through teamwork and communication and experience workplace culture.

Year 1
Has been designed to ease the transition from school to university You will take courses in calculus and algebra which continue the study of these subjects already studied in school while also taking courses introducing statistics and finance.

Year 2
You will continue your study of calculus and algebra, taking courses in multivariable calculus and real analysis and linear algebra. In addition you will start the study of financial mathematics and numerical analysis.

Year 3
You will study abstract algebra, ordinary differential equations and complex analysis. As well as these subjects, you will study international bond and currency markets, financial derivatives and have a choice of courses in pure and applied mathematics and numerical analysis.

Year 4
12 month work placement

Year 5
You will study securities and derivatives as well as having a wide choice of courses in both pure and applied mathematics.

Entry Requirements

2022 entry requirements:
Standard entry: 5 Highers at ABBBB including Maths at A plus English at National 5.

Widening access entry: 4 Highers at BBBC including Maths at B plus English at National 5.

For entry to Level 2 you would require 3 Advanced Highers at ABB including Maths at A plus Highers at ABBBB.

Start Date





BSc Hons

Study Method

Full time



Course Length

4 - 5 years


School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences



SCQF Level