Mathematical Sciences

G1G3 BSc Mathematics with Statistics (3 yrs)

Statisticians are in demand in many areas of industry and business. For example pharmaceutical companies and the National Health Service require statisticians to help with clinical trials of new treatments for diseases. Large manufacturing companies need statisticians to determine and analyse their quality control processes. Many government departments require highly trained statisticians.
As statistics is both practical and theoretical on this degree you will study both aspects. For example, probability theory to help understand random events, and modern computing techniques to analyse large amounts of data. The course will help to give you the communication skills you need to work as a statistician, where there is usually a substantial teamwork component.

Programme Overview

A training in statistics offers a unique range of challenges and provides opportunities to work on a large variety of important problems in industry, environmental science, medical research and within the government. The technical skills that you will acquire are in great demand, as are the general skills of understanding and analysing problems and communicating the results to other scientists.

Transfer to this programme at the end of the first semester is possible from a number of other programmes in the School.

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Key facts

  • Ranked third in UK for quality of research outputs in applied mathematics. Ranked second in the UK for research power in statistics and operational research (RAE, 2008)
    One of the largest mathematics departments in the UK

    Wide range of degrees, with flexibility to transfer between programmes

    Generous scholarship scheme for UK/EU and international students

    Large international cohort

Entry requirement

Typical entry requirements

A Levels:

In terms of A-level grades our standard offer is AAA (or AAB with Further Mathematics) or equivalent, including grade A in A-level Mathematics.

IB:

36 points, 18 at higher level, including 6 in higher level mathematics

Cambridge Pre-U

Our normal requirements are for D3D3M1 in the three principle subjects including D3 in Mathematics.

In addition we welcome applications from candidates offering other suitable qualifications with an appropriate mathematical content.

Selection process:

Intake: 180
Average applicants per place: 10

Applicants are selected on the quality of their application. Applicants with a strong academic background and a clear commitment to Mathematics will be considered for an offer based on the quality of their UCAS application.

Visit our International Office website or the NARIC website for further information on qualifications.

Modules

Typical course content

This degree programme will provide you with the skills in mathematics and statistics and the communication skills that you will require for a career as a statistician.

Innovation modules outside of your subject area

Our Curriculum Innovation Programme offers you the chance to take optional modules outside of your chosen subject area. This allows you to personalise your education, to develop new skills and knowledge for your future. Modules range from "Living and working on the web" to "Business skills for employability".

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Learn a language

Some of our courses also give you the option of taking a language module, which can count towards your degree. These modules cover ten languages and range from absolute beginner to near-native speaker level.

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Year 2

Compulsory:

As well as the compulsory module list below, students are required to take THREE other modules

Optional:

Year 3

In addition to the compulsory modules below, students are required to take 4 other modules from the list of options. An example of the range of optional modules is listed below.

Learning and teaching

The Department uses a wide variety of modern learning and teaching methods involving small group tutorial work and computer based learning that builds on what you learn in lectures. Assessment is varied enabling you to demonstrate your strengths and show what you have learnt. Students are provided with a copy of the computer algebra package MAPLE that they can use on their own personal computers to assist their studies.

The University provides a wide range of modern services for learning and support, including a well-stocked modern library, a large number of computer workstations giving ready access to the internet, a Careers Service, a Job Shop and a Students Advice and Information Centre.

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Career Opportunities

Employability is embedded into modules from the first year onwards and right from the first lecture. We explain the degree skills which are taught throughout the modules and offer a number of optional employability modules.

We place great importance on the development of graduate skills vital for future employment by adding transferrable skills into learning and teaching.

Our degrees are a passport to vocational and non-vocational careers alike, with recent graduates employed in roles ranging from actuaries and statisticians to crime analysts and medical researchers.