Mathematics with Statistics BSc (Hons)

Overview

Mathematics and statistics underpin many of the process that keep society functioning – from supermarkets using sophisticated statistical models to manage their product buying and distribution, to insurance companies assessing their exposure to risks.

On this BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Statistics degree course, you can put your passion for maths to use in the commercial world. You'll build the analytical abilities you need to make sense of the vast amount of data now available to businesses so they can make faster, smarter decisions. And you'll develop the problem-solving and decision-making skills that help you apply this knowledge in practice.

At the end of the course, you'll be set for a career in fields such as data analysis, accountancy and mathematical modelling and will have taken the first steps towards becoming a Chartered Mathematician.

What you'll experience

On this course you'll:

  • Choose modules that match your interests and career ambitions
  • Cover specialist topics like applied mathematics, astrophysics, linear algebra and supply chain management
  • Have access to our computing labs, harnessing powerful hardware and software to unpick complex mathematical problems
  • Get training in advanced mathematical and statistical software, such as Mathematica, MAPLE, MATLAB, as well as industry standard statistical and operational research software
  • Have the chance to get work experience in the community, such as assisting in local schools

What you'll study 

Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits.

In each year, you need to study modules worth a total of 120 credits. For example, 4 modules worth 20 credits and 1 module worth 40 credits.

Year 1

Core modules in this year include:

  • Calculus I
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Linear Algebra
  • Mathematical Foundations
  • Mathematical Models
  • Statistical Theory and Methods I

There are no optional modules in this year.

Year 2

Core modules in this year include:

  • Applications of Mathematics and Graduate Skills
  • Calculus II
  • Operational Research
  • Statistical Theary and Methods II

Optional modules in this year currently include:

  • Algebraic Structures and Discrete Mathematics
  • Institution-wide Language Programme (IWLP)
  • Mathematics for Finance
  • Mechanics and Dynamics
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Real and Complex Analysis
  • Universe: Planetary Systems, Stars and Galaxies

Placement year (optional)

After your second year, you can do an optional work placement year to get valuable longer-term work experience in the industry.

Previous students have been on placement with household names, including:

  • IBM
  • L’Oréal
  • GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
  • Transport for London

We’ll help you secure a work placement that fits your aspirations. You’ll get mentoring and support throughout the year.

Year 3

Core modules in this year include:

  • Quantitative Supply Chain Management
  • Statistical Learning
  • Statistics in Health Research and Social Science

Optional modules in this year currently include:

  • Abstract Algebra
  • Advanced Analysis
  • Advanced Decision Modelling
  • Financial Derivative Pricing
  • Introduction to General Relativity and Cosmology
  • Modern Astrophysics I
  • Nonlinear Dynamics
  • Partial Differential Equations and Their Applications
  • Project
  • Projects in Mathematics
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Undergraduate Ambassador

Teaching

Teaching methods on this course include:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • tutorials
  • laboratory and project work
  • independent study

How you're assessed

You’ll be assessed through:

  • examinations
  • written coursework
  • multiple-choice tests
  • presentations
  • mini projects
  • a major piece of supervised independent work

You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

The way you’re assessed may depend on the modules you select. As a guide, students on this course last year were typically assessed as follows:

  • Year 1 students: 65% by written exams and 35% by coursework
  • Year 2 students: 55% by written exams and 45% by coursework
  • Year 3 students: 62% by written exams, 2% by practical exams and 36% by coursework

Careers and opportunitiesWhat can you do with a Mathematics with Statistics degree?

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in industries such as:

  • mathematical modelling
  • marketing
  • manufacturing
  • government research
  • retail management
  • the police and armed services

What jobs can you do with a Mathematics with Statistics degree?

Previous graduates on this course have gone on to roles such as:

  • data analyst
  • trainee accountant
  • oil trader
  • business analyst
  • invoice validator
  • teacher

Other graduates have continued their studies at postgraduate level and set up successful businesses with help and support from the University.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

BSc (Hons), BSc (Hons) Award
September Start
Full-time, Sandwich Study Mode
3 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

112-128 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent, including Mathematics.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

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