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
Teaching methods on this course include:
- laboratory and project work
- independent study
How you're assessed
You’ll be assessed through:
- written coursework
- multiple-choice tests
- 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 opportunities
What 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
- 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
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.