BSc Mathematics and Statistics
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With our BSc Mathematics and Statistics you will learn how to collect, analyse and interpret data whilst developing your knowledge of mathematics.
With increasing amounts of data being collected on almost every aspect of human life and the world around us, statistics is becoming more important. Statistical skills are applicable to a wide range of areas including business, climate science, medicine and the civil service. After the first year you will spend roughly equal amounts of time studying each subject.
In mathematics you will study areas such as calculus, analysis, linear algebra and differential equations. In statistics you will cover subjects such as linear models, statistical computing and probability. During the second year you will also take a skills module, which is designed to improve your transferable skills and enhance your employability.
You will be given plenty of support to help you get the most out of your studies, including small group problem-solving tutorials and materials to help you manage the transition to university-level mathematics. Additionally, you can get involved with the Department's Staff Student Forums and the Student Teaching and Learning Group, which enable you to have a direct input into the student experience.
This programme will meet the educational requirements of the Chartered Mathematician designation, awarded by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, when it is followed by subsequent training and experience in employment to obtain equivalent competences to those specified by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for taught masters degrees.
These courses will meet the educational requirements of the Chartered Mathematician designation, awarded by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, when followed by subsequent training and experience in employment to obtain equivalent competencies to those specified by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for taught master’s degrees.
You may choose to carry out a summer placement in an area such as finance, statistics or modelling in order to gain an insight into industry and gain valuable experience.
Alternatively, you can opt to take the four-year version of this course, incorporating a year in industry. You will be given advice and support for finding the ideal placement, as well writing a CV and interview skills, by our dedicated placements officer.
As a four-year version of this course, you may also choose to study abroad for a year. See our study abroad information for more details.
For more information, please visit the Department of Maths and Statistics website.