BSc Mathematics and Statistics with a Placement Year
Learn how to collect, analyse and interpret data – while developing your knowledge of mathematics – with our BSc Mathematics and Statistics with Placement Year course.
As increasing amounts of data are collected on every aspect of human life and the world around us, in-depth knowledge of statistics is becoming more critical than ever. Statistical skills are applicable to a wide range of areas, including business, climate science, medicine and the civil service.
This course, taught by University of Reading’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics, has been designed to develop both your statistical and mathematical skills.
This degree is accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Aapplications to meet the educational requirements of the Chartered Mathematician designation when followed by subsequent training and experience in employment to obtain competencies to those specified by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for taught master's degrees.
What you’ll study with BSc Mathematics and Statistics with Placement Year
In mathematics you will study:
- linear algebra
- differential equations.
In statistics you will cover:
- linear models
- statistical computing
During the second year you will also take a skills module, which is designed to improve your transferable skills and enhance your employability.
Placement within industry
This course features a placement year that you will undertake between your second and final year of study. Our dedicated placements officer can provide you with advice and support for finding the ideal placement, writing a CV and developing your interview skills.
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Supportive learning community
You will join a friendly, inclusive and collaborative community of students and staff. Our experts are passionate about creating an exceptional learning environment which will encourage you to develop in confidence and fulfil your potential.
You will be given plenty of support to help you get the most out of your studies, including:
- small- group, problem-solving tutorials
- 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, enabling you to have a direct input into the student experience.
High-quality, interactive teaching
At the University of Reading, we’re passionate about the teaching and learning you’ll receive. Our academic staff members are committed to delivering teaching of the highest quality and collaborating with students throughout their studies. Varied teaching and assessment methods will enable you to extend your skills, knowledge and resilience, and play to your strengths.
Teaching is informed by the Department’s high-quality research – the University of Reading is in the top 100 in the world for Physical Sciences (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023, by Subject) and 98% of our research is world leading or internationally excellent and 100% of our research impact has been classed 'outstanding’ or ‘very considerable’ (REF 2021, combining 4* and 3* submissions – Mathematical Sciences).
As a four-year version of this course, you may also choose to study abroad for a year. Visit our Study Abroad website for more details.
For more information, please visit the Department of Mathematics and Statistics website.