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BSC (HONS) MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS

Applying maths and statistical methods to commercial problems develops a rational approach to problem-solving.

You will build an understanding of the applications of mathematics, statistics and data analysis with a particular focus on the emerging field of data science.

You will use software packages to develop your understanding of the subject and to help you solve problems.

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Codes:

College C58

UCAS GG31

Course Length:

3 Years Full Time

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 2018

Typical Offer (individual offers may vary):

  • A levels (or combination with AS / EPQ / BTEC / Cambridge Technical): 104 to 120 UCAS Tariff Points, including Mathematics A level at C or better
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass with 12 level 3 credits worth of Mathematics units at Merit.
  • GCSEs: English language and mathematics (C or above)
  • International Baccalaureate: 28 points with Higher Mathematics at 4
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Course content

This course in mathematics and statistics covers the central ideas and developments of pure and applied mathematics and statistics.

It offers students an opportunity to study a broad spectrum of mathematical topics.

The degree is designed to develop students’ analytical and strategic thinking skills as well as equipping them with experience with professional software and in applying mathematics to solve a wide variety of problems.

The first year of the programme develops and strengthens topics previously met at A-level, such as calculus, but also introduces completely new material such as Discrete Mathematics, Graph Theory and techniques of Operations Research.

Professional software, including computer algebra systems and statistical analysis packages will also be introduced over the three years of the programmes.

This experience ensures that our students are prepared to tackle both numerical mathematics and mathematical programming.

This is a highly practical degree which lets you master many technical skills as well as exploring the beauty and creativity of mathematics.  

Our facilities

Over the past few years, we’ve redeveloped both of our campuses so that you have the best facilities available for your degree. We pride ourselves on the quality of the learning environment we can offer our students.

At Bognor Regis campus there is an integrated approach to the provision of learning resources and support. 

We offer a substantial collection of books, journals and other materials to help you further your research.

A range of study areas for group and quiet study including Wi-Fi areas for laptop use are available, or you can use our open access PC and Mac areas. 

We use an electronic learning environment with an expanding portfolio of online library resources from anywhere at any time.  There are also purpose built classrooms for the teacher training courses, as well as lecture and seminar rooms. 

Our award winning Learning Resource Centre is at the heart of the campus.  It hosts a modern library service with areas for quiet and silent study on both floors. 

Also situated in the LRC is the Support and Information Zone, Costa Coffee and over 80 open access work stations. 

An equipment loans centre offers laptops, tablets and other electronic devices for short and long term loans.

Where this can take you

The largest employer of statisticians in the UK is the Financial sector.

Graduates are also in demand in other sectors including:

  • Government departments
  • Education
  • NHS
  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Marketing and Opinion Polls
  • Businesses
  • Engineering

Indicative modules

This programme has a common first year with the BSc (Hons) Mathematics programme.

In the second and third years of the programme your programme of study will include:

  • Statistical Methods
  • Linear Modelling
  • Mathematical Statistics
  • Network Analysis
  • Further applications of calculus
  • Stochastic processes
  • Operational Research
  • Optimisation Methods

This programme is accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.

Graduates from this programme may apply for Chartered Mathematician status after completion of a Master’s Degree or a suitable period of professional learning in employment.

Teaching and assessment

Our mathematics degrees are taught in small, friendly, group-learning environments with high levels of individual support from lecturers with strong backgrounds in both mathematics and education. 

We believe a hands-on, interactive and participative workshop approach to learning with modest group sizes is the most effective way to develop the types of skills that employers look for in graduates.  Each module you’ll undertake is usually supported by a weekly tutor-facilitated workshop of approximately 2.5-3 hours. Group sizes are typically 20-25 students.  At the end of the workshop, you’ll normally be tasked to undertake intersession work that then feeds into the next workshop.

Our approach encourages you to be proactive and offers an environment that’s well suited to enabling you as a student to share your thinking and explore different ideas. 

You will be assessed by a variety of methods, including essays, examinations, project work and presentations and seminar discussions.  Modules are assessed at every stage of the course, offering cumulative assessment of your progress. Your academic advisor and lecturers are available for advice throughout your degree.

 

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