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Mathematics Operational Research and Statistics with a Professional Placement, BSc, Cardiff University

the United Kingdom

Cardiff University

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The award How you will study Study duration Course start Domestic course fees International course fees
BScFull-time, Sandwich4 yearsSeptemberGBP 9000 per yearGBP 23450 per year

About Mathematics Operational Research and Statistics with a Professional Placement, BSc - at Cardiff University

This four-year degree features an employability-enhancing third year working in a paid role, providing the ideal preparation for a career in operational research and statistics.

Professional Placement Year

Spend your third year in paid work as a mathematician or statistician where you can gain valuable work experience and develop your professional skills. We have strong links with industry and a dedicated placements team to help you find a placement and support you during your time there.

Professional award consideration

If you complete the professional training period, you can be considered for the City and Guilds Senior Licentiateship Award (LCGI).

Specialist knowledge

Alongside learning a broad range of mathematical techniques, you will gain the in-depth knowledge and skills required to secure a role in specialised areas of statistics and operational research.

Excellent facilities

You will be taught in Abacws, the new home for the School of Mathematics. This world-leading facility has been designed in collaboration with students and academic staff to create interdisciplinary, flexible and creative workspaces, with innovative teaching areas being a key feature, including a new simulated Trading Room for financial mathematics.

Professionally accredited course

This degree is accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA).

Gain valuable hands-on experience and develop your professional skills whilst delving deeper into the fascinating world of Operational Research and Statistics. Operational Research, or Management Science, uses advanced statistical and analytical techniques to help organisations and individuals make decisions efficiently. Working in this field you might be:

This course will equip you with the skills, methods and ways of thinking you need to become a confident statistical analyst. You will be able to tackle complex organisational problems using methods such as data collection, statistical modelling and simulation. This four-year version of the degree includes a year of paid work in a mathematician and/or statistician role during year three. You will return to Cardiff following the successful completion of your work placement at the start of the autumn semester ready for your final year of studies. In a competitive graduate job market, a placement can help you gain extra skills and experience to make you stand out from the crowd. It could help you secure a permanent role after you graduate, as well as providing real-world context to support your studies. If you're not sure what career path to follow, it's a great opportunity to explore your options and might even help you make those all-important decisions about your future. Our students have completed exciting placements at organisations including:

Entry requirements

A Levels

AAB-ABB. Must include grade A in Maths.

Extended/International Project Qualification: Applicants with grade A in the EPQ/IPQ will typically receive an offer one grade lower than the standard A level offer. Please note that any subject specific requirements must still be met.

English requirements

Grade C or grade 4 in GCSE English Language.

At least 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each subskill.

At least 90 overall with minimum scores of 17 for writing, 17 for listening, 18 for reading and 20 for speaking.

At least 62 overall with a minimum of 59 in all communicative skills.

II: at least two Distinctions and two Merits. III: at least a Pass in all components.

Please visit our English Language requirements page for more information on our other accepted language qualifications.

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