This degree equips you with the knowledge and skills to apply mathematics and statistics in the business world, and is excellent preparation for a career in banking and finance.
At a Glance
UCAS Institution Name and Code
A Level: AAA or A*AB
IB: 35-37 points
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You spend two-thirds of your time studying mathematics and statistics, and one-third studying topics in accountancy and corporate finance in Newcastle University Business School.
Alongside core modules from our mathematics and statistics programmes, you will take specialist topics with financial applications, such as financial modelling.
This is complemented by corporate finance modules, including interpreting company accounts and international finance management.
Highlights of this degree
Quality and rankingQuality and ranking
Mathematics and statistics at Newcastle achieved an impressive 95% overall student satisfaction score in the National Student Survey 2015.
We also rank 11th overall in the UK for research (Research Excellence Framework 2014).
Spend a year in industrySpend a year in industry
Gain work experience and boost your employability by spending a year in industry between Stages 2 and 3.
Work placements give you the chance to develop workplace skills and gain commercial awareness that recruiters expect in graduate employees.
Some students go on to work for the organisation they did their placement with after they graduate.
The University Careers Service and the School of Mathematics and Statistics can help you to find a suitable placement.
Facilities and support
You will join the School of Mathematics and Statistics, based in the Herschel Building, just a two-minute walk from the city centre.
We have a state-of-the-art learning environment and you'll have access to extensive IT facilities for teaching and self-study, including:
- computer-based exercises with instant review of model solutions
- problem-solving video tutorials
- recording system for video capture of lectures, which you can download and watch again to help with your revision
We also have a dedicated mathematics and statistics library and reading room.
Visit the School's website to take a virtual tour of the Herschel Building.
To help you get the most out of university life, you'll have access to a range of support, including:
- a personal tutor throughout your degree
- a student mentor in your first year
You'll also benefit from our:
- induction programme, including social events, to help you settle in quickly
- activities and events run by our student-run society, MathSoc
Teaching and assessment
You will be taught through:
- problem classes
- tutorials and drop-in sessions
- practical computer classes and computer-based assessments
- data collection and analysis
You will be assessed by assignments (many of which take place online) and examinations.
Find out more
Teaching and assessment methods may vary from module to module. More information about each module including specific assessment methods, credits and contact hours, can be found in the Course Details section.
Visit our Teaching and Learning pages to read about the outstanding learning experience available to all students at Newcastle University.
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