Mathematics with Statistics (BSc (Hons))

the United Kingdom

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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
3 - 4 Years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time, sandwich

Course starts
September

International course fees
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About Mathematics with Statistics at University of Portsmouth

Overview

Mathematics and statistics underpin processes that keep society functioning. Clinical trials analysing life-threatening illnesses, supermarkets managing their product buying and distribution, and insurance companies assessing their exposure to risks all use sophisticated statistical models.

You'll build the analytical abilities you need to make sense of the vast amount of data available to organisations so they can make faster, smarter decisions. You'll discover how to apply mathematical models to the study of biology and infectious diseases, and model operational research solutions to areas such as planning, scheduling, forecasting and supply chain management.

At the end of the course, you'll have taken the first steps towards becoming a Chartered Mathematician, and be set for a career in industries such as government research, finance, healthcare and marketing.

What you’ll experience

  • Develop your knowledge of fundamental topics such as mathematical models, statistical theory and methods, operational research and quantitative supply chain management
  • Choose specialist modules that match your interests and career ambitions, such as mathematics for finance, astrophysics, cosmology, financial derivative pricing and decision modelling 
  • Learn to use industry-standard mathematical, statistical and operational research software
  • Apply your skills on optional work placements in the community, such as assisting math teachers in local schools
  • Learn from renowned researchers such as Dr Jamie Foster, who's calculated the formula to the perfect cup of coffee by modelling the brewing process – an efficient solution that could reduce waste and make the process more sustainable

Work experience and career planning

Get experience while you study with support to find part-time jobs, volunteering opportunities and work experience. Towards the end of your degree and after graduation, you'll get 1-to-1 support from our Graduate Recruitment Consultancy to find your perfect role.

Placement year (optional)

Taking an optional placement year gives you the experience you need to increase your chances of landing your perfect role after graduation. You could work in a paid role in a professional organisation (our students earn an average salary of £19,000 during their placements) or set up your own business, giving you the chance to grow your professional network and enhance your CV. 

We'll give you all the support you need to find a placement that prepares you for your career, and we'll continue to mentor you throughout your placement.

Previous students have taken placement roles such as:

  • logistics intern
  • data analyst
  • business intern

They've completed placements at organisations including:

  • Office for National Statistics
  • Rolls Royce
  • BMW

Module Details

Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits.

In each year, you need to study modules worth a total of 120 credits. For example, four modules worth 20 credits and one module worth 40 credits.

We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies.

Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional modules may not run every year. If a module doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

Programme Assessment

Teaching methods on this course include:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • tutorials
  • laboratory and project work
  • independent study

You’ll be assessed through:

  • examinations
  • written coursework
  • multiple-choice tests
  • presentations
  • mini projects
  • a major piece of supervised independent work

You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

The way you’re assessed will depend on the modules you select throughout your course. Here's an example from a previous year of how students on this course were typically assessed:

  • Year 1 students: 65% by written exams and 35% by coursework
  • Year 2 students: 55% by written exams and 45% by coursework
  • Year 3 students: 62% by written exams, 2% by practical exams and 36% by coursework

Student Destinations

A degree in mathematics shows that you have the ability to think analytically and conveys an intellectual maturity that many employers look for when they hire staff.

The demand for mathematics graduates is increasing too. The Council for the Mathematical Sciences predicts more than 7 million people in the UK will need mathematical science skills in 2030 – an increase of 900,000 compared to 2009. The statistics skills you develop will also be in demand – the UK Government has listed statisticians working in bio-informatics and informatics on their 'skills shortage list'.

 You'll graduate with the skills and understanding to work in many related areas, including:

  • mathematical modelling
  • marketing
  • manufacturing
  • government research
  • retail management
  • the police and armed services

Our graduates have worked for companies such as:

  • Leeds Institute of Clinical Trials Research
  • Eddie Stobart Logistics
  • Lloyds Banking
  • Babcock International Group
  • Tata Consultancy Services

Our graduates now work in roles including:

  • data scientist
  • trainee accountant
  • business analyst
  • teacher
  • medical statistician

Get experience while you study with support to find part-time jobs, volunteering opportunities and work experience. Towards the end of your degree and after graduation, you'll get 1-to-1 support from our Graduate Recruitment Consultancy to find your perfect role.

Other graduates have continued their studies at postgraduate level and set up successful businesses with help and support from the University.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBSc (Hons)How you will studyFull-time, SandwichHow long you will study3 - 4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Notes about fees for this course

https://www.port.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/undergraduate-fees-and-student-finance/tuition-fees-living-costs-and-other-study-costs

Entry requirements

  • 112-128 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent, including Mathematics or Statistics
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5

Don't meet the entry requirements?

Consider a Foundation or Pathway course at University of Portsmouth to prepare for your chosen course:

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