Mathematics and Statistics
High level statistical skills are in great demand in all industries and required for many well paid professional careers. The first year of this research-led mathematics and statistics degree equips you with a solid base in pure and applied mathematics as well as in probability and statistics. Our students can master the numerical techniques and programming skills which are required for business and management. Professional software, such as R, for statistics, MATLAB and Maple is introduced at the beginning of the course. You can start to master from the very first term the key calculus-based tools used in statistics. This technical expertise is essential if you want, for example, to be able to measure exposure to financial risk or organise a large scale medical trial. Modern technology means we live in a world of Big Data and statistics gives you powerful tools to extract meaning from large data sets.
The course is taught by world leading researchers
who develop and regularly revise our wide range of final year options
which include financial mathematical modelling and medical statistics. The course also gives you skills in operational research --- the mathematical techniques underlying management, decision making and logistics. This degree equips our students with high-level skills which employers highly value and gives our graduates excellent career prospects and the possibility to progress to a research degree
including funded places on MSc’s in medical and in financial statistics.
We are very proud of the support
we offer our students and we place an emphasis on developing our students’ oral and written professional communications skills. This greatly enhances our students’ employability. Our optional placement year
is a great way to gain commercial experience and opens doors into good jobs.