BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Statistics

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Course summary

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Guy working on laptopOverview
If you are interested in solving scientific, engineering or finance problems and want to develop your computing and analytical skills, then this course is for you.

The course provides the fundamental mathematical and statistical methods and techniques you will need to enhance your knowledge and understanding of logical, problem solving and numerical skills which are highly sought after in many different areas of employment. 

Why choose this course?
With an increasing dependence on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) skills in the world of work, it is crucial that young people and enthusiastic learners have a trusted, reliable and relevant qualification in order to build their skills in these scientific sectors.

This BSc (Hons) in Mathematics and Statistics has been designed to equip you with a broad based knowledge of mathematics and its applications. The emphasis of the course is on understanding the application of mathematical and statistical techniques supported by the use of software in order to enhance your learning experience. The degree will provide you with transferable skills that will make you suitable for employment in an ever changing job market.

You will be encouraged to solve realistic mathematical and statistical problems using a range of techniques, evaluating the final outcome and interpreting the results to build on knowledge.

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Career and study progression
A Mathematics and Statistics degree can lead onto a wide variety of careers. Many professional organisations are keen to employ graduate mathematicians to analyse problems, formulate questions and find solutions, to fulfil business needs.

Pharmaceutical companies can employ mathematicians to work on clinical data concerning the effectiveness or dangers of new drugs. Pure scientific research in chemistry or biology also require mathematicians, particularly those with higher degrees in computer science, in order to help develop models of complicated processes.

A lot of the government’s fiscal policy is based on analysis and predictions made by mathematicians. Other appointments that Mathematicians can be involved in are in the meteorology, environmental science and engineering sectors. Large companies employ statisticians to perform market analysis and risk assessment, with many mathematicians going on to work in the City of London, in financial modelling and stock market trading.

Mathematicians can also acquire employment at all levels of the education system.

This course is designed to meet industry needs and job market demands. It will provide you with the knowledge and skillset required to pursue a successful career in mathematical or statistical related roles within research, business, education, industry or government.

We have an extensive portfolio of Masters level courses, which provide excellent study progression routes. See our computing and engineering courses page to view the full range of courses on offer by our School of Computing and Engineering

Careers support
Our degrees are designed to help you find the career that’s right for you. 98% of our graduates are in work within 6 months of graduating.

With our desirable West London location, we have strong links with many national and multinational organisations such as the BBC, Hewlett-Packard (HP) Ltd, Middlesex Law society and the Savoy Education Trust. We have a strong track record of providing valuable work placements and we also provide hands-on experience at the University through our Student Ambassadors’ scheme.

Many of our staff have successful backgrounds in relevant industries and can advise you on how to kick-start your career. Our careers service will also help you realise your potential by offering specialist advice and guidance on a wide range of careers issues, including:
  • CVs
  • job hunting
  • recruitment and selection procedures
  • further study.

We are The Career University.

How will I learn?
The following Teaching Enhanced Learning tools will be used across the course to help support face-to-face delivery:
  • Blackboard will be used for access to lecture material and resources as well as discussion forums.
  • online resource lists will be provided to students through the library.
  • Panopto lecture capture will be available for appropriate modules.
  • Turnitin will be used for submission and feedback of all written work.
  • Mathematical (Matlab), Statistical Software (SPSS) and C programming language will be used to endorse the teaching and learning outcomes for the subject specific modules.
The tools that will be used throughout the course and on all levels are:
  • lectures
  • seminars
  • tutorials
  • workshops
  • peer review and observation
  • student led teaching with in class presentations
  • the Maths Cafe that provides a high level of additional mathematical support for all modules.
How will the course be assessed?

Year one
0% written exam, 0% practical exam, 100% coursework

Year two
70% written exam, 0% practical exam, 30% coursework

Year three
47% written exam, 0% practical exam, 53% coursework

Course detail

What modules will I study?

Level 4
  • Linear Algebra
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Mathematics and Statistics by Computer
  • Calculus I
Level 5 
  • Real and Complex Analysis
  • Calculus II
  • Advanced Engineering Mathematics
  • Numerical Methods
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Statistical Modelling
Level 6
  • Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations
  • Dynamical Systems
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Operational Research and Optimisation
  • Project

Entry requirements

120 UCAS tariff points from Level 3 qualifications, which must include Mathematics or Statistics.

These can include:

  • A Levels at grade B, B and C, or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma with Distinction, Merit, Merit
  • Access to HE Diploma

You also need GCSE English and Maths (grade 9 – 4 / A* - C) or Level 2 equivalents.

Mature applicants (aged 21+): If you do not hold the above qualifications but possess relevant work experience, you are invited to apply. Your application will be considered on an individual basis.

Level 5 entry
If you wish to enter directly at level 5 of this course you will be required to follow procedures in accordance with the university regulations. The demonstration of appropriate knowledge, competencies and relevant industrial experience is required and will be considered by the relevant university board. You are an ideal candidate for entry at this level if you have a 120 undergraduate credits at level 4 or a CertHE in a related subject area.

Level 6 entry
If you wish to enter directly at level 6 of this course you will be required to follow procedures in accordance with the university regulations. The demonstration of appropriate knowledge, competencies and relevant industrial experience is required and will be considered by the relevant university board. You are an ideal candidate for entry at this level if you have a 240 undergraduate credits (at level 4 and 5), a DipHE, Foundation Degree or HND in a related subject area.

International entry criteria

International students need to meet our English language requirement at IELTS 6.0 or above and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening).

In some countries where teaching is in English, we may accept local qualifications. Please visit to check for local equivalencies.

We offer pre-sessional English language courses if you do not meet these requirements. Find out more about our English Language courses


Fees for home and EU students

Main fee
Fees for our 2019 courses have not yet been released.


Help with funding is available to a range of students, whether you are studying full or part-time, in your home country or overseas.

You may be eligible for a student loan to cover the cost of tuition fees or a maintenance loan to support you during your studies. Additional funding is available to some types of students, such as those with dependants, disabled students and more. Find out more about applying for student loans and other funding options.

Please note fees are paid for each year of study unless otherwise stated. You will be required to re-enrol and pay fees at the beginning of each academic year. Fees may be subject to government regulations on fee increases. Future inflationary increases will be applied to each subsequent year of the course, subject to government regulations on fee increases.

How to apply

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UK and EU students

You can apply to study this course using our online application system.  Simply click the red ‘apply now’ button above.

Your application will be dealt with by our Admissions team who will be in touch with you.

Please also read our student terms and conditions.

International students

You can apply to study this course using our online application system.  Simply click the red ‘apply now’ button above.

You can also review the relevant information about the qualifications we accept from your country and our English language requirements, as well as details about your visa application.

More about the application process for international students.

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Please also read our student terms and conditions.

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