Develop the skills and knowledge needed to become a practising statistician. You’ll also gain a sound foundation in mathematics and computing.
Statistics is the collection, analysis and interpretation of data and is central to areas such as scientific progress, government and sound medical research. You’ll gain the skills and knowledge needed to work as a statistician.
The first two years will provide an introduction to mathematics at university level before giving you the option to specialise later on in the course. In Year 2 you will also have the option to study computing and economics units run by other departments. Final year topics include medical statistics, experimental design and multivariate data analysis as well as more theoretical topics such as statistical inference.
As with all of our mathematics courses you will have the option to switch after the first year, so you can keep your options open when you apply.
You’ll learn from academics with expertise in different areas of mathematical sciences, including algebra and geometry, analysis, applied and interdisciplinary mathematics, numerical analysis and scientific computing, statistics and probability. Their international collaborations and research activities feed into undergraduate teaching and contribute to your learning experience.
You’ll be able to access our Maths and Statistics Help (MASH) centre to get help with revision, tests and coursework. A final-year option provides the opportunity to use our high-performance computing facility ‘Balena’, which can perform over 110 trillion calculations a second.
You’ll also be supported during your studies by regular small group tutorials and one-to-one meetings with a Personal Tutor. 92% of mathematical sciences students agreed they were able to contact staff when they needed to (National Student Survey 2017).
You’ll be able to go into a wide variety of careers including teaching, in the finance sector as an accountant, actuary or analyst, or as a statistician in government. You’ll also be well suited to roles developing software in commerce or the technology sector.
Recent employers include Aviva, British Telecom, Deloitte, EY, PwC and Tate & Lyle. Many of our graduates also choose to go on to postgraduate study in preparation for academic or industry-based research careers.
Find out more about what our graduates go on to do.