Gain specialist knowledge in pure and applied mathematics with a particular focus on statistics.
Mathematics enables us to reason logically, to understand structure and formulate scientific principles. Statistics is the collection, analysis and interpretation of data central to everything from scientific progress to medical research and the work of government.
This course is for you if you would like to study statistics and have a significant interest in mathematics. You’ll be trained how to analyse problems and interpret patterns in data to make careful predictions about the future.
At the start of the course, you’ll gain a broad education covering pure and applied mathematics, including programming and statistics. You’ll specialise later in the course with an emphasis on statistics and probability.
All of our courses are flexible and allow for a wide choice of units after year one. You may switch between Mathematics and Mathematics and Statistics at any stage during year one, while switches to or from Mathematics, Statistics and Data Science can be done at the end of year one if you obtain a sufficiently high mark.
Supporting your studies
As a mathematics student here, you’ll have access to a wide range of support options, including tutorials, a personal tutor and the Mathematics Resources Centre (MASH) to assist with revision and coursework if you need it.
Put your learning into practice
Our academics carry out their own high-level research alongside teaching, so modules are always informed by the latest developments. Some units give you the opportunity to work alongside our academics and contribute to research in the Department.
Develop your professional skills
As well as developing your specific knowledge and skills base, your course will provide a thorough training in transferable skills including reasoning, analytical thinking, problem solving, research, teamwork, time management and planning. You'll also gain technical skills such as writing efficient computer programs and data analysis.
Students are supported by the Maths and Statistics Help (MASH) centre, which aids learning course content and supports the development of effective mathematics study skills. You may choose a final-year module with the opportunity to use our High-Performance Computing (HPC) facility.
Get ready for your future career
With a mix of technical and problem solving skills, mathematicians are highly sought after in a wide variety of roles. For example, you could go on to work in the finance sector as an accountant, actuary or analyst, as a statistician in government or in a teaching role. You could also go on to work as a data scientist or software developer in commerce or the technology sector.
Recent employers for our students include:
- Goldman Sachs
- Met Office
- National Grid
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.
Learn more on our Maths Virtual Experience page
You can find out more about studying a maths degree at Bath by visiting our Mathematical Sciences Virtual Experience page to hear from staff and students in the department.