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Open day questions: maths and statistics students

Budding mathematician? If you're heading off to a university open day to find out more about a prospective course, here are the key questions you should ask. Print them off and take them along with you...

About the course

  • Do I have to do further maths at A-level to study maths at degree level? Even if not, will most students have this?
  • What's the course split between different areas of mathematics, and between applied and theoretical areas of study?
  • Can I do optional modules in another subject while on this course?
  • How much one-to-one support is available from tutors?

Equipment and facilities

  • Is there any specialist equipment I'll need?
  • Which books do I need to buy?


  • What is the split between exams and coursework?
  • Do I need to complete dissertation/ research-based project?
  • What is the weighting for each year of the course?

Going the extra mile

  • What have graduates on this course gone on to do?
  • How can I make the most out of this course?


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