What students say about statistics
Maths and stats are applied to real-life situations to make the course interesting. Approximately 20 hours of teaching per week and a challenging course. A lot of independent reading, revision and work is needed and you're advised to group up with course mates.1st year, Coventry University
I do MORSE (the Mathematics Operational Research Statistics Economics degree at Warwick), so like other maths students, we have a very lecture-intensive timetable - usually 18 hours a week. On top of that, there are seminars and computer labs, so that's another two hours. In the first year there's a lot of pure maths, but you have a great choice of modules in the third year.2nd year, University of Warwick
My course is actuarial science. The content of the course is challenging - it is tough to understand and apply, but once you do it, it gets easier. We don't need many course-specific facilities, mainly because it's a business/ insurance-related course. But we have been taught one of our modules at Aviva, which was a good experience, as you get an idea of what the industry is like.2nd year, University of East Anglia UEA
What you need to get on a course
Subjects you need
A-levels (or equivalent) usually required
Useful to have
Here's a guide to what to expect from the application process - also check individual university entry requirements, as these may differ.
- January application
- October application
- Personal statement
- Entry test
- Work experience
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- Business, research and administrative professionals
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Longer term career paths
Jobs where this degree is useful
- Management consultant
- Statistical modeller
Other real-life job examples
- Investment banker
- IT business analyst
- Economic forecaster
What employers like about this subject
A degree in statistics can give you subject-specific skills like the ability to analyse and interpret complex numerical data; the ability to approach problems rigorously and to formulate and apply theories to solve them and high level IT skills. Transferable skills from maths degrees include project management, problem-solving, team-working and, ideally, communication skills. Some careers in statistics, particularly in research, are likely to need a postgraduate qualification. Employers who recruited statisticians last year included all parts of the finance industry (especially banking, insurance, accountancy and consultancy), the IT industry, schools, the Civil Service, and manufacturing.