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University of Bath

Mathematics and Statistics

UCAS Code: GG13

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A*,A,A

A*AA in three A levels including Mathematics and Further Mathematics with A* in Mathematics or Further Mathematics. Alternate A Level offers: A*A in Mathematics and Further Mathematics plus B in a third A level plus one of: grade 2 in any STEP Merit in the GCE AEA in Mathematics a suitable score in the MAT or TMUA grade A in an EPQ grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Challenge Certificate grade B in a fourth A level If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer (including any mathematics tests). If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement. For applicants with AS Further Maths only: A*AA in three A levels including A* in Mathematics plus A in AS Level Further Mathematics plus grade 2 in any STEP, Merit in the GCE AEA in Mathematics or a suitable score in the MAT or TMUA. For applicants with A Level Mathematics only: A*A*A in three A levels including A* in Mathematics and A in a second scientific or quantitative subject plus grade 2 in any STEP, Merit in the GCE AEA in Mathematics or a suitable score in the MAT or TMUA.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D2,D3,D3

D2, D3 in Mathematics and Further Mathematics plus D3 in a third principal subject. Alternative offer: D2, D3 in Mathematics and Further Mathematics plus M1 in a third principal subject plus one of: grade 2 in any STEP Merit in the GCE AEA in Mathematics a suitable score in the MAT or TMUA grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives grade A in an EPQ grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Challenge Certificate grade M1 in a fourth principal subject If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer (including any mathematics tests).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

36 points overall and either 7, 6, 6 in three Higher Level subjects including 6 in Mathematics: Analysis & Approaches or 7, 6, 5 in three Higher Level subjects including 7 in Mathematics: Analysis & Approaches.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

AA in two Advanced Highers including Mathematics. We make offers based on Advanced Highers. You will typically be expected to have completed five Scottish Highers and your grades in these will be considered as part of your application. We prefer applicants who have achieved AAAAA in their Highers.

UCAS Tariff

112-152

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subjects

Statistics

Mathematics

Gain specialist knowledge in pure and applied mathematics with a particular focus on statistics, preparing you for a career as a practising statistician.

Mathematics enables us to reason logically, to understand structure and formulate scientific principles. Statistics is the collection, analysis and interpretation of data that is central to scientific progress, sound 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 be able to switch courses during the first year.

You’ll develop solid logical, analytical and practical problem-solving skills sought by employers. This broad knowledge and set of skills will prepare you not only for technical roles, but non-specialist careers such as computing, financial services and management as well.

Put your learning into practice
Alongside teaching, our academics carry out their own research in all branches of mathematics, which means you’ll be learning about the latest developments. Some units will give you the opportunity to work alongside our academics and contribute to research in the Department.

You’ll also be supported during your studies by regular small group tutorials and one-to-one meetings with a Personal Tutor.

Use specialist facilities
You’ll have access to our Mathematics Resources Centre (MASH) to assist with revision and coursework if you need it. A final-year option also provides the opportunity to use our high-performance computing facility ‘Balena’, which can perform over 110 trillion calculations a second.

Prepare for your future
You could go on to work in a wide variety of areas such as in the finance sector as an accountant, actuary or analyst, as a statistician in government or into teaching. You could also go on to work as a data scientist or software developer 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.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bath

Department:

Mathematical Sciences

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

77%
med
Mathematics

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Statistics

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
69%
Male students
31%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A*
A*
A

Mathematics

Teaching and learning

62%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
61%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

89%
Library resources
76%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
80%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
69%
Male students
31%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A*
A
A

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Mathematics and statistics

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£28,000
high
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
81%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

31%
Business, research and administrative professionals
22%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
15%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals

The business and research sectors worry that the UK hasn't got enough people with good statistics skills, and as stats are at the heart of so much of the economy, and we only have a few hundred graduates a year in the discipline, this type of degree can be very useful and versatile. The finance industry is very popular with this group, and they're far more likely to be working in London than most other graduates. And who can blame them — statistics graduates starting work in London were earning an average of nearly £29k just six months after leaving university. There is also demand from the Scottish finance sector in Edinburgh and Glasgow - particularly in banking and insurance. But a good statistician can find work almost anywhere that data can be analysed - which, in an online world, is almost anywhere - and many industries struggle to find enough statisticians to fulfil demand, so stay flexible and you can find a variety of options.

Mathematics

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£28,000
high
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
82%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

31%
Business, research and administrative professionals
22%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
15%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals

Want to feel needed? This is one of the most flexible degrees of all and with so much of modern work being based on data, there are options everywhere for maths graduates. With all that training in handling figures, it's hardly surprising that a lot of maths graduates go into well-paid jobs in the IT or finance industries, and last year, a maths graduate in London could expect a very respectable average starting salary of £27k. And we're always short of teachers in maths, so that is an excellent option for anyone wanting to help the next generation. And if you want a research job, you'll want a doctorate — and a really good maths doctorate will get you all sorts of interest from academia and finance — and might secure some of the highest salaries going for new leavers from university.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Mathematical sciences

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£29k

£29k

£36k

£36k

£42k

£42k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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