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University of Portsmouth

Mathematics with Statistics

UCAS Code: GG13

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

Entry requirements


112-128 Tariff points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, including Mathematics or Statistics.

112-128 Tariff points from the Access to HE Diploma (Mathematics based).

Cambridge Pre-U score of 48-54 to include a Principal Subject in Mathematics.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

3 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English and Mathematics/3 GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include English and Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

25-26

25-26 points from the IB Diploma, to include 3 Higher Level subjects, with Mathematics or Statistics at Higher Level.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H3,H3,H4-H2,H2,H3,H3,H3


To include Higher Level Mathematics or Statistics.

112-128 points to include A level Mathematics.

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.

112-128 points to include A level Mathematics or Statistics.

112-128 Tariff points to include Advanced Level Mathematics or Statistics.

UCAS Tariff

112-128

112-128 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent, including Mathematics or Statistics.

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2021

Subjects

Statistics

Mathematics

**Overview**

Mathematics and statistics underpin many of the process that keep society functioning – from supermarkets using sophisticated statistical models to manage their product buying and distribution, to insurance companies assessing their exposure to risks.

On this BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Statistics degree course, you can put your passion for maths to use in the commercial world. You'll build the analytical abilities you need to make sense of the vast amount of data now available to businesses so they can make faster, smarter decisions. And you'll develop the problem-solving and decision-making skills that help you apply this knowledge in practice.

At the end of the course, you'll be set for a career in fields such as data analysis, accountancy and mathematical modelling and will have taken the first steps towards becoming a Chartered Mathematician.

**Accredited by:**

This course is accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA).

100% Overall student satisfaction (NSS, 2018)

**What you'll experience**

On this course you'll:

- Choose modules that match your interests and career ambitions

- Cover specialist topics like applied mathematics, astrophysics, linear algebra and supply chain management

- Have access to our computing labs, harnessing powerful hardware and software to unpick complex mathematical problems

- Get training in advanced mathematical and statistical software, such as Mathematica, MAPLE, MATLAB, as well as industry standard statistical and operational research software

- Have the chance to get work experience in the community, such as assisting in local schools

**Careers and opportunities**

What can you do with a Mathematics with Statistics degree?

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in industries such as:

- mathematical modelling

- marketing

- manufacturing

- government research

- retail management

- the police and armed services

What jobs can you do with a Mathematics with Statistics degree?

Previous graduates on this course have gone on to roles such as:

- data analyst

- trainee accountant

- oil trader

- business analyst

- invoice validator

- teacher

Other graduates have continued their studies at postgraduate level and set up successful businesses with help and support from the University.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

"Maths Café sessions are held every day, where lecturers and PhD students are on hand to help you with any work." Rosina Sergeant, Mathematics Student

Modules

Year 1
Core modules in this year include:
- Calculus I
- Computational Mathematics
- Linear Algebra
- Mathematical Foundations
- Mathematical Models
- Statistical Theory and Methods I

There are no optional modules in this year.

Year 2
Core modules in this year include:
- Applications of Mathematics and Graduate Skills
- Calculus II
- Operational Research
- Statistical Theory and Methods II

Optional modules in this year currently include:
- Algebraic Structures and Discrete Mathematics
- Institution-wide Language Programme (IWLP)
- Mathematics for Finance
- Mechanics and Dynamics
- Numerical Analysis
- Real and Complex Analysis
- Universe: Planetary Systems, Stars and Galaxies

Placement year (optional)

After your second year, you can do an optional work placement year to get valuable longer-term work experience in the industry. Previous students have been on placement with household names, including: IBM, L’Oréal, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Transport for London.
We’ll help you secure a work placement that fits your aspirations. You’ll get mentoring and support throughout the year.

Year 3
Core modules in this year include:
- Quantitative Supply Chain Management
- Statistical Learning
- Statistics in Health Research and Social Science

Optional modules in this year currently include:
- Abstract Algebra
- Advanced Analysis
- Advanced Decision Modelling
- Financial Derivative Pricing
- Introduction to General Relativity and Cosmology
- Modern Astrophysics I
- Nonlinear Dynamics
- Partial Differential Equations and Their Applications
- Project
- Projects in Mathematics
- Stochastic Processes
- Undergraduate Ambassador

We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies.

Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional modules may not run every year. If a module doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

Assessment methods

You’ll be assessed through:

- examinations
- written coursework
- multiple-choice tests
- presentations
- mini projects
- a major piece of supervised independent work

You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

The way you’re assessed may depend on the modules you select. As a guide, students on this course last year were typically assessed as follows:

Year 1 students: 65% by written exams and 35% by coursework
Year 2 students: 55% by written exams and 45% by coursework
Year 3 students: 62% by written exams, 2% by practical exams and 36% by coursework

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
International
£16,300
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Portsmouth

Department:

Faculty of Technology

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.

85%
high
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?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
66%
Male students
34%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
E

Mathematics

Teaching and learning

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
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

93%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
82%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
67%
Male students
33%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

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.

£20,821
low
Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education
78%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

41%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
14%
Business, research and administrative professionals
8%
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.

£20,821
low
Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education
78%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

41%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
13%
Business, research and administrative professionals
8%
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.

£23k

£23k

£25k

£25k

£29k

£29k

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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