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University of York

Finance, Operations Research, Management and Statistics with a year in industry

UCAS Code: NG36

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

Essential Subject: Mathematics (or equivalent) at grade A is essential.

Access to HE Diploma

D:36,M:9

Pass Access to HE Diploma with 36 credits at Distinction including Mathematics-related units and 9 at Merit or higher.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,M2

Cambridge Pre-U Mathematics at grade D3 is essential.

Extended Project

B

If you achieve B or higher at EPQ, you may be eligible for an alternative offer up to one A Level grade (or equivalent) below our typical offer.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35

With 6 in Higher Level Mathematics.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDD

We consider a range of OCR qualifications equivalent to 3 A Levels, or in combination with A Levels or other qualifications. A Level in Mathematics (or equivalent qualification) at grade A is essential. We may also consider relevant units in your OCR Cambridge Technical as A Level Mathematics equivalent.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

We consider a range of BTEC qualifications equivalent to 3 A Levels, or in combination with A Levels or other qualifications. A Level in Mathematics (or equivalent qualification) at grade A is essential. We may also consider relevant units in your BTEC as A Level Mathematics equivalent.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B

Acceptable in conjunction with Scottish Highers. Advanced Higher Mathematics at grade A is essential.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,A,B

Only acceptable in conjunction with Scottish Advanced Highers.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A-B

We will consider this qualification alongside or in combination with A Levels or other qualifications, as equivalent to one A Level.

UCAS Tariff

104-159

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time with year in industry | 2021

Subjects

Business and management

Operational research

The BSc degree in Finance, Operational Research, Management and Statistics (FORMS) from York will develop your mathematical, statistical, financial and operations skills to a level that will give you an excellent platform to apply your knowledge as a quantitative business analyst. In the course of the degree, your mathematical skills (calculus, linear algebra, probability and statistics) will be developed to a high level of sophistication, and your mathematical and statistical reasoning will be sharpened. In parallel, you will learn in depth about the business context in which business analysts and operations managers work by working on real-life cases in various modules, through the study of economics, finance and accounting. By the end, you will be a multi-faceted and highly employable graduate with the ability to formulate, implement, analyse and criticise complex operational and financial models, to deploy them in the real world and to communicate their results to stakeholders. Throughout the programme you will be guided by dedicated staff, many of whom are leading international researchers in their fields. The unique balance of the programme, combining the strengths of both The York Management School and the Department of Mathematics, together with York's reputation as a top Russell Group university, make the BSc. FORMS an outstanding choice. While many graduates will go on to become operations managers and business analysts, the skills acquired will also be readily applicable to many other careers that call for an advanced mathematics degree and problem-solving ability.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
International
£18,350
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of York

Department:

York Management School

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Business and management

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

65%
UK students
35%
International students
54%
Male students
46%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
A

Mathematical sciences

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
64%
Male students
36%
Female students
71%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
B

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.

Business and management

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.

£23,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
78%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

32%
Business, research and administrative professionals
22%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
11%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals

As only a small number of students take courses in this subject area, there isn't much information on what graduates do when they finish, so bear that in mind when you review any stats. Management, finance and business roles are common, but it's a good idea to ask tutors what previous graduates taking specific courses went on to do when you're at an open day.

Mathematical sciences

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.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
72%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Business, research and administrative professionals
21%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
17%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals

Not a very common degree on its own, this is often taken in combination with maths degrees. The skills gained by operational research graduates mean that they are in demand, so have a low unemployment rate and pretty respectable salaries, especially in finance and in London - the average starting salary for OR graduates in the capital was nearly £33,000 last year.

What about your long term prospects?

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

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Operational research

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

£28k

£28k

£33k

£33k

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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