Mathematics and Statistics

Entry Year: 2019

3 study options

Mathematics and Statistics BSc (Hons)

Key information

Degree
BSc (Hons)
Duration
3 years
Start
September 2019
UCAS code
GG31
Institution code
Q50
Typical A-Level offer
Grades AAB at A-Level. This must include grade A or above in A-Level Mathematics. Excludes General Studies.
Full entry requirements
UK/EU fees
£9,250
International fees
£17,250
Funding information
Paying your fees

Mathematics and Statistics with Professional Placement BSc (Hons)

Key information

Degree
BSc (Hons)
Duration
4 years
Start
September 2019
UCAS code
GG32
Institution code
Q50
Typical A-Level offer
Grades AAB at A-Level. This must include grade A or above in A-Level Mathematics. Excludes General Studies.
Full entry requirements
UK/EU fees
£9,250
International fees
£16,200
Funding information
Paying your fees

Mathematics and Statistics with Year Abroad BSc (Hons)

Key information

Degree
BSc (Hons)
Duration
4 years
Start
September 2019
UCAS code
GG3Y
Institution code
Q50
Typical A-Level offer
Grades AAB at A-Level. This must include grade A or above in A-Level Mathematics. Excludes General Studies.
Full entry requirements
UK/EU fees
£9,250
International fees
£17,250
Funding information
Paying your fees
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Overview

Statistics is essential to making advances in science, technology, business and public policy, and a fascinating field of study in itself.

This BSc combines rigorous all-round mathematical training with in-depth study of statistics. If you want to take your study of statistics deeper and develop mathematical research skills, consider our four-year Mathematics with Statistics MSci.

You’ll spend your first year building a foundation across pure, discrete, decision and modern applied mathematics, probability and statistics. From the second year you’ll specialise in statistics, building statistical theory and methodology on mathematical foundations, especially probability theory. Probabilistic modelling has applications in genetics, quantum physics and risk analysis, and is increasingly used in the financial sector. You can study design of experiments, financial time series and actuarial mathematics.

A choice of modules in your second and third years allows you to focus on the aspects of statistics that most interest you, or broaden your studies to encompass other areas of mathematics. You can also align your studies to your career goals, choosing modules on programming, insurance, computational statistics or teaching.

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Structure

You can complete your Mathematics and Statistics degree in three or four years. If you choose to do a professional placement or study abroad, this will take place in Year 3, and Year 3 modules will instead be studied in Year 4.

Year 1

  • Calculus I and II
  • Computing and Data Analysis with Excel
  • Essential Mathematical Skills
  • Introduction to Algebra
  • Introduction to Probability
  • Numbers, Sets and Functions
  • Probability and Statistics I
  • Vectors and Matrices

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 2

Compulsory

  • Differential Equations
  • Linear Algebra I
  • Probability and Statistics II
  • Statistical Modelling I

Choose two from

  • Algebraic Structures I
  • Complex Variables
  • Linear Programming and Games
  • Statistics for Insurance

Choose from

  • A QMUL Model module offered by another school at Queen Mary
  • Introduction to Computer Programming
  • Professional Skills and Data Analysis with SAS

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 3

Compulsory

  • Statistical Modelling II
  • Statistical Theory

Choose four from

  • Bayesian Statistics
  • Complex Networks
  • Computational Statistics with R
  • Financial Mathematics I, II and III
  • Linear Algebra II
  • Random Processes
  • Third-Year Project
  • Time Series
  • Topics in Probability and Stochastic Processes

Choose two from

  • A mathematics module at the appropriate level
  • A module from any other subject area across Queen Mary (excluding Business and Management, and Economics and Finance) – this may include a language module

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Study options

Apply for this degree with any of the following options. Take care to use the correct UCAS code - it may not be possible to change your selection later.

Integrated foundation year

Students who do not meet their UCAS Conditional offer may be considered for the 4 year degree (foundation year plus the 3 year degree). Students who already hold a Conditional offer from Queen Mary will be automatically considered for the 4 year offer.  Queen Mary will also consider students who have not met their Conditional offer from another university, via UCAS Clearing.  The UCAS Tariff (points) required for admission to the 4 year degree is usually confirmed immediately prior to UCAS Clearing.

Students who have studied A Levels, the IB Diploma and US Advanced Placements will have to apply via UCAS Clearing for the 4 year degree.

International students with Year 12 or a completed international high school certificate/diploma qualify for the one year foundation programme commonly known as the ISEFP.

The foundation programme offers a range of transferable skills and an opportunity to improve on your knowledge content for relevant Maths and Science subjects.

You will enrol on a BSc Mathematics with Foundation which will offer progression to a range of degrees in the Mathematics Department.  At the end of the foundation programme, students will be required to meet the progression requirements for the degree of their choice.  

Professional Placement

Apply for our Mathematics and Statistics BSc with Professional Placement to spend a year carrying out paid work in the financial sector as part of your degree. As well as helping you to stand out from the crowd and secure graduate employment, a placement is an excellent opportunity to develop your business skills and put your learning into context. 

Year abroad

Go global and study abroad as part of your degree – apply for our Mathematics and Statistics BSc with a Year Abroad. Queen Mary has links with universities in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia (partnerships vary for each degree programme).

Find out more about study abroad opportunities at Queen Mary and what the progression requirements are.

You can do either a year in a professional placement or a year abroad - you cannot combine these options.

Testimonial

My favourite modules this year are Calculus and Mathematical Computing – we have been introduced to a programme called Maple, which can solve lengthy mathematical problems very fast. It is like an extremely advanced mathematics calculator!

Teaching

Teaching and learning

You’ll learn through lectures and tutorials, and in exercise classes where students work together on problems, discuss ideas and ask questions. Some modules, such as Introduction to Statistics, have a practical element taught in one of our computer labs.

Formal teaching time typically takes up 16 hours each week. You’ll also be expected to complete additional hours of independent study.

Assessment

Most of your modules will be assessed by an examination worth at least 90 per cent of the year’s study, with the remainder covered by coursework and tests. Some BSc students will also complete a final-year project.

Resources and facilities

The School of Mathematical Sciences is investing £18m to create an inspiring, collaborative space for our community of students and staff, due for completion in April 2019. The building will include high-quality teaching rooms, private and group study areas and a new social hub.

Entry requirements

Mathematics and Statistics - BSc (Hons)

A-LevelGrades AAB at A-Level. This must include grade A or above in A-Level Mathematics. Excludes General Studies.
IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 34 points overall, including 6,6,5 from three Higher Level subjects. This must include Mathematics at Higher Level.
BTECSee our detailed subject and grade requirements
Access HEWe consider applications from students with the Access to Higher Education Diploma in a Physics or Mathematics based discipline. The minimum academic requirement is to achieve 60 credits overall, with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. Applications are considered on a case by case basis. Due to the high volume of applications, we do not make offers of study purely on the basis of meeting grade requirements. Please note, the minimum academic requirement for G102, G1G3 and GN1H will be slightly higher.
GCSEMinimum five GCSE passes including English at grade C or 4.
Contextualised admissionsWe consider every application on its individual merits and will take into consideration your individual educational experiences and context. More information on how academic schools and programmes use this information as part of the admissions process, can be found on our contextualised admissions pages.

Mathematics and Statistics with Professional Placement - BSc (Hons)

A-LevelGrades AAB at A-Level. This must include grade A or above in A-Level Mathematics. Excludes General Studies.
IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 34 points overall, including 6,6,5 from three Higher Level subjects. This must include Mathematics at Higher Level.
BTECSee our detailed subject and grade requirements
Access HEWe consider applications from students with the Access to Higher Education Diploma in a Physics or Mathematics based discipline. The minimum academic requirement is to achieve 60 credits overall, with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. Applications are considered on a case by case basis. Due to the high volume of applications, we do not make offers of study purely on the basis of meeting grade requirements. Please note, the minimum academic requirement for G102, G1G3 and GN1H will be slightly higher.
GCSEMinimum five GCSE passes including English at grade C or 4.
Contextualised admissionsWe consider every application on its individual merits and will take into consideration your individual educational experiences and context. More information on how academic schools and programmes use this information as part of the admissions process, can be found on our contextualised admissions pages.

Mathematics and Statistics with Year Abroad - BSc (Hons)

A-LevelGrades AAB at A-Level. This must include grade A or above in A-Level Mathematics. Excludes General Studies.
IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 34 points overall, including 6,6,5 from three Higher Level subjects. This must include Mathematics at Higher Level.
BTECSee our detailed subject and grade requirements
Access HEWe consider applications from students with the Access to Higher Education Diploma in a Physics or Mathematics based discipline. The minimum academic requirement is to achieve 60 credits overall, with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. Applications are considered on a case by case basis. Due to the high volume of applications, we do not make offers of study purely on the basis of meeting grade requirements. Please note, the minimum academic requirement for G102, G1G3 and GN1H will be slightly higher.
GCSEMinimum five GCSE passes including English at grade C or 4.
Contextualised admissionsWe consider every application on its individual merits and will take into consideration your individual educational experiences and context. More information on how academic schools and programmes use this information as part of the admissions process, can be found on our contextualised admissions pages.

Non-UK students

We accept a wide range of European and international qualifications in addition to A-levels, the International Baccalaureate and BTEC qualifications. Please visit International Admissions for full details.

If your qualifications are not accepted for direct entry onto this degree, consider applying for a foundation programme.

English language

Find out more about our English language entry requirements, including the types of test we accept and the scores needed for entry to the programme.

You may also be able to meet the English language requirement for your programme by joining a summer pre-sessional programme before starting your degree.

Further information

See our general undergraduate entry requirements.

Funding

Loans and grants

UK students accepted onto this course are eligible to apply for tuition fee and maintenance loans from Student Finance England or other government bodies.

Scholarships and bursaries

Queen Mary offers a generous package of scholarships and bursaries, which currently benefits around 50 per cent of our undergraduates.

Scholarships are available for home, EU and international students. Specific funding is also available for students from the local area. International students may be eligible for a fee reduction. We offer means-tested funding, as well as subject-specific funding for many degrees.

Find out what scholarships and bursaries are available to you.

Support from Queen Mary

We offer specialist support on all financial and welfare issues through our Advice and Counselling Service, which you can access as soon as you have applied for a place at Queen Mary.

Take a look at our Student Advice Guides which cover ways to finance your degree, including:

  • additional sources of funding
  • planning your budget and cutting costs
  • part-time and vacation work
  • money for lone parents.

Careers

As a student of mathematics, you’ll develop strong numerical, analytical and problem-solving skills that will set you apart from other graduates. And with a specialism in statistics, you’ll already be expert at applying advanced theories to real-world data.

Many graduates apply their degree knowledge in the finance, accounting or actuarial professions. Others translate their skills into careers such as management consulting, marketing, engineering, teaching and the public sector.

Recent graduates of the School of Mathematical Sciences have been hired by:

  • Cancer Research
  • Deloitte
  • Direct Line
  • Grant Thornton
  • HMRC
  • Santander.

 

Career support

The School of Mathematical Sciences provides networking opportunities and runs events to help you identify your career options. You can also gain certification in applications such as Microsoft Excel and SAS (Statistical Analysis Software).

We have a dedicated careers consultant and an internships coordinator who can help you to develop your employability.

The Queen Mary careers team can also offer:

  • specialist advice on choosing a career path
  • support with finding work experience, internships and graduate jobs
  • feedback on CVs, cover letters and application forms
  • interview coaching.

Learn more about career support and development at Queen Mary.

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  • Mathematics and Statistics - BSc (Hons)

  • Mathematics and Statistics with Professional Placement - BSc (Hons)

  • Mathematics and Statistics with Year Abroad - BSc (Hons)

About the School

With over 60 academic staff passionate about mathematics, the School of Mathematical Sciences is an exciting place to be for those who share our love of mathematical discovery. We foster a thriving research culture and a supportive learning environment that puts the needs of our students first.

Our aim is to make your studies enjoyable, challenging and rewarding, and to provide you with every opportunity to build the knowledge and experience you need for future success.

Our active Mathematics Society organises social events, residential trips, talks and career events. We are also engaged in the wider community and regularly run interactive activities to encourage more students to take mathematics at A-level and degree level.

The School holds a department-level Athena SWAN Bronze award, which recognises and celebrates good employment practice for women working in mathematics and science education and research.

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