Mathematics with Statistics

Entry Year: 2020

3 study options

Mathematics with Statistics MSci (Hons)

Key information

Degree
MSci (Hons)
Duration
4 years
Start
September 2020
UCAS code
G1G3
Institution code
Q50
Typical A-Level offer
Grades AAA at A-Level. This must include A-Level Mathematics. Excludes General Studies.
Full entry requirements
UK/EU fees
£9,250
International fees
£18,000
Funding information
Paying your fees

Mathematics with Foundation BSc (Hons)

Key information

Degree
BSc (Hons)
Duration
4 years
Start
September 2020
UCAS code
GGX2
Institution code
Q50
Typical A-Level offer
Grades BBC at A-Level. This must include A-Level Mathematics.
Full entry requirements
UK/EU fees
£9,250
International fees
£18,750
Funding information
Paying your fees

Mathematics with Statistics with Year Abroad MSci (Hons)

Key information

Degree
MSci (Hons)
Duration
5 years
Start
September 2020
UCAS code
GG1Y
Institution code
Q50
Typical A-Level offer
Grades AAA at A-Level. This must include A-Level Mathematics. Excludes General Studies.
Full entry requirements
UK/EU fees
£9,250
International fees
£18,000
Funding information
Paying your fees
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Overview

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

This MSci programme is ideal if you want to take your study of statistics to an advanced level, while completing rigorous training across other mathematical fields. A three-year Mathematics and Statistics BSc is also available.

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.

You can then choose modules on aspects of statistics that most interest you, or broaden your studies to encompass other areas of mathematics.

In the final year you’ll choose advanced modules and complete a final-year research project, under the supervision of an academic expert.

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Structure

You can complete your Mathematics with Statistics MSci in four or five years. If you choose to 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
  • Geometry I
  • Introduction to Algebra
  • Introduction to Probability
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Numbers, Sets and Functions

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 2

Compulsory

  • Convergence and Continuity
  • Linear Algebra I
  • Probability and Statistics II
  • Statistical Modelling I

Choose one from

  • Differential Equations

Choose three from

  • Complex Variables
  • Differential and Integral Analysis
  • Introduction to Computer Programming
  • Introduction to Differential Geometry
  • Linear Programming and Games
  • Ring Theory
  • Statistics for Insurance

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 3

Compulsory

  • Random Processes
  • Statistical Modelling II

Choose one from

  • Introduction to Machine Learning
  • Time Series

Choose three from

  • Advanced Statistics Project
  • Algorithmic Graph Theory
  • Communicating and Teaching Mathematics
  • Complex Networks
  • Computational Statistics
  • Design of Experiments
  • Financial Mathematics I and II
  • Linear Algebra II
  • Mathematical Problem Solving
  • Mathematical Tools for Asset Management
  • Random Processes
  • Third-Year Project
  • 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.

Year 4

Compulsory

  • MSci Project
  • Research Methods in Mathematical Sciences

Choose two from

  • Bayesian Statistics
  • Computational Statistics with R
  • Measure Theory and Probability
  • Topics in Probability and Stochastic Processes

Choose one from

  • A mathematics or physics module at the appropriate level

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.

Year abroad

Go global and study abroad as part of your degree – apply for our Mathematics with Statistics MSci 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.

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. You 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 with Statistics - MSci (Hons)

A-LevelGrades AAA at A-Level. This must include A-Level Mathematics. Excludes General Studies.
IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 36 points overall, including 6,6,6 from three Higher Level subjects. This must include Mathematics at Higher Level.
BTECBTEC qualifications are not considered for entry to this programme.
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.
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 with Foundation - BSc (Hons)

A-LevelGrades BBC at A-Level. This must include A-Level Mathematics.
IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 28 points overall, including 5,4,4 from three Higher Level subjects. This must include Mathematics at Higher Level.
BTECSee our detailed subject and grade requirements
Access HEAccess qualifications are not considered for entry to this programme.
GCSEMinimum five GCSE passes including English at grade C or 4 and Maths at grade B or 5.

Mathematics with Statistics with Year Abroad - MSci (Hons)

A-LevelGrades AAA at A-Level. This must include A-Level Mathematics. Excludes General Studies.
IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 36 points overall, including 6,6,6 from three Higher Level subjects. This must include Mathematics at Higher Level.
BTECBTEC qualifications are not considered for entry to this programme.
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.
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.

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 Mathematics and Statistics graduates have been hired by:

  • Deloitte
  • Fitzgerald & Law
  • Hastings Direct Insurance
  • Levent College.

Career support

The School of Mathematical Sciences provides networking opportunities and runs events to help you identify potential 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.

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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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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