The course

UCAS code
G1G3
Duration
Up to 4 years
Location
Edinburgh
Delivery type
Full-time

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Overview

The Course

This programme offers broad-based training in modern, pure and applied mathematics, together with a sound knowledge of key areas in contemporary statistics. It allows students to study both mathematics and statistics courses in each year of the programme. A blend of compulsory and optional courses in mathematics ensures a broad knowledge base, and the statistics course offers additional expertise in data analysis, rational decision making, and the modelling of random behaviour. The programme develops valuable transferable skills in numeracy, analytical and logical reasoning and problem solving which lead to a wide variety of possible careers.

Teaching excellence and student satisfaction

95% of our 2015 graduates reported in the National Student Survey that they were satisfied overall with their course.

Course content

   Detailed course guide
Year 1

This year is designed to ease the transition from school to university. You will take courses in calculus and algebra which continue the study of these subjects already studied along with an introduction to statistics, problem solving and the use of computer packages. Students also choose an elective course.

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning:28%
  • Independent study:72%
  • Placement:0%

Assessment

  • Written:55%
  • Practical:0%
  • Coursework:45%
Year 2

In the second year you will continue their study of calculus, algebra and statistics taking courses in multivariable calculus and real analysis, linear algebra and probability and statistics. In addition, you will start the study of pure and applied mathematics and numerical analysis.

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning:30%
  • Independent study:70%
  • Placement:0%

Assessment

  • Written:78%
  • Practical:0%
  • Coursework:22%
Year 3

You will study abstract algebra, ordinary differential equations, complex analysis and statistical modelling. In addition you will continue the study of pure and applied mathematics and numerical analysis.

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning:30%
  • Independent study:70%
  • Placement:0%

Assessment

  • Written:71%
  • Practical:0%
  • Coursework:29%
Year 4

In statistics, you will study statistics for social science and either Bayesian inference or time series, together with some of the mathematics options also offered in the BSc Mathematics degree.

More in-depth information on the content of the courses listed above, how they are assessed and the learning outcomes can be accessed via our current student portal.

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning:30%
  • Independent study:70%
  • Placement:0%

Assessment

  • Written:95%
  • Practical:0%
  • Coursework:5%

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