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%

Employability

Work and study

This is what our BSc Mathematics with Statistics students are doing six months after graduating:

  • 72% are working
  • 11% are studying
  • 2% are working and studying.

Managerial/professional position

  • 85% of those working are in a professional/managerial position six months after graduating.

Salary

  • The average salary of students six months after graduating: £21000
  • The average UK salary of students six months after graduating from a similar course: £22000

Jobs

These are the most common jobs students go into six months after graduating:

  • Business, research and administrative professionals
  • Business and public service associate professionals
  • Information technology and telecommunications professionals
  • Sales occupations
  • Elementary occupations
  • Skilled trades occupations

Entry requirements

Year 1

  • Highers ABBBB including Mathematics at A
  • A-Levels ABB including Mathematics at A
  • Int. Baccalaureate 28 points with Mathematics at Higher Level 5
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) Level 3 at DDM including sufficient Mathematics

Year 2

  • A-Levels AAB including Mathematics at A
  • Advanced Highers ABB including Mathematics at A plus excellent Highers or Scottish Baccalaureate
  • Int. Baccalaureate 30 points with Mathematics at Higher Level 6
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) Level 3 at DDD including sufficient Mathematics

Additional information

  • To find out about the difference between the 3 and 4 year honours programmes, please watch our video to help you decide which route is best for your qualifications and experience so far.
  • Applications from students studying a relevant HNC/HND or recognised Access Programme who possess a suitable grounding or appropriate qualification in Mathematics would be welcomed.
  • We also accept the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) at D in place of one A-Level, however it cannot replace a subject specific requirement unless relevant.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2017 entry (by residency status)
Status* Scotland / EU** England / Northern Ireland / Wales International
Fee Paid by SAAS £9,250 £13,770

* Your residency 'status' is usually defined as the country where you have been ordinarily resident for the three years before the start of your course. Find out more about tuition fees.

** European Union countries, not including England, Northern Ireland or Wales.

Scholarships and bursaries

Featured scholarships

Bursaries for students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales starting undergraduate degree courses in 2018

In addition to government maintenance loans and grants towards the costs of fees and living costs, we are offering generous financial support to attract and support eligible students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales:

View our full range of undergraduate scholarships.

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