Cardiff University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Cardiff University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)

Mathematics, Operational Research and Statistics with a Year of Study Abroad

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Course summary

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To many people, statistics means numbers – collecting them and organising them. The field of modern statistics involves much more. It is the source of techniques developed to help managers and researchers to draw reliable conclusions from observations that contain variation. Operational research techniques, sometimes called management science, provide quantitative decision-making methods complementary to statistical analysis, such as the control of queues, stock, and quality control. Our five-year MMORS Mathematics, Operational Research and Statistics course offers you the opportunity to delve more deeply into pure and applied mathematics, statistics and operational research than is possible on a BSc course and offers a strong grounding in general mathematical Designed for those with an enquiring mind, this degree provides a range of mathematics modules designed to challenge and stimulate your academic curiosity. You will study pure mathematics, statistics and operational research modules linked with optional modules from applied mathematics and computing. In later years, the focus is on advanced applications of modern statistics and operational research theory. Throughout your studies we support you to become an independent learner, able to effectively tackle unseen problems. This programme is ideal for those who want to gain a deeper understanding of mathematics and develop skills in demand by a range of prospective employers. It will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to work in research or a range of industries, business and government This Year of Study Abroad version of the degree allows you to spend your third year studying abroad before returning to Cardiff for the final two years. The School of Mathematics has agreements with institutions across Europe, the United States, Canada and Australia, and you will have support to apply for your overseas year. Experiencing a different culture and educational system will enhance your life experience, your academic understanding and your cv. Distinctive Features of the Programme The programme has several distinctive features: • There is a strong emphasis on research with students undertaking a substantial project in an area of Operational Research or Statistics of their choice. • Research active staff are involved in course design and delivery, meaning that along with foundational mathematics content, there are also modules that apply the latest statistical ideas and concepts. • The course will provide you with the integrated knowledge and skills to deal with decision making, data driven and big data problems in a range of sectors including business, healthcare and finance. • The course provides excellent preparation for a PhD or employment. • This programme offers a high degree of flexibility with student choice at its core. You have the freedom to decide how your academic experience develops. You can choose to specialise in a particular area or to maintain a wide breadth of learning and explore the interdisciplinary research that underpins much of the School’s success. • There is also the opportunity to broaden your experience and enhance your employability by spending a year at a university abroad. During this Year of Study abroad, students have the opportunity to study further topics in Mathematics, Operational Research and Statistics as well as studying different subjects if they so wish.

Course details


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course code252F
Institution code C15
Campus nameMain Site - Cardiff
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAA - AAB to include grade A in Mathematics. This offer excludes general studies and critical thinking
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD in BTEC plus A in Maths at A-level
Scottish Advanced Higher AAA - AAB to include grade A in Mathematics. This offer excludes general studies and critical thinking
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 36 points 36 points or 666 in 3 Higher Level subjects, to include 6 in Higher level Maths or Higher Level Maths Analysis and Approaches. Higher Level Maths Applications and Interpretations will be considered on a case-by-case basis but is not accepted as standard for entry.
Extended Project A For applicants taking the EPQ qualification, an A in the EPQ can be recognised to lower the entry requirements by a single grade. For example an AAB offer would be “AAB from 3 A levels or ABB from 3 A levels and a grade A in the EPQ”. Please note that any subject specific requirements must be met.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English C/4 is required

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/2018/master-of-mathematics,-operational-research-and-statistics-with-a-year-of-study-abroad-mmors


English language requirements

All applicants are expected to have demonstrable English language skills. Most courses ask for GCSE English grade C/4 or equivalent, but some courses ask for GCSE English grade B/6 or equivalent.

To find out more, please go to:

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/international/english-language-requirements/undergraduate


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
International £21950 Year 1
Channel Islands £10500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Home/EU/Channel Islands: Fees stated are for the 2020/21 academic year. Fees after year one The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees in the second and subsequent years of a course as permitted by law or Welsh Government policy. Where applicable we will notify you of any change in tuition fee by the end of June in the academic year before the one in which the fee will increase. Fees for entry in subsequent years are subject to increase and will be confirmed by the end of September in the year preceding your start date of your programme. Tuition fees cover all reasonable costs required for you to complete to the degree programme stated. Please note that you may choose to participate in study trips, associated placements or purchase equipment while studying on your degree programme which will be at your own cost. Tuition fees do not include living costs such as accommodation, subsistence or travel. Overseas: Fees stated are for 2020/21 entry and are fixed for the first three years of study. Where programmes run for longer than three years, any additional years of study will rise in line with forecast inflation, using the RPIX measure of inflation (this is equivalent to the Retail Price Index but excludes mortgage interest payments) plus 2%. The RPIX rate will be taken from April preceding the commencement of the year of study. Fees for entry in subsequent years are subject to increase and will be confirmed by the end of September in the year preceding your start date of your programme. Tuition fees cover all reasonable costs required for you to complete the degree programme stated. Please note that you may choose to participate in study trips, associated placements or purchase equipment while studying on your degree programme which will be at your own cost. Tuition fees do not include living costs such as accommodation, subsistence or travel.

Sponsorship information

Cardiff University has many scholarships on offer to our prospective students. Please see our website at http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/funding/scholarships for further information.

Mathematics, Operational Research and Statistics with a Year of Study Abroad at Cardiff University - UCAS