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Mathematics with Statistics University of Portsmouth Degree level: Undergraduate

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Overview

Mathematics and statistics underpin many of the process that keep society functioning – from supermarkets using sophisticated statistical models to manage their product buying and distribution, to insurance companies assessing their exposure to risks.

On this BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Statistics degree course, you can put your passion for maths to use in the commercial world. You'll build the analytical abilities you need to make sense of the vast amount of data now available to businesses so they can make faster, smarter decisions. And you'll develop the problem-solving and decision-making skills that help you apply this knowledge in practice.

At the end of the course, you'll be set for a career in fields such as data analysis, accountancy and mathematical modelling and will have taken the first steps towards becoming a Chartered Mathematician.

Accredited by

This course is accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, the UK's professional body for mathematicians. This assures employers that you have the skill, experience and professionalism to work as a professional mathematician. It also allows you to become a Chartered Mathematician (CMath) more quickly, with additional experience and study after the course.

100% Overall student satisfaction (NSS, 2018)

What you'll experience

On this course you'll:

  • Choose modules that match your interests and career ambitions

  • Cover specialist topics like applied mathematics, astrophysics, linear algebra and supply chain management

  • Have access to our computing labs, harnessing powerful hardware and software to unpick complex mathematical problems

  • Get training in advanced mathematical and statistical software, such as Mathematica, MAPLE, MATLAB, as well as industry standard statistical and operational research software

  • Have the chance to get work experience in the community, such as assisting in local schools

Careers and opportunities

What can you do with a Mathematics with Statistics degree?

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in industries such as:

  • mathematical modelling

  • marketing

  • manufacturing

  • government research

  • retail management

  • the police and armed services

What jobs can you do with a Mathematics with Statistics degree?

Previous graduates on this course have gone on to roles such as:

  • data analyst

  • trainee accountant

  • oil trader

  • business analyst

  • invoice validator

  • teacher

Other graduates have continued their studies at postgraduate level and set up successful businesses with help and support from the University.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

"Maths Café sessions are held every day, where lecturers and PhD students are on hand to help you with any work." Rosina Sergeant, Mathematics Student

Course details

Modules

What you'll study on this BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Statistics degree

Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits.

In each year, you need to study modules worth a total of 120 credits. For example, 4 modules worth 20 credits and 1 module worth 40 credits.

Year 1

Core modules in this year include:

Calculus I
Computational Mathematics
Linear Algebra
Mathematical Foundations
Mathematical Models
Statistical Theory and Methods I

There are no optional modules in this year.

Year 2

Core modules in this year include:

Applications of Mathematics and Graduate Skills
Calculus II
Operational Research
Statistical Theary and Methods II

Optional modules in this year currently include:

Algebraic Structures and Discrete Mathematics
Institution-wide Language Programme (IWLP)
Mathematics for Finance
Mechanics and Dynamics
Numerical Analysis
Real and Complex Analysis
Universe: Planetary Systems, Stars and Galaxies

Placement year (optional)

After your second year, you can do an optional work placement year to get valuable longer-term work experience in the industry.

Previous students have been on placement with household names, including:

IBM
L’Oréal
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
Transport for London

We’ll help you secure a work placement that fits your aspirations. You’ll get mentoring and support throughout the year.

Year 3

Core modules in this year include:

Quantitative Supply Chain Management
Statistical Learning
Statistics in Health Research and Social Science

Optional modules in this year currently include:

Abstract Algebra
Advanced Analysis
dvanced Decision Modelling
inancial Derivative Pricing
Introduction to General Relativity and Cosmology
Modern Astrophysics I
Nonlinear Dynamics
Partial Differential Equations and Their Applications
Project
Projects in Mathematics
Stochastic Processes
Undergraduate Ambassador

Assessment method

You’ll be assessed through:

examinations
written coursework
multiple-choice tests
presentations
mini projects
a major piece of supervised independent work

You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

The way you’re assessed may depend on the modules you select. As a guide, students on this course last year were typically assessed as follows:

Year 1 students: 65% by written exams and 35% by coursework
Year 2 students: 55% by written exams and 45% by coursework
Year 3 students: 62% by written exams, 2% by practical exams and 36% by coursework

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Mathematics and its Applications, Institute of

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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code GG13
Institution code P80
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

We welcome applications for advanced entry. If you’d like to apply for advanced entry, you need to select the required year when you complete your UCAS application.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 104 - 120 points 104-120 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent, including Mathematics.
A level 104-120 Tariff points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, including Mathematics.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) 104-120 points to include A level Mathematics.
Access to HE Diploma 106 Tariff points from the Access to HE Diploma (Mathematics based).
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Cambridge Pre-U score of 44 to include a Principal Subject in Mathematics.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 3 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English and Mathematics/3 GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include English and Mathematics.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 25 points 25 points from the IB Diploma, to include 3 Higher Level subjects, with Mathematics at Higher Level.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H4, H4 To include Higher Level Mathematics.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) 104-120 points to include A level Mathematics.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.
Scottish Advanced Higher 104-120 Tariff points to include Advanced Level Mathematics.

CLEARING INFORMATION – Our entry requirements may be different during Clearing, so please contact us on 023 9284 8000 to discuss your options.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
Cambridge English Advanced Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
Cambridge English Proficiency Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.
PTE Academic 54.0 An overall score of 54 with a minimum of 51 in each skill.
TOEFL (iBT) 79.0 79 with a minimum of 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing.
Trinity ISE Pass Trinity College Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III with a Pass in all 4 components

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £14,700 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Home/EU/Islands Year in placement/industry £925 Year abroad of a language course £925. For further fee information please see https://www.port.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/undergraduate-fees-and-student-finance International (Non-EU) Year in placement/industry £2,400 Year abroad of a language course £2,400. For further fee information please see https://www.port.ac.uk/study/international-students/funding **Fees are accurate at the time of publishing and are subject to change at any time without notice. Fees may also go up in later years, in line with inflation.**

Provider information

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Clearing contact details

University Admissions Centre - Clearing

023 9284 8000

Course Clearing information

Additional information

​​Clearing Hotline opening hours: Thursday 15th August - 07:00 - 20:00, Friday 16th August - 08:00 - 19:00, Saturday 17th August - 09:00 - 15:00, Sunday 18th August - Closed, Monday 19th August onwards - 08:30 - 17:15,


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