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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.
The BSc in Mathematics, Operational Research and Statistics combines specialisation in statistics and operational research, with the study of the principles of mathematics, offering a good grounding in general mathematical theory and techniques.
This particular version of the degree allows you to spend your third year studying abroad before returning to Cardiff for a final year. 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.
This course offers a sound basis of knowledge, understanding and skills in the main areas of mathematics, statistics and operational research. It encourages an understanding of abstract mathematical concepts, logical argument and deductive reasoning, with an emphasis on independent learning.
This particular version of the degree allows you to spend your third year studying abroad before returning to Cardiff for a final year (please see above).
Much of year one is common to our courses, so if you wish to change to another course within the School this may be possible.
NOTE: There is also an option of taking a year working in industry in the UK or Europe between your second and third years.
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Main Site - Cardiff|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||AAA - AAB||Including A in Maths. Excluding 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. Any BTEC accompanied by Maths A-Level.|
|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 Language grade C or 4|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||34 - 32 points||Including 6 in HL Maths or 665-655 in 3 HL's including 6 in Maths.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||AAA - ABB||
Grade A in Maths required.
This offer will exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking.
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||The Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted in lieu of one A Level at the A Level grades specified, excluding any subject specific requirements.|
English language requirements
If you are an overseas applicant and your first language is not English, please visit our English Language requirements page for more information on our accepted qualifications: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/international/english-language-requirements/undergraduate
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£10,500||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,000||Year 1|
Additional fee 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.