Statistics and Operational Research University of Greenwich

Undergraduate

Our degree in statistics and operational research is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the methods and techniques commonly used by statisticians and operational research specialists.

Why study this at Greenwich?

  • Students on the BSc Hons Statistics and Operational Research course will have the opportunity to develop skills such as logical analysis, deduction, statistical modelling, decision making and data analysis

  • In this course, you will learn to identify and analyse relevant data from different sources, improve problem-solving skills and acquire IT skills using specialist contemporary mathematical software packages

  • Throughout, you will learn how to apply relevant statistical methods and operational research techniques and enhance your oral and verbal communication skills

  • Overall, this degree provides opportunities to improve students’ capacity for statistical modelling, independent thinking, decision making, interpreting and presenting scientific findings, and to work as a part of a team

  • Students can take part in the Undergraduate Ambassadors Scheme which aims to encourage and nurture a new generation of mathematicians and gives students the opportunity to gain classroom experience as one of their final-year options

Statisticians provide important information, using appropriate statistical techniques with the help of their analytical and problem-solving skills, to assess and evaluate a wide range of issues in many fields including science and technology. This involves data collection, analysis, interpretation, statistical estimation, prediction, statistical modelling and simulation.

This programme aims to provide a thorough grounding in all of the techniques and principles commonly used by the professional statistician. It gives a firm foundation in the theoretical basis of these, but has an emphasis on application and the use of statistical software. Students can also take part in the Undergraduate Ambassadors Scheme which aims to encourage and nurture a new generation of mathematicians and gives students the opportunity to gain classroom experience as one of their final-year options.

Outcomes
The aims of the programme are to:

  • Provide students with a comprehensive understanding of statistical methods and techniques

  • Provide students with the knowledge of a range of statistical modelling techniques and the ability to apply them to real-life problems

  • Ensure students are able to comprehend problems, formulate them statistically, analyse them using statistical software tools, obtain results by appropriate methods, and interpret them.

Professional recognition
This programme will meet the educational requirements of the Chartered Mathematician designation, awarded by the Institute of Mathematics and its applications, when it is followed by subsequent training and experience in employment to obtain equivalent competences to those specified by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for taught master’s degrees.

Ranking
Our Mathematical Sciences degrees are ranked 6th in the UK in the 2019 Guardian university league tables for Mathematics and 1st in London for student satisfaction in the Complete University Guide 2019.


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