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From natural science, through the business, finance and retail sectors to social networking and mobile devices, computer-based systems now generate huge volumes of data almost continuously. The rapid emergence of ‘Big Data’ brings challenges: there is now an urgent need for graduates skilled in the sophisticated mathematical and computational techniques required for large-scale data analysis.
This bespoke course has been developed in conjunction with specialists in Data Science and sits at the interface of mathematics, statistics and computer science.
You’ll develop key computer science skills, becoming proficient in several programming languages as well as database design. You will also learn extensive mathematical and statistical theory and techniques, applying this knowledge to a range of problems linked to processing data.
Careers and employability
This course prepares you for a wide range of career opportunities both inside and outside mathematics. It’ll help you to develop numerical, analytical and computational skills which are greatly respected by employers. You’ll also gain essential, transferable skills including report communication, team working and problem solving. Our graduates have gone on to work for companies and in roles such as:
- BMI Baby – accounting assistant
- Nomura – international technology analyst
- Bradford and Bingley – portfolio officer
- Shell International Trading and Shipping – finance administrator
- Brackman Chopra LLP – trainee accountant
- Caisson Investment Management – investment analyst
- Chase Evans – accounts payable officer
- Drop Test Kits – product technician
- FDM – trainee software test analyst
- Interoute – graduate accounts assistant (Commissions)
- Oegen – junior programmer / project manager.
They have also started careers in:
- industrial and commercial mathematics
- statistical applications systems modelling
- software engineering
- IT applications
- teaching and research.
Excellent placement opportunities
While studying for your degree, a placement is a valuable addition to your education. It gives you the chance to gain real life work experience, put your knowledge and skills into practice and impress your employer, which increases your chances of being offered a job at the end of your course. After Year Two, you have the opportunity to undertake a one-year work placement in industry, including overseas options.
Recent Mathematics students have secured placements in the following roles and companies:
- L’Oreal – customer care and credit control
- IBM – foundation web business controls coordinator
- Goodrich Actuation Systems – performance engineer
- MBDA – future systems
- Nomura – business analyst.
You’ll be actively encouraged and supported by our dedicated placement team, who’ll help you find and apply for positions that are right for you. They’ll also provide support while you’re in your place of work, whether that’s at home or abroad.
You’ll be assessed throughout the year, and at the end of your placement you’ll write a reflective report and diary. On completion of a successful placement, you’ll be eligible to receive an additional award, the Placement Diploma in Professional Practice, a great addition to your CV.