This accredited course in Mathematics and Statistics can be a rewarding one for those with analytical minds and a love of data and results.
In today’s competitive world, all types of businesses and organisations are crying out for people who can interpret complex data and explain their findings and the implications simply and effectively.
If you like working with numbers, have strong IT skills and enjoy analysing information, a future career as a data analyst or statistician might be right for you. It could lead to roles in anything from education to the environment, finance to forensics, sport technology or transportation.
This professionally accredited course combines the study of mathematics and data analysis, helping to prepare you to tackle a huge variety of interesting and engaging problems from business forecasting and simulation to medical statistics and survival analysis.
It aims to develop a range of core graduate skills, much valued by employers, including the ability to think clearly and logically, analyse complicated data sets, solve problems, make recommendations and communicate technical information in a language everyone can understand.
Why choose this course?
You’ll have access to our computing facilities, which enable you to gain experience using mathematical software packages, like MAPLE and MATLAB®. You’ll also receive one-to-one assistance from Sigma, the University’s Centre for Excellence in Mathematics and Statistics Support.
You’ll be taught by teaching team which includes active researchers in applied mathematics and statistics with expertise in fluid dynamics, complex systems and climate change, who will share their current and published research findings through teaching and supervising projects, as well as offering opportunities to apply for summer research internships at no additional cost. Past students have, for example, undertaken internships analysing social networks of past cultures through ancient and mythological narratives or studied lattice models of polymers.
We encourage you to adopt an international perspective with opportunities to conduct Online International Learning (OIL) activities with students from around the world, participate in field trips overseas or spend a year studying abroad in Europe, America or Australia. We also provide support to help you apply for professional experience on placement opportunities. Previous sandwich year opportunities have been offered by GlaxoSmithKline pharmaceuticals, Jagex Game Studios, The Warner Bros, National Grid, Morgan Stanley financial services, E.ON, Cummins, TATA and Birmingham Airport.
International experience opportunities
If you have a desire to gain international experience, there are opportunities to spend a year studying abroad. In the past, students have chosen to study Mathematics in St Marcus University in California, University of Malta, Stockholm University in Sweden, also universities in the Netherlands, Germany and Australia. Courses in all these Universities are delivered in English.
The opportunity for a sandwich placement means we will also support you in finding an internship anywhere in the world and in seeking financing for that experience. Past students have gone to work in countries such as Malaysia, Belgium and Spain.
Statisticians work in almost every sphere of life. Upon successful completion, there could be a wide range of career opportunities in areas such as business analysis, government planning, energy demand forecasting, scientific research, the pharmaceutical industry, medical statistics, market research, system reliability and quality control.
For those who combined their studies with Initial Teacher Training, on completion of the course, students who wish to continue to become qualified teachers can seek employment with a secondary school and following a year of employment with the school could become eligible as a newly Qualified Teacher.