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Mathematics and Statistics (with Foundation Year)

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About this course

Entry year:
Course code:
Tariff points:
Engineering Design and Mathematics
Four years full-time; five years sandwich
Full-time; sandwich
Programme leader:
Robert Kelland
Key fact:
This course has a strong vocational focus. Sharing the first two years with our mathematics degree, you will have the option to transfer in your third year if you decide to specialise.

Page last updated 4 July 2017


Why study BSc(Hons) Mathematics and Statistics?

With the widespread availability of data, statistics can now be applied across a growing range of industries. As well as supporting innovation in science, engineering and economics, the use of statistics aids organisational decision-making. This is through modelling and predicting outcomes - from community health to the length of shop queues. This has led to increased demand for qualified statisticians.

Why study our course?

You will develop a strong foundation in advanced mathematical and statistical methods and apply these to real world problems, including industrial quality control and finance.You will also study statistical analysis and how this can support organisational decision-making.

We have been ranked 21st nationally for Mathematics in The Guardian University League Tables 2018.

Real world experience

You will learn how to process and interpret data, using industry-standard statistical software in our well-equipped computer labs. To inform your career choices and industry knowledge, we arrange regular presentations from visiting professionals. And thanks to our organisational relationships, there are opportunities to do statistics related work placements with organisations including the Office of National Statistics (ONS), Lloyds Bank and the NHS.

Where it can take you

On graduation, a broad range of careers will be available to you. These range from scientific research, financial services and management, to town planning and public services.

Accreditations and partnerships:



Foundation Year (Year zero)

You will study the Foundation year alongside students from our other Engineering and Maths courses, and therefore may be able to transfer to a course in one of these areas at the end of it.

You will study the following compulsory modules:

  • Foundation Mathematical Structures
  • Foundation Group Project
  • Foundation Mechanics
  • Foundation Maths, Algebra, Calculus
  • Foundation Statistics
  • Further Mathematics.

The normal expectation is that you must pass all Year zero modules before progressing to Year one.

Year one

You will study the following compulsory modules:

  • Calculus and Numerical Methods
  • Sets, Functions and Linear Algebra
  • Statistical Reasoning
  • Modelling and Optimisation.

Year two

You will study the following compulsory modules:

  • Mathematical Methods
  • Mathematical Statistics
  • Statistical Modelling
  • Algebra, Combinatorics and Graphs
  • Operational Research.

Final Year

You will study the following compulsory modules:

  • Applied Statistical Modelling
  • Statistical Research Modules

In addition, you will study a selection of optional modules from the list below, according to credit requirements:

  • Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research Project A
  • Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research Project B
  • Applications of Mathematics: Financial Mathematics and Fluid Dynamics
  • Dynamical Systems
  • Decision Modelling
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Applied Algebra and Geometry.

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved, we will inform you.

Learning and Teaching

You will attend lectures, workshops and tutorials, and have access to the Faculty's dedicated Mathematics and Statistics Learning Centre, where computer-aided learning and tuition support is provided. You will use specialist Statistical software packages provided in the Faculty's computer laboratories.

Our mathematics and statistics lecturers receive high praise for their approachability, friendliness and enthusiasm for the subject and have scored highly in the National Student Survey. Our espressoMaths workshops offer one-to-one support and advice to students studying mathematics.

For more details, see our full glossary of learning and teaching terms.


Assessment methods, which vary for each module, are designed to develop problem solving and communication skills as well as statistical ability. These may include presentations and group projects.

For more details, see our full glossary of assessment terms.


Professional accreditation

This course is accredited by the Royal Statistical Society

We are currently seeking accreditation from the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA).


Students who do a work placement are more likely to graduate with a better degree and obtain higher quality work on graduation. So, as well as helping hone your professional skills, industry knowledge and network, a placement will make you highly employable on graduation.

There is a wide range of statistics-focused placements available. Regional organisations, including the Office of National Statistics (ONS), Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and Lloyds Bank, often provide work placements for our students. As well as helping you apply the subject in industry, you will develop vital skills analysing large datasets and learning about new software or techniques.

Study facilities

You will apply mathematical techniques and analyse statistical data in our modern facilities. This will involve:

  • conducting teamwork or private study in our Mathematics Resource Centre, which provides dedicated space for Maths and Statistics students
  • testing theories and analysing data, using industry-standard statistical software in our large computer labs
  • discussing subject and course related issues and ideas with students and staff at weekly MathsArcade sessions.

Find out more about the facilities and resources UWE Bristol has to offer.

Learn from industry

We arrange regular talks from visiting professionals. These provide industry insight and careers advice to give you ideas on where your degree could take you.

Showcase your work

Our final year students regularly showcase their ideas at UWE Bristol's annual faculty degree show. We invite local business, media and the public, providing an opportunity for students to discuss their work and meet potential employers.


Careers / Further study

On graduation, you can choose from a wide range of careers, including:

  • planning and other public sector services
  • financial services
  • management
  • teaching (if you want to teach secondary school Mathematics, this degree is a good foundation for a postgraduate teaching qualification)
  • scientific research in fields such as computing, medicine, ecology and meteorology
  • further research in mathematics.

Past students have gone into careers as biostatisticians, medical statisticians, trainee managers and technical analysts.

Award-winning Careers Service

Our award-winning careers service will help you develop your employment potential through career coaching, a vacancy service for internships, placements, jobs, global opportunities, volunteering and community activity, plus support for entrepreneurial activity and access to employer events.

Creating employable students

UWE Bristol places strong emphasis on employability and skills development at every level. Through work placements, volunteering, study abroad and initiatives nurturing talent and innovation, you will have opportunities to gain valuable real world experience, allowing you to graduate with diverse career opportunities and a competitive place in the job market.

Visit our Employability pages to find out about careers, employers, real world experience and what our students are doing six months after graduating.

Be inspired

Read what being a statistician involves.


Indicative Additional Costs

FeesAmount (£)
Additional Course Costs - Full Time - Home/EU - Indicative Maximum Cost Per year150

Full time course

FeesAmount (£)
Home/EU-Full Time-Annual (Per Year) Fee9250
Home/EU-Full Time-Module Fee (15 Credit)1156
International-Full Time-Annual (Per Year) Fee12250
International-Full Time-Module Fee (15 Credit)1531
Offshore-Full Time-Annual (Per Year) Fee9250
Offshore-Full Time-Module Fee (15 Credit) 1156

Full time course with placement year

FeesAmount (£)
Home/EU-Sandwich-Annual (Per Year) Fee9250
Home/EU-Sandwich-Full Annual Fee Following Placement Year9250
Home/EU-Sandwich-Module Fee (15 Credit)1156
Home/EU-Sandwich-Placement Year Fee1156
Home/EU-Sandwich-Reduced Annual Fee Following Placement Year8094
International-Sandwich-Annual (Per Year) Fee12250
International-Sandwich-Full Annual Fee Following Placement Year12250
International-Sandwich-Module Fee (15 Credit)1531
International-Sandwich-Placement Year Fee1531
International-Sandwich-Reduced Annual Fee Following Placement Year10719
Offshore-Sandwich-Annual (Per Year) Fee9250
Offshore-Sandwich-Full Annual Fee Following Placement Year9250
Offshore-Sandwich-Module Fee (15 Credit)1156
Offshore-Sandwich-Placement Year Fee1156
Offshore-Sandwich-Reduced Annual Fee Following Placement Year8094

Supplementary fee information

The additional costs listed are those that students could reasonably expect to incur during their studies and are for items not covered by the standard tuition fee. These could be materials, text books, travel, clothing, software or printing.

Further information about fees and funding.


Students starting this course in September 2017 should follow this link to view their joining instructions.

We automatically send a message via your Welcome website plus an email to notify you once your joining instructions are available. It is important that you regularly check your Welcome website for new messages about your Registration and Enrolment. If you have not received the email please contact our Applicant Experience Team by email at so we may check that we have the correct address.

For more information about joining the University, please see our New Students pages.

Typical offers

  • Tariff points: 88
  • GCSE: For all applicants, Grade C or above, or Grade 4 under newly reformed GCSE grading, in English Language and Grade B or above, or Grade 5 under newly reformed GCSE grading, in Mathematics, or equivalent. Please note the University does not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificates in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as suitable alternatives to GCSEs.
  • A-level subjects: No specific subjects required. Points from General Studies and AS-Level subjects (not taken onto full A-Level) can be included towards the overall tariff. You must have a minimum of one A-Level.
  • EDEXCEL (BTEC) Diploma: No specific subjects required.
  • Access: Achievement of the Access to HE Diploma; no specific subjects required.
  • Baccalaureate IB: No specific subjects required.

Entry requirements

The 'Typical offers' information above is only for full-time students entering the foundation year.

We are happy to consider your application if you have a mixture of A-Levels and BTEC qualifications.

We welcome applications from highly motivated students who do not meet the usual entrance requirements given above, so we will consider you if you have gained equivalent knowledge and skills from substantial relevant work or other experience.

If you expect to achieve a higher tariff score, you may also be interested in our BSc(Hons) Mathematics and Statistics course.

UWE Bristol's International College

If you are an international student and do not meet the academic or English language requirements to study this course, you can qualify by completing preparatory study at our International College.

Please read the general information about entry requirements.

How to apply

Please see the general information about applications.

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