Mathematics and Statistics
Please note we are no longer offering this course to new applicants. If you would like information about our alternative course, please visit the BSc (Hons) Mathematics course page.
About this course
- Entry year:
- Course code:
- Tariff points:
- Engineering Design and Mathematics
- Four years sandwich; three years full-time.
- Full-time; sandwich
- Programme leader:
- Dr Deirdre Toher
- Key fact:
- This course is accredited by the Royal Statistical Society and the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) and has a strong vocational focus to prepare you for work.
Page last updated 31 October 2018
Why study mathematics and statistics?
This intellectually stimulating course covers the major areas of mathematics and statistics. The course will equip you with a wide range of analytical, investigative, communication and specialised skills. It cultivates general IT proficiency in areas such as programming and helps develop problem solving, also fostering a good work ethic and professional working habits.
The digital economy has led to an increased demand for qualified mathematicians and statisticians in analytics, across a growing range of industries, supporting innovation in science, engineering, economics and decision-making.
Why UWE Bristol?
BSc(Hons) Mathematics and Statistics is taught by enthusiastic lecturers with a commitment to excellence in teaching and learning.
Develop a strong foundation in advanced mathematical and statistical methods. Apply theories to real-world problems such as medical trials, finance and engineering.
Learn how to process and interpret data using industry-standard mathematical and statistical software in our well-equipped computer labs.
Study the theories and statistical reasoning needed to gain a deeper and more confident understanding of mathematical sciences. Work on practical problems carefully designed to develop and showcase your skills.
Attend regular presentations from visiting professionals to gain industry insight. Make use of our excellent links with industry and gain valuable experience through work placements.
Where can it take me?
Our graduates possess a highly desirable skillset suitable for a broad range of careers.
Choose from areas including big data analytics, research, finance, banking, health sciences, the civil service, operational research, teaching and statistical research.
The optional modules listed are those that are most likely to be available, but they may be subject to change.
You will study:
- Calculus and Numerical Methods
- Sets, Functions and Linear Algebra
- Statistical Reasoning
- Modelling and Optimisation.
You will study:
- Mathematical Methods
- Mathematical Statistics
- Statistical Modelling
- Algebra, Combinatorics and Graphs
- Operational Research.
Placement year (if applicable)
If you study on the four year (sandwich) course, you'll spend a year away from the University on a work placement after Year two.
You'll complete a placement learning module.
See the Placements and Fees sections for more information.
You will study:
- Statistical Research Methods
- Multivariate Statistical Modelling.
If you haven't completed a placement year, you'll also study:
- Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research Project A.
If you have completed a placement year, you'll also study:
- Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research Project B.
Plus, optional modules from (number depending on your credit requirements):
- Dynamical Systems
- Decision Modelling
- Numerical Analysis
- Applied Algebra and Geometry
- Financial Mathematics
- Fluid Dynamics.
Hear from our students about optional modules in mathematics education.
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
Our lecturers always scored highly in the National Student Survey and receive high praise for their approachability, friendliness and enthusiasm.
Learn through lectures, workshops and tutorials. Attend talks from industry practitioners and gain insight into real-world practices, challenges and issues.
Access the faculty's dedicated Mathematics and Statistics Learning Centre, where we provide computer-aided learning and tuition support.
Visit our espressoMaths drop-by station for daily support and advice on an informal, one-to-one basis.
Show your ideas to friends, family, media and potential employers at our annual degree show.
Weekly MathsArcade sessions are a forum for students and staff to meet and discuss issues arising from particular modules, from the course as a whole, and from mathematics in general.
Approximate percentage of time you'll spend in different learning activities*:
|Year||Scheduled learning and teaching study||Independent study||Placement study|
*Calculated from compulsory and optional modules (where applicable) each year
Assessment methods vary for each module. Our assessments are designed develop your problem solving and communication skills and mathematical and statistical ability. They include online tests, reports, presentations and group projects as well as end of module examinations.
See our full glossary of assessment terms.
Approximate percentage of marks awarded by each assessment method*:
|Year||Written exam assessment||Coursework assessment||Practical exam assessment|
*Calculated from compulsory and optional modules (where applicable) each year
This course is accredited by the Royal Statistical Society and the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA).
Students who get work experience tend to graduate with better degrees. Experience also hones your skills, industry knowledge and professional network, making you a sought after graduate.
If you choose the four year (sandwich) course, you'll spend a year away from the University on a work placement after Year two.
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.
Your placement will show you how to apply theory, analyse large datasets and use industry software.
Hear from our students about their placement experiences.
Get help to find your placement and support throughout from department staff and our award-winning careers service.
Study in modern facilities and access excellent resources throughout your course.
Conduct group work or individual study in our Mathematics Resource Centre, a dedicated space for maths and statistics students.
Analyse data, run simulations and solve problems using industry-standard software in our large computer labs.
Discuss subject and course-related issues and ideas with students and staff at weekly MathsArcade sessions.
A mix of traditional and hands-on learning environments helps you quickly take on essential knowledge and skills, standing you in good stead for your professional career.
Learn more about UWE Bristol's facilities and resources.
Careers / Further study
Choose from a range of careers, including planning and otherpublic sector services, financial services, management or teaching.
If you want to teach secondary school mathematics, this degree provides a good foundation for a postgraduate teaching qualification.
You could also go into research in computing, medicine, ecology and meteorology, or further research in mathematics.
Past students have gone into careers as biostatisticians, medical statisticians, trainee managers and technical analysts.
Hear from our alumni about career paths in Mathematics and Statistics.
Read about what being a statistician involves.
Our award-winning careers service will develop your employment potential through career coaching and find you graduate jobs, placements and global opportunities.
We can also help find local volunteering and community opportunities, provide support for entrepreneurial activity and get you access to employer events.
Visit our employability pages to learn more about careers, employers and what our students are doing six months after graduating.
Full time course
|Home/EU-Full Time-Annual (Per Year) Fee||9250|
|Home/EU-Full Time-Module Fee (15 Credit)||1156|
|International-Full Time-Annual (Per Year) Fee||13000|
|International-Full Time-Module Fee (15 Credit)||1625|
|Offshore-Full Time-Annual (Per Year) Fee||9250|
|Offshore-Full Time-Module Fee (15 Credit)||1156|
Full time course with placement year
|Home/EU-Sandwich-Annual (Per Year) Fee||9250|
|Home/EU-Sandwich-Full Annual Fee Following Placement Year||9250|
|Home/EU-Sandwich-Module Fee (15 Credit)||1156|
|Home/EU-Sandwich-Placement Year Fee||1156|
|Home/EU-Sandwich-Reduced Annual Fee Following Placement Year||8094|
|International-Sandwich-Annual (Per Year) Fee||13000|
|International-Sandwich-Full Annual Fee Following Placement Year||13000|
|International-Sandwich-Module Fee (15 Credit)||1625|
|International-Sandwich-Placement Year Fee||1625|
|International-Sandwich-Reduced Annual Fee Following Placement Year||11375|
|Offshore-Sandwich-Annual (Per Year) Fee||9250|
|Offshore-Sandwich-Full Annual Fee Following Placement Year||9250|
|Offshore-Sandwich-Module Fee (15 Credit)||1156|
|Offshore-Sandwich-Placement Year Fee||1156|
|Offshore-Sandwich-Reduced Annual Fee Following Placement Year||8094|
Indicative Additional Costs
|Additional Course Costs - Full Time - Home/EU - Indicative Maximum Cost Per year||160|
Supplementary fee information
Your overall entitlement to funding is based on how long the course is that you're registered on. Standard funding is allocated based on the standard number of years that your course lasts, plus one additional year.
You'll apply for funding each year that you study and Student Finance will take into account how long the course is in each year that you apply. So if you register for the four year course and then transfer to the three year course, the number of years you can apply for funding will change. Student Finance will reassess your funding based on how many years you have been in study, not just those years for which you received student finance.
Always seek advice before taking any action that may have implications for your funding.
This refers to items you could need during your studies that aren't covered by the standard tuition fee. These could be materials, textbooks, travel, clothing, software or printing.
- Tariff points: 112
- GCSE: For all applicants, Grade C/4 or above in English Language and Grade B/5 or above in Mathematics or Statistics, 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: Grade B or above in Mathematics. Points from A-Level 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 two A-Levels.
- Specific subjects: Mathematics requirement can also be met by the Cambridge Pre-U Mathematics at Merit 3.
- EDEXCEL (BTEC) Diploma: BTEC Diploma must include merit in one of the following; Further Mathematics for Technicians, Further Engineering Mathematics, Further Mathematics for Construction and the Built Environment or Further Mathematics for Construction. Please list the units that you are taking in your application.
- Access: Achievement of the HE Diploma; to include 15 Level 3 credits at Merit in Mathematics (before you apply, ask us which Maths units you need to do). Please list the units you are taking in your application.
- Baccalaureate IB: To include a minimum grade of 6 in higher level Mathematics.
We recognise the individual nature of each application and our typical offer should be viewed as a guide. UWE Bristol welcomes interest from applicants who may not have the standard entry requirements. We will consider evidence of your relevant personal, professional or educational experience where it demonstrates an ability and potential to succeed on the course. Please include details of any relevant experience in your application.
If you don't meet the entry requirements of this course, you may be eligible for Foundation Year entry into this or other related degree courses.
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.
If you have not received your exam results, your offer from us will be conditional and will be subject to you achieving the tariff points/grades required for your course.
If you have already satisfied the academic entry requirements of your chosen course, you are likely to be made an unconditional offer. Please note that we will only make unconditional offers if you have already achieved your qualifications.
To make sure our applicants are academically prepared for when they start their studies here, we do not make unconditional offers to those that are still studying their Level 3 qualifications (such as A levels, BTEC, Access or equivalent). We hope that this will encourage our applicants to value their academic achievements as much as we do.
How to apply
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