Statistics and Operational Research, BSc Hons

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 read more

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3 years full time

6 years part time

4 years sandwich programme

Overview

Overview

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.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To provide students with a comprehensive understanding of statistical methods and techniques
  • To provide students with the knowledge of a range of statistical modelling techniques and the ability to apply them to real-life problems
  • To ensure students are able to comprehend problems, formulate them statistically, analyse them using statistical software tools, obtain results by appropriate methods, and interpret them.

What you'll study

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Entry requirements

Please note: Entry requirements may change during Clearing.

Extra information

Assessment

Students are assessed through examinations, coursework and a project.

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 masters degrees.

Careers

Graduates from this programme may pursue career opportunities in market research, business analysis and forecasting, medical, health or social science research, quality control, insurance, environmental and ecological science, actuarial work, financial modelling and econometrics.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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