Statistics and Operational Research, BSc Hons

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 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.

UCAS code

G311 G BSc/Stat

Department

Mathematical Sciences

Location

Greenwich Campus

Attendance

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich
6 years part-time

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

300 UCAS points

FROM subjects studied at A-level or equivalent qualifications, including at least 80 points from mathematics studied to A-level or equivalent

PLUS GCSEs in English and mathematics at grade C or above, or equivalent qualifications such as Key Skills level 2.

* Applications from students taking Access to Higher Education courses are welcome.

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.

Career options

Graduates have 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.

Course content

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Part time

Year 1

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 2

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 3

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 4

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 5

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 6

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Sandwich

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 4

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

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