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BScMathematics and Statistics

University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
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Data is the lifeblood of our society. From medicine to government offices, and market research to the environment, the collection and analysis of data is crucial to understanding how to improve, create and guide products and services across the globe.

Our BSc Mathematics and Statistics is for students who want to understand and analyse data using modern statistical methods. It’s a home for mathematicians who enjoy solving practical problems and who want to make a difference in all sorts of areas, and you study a wide range of topics including:

- Probability and applied statistics
- Finance and Big Data
- Bioinformatics and mathematical ecology
- Discrete mathematics, languages and semigroup theory
- Optimisation

You develop your mathematical and statistical skills with a balance between solid theory and practical application in problems arising from finance, medicine, biology, economics and other fields of modern research.

You therefore can gain an exceptional range of knowledge and skills that are currently in demand in statistically oriented employment; in business, commerce, industry, government service, education and in the wider economy.

Programme structure

Year 1

Statistics I
Linear Mathematics
Introduction to Computing
Discrete Mathematics
Mathematics Careers and Employability
Object-Oriented Programming (optional)
Applied Mathematics (optional)
Mathematical Skills (optional)

Year 2

Mathematical Methods
Introduction to Numerical Methods
Vector Calculus
Survival Analysis
Mathematics Careers and Employability
Linear Algebra (optional)
Real Analysis (optional)
Statistics II
The Laws of Physics (optional)

Final year

Statistical Methods
Applied Statistics
Modelling Experimental Data
Mathematics Careers and Employability
Complex Variables and Applications (optional)
Ordinary Differential Equations (optional)
Nonlinear Programming (optional)
Combinatorial Optimisation (optional)
Mathematics of Portfolios (optional)

Career opportunities

Statistics graduates are highly employable in a wide range of places, working in business, pharmaceutical industries, banking and computing among others. The Royal Statistical Society offers further information on careers in statistics.

Our recent graduates have gone on to work for a wide range of high-profile companies including:

British Arab Commercial Bank
Johal and Company

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States