What Will You Study
Statistics help us study and overcome scientific, industrial and social problems; the discipline supports everything from architecture and engineering to health and medicine. Develop the skills and experience to engage with these issues and prepare for a rewarding career.
Statistics is concerned with the fundamental and advanced concepts of data handling and our statisticians become experts in data collection, analysis, and presentation. This is an engaging programme of study and our reputation for excellence in research means that we are able to offer high-quality teaching delivered by academics who are leaders in their field.
During your first year, you will build on your previous knowledge and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts. Modules cover a wide range of topics from calculus, probability and statistics to logic, proofs and theorems. As well as developing your technical knowledge and statistical skills, you will also enhance your data analysis, problem-solving and quantitative reasoning skills.
In the second year, you will further develop your knowledge in analysis, algebra, probability and statistics. You will also be introduced to Computational Mathematics, exploring the theory and application of computation and numerical problem-solving methods. While studying these topics, you will complete our Project Skills module, which provides you with the chance to enhance your research and employment skills through an individual and group project. Additionally, you will gain experience of scientific writing, and you will practise using statistical software such as R and LaTeX.
Your final year offers a wide range of specialist optional modules, allowing you to develop and drive the programme to suit your interests and guide you to a specific career pathway. You will have the chance to apply the skills and knowledge you have gained in the first two years in advanced statistical modules, such as Likelihood Inference, Bayesian Inference, Medical Statistics and Multivariate Statistics.
In addition to our BSc, we also offer a four year MSci Statistics degree. With this programme, you have the option to graduate after three years with a BSc, or progress onto a fourth year and complete an MSci. This additional year features Masters-level modules and a dissertation.