AAB including A in Mathematics and A in Further Mathematics (full entry requirements)
3 years full-time
Data is everywhere, and more and more of it is generated every day. A maths and statistics degree will train you to spot and understand patterns in this data, and to make careful predictions about the future. From marketing strategies to psychology, from engineering to medicine, statistics is necessary to understand the world around us.
A degree in maths and statistics is a highly sought-after qualification, and can lead to a wide variety of career choices.
The reason I love doing mathematics and statistics is because I love solving problems, and because once you understand the concepts and ideas used in maths, you can apply the numerical skills you have learned to various aspects of everyday life.Andre, Mathematics & Statistics (BSc)
You'll spend around a quarter of your time in scheduled teaching. University maths is full of new concepts and requires more 'thinking time' than school maths.
The first-year modules of your maths and statistics degree will give you a firm foundation across all areas of mathematics. They'll also provide a platform for specialisation later in the degree.
In addition to the above you will also need to complete our online Academic Integrity module. This covers some of the essential skills and knowledge which will help you to study independently and produce work of a high academic standard which is vital for success at York.
This module will:
You'll take modules that sharpen your skills in statistics and its related concepts:
You'll also choose optional modules from:
The main focus of your final year is your individual project, which will make up one-third of your credits.
You'll be required to complete advanced statistics modules:
Accredited by the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) for the purpose of eligibility for Graduate Statistician status.
Accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) for the purpose of meeting in part the educational requirement for chartered status.
Lectures, seminars and problem classes are the main mode of teaching. Some modules have practical computer classes. All modules are supported by extensive material provided online, including discussion forums.
In your first year small group tutorials of 8-10 discuss core mathematical ideas. They also develop the skills you'll need in employment such as communication and group work. Your development will continue with programming skills and an individual project in the second year followed by a larger project in the final year.
Small fortnightly seminars and larger fortnightly problem classes support all lecture courses through the degree; a regular pattern of work that will keep your study on track. As you specialise in the third year your lectures are usually smaller and more interactive.
Your assessments will mainly be examinations and regular coursework. In your third year, you'll do an individual project that combines a final report, poster presentation, and short written assignments.
Because the need for graduates with a maths and statistics degree is practically unlimited, the same could be said of your career options.
Six months after graduation around 90 per cent of University of York Maths graduates are employed or in further study.
All applications must be made through UCAS. Accepted applicants will be invited to visit the Department between November and April. That's when you can meet our current students and staff, and have a one-to-one conversation with a member of academic staff.
One of the following:
The Department accepts all A level subjects, except for Modern Foreign Languages taken by native speakers.
We will offer you an interview if you present with a strong school performance and application form. Although the interview is not part of your offer and you do not need to attend, if you do, your offer could be reduced by one A Level grade or equivalent.
Pass with D3 in three Principal Subjects, including Mathematics
AAAAA including Mathematics
36 points overall, including HL 6 in Mathematics
AAAAAB including A1 in Mathematics
85 per cent average overall, including 85 per cent in Mathematics
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