out of the Russell Group universities included in the latest National Student Survey (2022)
out of the Russell Group universities included in the latest National Student Survey (2022)
Complete University Guide (2023)
Develop your mathematical and statistical skills at York, gain valuable experience on your year in industry, and prepare for a successful career in quantitative business analysis.
At York, you'll be taught by expert academics who are active researchers in their fields. You'll develop your mathematical, statistical, financial and operations skills to a level that will give you an excellent platform to apply your knowledge as a quantitative business analyst. Learn to use sophisticated tools from a broad range of mathematical disciplines, such as calculus, linear algebra, probability and statistics, to sharpen your mathematical and statistical reasoning.
Alongside your mathematics studies, you'll study economics, finance and accounting. You could gain valuable first-hand experience by working on real-life cases and learning about the context in which business analysts and operations managers work. By applying the techniques and theoretical concepts you'll learn to practical business problems, you'll gain advanced problem-solving skills, particularly in finance and operations. Study with us and directly apply the maths you'll be taught to real-world scenarios.
Spending a year in industry will allow you to learn business skills directly from businesses, and increase your employability.
You'll graduate with knowledge of how to formulate, implement, analyse and criticise complex operational and financial models, and the ability to deploy them practically and communicate their results to stakeholders.
This course replaces our BSc in Finance, Operations Research, Management and Statistics (with a year in industry).
We’re a UK top 20 research department, with 100% of our Mathematics research rated as the highest ratings (4* or 3*) in the latest REF results (2021).
Work with world-leading tutors and researchers in two highly-regarded academic disciplines.
Work in productive environments, equipped with blackboards for individual and group projects, as well as for events led by our student-run Maths Society.
You'll study mathematics and management modules throughout your degree, giving you access to academic experts in both disciplines. As you progress, you'll develop your skills, learning new techniques for analysis and applying them to practical issues facing organisations.
In your third year, option modules allow you to tailor your course to suit your interests and goals, exploring new areas of study or revisiting previous topics in greater depth.
There are opportunities for you to spend time abroad during your course:
We also offer this course with a year abroad.
In your first year, you'll take modules in mathematics, statistics, accounting, finance and economics, giving you a strong foundation on which to build advanced skills.
In addition to the above you will also need to complete our online Academic Integrity module.
This module 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:
In your second year, your modules will introduce new techniques and concepts, and give you a chance to use complex models for data analysis and operations research. You'll gain a deeper understanding of how businesses operate.
Your year in industry will give you the opportunity to apply your academic learning to a real-life business.
Our dedicated Placements Office advertise hundreds of vacancies each year. You can find placements in all sorts of industries, all over the world. If you have an idea of where you'd like to work, our team can help you find and apply for a suitable position.
In recent years, placements have included:
Before starting a placement that forms part of your course, you are likely to be asked by the placement provider to sign a confidentiality agreement. This is to ensure that you do not disclose any information that is confidential to the placement provider.
Your final year covers advanced statistical and financial skills in addition to new topics, such as game theory and decision theory. Option modules allow you to focus on areas which interest you and include opportunities to work on real-life issues with a business consultancy project.
You'll take two option modules. Examples may include:
Or you can take an elective module from another department.
Our modules may change to reflect the latest academic thinking and expertise of our staff.
Every course at York has been designed to provide clear and ambitious learning outcomes. These learning outcomes give you an understanding of what you will be able to do at the end of the course. We develop each course by designing modules that grow your abilities towards the learning outcomes and help you to explain what you can offer to employers. Find out more about our approach to teaching and learning.
|UK (home)||International and EU|
The level of fee that you will be asked to pay depends on whether you're classed as a UK (home) or international student. Check your fee status.
For more information about tuition fees, any reduced fees for study abroad and work placement years, scholarships, tuition fee loans, maintenance loans and living costs see undergraduate fees and funding.
You may find it useful to buy textbooks, and for some modules this may be required. Textbooks usually cost around £30 - £60 each.
We'll confirm more funding opportunities for students joining us in 2023/24 throughout the year.
You can use our living costs guide to help plan your budget. It covers additional costs that are not included in your tuition fee such as expenses for accommodation and study materials.
We hold an Athena Swan Bronze Award in both Mathematics and Management for our commitment to identifying and addressing issues of gender inequality.
Our pure mathematics courses are accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA).
You’ll study and learn with academics who are active researchers, experts in their field and have a passion for their subjects. Our approach to teaching will provide you with the knowledge, opportunities, and support you need to grow and succeed in a global workplace. Find out more about our approach to teaching and learning.
Your mathematics modules are delivered through lectures, problems classes and small group teaching. Lectures describe the content to be learned; problems classes put it into practice. Small group teaching in seminars and tutorials allows you to get close support from your tutors to clarify concepts and discuss your ideas.
Lectures in accounting and finance introduce specific techniques, which you will practice as part of your independent study. You can discuss and clarify the application of techniques in seminars and to reflect on your learning. You can get further support, either one-to-one, or in small groups in scheduled feedback and consultation sessions.
In the UK, full-time students are expected to spend 1,200 hours a year learning. That's about 40 hours of classes and independent study each week during semesters. Everyone learns at a different rate, so the number of hours you spend on independent study will be different to other students on your course.
You will be based in the Department of Mathematics on Campus West. Most of your teaching will take place in James College and the Church Lane Building, with additional contact hours elsewhere on Campus East and Campus West.
Our beautiful green campus offers a student-friendly setting in which to live and study, within easy reach of the action in the city centre. It's easy to get around campus - everything is within walking or pedalling distance, or you can always use the fast and frequent bus service.
Most of your modules conclude with a traditional closed exam, which will test your knowledge and ability to apply your skills.
You will have some scope to choose forms of assessment that you prefer through selection of option modules. You can pick modules which emphasise presentation skills, essay writing or exams.
Throughout your course you will complete work which doesn't count towards your final grade, which you can discuss with your tutors. This will allow you to practice your skills and extend your learning. It's a chance to discover your strengths and identify areas for improvement before your final exams.
Our bespoke employability sessions help you identify and improve your skills. Our dedicated support team will help you to build an employability portfolio and to present yourself at your best for the next step of your career.
Our graduates go on to careers in all aspects of business and management. Many progress to postgraduate degrees at York and other leading universities.
AAB including A in Mathematics
|BTEC National Extended Diploma||DDD plus A in A Level Mathematics|
|Cambridge Pre-U||D3, D3, M2 including D3 in Mathematics|
|European Baccalaureate||80% overall, including 85% in Mathematics|
|International Baccalaureate||35 points including Higher Level 6 in Mathematics (either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretations)|
|T levels||We are currently not accepting T Levels for this course unless an additional A Level (or equivalent qualification) in Mathematics has been taken.|
|Scottish Highers / Advanced Highers||Scottish Highers - BBBB Advanced Highers - B in Mathematics We may also be able to consider three Advanced Highers or a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers, where an applicant does not meet the grade requirement through Highers alone. Please contact us to discuss your qualifications.|
|Other international qualifications||Equivalent qualifications from your country|
Meeting the following additional criteria may qualify you for an alternative offer.
|Widening participation||If you successfully complete one of the following programmes, you may be eligible for an alternative offer up to three A level grades (or equivalent) below our typical offer: Black Access Programme, Next Step York, Realising Opportunities, YESS, YorWay to York. More about widening participation.|
|Contextual offers||If you have experience of local authority care or live in an area with low progression to university, you may be eligible for an alternative offer up to two A level grades (or equivalent) below our typical offer. More about contextual offers.|
|EPQ||We recognise the value of this qualification although it will not be included as a condition of entry. It may be taken into consideration when you receive your results.|
If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:
|IELTS (Academic and Indicator)||6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component|
|C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency||176, with a minimum of 169 in each component|
|Duolingo||120, minimum 105 in each component|
|GCSE/IGCSE/O level English Language (as a first or second language)||Grade C / Grade 4|
|LanguageCert SELT||B2 with a minimum score of 33/50 in each component|
|LanguageCert International ESOL||B2 Communicator with a minimum score of 33/50 in each component|
|PTE Academic/PTE Academic Online||61, with a minimum of 55 in each component|
|TOEFL||87 overall, with a minimum of 21 in each component|
|Trinity ISE III||Merit in all components|
For more information see our undergraduate English language requirements.
You may be eligible for one of our pre-sessional English language courses. These courses will provide you with the level of English needed to meet the conditions of your offer.
The length of course you need to take depends on your current English language test scores and how much you need to improve to reach our English language requirements.
After you've accepted your offer to study at York, we'll confirm which pre-sessional course you should apply to via You@York.
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