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BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Statistics

Turning numbers into patterns into predictions

Year of entry: 2023/24

UCAS code

GG13

Institution code

Y50

Length

3 years full-time

Typical offer

AAA-AAB (full entry requirements)

Start date

September 2023(semester dates)

UK (home) fees

£9,250 per year

International and EU fees

£21,950 per year

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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.

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA). Successfully completing your degree fulfils part of the educational requirement for chartered status.

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, BSc Mathematics and Statistics

14th in the UK

for Mathematics (Complete University Guide 2023)

Outstanding research

100% of departmental research outputs ratted the highest 3* and 4* in the Times Higher Education's ranking of the latest REF results (2021)

Dedicated study space

A productive environment, equipped with blackboards, for individual and group projects, as well as events led by our student-run Maths Society.

Course content

You'll study a mixture of core and option modules. As you progress through your course you'll focus more closely on probability and statistics.

You'll choose option modules from different areas of mathematics - or even different subjects altogether - to support your academic development and personalise your course.

Study abroad

There are opportunities for you to spend time abroad during your course:

Year 1

In your first year, you'll study a number of core modules which will give you a firm foundation across all areas of mathematics. They provide a platform for specialisation later in the degree.

Core modules

Academic integrity module

In addition to the above you will also need to complete our online Academic Integrity module.

Year 2

In your second year, you'll begin to specialise in probability and statistics, supported by other core modules. You'll also choose another specialism to find out more about.

Core modules

You will take core modules which may include:

  • Vector & Complex Calculus
  • Linear Algebra

Option modules

You will also study two option modules. In previous years, options have covered topics such as:

  • Pure Mathematics stream: (Metric Spaces; Groups, Rings & Fields)
  • Applied Mathematics stream: (Classical Dynamics; Quantum & Continuum Dynamics)
  • Statistics stream: (Probability & Markov Chains; Statistical Inference & Linear Models)

The options available to you will be confirmed later in the year. For further information please get in touch.

Year 3

The main focus of your final year is your individual project.

Core modules

Option modules

You will also study four option modules. In previous years, options have covered topics such as:

  • Decision Theory Bayesian Statistics 
  • GLM & Survival Analysis
  • Mathematical Finance in Discrete Time
  • Mathematical Finance in Continuous Time
  • Statistical Pattern Recognition
  • Multivariate Data Analysis 
  • Operations Research
  • Time Series 

The options available to you will be confirmed later in the year. For further information please get in touch.

Our modules may change to reflect the latest academic thinking and expertise of our staff.
Our course structures are changing in September 2023. Find out more about how this course may be affected.

Learning by design

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.

Students who complete this course will be able to:

  • Use the language of mathematics and confidently identify those problems that can be analysed or resolved by standard mathematical techniques. This includes the ability to apply those techniques successfully in the appropriate context.
  • Investigate unfamiliar problems by adapting and/or synthesising a range of mathematical approaches, with an emphasis on statistical approaches.
  • Use a wide range of statistical tools, including statistical software, to investigate data sets and understand the confidence with which predictions can be made from data. They will also be able to explain the reasoning behind these tools, which tools are appropriate, and the value or limitations of each.
  • Conduct a study into a specialised area of statistics, by researching material from a variety of sources, and synthesize this material into a well-organized and coherent account.
  • Communicate complex mathematical ideas clearly in writing, at a level appropriate for the intended audience, and also be able to provide an effective summary of these ideas for non-specialists.
  • Create mathematical documents, presentations and computer programmes by accurately and efficiently using a range of digital technologies.

Fees and funding

Annual tuition fees

UK (home) International and EU
£9,250 £21,950

UK (home) or international fees?

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.

Fees for subsequent years

  • UK (home) fees may increase within the government fee cap in subsequent academic years. We will notify you of any increase as soon as we can.
  • International fees are subject to increase in subsequent years in line with the prevailing Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate (up to a maximum of 10%).

More information

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.

Funding

We'll confirm more funding opportunities for students joining us in 2023/24 throughout the year.

Living costs

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.

Teaching and assessment

You'll work with world‐leading academics who’ll challenge you to think independently and excel in all that you do. Our approach to teaching will provide you with the knowledge, opportunities, and support you need to grow and succeed in a global workplace.

Teaching and assessment methods

Careers and skills

A degree in mathematics helps you to harness the logic and problem solving skills needed to communicate complex ideas. These skills will be invaluable in whichever career path you choose to take.

Careers opportunities and transferable skills

Entry requirements

Typical offer
A levels
  • AAA including A in Mathematics
  • AAB including A in Mathematics and A in Further Mathematics
  • AAB including A in Mathematics and A in Further Mathematics at AS level
Cambridge Pre-U D3, D3, D3 including Mathematics
European Baccalaureate 85% overall, with 85% in Mathematics
International Baccalaureate 36 points overall, including 6 in Mathematics at Higher Level (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.
International foundation programme Foundation Certificate from our International Pathway College or an appropriate alternative.
Other international qualifications Equivalent qualifications from your country

Alternative offers

Meeting the following additional criteria may qualify you for an alternative offer.

Criteria Adjustment
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.

English language

If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:

Minimum requirement
IELTS (Academic and Indicator) 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component
C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency 169, with a minimum of 162 in each component
Duolingo 105, minimum 95 in each component
GCSE/IGCSE/O level English Language (as a first or second language) Grade C / Grade 4
TOEFL 79 overall, with a minimum of 17 in Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking, 17 in Writing
Trinity ISE III Pass in all components

For more information see our undergraduate English language requirements.

If you've not met our 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.

Applying

To apply to York, you will need to complete an online application via UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service).

If we make you an offer, we'll invite you to visit the Department between November and April. You can meet our current students and staff, and have a one-to-one conversation with a member of academic staff.

We will offer you an interview if you present with a strong school performance and application. The interview is not part of your offer and you do not need to attend, but if you do, your offer could be reduced by one A level grade (or equivalent).

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