Mathematics and Statistics (BSc) - 2014 entry
Mathematics and statistics are both amazingly interesting and important subjects with many applications in the modern world. A degree in mathematics and statistics is one of the most sought-after qualifications as it can lead to a wide variety of career choices.
Why study Maths and Statistics?
Wherever data is collected, there is a role for statisticians and a well-trained statistician can help advance society's knowledge and welfare. By studying Mathematics and Statistics together, you gain a rigorous statistical background on a solid mathematical base. Employment opportunities for such graduates are numerous and varied.
Why study at York?
At York we place particular emphasis on small group teaching and a friendly atmosphere. Our comprehensive tutorial system gives extensive support to first year students.
In your final year, you spend one third of your time producing a substantial project in an area of your choice. This encourages individual creativity and is taught and supervised by enthusiastic lecturers involved in the latest developments of their subject.
Transferable skills are developed during the entire degree programme, from the first year tutorials all the way through to the final year project, supported by supervisory meetings. Tutorials encourage logical and analytical thinking, and help develop your ability to read books and papers critically, and to write clearly and concisely. The final year project training sessions promote skills such as report writing and designing posters. All of these skills are in great demand by employers.
You take two 30 credit modules that run during the entire teaching year:
In addition, in the Autumn Term you take
And in the Spring/Summer terms you take
Altogether you obtain a total of 120 credits in Mathematics. These modules are designed to give you a firm foundation across all areas of mathematics, and provide a platform for specialisation later in the degree.
In the Autumn Term you take:
In the Spring/Summer Terms you take:
In addition you choose 30 credits of optional modules from
Up to 20 credits of the optional modules in Spring/Summer terms may be replaced with elective modules from other Departments. Altogether you obtain 120 credits.
The main focus of your final year is your individual project (BA/BSc final-year project MAT00004H (40 credits)), which makes up one third of your final year.
You also take the following compulsory modules:
In the Autumn Term:
In the Spring Term:
In addition, you choose 40 credits from the remaining third year modules.
Up to 20 credits of optional modules may be replaced with elective modules from other Departments. Altogether you obtain 120 credits.
Mathematics and Statistics graduates are in great demand by a wide range of employers, who value the skills developed over the course of the degree. The ability to communicate and solve complex problems and critically analyse information in a logical way are all skills much sought after from organisations in both the public and private sectors. The range of careers includes:
Six months after graduation, 91% of University of York Maths graduates are employed or in further study. More information can be found at the University's careers pages where you can also see profiles of recent Maths graduates
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Department of Mathematics, University of York, Heslington, York, UK. YO10 5DD