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Aberystwyth University

Pure Mathematics/Statistics

UCAS Code: GGC3

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,C-B,B,B

ABC with A in Mathematics or BBB with B in Mathematics.

Pass in Access qualification in a relevant subject with Merit in 50% of units at level 3.

Aberystwyth University welcomes the Welsh Baccalaureate as a valuable qualification in its own right and considers completion of the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate to be equivalent to an A level grade.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28-30

With 4-5 points in Mathematics at Higher Level.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DMM-DDM

With A/B in A level Mathematics.

UCAS Tariff

120

With A/B in Mathematics.

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subjects

Pure mathematics

Statistics

Pure Mathematics and Statistics Degree at Aberystwyth University will allow you to uncover a fascinating and challenging discipline that combines the identification and analysis of shapes and patterns with data collation and calculation. Mathematics and statistics are fundamentally important to modern society, contributing to numerous facets of life, including science, engineering, technology and finance. Graduates of the Pure Mathematics and Statistics Degree are in significant demand across many industries for their problem-solving abilities, clear analytical thought processes and capacity for logical argument. Mathematics has been taught at Aberystwyth since the foundation of the university in 1872, making it the oldest Mathematics department in Wales. Despite our heritage we have continued to innovate ensuring that the degree schemes we offer will provide you with the best Mathematics degree you can possibly obtain. A degree in Mathematics will open a wide range of career paths to you, and this degree is accredited by the IMA (Institute for Mathematics and its Applications), the UK's learned and professional society for mathematics, directly contributing to your recognition as a Chartered Mathematician. The department also offers several modules which are taught through the medium of Welsh.

You will study within a university that is ranked* top 5 in the UK and 1st in Wales* for student satisfaction (NSS, 2017) and where 95% of students were in employment or further study within 6 months after graduating (DLHE, 2017).

This degree will introduce you to the essential core disciplines of Mathematics including algebra, calculus, geometry and mathematical analysis. Topics in your second and third years may include: analysis and partial differential equations, abstract and linear algebra, distributions and estimation, regression, anova, statistical modelling and mechanics. This degree is delivered through lectures, tutorials and practicals. You will be assessed through a combination of coursework, presentations, reports and examinations. You will be assigned a personal tutor throughout your degree course, who will help you with any problems or queries, whether these are academic-related or personal issues. You should feel free to contact them at any time for help and advice.

This course will develop your understanding of a range of theories and processes in Mathematics. You will develop your written and oral communication skills and your ability to work independently and in a group. Some of the skills you will develop include: research, data analysis, enhanced mathematical and computational skills, problem-solving, creative thinking, information technology, independent working, time management, organisation, meeting deadlines and self-motivation. You will enhance your ability to express ideas, communicate information clearly and concisely and accommodate other viewpoints. Work experience will greatly improve your CV and make you more attractive to employers. You are encouraged to contact the Careers Advisory Service in relation to YES (Year in Employment Scheme) and Go Wales for assistance in securing work placements alongside your degree.

Your degree will prepare you for a broad range of employment or training options, including teacher training. Typical sectors include: statistical analysis and computational statistics, aeronautical engineering, accountancy and banking, risk analysis and actuarial work, financial management and investment analysis and information technology.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
International
£13,450
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

Extra funding

Aberystwyth University offers a valuable package of scholarships and bursaries to support students. Our long-established Entrance Scholarship competition means you could get up to £2,000 a year towards your living and study costs. You can combine an Entrance Scholarship with any or all of our other awards, to make your financial package more valuable. Our awards include the Academic Excellence Studentship, means-tested Aberystwyth Bursary, Sport and Music Scholarships, Bursaries for Care Leavers/Young Carers and a range of department specific awards. Please visit our website for full details. This does not apply to students studying at our Mauritius campus.

The Uni


Course location:

Main Site (Aberystwyth)

Department:

Department of Mathematics

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

85%
med
Pure mathematics
85%
med
Statistics

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Mathematics

Teaching and learning

94%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
96%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

99%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
95%
Course specific equipment and facilities
89%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
60%
Male students
40%
Female students
60%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
D
318

Mathematical sciences

Teaching and learning

94%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
96%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

99%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
95%
Course specific equipment and facilities
89%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
60%
Male students
40%
Female students
59%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate
316

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Mathematics

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,000
low
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
95%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

11%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
10%
Customer service occupations
8%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Want to feel needed? This is one of the most flexible degrees of all and with so much of modern work being based on data, there are options everywhere for maths graduates. With all that training in handling figures, it's hardly surprising that a lot of maths graduates go into well-paid jobs in the IT or finance industries, and last year, a maths graduate in London could expect a very respectable average starting salary of £27k. And we're always short of teachers in maths, so that is an excellent option for anyone wanting to help the next generation. And if you want a research job, you'll want a doctorate — and a really good maths doctorate will get you all sorts of interest from academia and finance — and might secure some of the highest salaries going for new leavers from university.

Mathematical sciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,000
low
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
95%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

13%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
10%
Customer service occupations
7%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

The business and research sectors worry that the UK hasn't got enough people with good statistics skills, and as stats are at the heart of so much of the economy, and we only have a few hundred graduates a year in the discipline, this type of degree can be very useful and versatile. The finance industry is very popular with this group, and they're far more likely to be working in London than most other graduates. And who can blame them — statistics graduates starting work in London were earning an average of nearly £29k just six months after leaving university. There is also demand from the Scottish finance sector in Edinburgh and Glasgow - particularly in banking and insurance. But a good statistician can find work almost anywhere that data can be analysed - which, in an online world, is almost anywhere - and many industries struggle to find enough statisticians to fulfil demand, so stay flexible and you can find a variety of options.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Mathematical sciences

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£20k

£20k

£24k

£24k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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