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Cardiff University

Mathematics Operational Research and Statistics with a Year Abroad

UCAS Code: GG23

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A-A*,B,B

Grade A in Maths required. This offer will exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking.

The Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted in lieu of one A Level at the A Level grades specified, excluding any subject specific requirements.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language grade C or 4

36-34 to include 6 in HL Maths or 666-665 in 3 HL's to include 6 in HL Maths.

DD in BTEC plus A Level Maths. Science/Engineering-related if accompanied by Maths A-Level

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A,A-A,B,B

Grade A in Maths required. This offer will exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking.

UCAS Tariff

136-168

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100%
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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Operational research

To many people statistics means numbers – collecting them and organising them. The field of modern statistics involves much more. It is the source of techniques developed to help managers and researchers to draw reliable conclusions from observations that contain variation.

Operational research techniques, sometimes called management science, provide quantitative decision-making methods complementary to statistical analysis, such as the control of queues, stock, and quality control.

The BSc in Mathematics, Operational Research and Statistics combines specialisation in statistics and operational research, with the study of the principles of mathematics, offering a good grounding in general mathematical theory and techniques.

This particular version of the degree allows you to spend your third year studying abroad before returning to Cardiff for a final year. The School of Mathematics has agreements with institutions across Europe, the United States, Canada and Australia, and you will have support to apply for your overseas year.

Distinctive features

This course offers a sound basis of knowledge, understanding and skills in the main areas of mathematics, statistics and operational research. It encourages an understanding of abstract mathematical concepts, logical argument and deductive reasoning, with an emphasis on independent learning.

This particular version of the degree allows you to spend your third year studying abroad before returning to Cardiff for a final year (please see above).

Much of year one is common to our courses, so if you wish to change to another course within the School this may be possible.

NOTE: There is also an option of taking a year working in industry in the UK or Europe between your second and third years.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£10,500
per year
England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
International
£19,950
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

Extra funding

Cardiff University has many scholarships on offer to our prospective students. Please see our website at http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/funding/scholarships for further information.

The Uni


Course location:

Main Site - Cardiff

Department:

School of Mathematics

TEF rating:

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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.

79%
low
Operational research

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.

Operational research

Teaching and learning

78%
Staff make the subject interesting
70%
Staff are good at explaining things
74%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
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

95%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
87%
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?

76%
UK students
24%
International students
57%
Male students
43%
Female students
64%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate
417

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.

Operational research

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.

£21,000
med
Average annual salary
99%
low
Employed or in further education
52%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

11%
Other administrative occupations
10%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
10%
Business, research and administrative professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Not a very common degree on its own, this is often taken in combination with maths degrees. The skills gained by operational research graduates mean that they are in demand, so have a low unemployment rate and pretty respectable salaries, especially in finance and in London - the average starting salary for OR graduates in the capital was nearly £33,000 last year.

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.

£24k

£24k

£30k

£30k

£28k

£28k

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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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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