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Heriot-Watt University

Mathematics with Statistics

UCAS Code: G1G3
BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

83%

Subjects
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
Student score
89% HIGH
89% HIGH
% employed or in further study
96% MED
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£21k MED
£24k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB

Mathematics at grade A.

Scottish Highers
ABBBB

Mathematics at grade A.

Scottish Advanced Highers
ABB

Mathematics at grade A.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
28

with Mathematics at Higher Level 5

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

83%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£1,820

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Heriot-Watt University is ranked in the Top Ten in the UK for Mathematics (Guardian University Guide 2015) / (Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014) and 1st in Scotland (National Student Survey 2013). 98% of our students expressed overall satisfaction with this programme. 97% of our graduates from this programme are in work or further study within six months of graduating. This programme offers broad-based training in modern, pure and applied mathematics, together with a sound knowledge of key areas in contemporary statistics. It allows students to study both mathematics and statistics courses in each year of the programme.

Modules

Year 1: Pure mathematics; applied mathematics; statistics; option. Year 2: Analysis; linear and abstract algebra; advanced calculus; applied mathematics; statistics. Years 3 and 4: Compulsory core mathematics plus 1 option from: pure mathematics; applied mathematics; numerical analysis.

Heriot-Watt University

The reception

Heriot-Watt is Scotland's most international university with beautiful campuses in Edinburgh, Scottish Borders, Orkney, Dubai and now Malaysia. We offer students the opportunity to have an international experience in a lovely learning environment no matter where they study. And did you know that Heriot-Watt is one of only two universities in Europe offering a Brewing and Distilling degree..?

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
30%
70%

Year 1

30%
70%

Year 2

30%
70%

Year 3

30%
70%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
56%
44%

Year 1

78%
22%

Year 2

71%
29%

Year 3

95%
5%

Year 4

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 96%
Student score 89% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

85%

Staff made the subject interesting

82%

Library resources are satisfactory

82%

Feedback on work has been helpful

80%

Feedback on work has been prompt

85%

Staff are good at explaining things

93%

Received sufficient advice and support

87%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
37% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
39% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
406 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
70% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
4% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary £21k MED
Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

7%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

31%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

24%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The UK still doesn’t have as many maths teachers as we’d like, so anyone wanting to take maths and then go into teaching will be welcome. In fact, there’s felt to be a general lack of maths skills in the population at large, so this is one subject where there's demand for graduate skills. 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. But for research jobs, 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 salaries to match.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 96%
Student score 89% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

85%

Staff made the subject interesting

82%

Library resources are satisfactory

82%

Feedback on work has been helpful

80%

Feedback on work has been prompt

85%

Staff are good at explaining things

93%

Received sufficient advice and support

87%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
52% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
45% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
465 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
86% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
3% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary £24k MED
Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

43%

Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

5%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

22%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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. More than half of statisticians who are working following graduation go to work in finance, 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 over £28k just six months after leaving university. There is also demand from the Scottish finance sector in Edinburgh and Glasgow. Last year, statisticians starting work in Scotland were earning nearly £26k on average after six months – less than in London, but perhaps better off overall than their counterparts south of the border when you factor in lower living costs.
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