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University of Portsmouth

Mathematics with Statistics

UCAS Code: GG13

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

Entry requirements


104-120 Tariff points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, including Mathematics.

106 Tariff points from the Access to HE Diploma (Mathematics based).

Cambridge Pre-U score of 44 to include a Principal Subject in Mathematics.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

3 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English and Mathematics/3 GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include English and Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

25

25 points from the IB Diploma, to include 3 Higher Level subjects, with Mathematics at Higher Level.

Irish Leaving Certificate - Higher Level

H3,H3,H3,H4,H4

To include Higher Level Mathematics.

104-120 points to include A level Mathematics.

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.

104-120 points to include A level Mathematics.

104-120 Tariff points to include Advanced Level Mathematics.

UCAS Tariff

104-120

104-120 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent, including Mathematics.

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2018

Subjects

Mathematics

Statistics

Statistics drive a great many processes – from supermarkets using sophisticated statistical models to manage their product buying and distribution to insurance companies assessing their exposure to risks. This course equips you with the indispensable problem-solving and decision-making tools highly sought after by a vast number of industries.

WHY STUDY THIS COURSE?

This course is accredited by the Institution of Mathematics and Its Applications (IMA). It meets all of the educational requirements to become a Chartered Mathematician when it is followed by training and employment experience specified by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for taught Master's degrees.

MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE

The £100 million that the university has invested in its buildings and facilities over the past 10 years includes our brand-new technology learning centre, maths café, computing labs and award winning university library.

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

Are you fascinated by mathematics? Do you also have an interest in statistics? If so, this course is ideal for you.

KILLS AND EXPERIENCE GAINED

On this course you will experience a greater breadth and depth of study with opportunities for focussed project work, including with industry involvement. You can undertake a year-long industry placement and, in your penultimate year you will learn advanced principles and have the chance to focus your studies towards your project choice in the final year.

AFTER THE COURSE

Problem-solving is a key element to a successful business and mathematicians are welcomed in industry, business and commerce for their analytical ability and systematic, logical approach to unravelling complex issues.

Modules

In your first year you’ll cover a broad mix of mathematics, statistics and computing. In the second year you will continue to develop your core mathematics and statistics skills along with the option to study more specialised themes in mathematics. As well as your final year project, you will have a choice from a range of options on pure and applied mathematical topics.

Assessment methods

We assess you throughout the course to ensure that your knowledge and skills are developing. We assess you through a variety of examinations, written coursework, multiple-choice tests, presentations, mini projects and a major piece of supervised independent work.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£14,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Portsmouth

Department:

Faculty of Technology

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.

87%
high
Mathematics
87%
high
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

79%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
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
83%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
82%
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?

88%
UK students
12%
International students
67%
Male students
33%
Female students
73%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
C
278

Mathematical sciences

Teaching and learning

79%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
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
83%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
82%
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?

80%
UK students
20%
International students
74%
Male students
26%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
0%
Drop out rate
279

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.

£21,000
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
95%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

21%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
11%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
11%
Business, research and administrative 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.

Statistics

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
95%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

21%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
13%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
10%
Business, research and administrative 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.

£19k

£19k

£25k

£25k

£23k

£23k

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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