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Hi, I'm a year 12 looking to do maths and stats at uni (preferably just stats but this is a less common option).

I want to know how people doing stats courses decided where to go/find courses as there's no real league table for stats and similar courses i.e. MORSE.

Any advice much appreciated.
Thanks!
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Hi, I'm a year 12 looking to do maths and stats at uni (preferably just stats but this is a less common option).

I want to know how people doing stats courses decided where to go/find courses as there's no real league table for stats and similar courses i.e. MORSE.

Any advice much appreciated.
Thanks!
A degree in Statistics is just a regular Maths degree, but with a few compulsory modules in Stats (and less choices for optional module in other fields, as they made the stats modules compulsory) and a different name that will be on your certificate. You can just do a normal Maths degree and then specialise in Stats during your last year (which I am pretty much doing).

You can use league table as a guide but do not be complacent and view them as fact since after the top 4 (Cambridge, Oxford, Warwick, Imperial in no order) every uni will have very similar structure and department. Try going on each uni website, reading about the course structure (in particular 3rd year), location, other opportunities available such as a year abroad/in industry, cost of living.
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Hi, I'm a year 12 looking to do maths and stats at uni (preferably just stats but this is a less common option).

I want to know how people doing stats courses decided where to go/find courses as there's no real league table for stats and similar courses i.e. MORSE.

Any advice much appreciated.
Thanks!
Why not go to some open days and talk to the tutors. Explain your situation and ask them if they were in your situation which universities they would look at.
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Hi,

I can't tell you much in general but I can tell you about my current university if that helps. I'm a pure maths student (and president of the maths society, SUMS) at St Andrews.

The stats department is quite large here. They have the observatory to themselves, which I think is really cool. The department is really rather friendly and includes people such as Prof Len Thomas and Dr Janine Illian (I have provided links below to videos of them speaking about statistics so that you can match names to faces and voices).

There is quite a large focus on ecological and environmental statistics at St Andrews, being the location of CREEM (link below). If that's the sort of thing that interests you then you'll really enjoy it here. Even if you're not sure where you want to go with your statistics degree, the department offers a rigorous and thorough course in statistics and has strong connections with other universities, being one of the more prestigious courses, so if ecology and the environment are not up your street then you'll easily be able to connect with other universities should you wish to do a PhD.

Hopefully you can get more information on other courses though, as a statistician I'm sure you are wary of making decisions based on small quantities of data!

Hope this helps!



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zomVwb0sUaE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZXYdRs6NtQ

https://www.creem.st-andrews.ac.uk/
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Hi, I'm a year 12 looking to do maths and stats at uni (preferably just stats but this is a less common option).

I want to know how people doing stats courses decided where to go/find courses as there's no real league table for stats and similar courses i.e. MORSE.

Any advice much appreciated.
Thanks!
You might be interested in the mathematics and statistics courses at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland. We have a wide range including Mathematics with Statistics, Mathematical, Statistical and Actuarial Sciences and Statistical Data Science. They are 4-year degrees but we offer direct entry to Year 2 with the right A-Level (or equivalent) grades.

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 ranks Mathematics at Heriot-Watt 11th in the UK out of 69 Mathematics Departments.

We have an amazing campus set in 380 acres of beautiful parkland on the outskirts of Edinburgh - and Edinburgh is such a great city to live in :awesome:! Have you visited?
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Most students in your case, including myself, do a maths degree with a statistics specialisation in the last year for a 3yr course or last two years for a 4yr course. The best would be to compare each uni syllabus and courses, the most famous ones for maths/stats in the UK being (no particular order) Imperial, Oxford, Cambridge (the latter doesn't have a specific statistics course though) and in a lesser extent but still in the top 5 Warwick and UCL. Check their websites, you can find some links below. Also, a statistics degree with the mathematics mention is more recommendable since you may have more opportunities.

Imperial
BSc Mathematics with Statistics https://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/ug/...tatistics-bsc/
BSc Mathematics, Optimisation and Statistics https://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/ug/...tatistics-bsc/

Oxford
Mathematics with Statistics https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/unde...tistics?wssl=1

Cambridge (/!\ not really into stats, would take Oxford instead)
https://www.undergraduate.study.cam....es/mathematics

UCL
BSc Mathematics and Statistical Science http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-stu...l-science-bsc/
BSc Statistics http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-stu...tatistics-bsc/

Warwick
Mathematics & Statistics http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/st...aths_and_stats
Data Science http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/st...courses/datsci
MORSE http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/st.../courses/morse
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As others have hinted, I wouldnt recommend doing a "Statistics" degree (eg the UCL one), the quality of training is often substantially worse than the more conventional route of doing a mathematics degree and taking statistics/machine learning modules.
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