âIt has been said that figures rule the world; maybe. I am quite sure that it is figures which show us whether it is being ruled well or badly.â - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Fascinated by the power of statistics? The world increasingly needs graduates with an understanding of statistical methods, data analysis and the mathematics that underpins it all. The collection, analysis, application and representation of data are central to our globalised society. Statistics lie at the heart of our economics, accounting, banking, management and administration, communications, astronomy and the physical and social sciences.
This programme is led by renowned experts in the field and will give you a solid grounding in all the key methods and concepts of mathematics, whilst allowing you to explore the fascinating and rapidly evolving field of statistics. It helps you to link fundamental concepts of probability theory and pure mathematics to the application of a diverse array of statistical techniques. The modular structure also gives you the flexibility to tailor your studies to your own interests.
Our curriculum is broad and informed by our world-class research activities, including pioneering work in the field of statistics. We also offer an extensive array of postgraduate opportunities, and provided you make good progress in year 1 you will have the option of transferring onto our four-year Mathematics MSci programme if you decide to focus on taking your mathematics to a higher level. It might also be possible to transfer sideways into the second year of one of our other undergraduate mathematics programmes.
Join our friendly and inspiring department and you will benefit from a thoroughly supportive learning environment. We offer small group tutorials, problem solving sessions, practical workshops and IT classes, as well as generous staff office hours and a dedicated personal adviser to guide you through your studies. We also offer CV writing workshops and a competitive work placement scheme. Graduates from our department are in great demand for their numeracy, analytical skills, data handling powers, logical thinking and creative problem solving abilities.
+ Learn from renowned mathematicians and statisticians who are experts in their fields.
+ We rank second in the UK for our research impact and fourth for world leading or internationally excellent mathematics research (Research Excellence Framework 2014).
+ Feel at home in a lively, friendly department with a strong focus on small group teaching, where you will be known as an individual.
+ We rank consistently highly for overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey: 94% of our students say we are good at explaining things (NSS 2015).
+ Enjoy a varied and flexible curriculum, and tailor your degree to your own interests.
From Euclid to Mandelbrot, Introduction to Applied Mathematics, Principles of Statistics, Calculus, Functions of Several Variables, Number Systems, Matrix Algebra, Numbers And Functions, Statistical Methods, Probability, Linear Algebra and a Group Project, Complex Variable, Inference, Time Series Analysis, Applied Probability
In addition to these mandatory course units there are a number of optional course units available during your degree studies
The programme has a flexible, modular structure and you will take a total of 12 course units at a rate of four, 30-credit modules per year. In addition to our compulsory core modules you will be free to choose between a number of optional courses. Some contribute 15 credits to your overall award while others contribute the full 30.
We use a variety of teaching methods and there is a strong focus on small group teaching in the department. You will attend 12 to 15 hours of formal teaching in a typical week, including lectures, tutorials, problem solving workshops and practical sessions in statistics and computational mathematics. You will also be expected to work on worksheets, revision and project work outside of these times. In year 2, teaching will mainly be delivered through lectures and workshops and in year 3, mostly through relatively small group lectures.
Our courses are mostly examined by end-of-year examinations but some of our statistics and computational courses also have project components and between 10% and 30% of your final mark for each core module in year 1 will come from coursework. Some of the first year modules also include tests that contribute 10% of the final mark. In the first term of year 2 you will work in small groups to prepare a report and an oral presentation on a mathematical topic of your choice, which will contribute to one of your core module grades. CV writing skills are also embedded into that course. In year 3 there are two optional courses which are examined solely by a project and presentation.
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The staff were seriously amazing, I’ve never felt so well supported and encouraged by teachers before. The union was also very friendly and dedicated to representing and helping students, with great services available. In terms of nightlife, you can grab a nice pint in Egham or on campus, or head out to Windsor or into London for clubbing. But it's a pretty quiet place - definitely don't come here for a party, but that's not everyone's style.
Provisional for Year 1 for EU at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for England at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Northern Ireland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Scotland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Wales at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Channel Islands at £9,250
Set for Year 1 for International at £18,300
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