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Mathematics with Statistics BSc (Hons)

  • Level(s) of Study: Undergraduate
  • UCAS Code(s): GG13 (full-time); GG14 (sandwich)
  • Start Date(s): September 2023
  • Duration: Three years full-time / four years with placement
  • Study Mode(s): Full-time / Sandwich
  • Campus: Clifton Campus
  • Entry Requirements:
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Introduction:

It’s all about applying your learning. Starting with algebra, calculus and statistics - the foundations of mathematics – before moving on to advanced topics like statistical modelling and computational statistics.

Supported by our expert staff, you’ll get lots of chances to bring into play the mathematical skills you’ve explored and apply them through statistics. You’ll discover how these have unlocked some ground-breaking mathematics discoveries.

In today’s information age, a massive amount of information is gathered daily. That’s why statistical skills are highly valued in the workplace so we’ll help you develop yours. You’ll be hands-on throughout your course and regularly use our specialist equipment – including mathematical and statistical software, virtual reality and 3D printing technology.

Thanks to these practical experiences, you’ll be confident and work-ready when you graduate.

Our Mathematics degrees are current and relevant to the needs of the business. Our close links with the industry mean that, if you wish, you’ll have the opportunity to take up job placements with some of the world’s leading companies.

Research scholarships

Every year we offer a small number of Mathematics Undergraduate Research Scholarships (MURS), giving successful applicants funding for a six-to-eight-week placement in one of our research teams. This is an excellent opportunity for you to further your research interests and contribute to the academic activities of the mathematics department.

More student opportunities

Our students run a Mathematics Society, and you’ll have the opportunity to participate in regular events hosted on campus by the local branch of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.

Foundation Year

We offer BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Statistics (with foundation year) which you can apply for if you don't meet the entry criteria for this course. See our course page for foundation modules.

  • Top 20 for student satisfaction in Mathematics (National Student Survey, 2022)

What you’ll study

In today’s information age, a massive amount of information is gathered daily. In this course, we’ll teach you how to interpret patterns in data using statistics to make the correct decisions or predictions. Demand is high for talented statisticians in private and public sectors, such as market research, the NHS, environmental science, forensic science and government statistics.

This course aims to equip you with advanced mathematical ideas and computational techniques to succeed in this area. You'll be hands-on throughout your course and use our specialist facilities, which include mathematical and statistical software, virtual reality, and 3D printing technology. These will help give you the knowledge and skills employers demand.

In Years One and Two, you’ll explore various mathematical techniques and applications. Then, in your final year, you’ll get to choose several specialist modules depending on your personal preferences and career aspirations.

Who will teach me?

I recently won several HESTEM grants to work with the Nottingham Girl's High School on final year maths education projects and to build employability skills into our maths course. Local, national, and global companies have helped us to make sure that our students leave with the skills, abilities, and confidence to excel in the jobs market.

As a team, our research focus includes biological mathematics, statistics, and computational modelling, but we also encompass financial analysis, cryptography, and many other fields.

Dr James Hind, Lecturer

I teach the Numerical Methods for Ordinary Differential Equations and Topics in Applied Mathematics modules. I also support final year students with their project work. My own research interests include industrial mathematics, mathematical modelling and numerical analysis.

Dr David Chappell, Lecturer

Learn a new language

Alongside your study, you also have the opportunity to learn a new language. The University Language Programme (ULP) is available to all students and gives you the option of learning a new language or improving your skills. Find out more about the ULP.

Mathematical Methods

This module aims to consolidate and extend your previous knowledge of calculus and linear algebra, emphasising the underlying intuition of the techniques.

Introduction to Numerical Methods

Learn about important numerical methods for solving mathematical problems and develop computational skills using specialist mathematical software packages.

Data Analysis

This introduces you to important statistical ideas and their application using modern software. You will explore data analysis, probability, statistical inference and statistical modelling.

Introduction to Abstract Algebra

You will be introduced to the world of rigorous mathematics and the theory to help you learn about the most important algebraic structures, groups and vector spaces.

Vector Algebra and Calculus

Gain a basic knowledge of vector algebra and vector calculus and how to apply these techniques to physical situations.

Foundations and Investigations in Mathematics

You’ll develop a range of skills appropriate to conducting open-ended mathematical investigations. Learn about the importance of rigour and techniques of proof in mathematical contexts.

Differential Equations and Transform Methods

Extend your knowledge of calculus, differential equations and linear algebra, and gain an introduction to difference equations, the Eigen problem and transform methods.

Numerical Methods for Ordinary Differential Equations

You will further develop your computational and professional skills and enhance your knowledge of specialist numerical software
packages.

Probability and Statistical Inference

Refine your statistical inference and modelling knowledge and develop essential computational and IT skills.

Linear Algebra and its Applications

This module will build your conceptual and technical background, and, in particular, work on vector spaces will be extended and generalised to linear transformations. You will be introduced to coding theory by applying linear algebra to linear codes.

Advanced Calculus

Broaden your knowledge, understanding and skills in advanced higher calculus to topics including Fourier series, partial differential equations and complex analysis.

Problem Solving

Learn how to select and apply appropriate techniques and use specialist mathematical and statistical software to help solve open-ended applied problems. Extend your commercial awareness by professionally tackling industrial problems.

Optional year-long work placement.  If you are not taking a placement, you will progress directly to your final year in year three.

Core Modules

Project in Mathematics

The final year project allows you to demonstrate and document your skills, knowledge and understanding of mathematics and show your planning, organisation and problem-solving abilities.

Professional Mathematics Skills

Gain a broad view of the practical applications of Mathematics in the real world, especially in industrial contexts such as Finance, Physics and Engineering.

OR

Communicating Science and Technology

This module will interest you if you are considering a career in teaching and / or want to develop your portfolio of transferable skills.

Choose three modules from the following:

Statistical Modelling

This module will help you to recognise and understand the principal methods of analysis for medical and financial data, including the analysis of survival data and dealing with large, complex datasets.

Computational Statistics and Data Analysis

Explore topics from computational statistics and statistical models relevant to modern applications, emphasising developing a solid conceptual understanding of these methods through applications.

Applied Statistics

Extends your experience with statistical techniques and methodologies, applying them in various industrial and commercial contexts.

Optimisation

The optimisation is the art of optimal decision-making under constraints. This module introduces you to optimisation, focussing on the theoretical foundations of the subject, the practical modelling aspects, and the algorithm analysis and design.

Stochastic Processes

Extend your understanding of probabilistic modelling to include stochastic processes and learn advanced techniques for investigating the behaviour of stochastic processes.

How you’re taught

How will I learn?

You’ll spend between 14 and 16 hours weekly in lectures, seminars, practical sessions, and workshops. The seminar groups are sessions where you’ll meet with your lecturer and small groups to discuss problems or work through challenging topics. The rest of your time will be spent on independent studies, such as reading textbooks and lecture notes and working on exercises.

How will I be assessed?

We want you to graduate with a range of transferable skills. Hence, all of the Mathematics modules have two or three assessment components that help you demonstrate your knowledge in various ways. As well as traditional exams and in-class tests, you’ll complete assignments and group projects and give presentations. In your final year, you’ll also complete your mathematics project with the support of your personal tutor.

Contact hours

Year 1 - lectures/seminars/workshops (33%) and independent study (67%)

Year 2 - lectures/seminars/workshops (31%) and independent study (69%)

Year 3 - lectures/seminars/workshops (21%) and independent study (79%)

Staff Profiles

James Hind

Senior Lecturer

School of Science & Technology

James Hind

Martin Nelson

Senior Lecturer

School of Science & Technology

Dr. Martin Nelson is a Senior Lecturer of Applied Mathematics. His research is primarily in the area of Mathematical Biology, including problems of a biomechanical nature and complex multi-faceted biological…

Timothy Hetherington

Principal Lecturer

School of Science & Technology

Timothy Hetherington

Colin Wilmott

Senior Lecturer

School of Science & Technology

Colin Wilmott

Nadia Chuzhanova

Lecturer

School of Science & Technology

Jonathan Crofts

Senior Lecturer

Physics and Mathematics

Jonathan Crofts

How you’re assessed

Year 1 - coursework (28%) and written (72%)

Year 2 - coursework (32%) and written (68%)

Year 3 - coursework (60%) and written (40%)

Careers and employability

Your career development

Our recent graduates have secured roles at companies including:

  • PriceWaterhouseCooper
  • Rolls Royce
  • Capita plc
  • NHS Supply Chain

They have also started careers in:

  • industrial and commercial mathematics
  • statistical applications systems modelling
  • software engineering
  • telecommunications
  • IT applications
  • teaching and research.

They have gone into a wide variety of job roles, including:

  • Planning Analyst
  • Product Support (Financial Software)
  • Project Manager
  • Performance Analyst

What our students say

"The content we studied in my final year was vital in getting the job I have today. The course is very applicable when applying for positions outside of the university. If you're interested in Mathematics, I can't recommend this course enough.

"I also love Nottingham – it's a fantastic city, and I didn't have any questions about staying here when I graduated. When looking for jobs, my priority was staying in this city."

Duncan Bell, BSc (Hons) Mathematics - graduate
Credit Scoring and Strategy Analyst

Excellent placement opportunities

NTU is one of the most employment-focused universities. Increasingly, employers want to recruit graduates who have real-world work experience. That’s why all of our courses, across every subject area, offer you a work experience opportunity. Our experts help build and support your future with various career programmes and events.

On this course, after your second year, you will have the opportunity to take a year's work placement (sandwich placement). This will give you a chance to gain vital experience and put your knowledge into practice. You're also twice as likely to secure a graduate job within six months if you take a work placement.

Our recent students have taken placements across various companies, including DeVere Group, Cooper Parry and IBM. They secured varied roles such as Trainee Wealth Assistant, Business Analyst and Auditing Assistant.

You'll be supported and assessed throughout your placement year and will write a reflective report and diary at the end of your placement. When you complete your placement, you will be eligible to receive an additional award of a Diploma in Professional Practice.

Find out more about work placements.

NTU Enterprise

You'll also have the opportunity to turn your ideas into a viable business with help from NTU Enterprise, NTU's purpose-built Centre for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise, a support centre to help students create, develop and grow their businesses.

Campus and facilities

Entry requirements

  • 112 - 120 UCAS Tariff points from up to four qualifications, including A-level or equivalent Maths grade C
  • GCSEs – English and Maths grade C / 4

To find out what qualifications have tariff points, please use our tariff calculator.

Contextual offers

A lower offer may be made based on a range of factors, including your background (such as where you live and the school or college you attended), your experiences and individual circumstances (you may have been in care, for example). This is called a contextual offer; we get data from UCAS to make these decisions. NTU offers a student experience like no other. This approach helps us find students who have the potential to succeed here but may have faced barriers that make it more difficult to access university. Find out how we assess your application.


Other qualifications and experience

We may also consider credits achieved at other universities and your work/life experience through an assessment of prior learning. This may be for year one entry or beyond the beginning of a course where applicable, for example, into year 2. Our Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer Policy outlines the process and options available for this route.

Getting in touch

If you need more help or information, get in touch through our enquiry form.

  • 120 UCAS Tariff points from up to four qualifications, including A-level or equivalent Maths grade C
  • GCSEs – English and Maths grade C / 4

International qualifications

We accept qualifications from all over the world – check yours here:

Undergraduate preparation courses (Foundation)

If you don’t yet meet our entry requirements, we offer Foundation courses through our partner Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC), based on our City Campus:

English language entry requirements

You can meet our language requirements by completing our pre-sessional English course for an agreed length of time or by submitting the required grade in one of our accepted English language tests, such as IELTS:

Advanced standing (starting your undergraduate degree in year 2 or 3)

You may be able to start your undergraduate course in year 2 or 3 based on what you have studied before.  This decision would be made following our Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer Policy.

Would you like some advice on your study plans?

Our international teams are highly experienced in answering queries from students all over the world. We also have members of staff based in Vietnam, China, India and Nigeria and work with a worldwide network of education counsellors.

Fees and funding

Preparing for the financial side of student life is important, but there’s no need to feel anxious and confused about it. We hope that our fees and funding pages will answer all your questions.

Getting in touch

For more advice and guidance, contact our Student Financial Support Service by telephone at +44 (0)115 848 2494.

Additional Costs

Your course fees cover the cost of studies and include loads of great benefits, such as the use of our library, support from our expert Employability team, and free use of the IT equipment across our campuses.

Library books

Most study modules recommend one or more core textbooks, which most students purchase. Book costs vary, and further information is available in the University’s bookshop. Our libraries provide a good supply of essential textbooks, journals and materials (many of which you can access online) – meaning you may not need to purchase as many books as you think! There may also be a supply of second-hand books from previous year students.

Field trips

All essential field trip costs will be included in your course fees. There may be the opportunity to participate in optional field trips, which incur additional costs.

Placements

If you're undertaking a placement year, you'll need to budget for accommodation and any travel costs you may incur whilst on placement. Many of our placement students earn a salary whilst on placement, which can help cover these living costs. Placement opportunities are available in the UK and overseas.  Travel grants and Erasmus funding may be available to help fund international travel costs.

Print and copy costs

The University allocates an annual printing and copying allowance of £20 depending on the course you are studying. Students will also be required to pay additional costs for printing, poster preparation and final dissertation copies in their final year - estimated costs of approximately £20 - £50. For more details about costs for additional print and copying required over and above the annual allowance, please see the Printing, photocopying and scanning information on the Library website.

Other

Students will require a basic scientific calculator for examinations (e.g. Casio 83 or 85 series, approximately £15).

Tuition fees 

Tuition fees are payable for each year that you are at the University. The tuition fees for the second and subsequent years of your undergraduate course may increase in line with inflation and as specified by the UK government. See our fees.

Scholarships

We offer scholarships of up to 50% of your tuition fee. You can apply for your scholarship when offered to study at NTU.

Living costs

Get advice on the cost of living as an international student in Nottingham and how to budget:

Paying fees

Find out about advanced payments, instalment plan options and how to make payments securely to the University:

Would you like some advice on your study plans?

Our international teams are highly experienced in answering queries from students all over the world. We also have members of staff based in Vietnam, China, India and Nigeria and work with a worldwide network of education counsellors.

What do the course fees cover?

Your course fees cover the cost of studies and include loads of great benefits, such as the use of our library, support from our expert Employability team, and free use of the IT equipment across our campuses.

Library books

Most study modules recommend one or more core textbooks, which most students purchase. Book costs vary, and further information is available in the University’s bookshop. Our libraries provide a good supply of essential textbooks, journals and materials (many of which you can access online) – meaning you may not need to purchase as many books as you think! There may also be a supply of second-hand books from previous year students.

Field trips

All essential field trip costs will be included in your course fees. There may be the opportunity to participate in optional field trips, which incur additional costs.

Placements

If you're undertaking a placement year, you'll need to budget for accommodation and any travel costs you may incur whilst on placement. Many of our placement students earn a salary whilst on placement, which can help cover these living costs. Placement opportunities are available in the UK and overseas.  Travel grants and Erasmus funding may be available to help fund international travel costs.

Print and copy costs

The University allocates an annual printing and copying allowance of £20 depending on the course you are studying. Students will also be required to pay additional costs for printing, poster preparation and final dissertation copies in their final year - estimated costs of approximately £20 - £50. For more details about costs for additional print and copying required over and above the annual allowance, please see the Printing, photocopying and scanning information on the Library website.

Other

Students will require a basic scientific calculator for examinations (e.g. Casio 83 or 85 series, approximately £15).

How to apply

Ready to join us? Then apply as soon as you can. Just click the Apply button at the top of the page and follow the application instructions. Make sure you check the entry requirements above carefully before you do.

Writing your application and personal statement

Be honest, thorough and persuasive in your application. Remember, we can only decide based on what you tell us. So include all of your qualifications and grades, including resits or predicted grades.

Your personal statement is a really important part of your application. It’s your chance to convince us why we should offer you a place! You’ve got 4,000 characters to impress us. Make sure you use them to show how your skills and qualities are relevant to the course(s) you’re applying for. For more hints and tips, look at our page on how to write a good personal statement.

Keeping up-to-date

After you’ve applied, we’ll be sending you important emails throughout the application process so check your emails regularly, including your junk mail folder.

You can get more information and advice about applying to NTU on our Your Application page. Good luck with your application!

You can apply for this course through UCAS. If you are not applying to any other UK universities, you can apply directly to us on our NTU applicant portal.

Application advice

Apply early so you have enough time to prepare – processing times for Student visas can vary, for example.  After applying, we'll send you important emails throughout the application process, so check your emails regularly, including your junk mail folder.

Writing your personal statement

Be honest, thorough, and persuasive – we can only make a decision about your application based on what you tell us:

Would you like some advice on your study plans?

Our international teams are highly experienced in answering queries from students all over the world. We also have members of staff based in Vietnam, China, India and Nigeria and work with a worldwide network of education counsellors.

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