Undergraduate study

Undergraduate

Mathematics with Statistics

Mathematical Sciences

Award Course length Course code Typical offer Start date
BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS 4 years full-time sandwich GG1H AAA 1 October 2018
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time GG13 AAA 1 October 2018

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Mathematics with Statistics course overview

This course is administered entirely within the Department of Mathematical Sciences, and includes modules in both mathematics and statistics. The statistics element is approximately a third of the course.

This course provides a thorough grounding in mathematics, but with a very substantial statistics and probability component, right up to modern applications, such as in medical statistics, and a major final-year project, which offers a connection to contemporary statistics research.

There are two paths in this course: path A focuses on applied statistics and path B focuses on stochastic analysis.

Facilities

Modules


Year 1

Compulsory modules:

  • Mathematical Methods 1 & 2
  • Analysis 1 & 2
  • Linear Algebra
  • Geometry and Groups
  • Computer Applications in Mathematics
  • Introductory Probability and Statistics
  • Mathematical Thinking
  • Numbers
  • Introduction to Applied Mathematics
  • Mechanics

Year 2

Compulsory modules:

  • Communicating Mathematics
  • Analysis
  • Probability Theory
  • Applied Statistics
  • Statistical Modelling
  • Fourier Analysis & Partial Differential Equations
  • Complex Variables

Optional modules:

Optional modules are chosen from a wide range of topics in pure and applied mathematics and statistics. One module taught by another Department in the University may be included.

Final year

  • Statistics Project
  • Either three compulsory modules on applied statistics topics (path A), or two compulsory modules on stochastic analysis topics (path B).
  • Seven or eight optional modules chosen from a wide range of topics in pure and applied mathematics, statistics and mathematical physics.

Up to two modules taught by other Departments in the University may be included.

Please note: optional modules are subject to availability and timetable permitting.


The information above reflects the currently intended course structure and module details. Updates may be made on an annual basis and revised details will be published through Programme Specifications ahead of each academic year.

Assessment

Depending on the nature of the material, some modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework and examination (for example 25% coursework and 75% examination), whilst other modules are assessed by 100% coursework or 100% by examination.

Coursework is based on a variety of tasks including individual essays, projects, laboratory work, contribution in tutorials, group work and presentations.


GG1H Mathematics with Statistics - BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS

A-Level
AAA including Mathematics
IB
37 (6,6,6 HL) including HL Mathematics
BTEC
BTEC Level 3 National Diploma: D*D plus A Level Mathematics at grade A, or BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate D* plus AA in two A Levels to include Mathematics

GG13 Mathematics with Statistics - BSc (Hons)

A-Level
AAA including Mathematics
IB
37 (6,6,6 HL) including HL Mathematics
BTEC
BTEC Level 3 National Diploma: D*D plus A Level Mathematics at grade A, or BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate D* plus AA in two A Levels to include Mathematics

Selection

Applicants are usually selected solely on the basis of their UCAS application, but in exceptional cases, an interview may be required. If applicants are made an offer of a place, they will be invited to visit the department giving them the opportunity to meet staff and students, see facilities and get an insight into what it is like to be a student at Loughborough.

Course fees 2017/18

UK/EU fee: £9,250   |   International fee: £16,000

Placement year fees for 2020/21 are still to be confirmed. As an indication, for 2017/18 the current placement fees are set at 20% of the yearly full-time fee for UK/EU students and £3,000 for international students.

Graduate destinations

Careers open to graduates from the course range across many areas of commerce, industry and education. The course could also be a stepping stone on the route to further study in statistics, perhaps especially in medical statistics.

Industrial placements

All our courses are available as either full-time or sandwich courses, with the sandwich course including an extra year spent on professional training in an industrial, commercial or research establishment. The academic content of a full-time and a sandwich course is identical.

Satisfactory completion of the professional training in the sandwich course leads to the award of the Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS).

A variety of industrial, commercial and research companies have received our students in recent years and good relations have been established between these companies and the Mathematical Sciences Department.

Examples include Advantica, Ernst & Young, IBM, Aston Martin Lagonda, ICI, Hitachi and GSK. We are able to assist you to obtain suitable placements but the final responsibility rests with you.

Study abroad

If you choose one of our sandwich courses, an alternative to professional training is a year spent studying at a university in another country through a student exchange scheme, leading to the award of the Diploma in International Studies (DIntS).

We currently have exchange agreements with universities in: Germany, Denmark, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Australia, Canada, Japan and USA.

Our students

George

Course

Mathematics

Department

Mathematical Sciences

Qualifications

MMath (Hons)

Year of Study

Final

Heena

Course

Mathematics

Department

Mathematical Sciences

Qualifications

MMath (Hons)

Year of Study

Final

Department / School Key Information Sets

BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS 4 years full-time sandwich

UCAS code: GG1H

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time

UCAS code: GG13