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Mathematics and Statistics BSc (Hons) 2017/18 entry

Clearing 2017

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Reasons to make us your clearing choice

  • No. 12 UK University - The Guardian University Guide 2018
  • Awarded Gold in the Teaching and Excellence Framework (TEF)
  • 1st for overseas student experiences in 2015/16 - HESA 2017
  • UK’s top new university - The Guardian and the Complete University Guides 2018
Course code:

GG13

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2017

 

Fees:
Faculty:

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For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

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Overview

This accredited course in Mathematics and Statistics can be a rewarding one for those with analytical minds and a love of data and results.

In today’s competitive world, all types of businesses and organisations are crying out for people who can interpret complex data and explain their findings and the implications simply and effectively. 

If you like working with numbers, have strong IT skills and enjoy analysing information, a future career as a data analyst or statistician might be right for you. It could lead to roles in anything from education to the environment, finance to forensics, sport technology or transportation.

One of the top 15 universities in the country in the Guardian University Guide 2018, Coventry has a long taught mathematics with a strong emphasis on its applications in practical situations. Accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), this course meets the educational requirements towards gaining Chartered Mathematician status. This represents the first stage of two and you will need to undertake further training and experience in employment. 

It is possible to combine your studies with our Initial Teacher Training programme in secondary schools. Please refer to Year One Course Detail for more information.

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Teaching Excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

Course essentials

A degree which offers you more, at no extra cost

Accreditation and Professional Recognition

This course is accredited and recognised by the following bodies:

Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA)

Meets the educational requirements of Chartered Mathematician status, awarded by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA). This represents the first stage of two and you will need to undertake further training and experience in employment. Please check with the awarding body for more details.

What our alumni say

 The staff are outstanding and the course was structured to make it suited to the practical needs of students in their future careers.”

Ayon Mukerjee, BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Statistics, graduated in 2009, now Graduate Researcher based in London

Course information

This professionally accredited course combines the study of mathematics and data analysis, helping to prepare you to tackle a huge variety of interesting and engaging problems from business forecasting and simulation to medical statistics and survival analysis.

It aims to develop a range of core graduate skills, much valued by employers, including the ability to think clearly and logically, analyse complicated data sets, solve problems, make recommendations and communicate technical information in a language everyone can understand.

100%

of our students are satisfied with the quality of the course

NSS, 2016

Course specification
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Modules

Overview

Your first year lays the foundation for the study of mathematics and statistics, including topics such as algebra, calculus and numerical methods. You should develop knowledge and understanding in the theory and practice of statistics, exploring the concept of probability.

Throughout your studies, you will have opportunities to participate in a series of skills development sessions to improve your digital literacy, as well as presentation and writing skills, particularly in a mathematical context. We aim to familiarise you with a range of computational software related to the fields of mathematics and statistics, such as LaTeX, Excel, Matlab, Python, Maple, Minitab, SPSS and R.

During the first year, you will also be given the opportunity to opt in to the scheme to participate in our Secondary Initial Teacher Training programme. As a SCITT trainee you will spend time during your second and third year of your subject degree, teaching and learning alongside expert practitioners. There will be one day a week release from your degree to facilitate this. As a Secondary SCITT accredited trainee you will train in across the 11-16 secondary phase.  You will work with selected partner(s) school within the Coventry SCITT. Students who undertake this pathway must decide during their first year of their degree if they wish to opt into the Secondary School Experience pathway. This is followed by a numeracy and literacy test and interview for selection.  Subject to passing the entrance test students will then follow the training pathway as defined in section 13. Those who choose not to participate will follow the normal course structure.

Modules

  • Statistics

  • Algebra

  • Calculus

  • Mathematical modelling

  • Introduction to real and numerical analysis

  • Professional and academic skills 1

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Overview

During the second year, you should strengthen your knowledge of the core mathematical methods and look at some of the most commonly used statistical techniques, namely multiple regression and analysis of variance (ANOVA).

Your study will have a strong practical emphasis in modern data analysis, so we will examine how statistical inference and modelling is applied in areas such as industry, medicine, agriculture, commerce, government, research and development. You will also select a module from a range of modules, such as operational research, discrete mathematics or mathematics of modern physics.

Modules

  • Further algebra and calculus

  • Statistical Computing

  • Differential equations

  • Linear statistical models

  • Professional and academic skills 2

  • Optional modules

    Choose 1 of the following:

    • Discrete Mathematics
    • Mathematics for modern physics and numerical analysis
    • Operational Research Techniques

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Overview

Following your second year, you will have an option to apply for a one-year professional work placement or study abroad in a partner institution.

Overview

The final year should continue to deepen your specialist knowledge, incorporating areas such as optimisation and statistical design, and a choice of optional modules from topics such as financial mathematics and cryptography.

You will also engage in a dissertation project carrying out in-depth statistical investigations in a field that interests you, under the supervision of one of our statisticians. Recent statistics project topics have included modelling of football data, medical data and environmental data.

Modules

  • Statistical Design and Modelling

  • Optimisation

  • Project

  • Advanced topics in statistics

  • Professional and academic skills 3

  • Optional modules

    Choose 1 from the following:

    • Business Simulation
    • Coding and cryptography
    • Financial mathematics

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

8th

Our mathematics courses are ranked 8th in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2018

In more detail...

  • 70% of graduates in work or further study after six months (DLHE 2014/15).
  • Coventry is rated 8th best in the UK for ‘Mathematics’ in the Guardian University Guide 2018.
  • 86% of our research outputs were deemed world-leading or internationally excellent in the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014).
  • Outstanding levels of student satisfaction – 100% overall and 98% for the quality of teaching in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2016.
  • Strong portfolio of industrial research collaborations with, for example, the National Energy Laboratory, Calham Centre for Fusion Energy and Alcan.
  • Meets the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered Mathematician with the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), if followed by appropriate training and experience. Please check with the awarding body for more details.
  • Opportunities to apply for student exchanges during the optional enhancement year and visiting scholars due to close links with the University of Grenoble and are members of the FrancoGerman Doctoral School for Complex Systems and Out-of-Equilibrium Systems, together with the Universities of Lorraine, Leipzig and Lviv.

Extensive industry links with potential employers and placement opportunities with companies that have previously included National Grid and GlaxoSmithKline.

Our main study themes are: 

  • Statistics: You should learn techniques for the collection, analysis, interpretation, presentation, and organisation of different types of complex data. We will cover probability, hypothesis tests, analysis of variance, regression models, design of experiments, a range of advanced topics in statistics and statistical computing.
  • Algebra and calculus: We will cover the core mathematical methods with an introduction to abstract algebra, including some number theory. We will examine the theory of real functions and the mathematics underpinning it.
  • Mathematical and numerical analysis: Provides a rigorous foundation in the analysis of sequences, series and continuous functions, including differentiability and the Riemann integral. We will examine a variety of numerical analysis methods, such as graph theory, and develop basic scientific programming skills to be able to use relevant programming languages, such as Python or Matlab.
  • Mathematical modelling: We will explore means of mathematical modelling, using case studies to illustrate different techniques and then applying them during laboratory sessions. We cover differential equations, including linear and nonlinear systems, qualitative theory, phase space, phase portraits, trajectories and the bifurcation theory for parametrized equations. We also study partial differential equation and the methods to solve them, including separation of variables, method of characteristics, integral transforms, Green’s function etc. We will develop the use of Newtonian mechanics and its use in modelling physical situations, together with a brief introduction to special relativity.

The programme can be studied full-time over three years of study with the option of extending this to four years, by taking a sandwich year in the form of an industrial training placement or study abroad between Year 2 and Year 3.

We are immensely proud of the highest levels of student satisfaction on this course – 100% overall in the latest National Student Survey (NSS 2016). All students said they feel staff are good at explaining things, have made the subject interesting and are enthusiastic about what they are teaching.

Throughout the course, great emphasis is placed on practical skills development; some of your time being spent on computer laboratory sessions, which may involve the use of Mathematical software to solve mathematical problems, and we also run examples classes covering things like going over solutions to exercises. 

You will have opportunities to work with staff on real-world problems from industry, commerce and research groups, as you would in professional practice. This means that you may develop professional skills at the same time as you learn the technical content of your degree. In the past, projects have included forecasting wine sales and undertaking credit risk modelling. 

We will encourage you to attend employer presentations organised by the University and also run our own sessions, which have previously covered government operational research and included some of our past students talking about their job roles and careers.

The learning outcomes of modules, assignments and projects will be clearly stated. Your work will be marked according to how well you achieve these learning outcomes and your final feedback will refer to each outcome, as well as providing an overall percentage grade.

You need to achieve an average of 40% or above to pass each module; marks of 70% or above are classified as ‘First Class’.

An estimated percentage breakdown of your final grade assessment is as follows:

  • Formal examinations: 47%
  • Coursework, including tests and group work: 47%
  • Practical work e.g. presentations: 6%

47% assessed by exams

On successful completion, you should have knowledge of:

  • The theory and practice of the methods of statistics and their application. 
  • The logical construction of a mathematical argument.
  • The application of mathematics to construct models and their resolution, with an appreciation of the validity of the model and the use of approximation.
  • The use a range of analytic and descriptive techniques.
  • The strengths and weaknesses of selected mathematical software and a selected programming or scripting languages and their use to extend capabilities.
  • A range of real-world applications of mathematics.


On successful completion, you should be able to:

  • Understand, reproduce and generalise logical mathematical reasoning.
  • Organise and interpret information and results from mathematical models.
  • Analyse problems and construct an appropriate formulation and solution with relatively little guidance or support.
  • Use specialist modern information technology packages and a programming language confidently.
  • Use a wide range of information resources to acquire relevant information.

100%

of our graduates in employment are in professional or managerial roles

DHLE 2014/15

In a typical teaching week, you will between 13-25 ‘contact’ hours of teaching.

This generally breaks down as:

  • Personal tutorial/small group teaching: 1 hour of personal academic tutorial each week; 1 hour of individual project supervision (in year 3) per week.
  • Medium group teaching: 6-12 hours of tutorials, laboratories and studio sessions each week.
  • Large group teaching: 6-12 hours of lectures each week.

In addition, you will be expected to undertake a further 20 hours of self-directed study each week eg. guided study using handouts, online activities etc.

If you have a desire to gain international experience, there are opportunities to spend a year studying abroad. In the past, students have chosen to study Mathematics in St Marcus University in California, University of Malta, Stockholm University in Sweden, also universities in the Netherlands, Germany and Australia.  Courses in all these Universities are delivered in English.

The opportunity for a sandwich placement means we will also support you in finding an internship anywhere in the world and in seeking financing for that experience. Past students have gone to work in countries such as Malaysia, Belgium and Spain.

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2015/16, we were able to provide a total of 2101 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days, 76% of which were our own organised trips for undergraduates and 23% from postgraduate travel.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni (HESA)


2,101

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2015/16



16,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far


21

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses

What our alumni say

 The staff are outstanding and the course was structured to make it suited to the practical needs of students in their future careers.”

Ayon Mukerjee, BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Statistics, graduated in 2009, now Graduate Researcher based in London

Clearing places available on this course

During Clearing, the tariff points for this course may change. Clearing tariff points will be published 14th August.

Know your results? See if we could offer you a place

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What our alumni say

 The staff are outstanding and the course was structured to make it suited to the practical needs of students in their future careers.”

Ayon Mukerjee, BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Statistics, graduated in 2009, now Graduate Researcher based in London

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

For more information, please visit our Finance pages.

Starts

Fee


September 2017

£9,250 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship.

Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2017

£9,250 (per year)


Scholarships

For the September 2017 and January 2018 intakes, we're investing £1 million into scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students.

Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Starts

Fee


September 2017

£12,471 (per year)


Course essentials at no extra cost

We're committed to communicating study costs clearly to make sure you're not faced with having to make any unexpected payments.

This is why our ‘Flying Start’ package provides you with a few course essentials. Your full-time fee for an undergraduate degree will cover the following:

UK field trips

Any mandatory site visits and trips within the United Kingdom.

Key material

This can include core textbooks, software and equipment.

Laser prints

1,000 A4 sides of black and white laser printing credits per year.

Optional year

Pay no tuition fees for optional work placements or study abroad trips.

The following are additional costs not included in the fees:

  • Any optional overseas field trips or visits: £400+ per trip

What our alumni say

 The staff are outstanding and the course was structured to make it suited to the practical needs of students in their future careers.”

Ayon Mukerjee, BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Statistics, graduated in 2009, now Graduate Researcher based in London

Career prospects

Statisticians work in almost every sphere of life. Upon successful completion, there could be a wide range of career opportunities in areas such as business analysis, government planning, energy demand forecasting, scientific research, the pharmaceutical industry, medical statistics, market research, system reliability and quality control.

For those who combined their studies with Initial Teacher Training, on completion of the course, students who wish to continue to become qualified teachers can seek employment with a secondary school and following a year of employment with the school could become eligible as a newly Qualified Teacher. 

To improve your employment prospects and gain valuable professional experience, we strongly encourage you to spend a year on industrial training between Year 2 and Year 3. Our award-winning Faculty careers service, EC Futures, which won the ‘Best Placement Service in the UK’ award at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards in 2015 and 2016, will provide assistance to help you find an appropriate placement. 

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University’s Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.

100%

of our graduates in employment are in professional or managerial roles

DHLE 2014/15

Where our graduates work

Previous students have worked as Financial Analyst at IBM, Gaming Financial Analyst for Warner Bros, Finance Assistant at Scottish Power, Business Performance Process Analyst at National Grid, Power analyst at E.ON, Customer Service Analyst for Cummins.

Recent graduates have embarked on Finance Graduate Schemes, as a customer services analyst, graduate actuary, information analyst and trainee accountant for companies like E-On, National Grid, Thames Water, NHS, Hodge Lifetime Solutions and Prime Accountants. Others have also used their qualifications to progress into teaching careers, as well as postgraduate study to obtain MSc, MPhil and PhD qualifications.

£21K

Our graduates earn an average salary of £21,000 six months after the course (DHLE 2014/15)

What our alumni say

My course has provided me with a set of analytical skills that are valued by employers, which has allowed me to gain employment onto a graduate scheme immediately after graduating"

Shaun Fisher, BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Statistics, graduated in 2013
Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place with us, a Student Contract (“the Contract”) will be formed between you and the University. The Contract will detail all of your rights and also the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and will also contain all of the obligations that the University owes to you.  We would encourage you to read the Student Contract before you accept any offer of a place at the University. A copy of the Contract can be found here.