Mathematics with Statistics BSc (Hons) – 2019 entry
Why choose this course
Informed by our internationally-leading research and close partnerships with industry, our BSc Mathematics with Statistics course encompasses the latest advances in both disciplines.
The course produces graduates who are highly numerate and computer literate, with well-honed analytical skills – so it’s no surprise that they are in great demand in today’s workplace.
What you will study
Our BSc Mathematics with Statistics course will give you a thorough grounding in mathematics, statistics and computing and – after your first year – you will be able to choose from a varied range of modules, enabling you to focus on your specific interests.
We have excellent links with an extensive portfolio of companies and organisations, and you may choose to take a Professional Training placement year, which will give you the opportunity to gain invaluable experience and a real head start when you graduate.
You may also have the opportunity to engage in undergraduate research within the Department of Mathematics – through both summer internships and project work.
|Qualification||Course length||Professional Training||UCAS||KIS code|
|BSc (Hons)||48 months||G1GH||View KIS data set|
|BSc (Hons)||36 months||G1G3||View KIS data set|
Professional Training placements
As part of this course you have the option to complete a Professional Training placement. These will give you the opportunity to develop your professional, academic and personal potential, equipping you to be adaptable, resilient, globally minded, confident, entrepreneurial and digitally savvy in the workplace. These qualities are widely recognised by employers and a significant proportion of placement students at Surrey are offered graduate-level jobs or go onto postgraduate study.
Find out more about Professional Training placements and discover how these have transformed our students’ lives and career choices.
Mathematics with Statistics placements
Mathematicians are in demand in many areas of business and industry, and this breadth is reflected in the Professional Training placements that students can undertake as part of their course.
You might choose to gain experience in financial services - including banking and insurance - computer programming, or logistics; you might even be involved in an internet start-up.
On placement, you will be visited periodically by an academic member of staff who will track your progress and help ensure that you have a successful experience.
Transfer between programmes which do or do not include a Professional Training placement is possible during the first year, so a decision made on this when you apply can be changed later.
A Professional Training placement will provide you with the opportunity to enhance your academic studies, with practical experience augmenting your knowledge and skills.
We have excellent links with an extensive portfolio of companies and organisations, including:
- BAE Systems
- AXA Actuarial
- Lloyds TSB
- Office for National Statistics
- Department of Transport
- HM Revenue and Customs.
Applying for placements
Professional Training placements are usually applied for and secured via an open and free-to-all process, within which students can select and apply for numerous opportunities. Placement providers use their own recruitment and selection procedures and the majority of students will secure their placement in this way. However, support is also provided to students wishing to source their own placement, subject to university requirements being met.
Students are generally not placed by the University, however they are given thorough support and guidance alongside access to a vacancy portal representing thousands of placement opportunities each year. Please be aware there may be travel costs incurred when attending interviews and assessment centres at the placement provider’s premises.
BSc (Hons) - Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA)
This programme will meet the educational requirements of the Chartered Mathematician designation, awarded by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, when it is followed by subsequent training and experience in employment to obtain equivalent competences to those specified by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for taught masters degrees.
Careers and graduate prospects
We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University.
Rather than asking which careers require mathematics, the question should probably be which careers do not.
Not only are mathematics and statistics central to science, technology and finance-related fields, but also the logical insight, analytical skills and intellectual discipline gained from a mathematical education are highly sought after in areas such as law, business and management.
Additionally, there is a strong demand for new mathematics teachers to meet the ongoing shortage in schools.
Many of our graduates start their careers with some of the most sought-after employers.
Recent graduates have entered employment in roles such as:
- Data Scientist, PRGX
- Actuarial Analyst, Capital Life and Pensions
- Manager Research Analyst, Barnett Waddingham LLP
- Cyber Security Expert, IBM
- Graduate Trainee Tech Risk, KPMG
- Graduate Banking Scheme, Lloyds Banking Group
- Statistical Programmer and Analyst, GlaxoSmithKline.
As well as being designed to meet the needs of future employers, our degree programmes also give you a solid foundation from which to pursue further study in mathematics or scientific research.
Around a quarter of our recent graduates have gone into postgraduate education, either to obtain a teaching qualification or to study for a higher degree, such as an MSc or PhD.
Study and work abroad
We give our students the opportunity to acquire international experience during their degrees by taking advantage of our exchange agreements with overseas universities or by completing a Professional Training placement abroad. In addition to the hugely enjoyable and satisfying experience, time spent abroad adds a distinctive element to your CV. Visit our global exchanges pages to check where you can go.
You have the option of spending one or two semesters abroad in your second year at one of our partner universities, including:
- Brock University, Canada
- California State University, US
- George Mason University, US
- Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
- North Carolina State University, US
- Texas Tech University, US
- University of Central Florida, US
- University of Cincinnati, US
- University of North Texas, US
- University of Queensland, Australia
- University of Sydney, Australia
- University of Virginia, US
International experiences expose you to a new cultural environment that develops your adaptation and communication skills and also your ability to deal with unfamiliar situations, thus strengthening your academic and professional profile.
In addition, or alternatively, you may wish to consider spending your Professional Training year working in another country. If you work in another part of Europe you will be eligible for an Erasmus+ grant.
This is an excellent opportunity not only to acquire valuable work experience but also to improve or learn another language.
Terms and conditions
When you accept an offer of a place at the University of Surrey, you are agreeing to comply with our policies and regulations, and our terms and conditions. These terms and conditions are provided in two stages: first when we make an offer and second when students who have accepted their offers register to study at the University. View our offer terms and conditions and our generic registration terms and conditions as a guide as to what to expect.
Please note: our offer terms and conditions will be available in the September of the calendar year prior to the year in which you begin your studies. Our registration terms and conditions will vary to take into account specifics of your course.
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"My biggest achievement on placement was being recommended by my manager for the 2017 Lloyds Banking Group Graduate Leadership Risk Programme."
"I was awarded with the Department Prize for Excellence at the end of my third year which was a definite personal highlight as it felt like recognition of all my hard work and good results."
Campus locationStag Hill
Stag Hill is the University's main campus and where the majority of our courses are taught.
As part of this course you have the option to complete a Professional Training placement which would require attendance off campus, depending on where you secure your placement.