Mathematics and Statistics BSc (Hons)
UCAS Code: GG13
International Code: EECU146
Coventry University (Coventry)
3 years full-time
4 years sandwich
We are reviewing this course for 2023-24 entry and the validated module information will be added shortly. Please keep checking back on this course page to see our latest updates.
Study level: Undergraduate
In today’s competitive world, many types of businesses and organisations are seeking out 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 areas such as education to the environment, finance to forensics, sport technology or transportation.
- This 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.
- You will 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.
- You will have an opportunity for industrial collaboration2. Coventry University has a long tradition of teaching mathematics and statistics with a special emphasis on its applications in practical situations. We have a strong portfolio of previous industrial research collaborations with, for example, the National Energy Laboratory, Calham Centre for Fusion Energy and Alcan.
Global ReadyAn international outlook, with global opportunities
Teaching excellenceTaught by lecturers who are experts in their field
EmployabilityCareer ready graduates, with the skills to succeed
Why you should study this course
- You will be taught by a teaching team which includes active world renowned researchers in applied mathematics with expertise in complex systems and fluid dynamics, who share their cutting edge research expertise through teaching and supervising projects.
- The teaching team is passionate about and uniquely oriented towards success and well being of their students.
- You’ll have access to our computing facilities, which enable you to gain experience using mathematical software packages, like R, python, and MATLAB®4.
- You’ll also receive tailored one-to-one assistance from Sigma4, the university’s Centre for Excellence in Mathematics and Statistics Support, which previously won the Times Higher Education (THE) award for Outstanding Support for Students.
- You will be encouraged and supported to adopt an international perspective with opportunities to conduct Online International Learning (OIL) activities with students from around the world, participate in field trips overseas or spend a year studying abroad in Europe, America or Australia2. We also provide support to help you apply for professional experience on placement opportunities. Previous sandwich year opportunities have been offered by GlaxoSmithKline pharmaceuticals, Jagex Game Studios, The Warner Bros, National Grid, Morgan Stanley financial services, E.ON, Cummins, TATA and Birmingham Airport.
of our Mathematics and Statistics BSc (Hons) students go on to work and / or study within 15 months after the course.
Accreditation for this course is being renewed as we are making some changes to our modules. This exciting new course is subject to approval from Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA).*
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How you'll learn
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. We also run example classes where possible, 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 we run our own sessions (subject to availability), which have previously covered government research and included some of our past students talking about their job roles and careers2.
In a typical week your contact hours will be divided amongst personal tutorials and group teaching, for example seminars, tutorial sessions, lab sessions, workshops and lectures.
In addition, you will be expected to undertake significant self-directed study each week depending on the demands of individual modules.
Teaching contact hours
We understand that everyone learns differently, so each of our courses will consist of structured teaching sessions, which can include:
- On campus lectures, seminars and workshops
- Group work
- Self-directed learning
- Work placement opportunities2.
If you would like more information, you can request information about teaching hours.
Part of university life is undertaking self-directed learning. During a typical week you will have time that allows you to work independently to apply the skills and knowledge you have learnt in taught or facilitated sessions to your projects or assignment briefs. This self-directed learning allows you to use your research skills, consolidate your knowledge or undertake collaborative group work.
As an innovative and enterprising institution, the University may seek to utilise emerging technologies within the student experience. For all courses (whether on-campus, blended, or distance learning), the University may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via online technologies and methods.
This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module.
Assessment methods may include:
- Formal examinations
- Phase tests
- Group work
- Individual Assignments
The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.
International Experience Opportunities
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 have been delivered in English2.
The opportunity for a sandwich placement means we aim to support you in finding an internship and in seeking ways to finance that experience. Past students have gone to work in countries such as Malaysia, Belgium, and Spain.
Typical offer for 2023 entry.
|Requirement||What we're looking for|
|GCSE||5 GCSE's at grade 4 - C or above to include English and Mathematics.|
|BTEC||Assessed on an individual basis|
We recognise a breadth of qualifications, speak to one of our advisers today to find out how we can help you.
Select your region to find detailed information about entry requirements:
You can view our full list of country specific entry requirements on our Entry requirements page.
Alternatively, visit our International hub for further advice and guidance on finding in-country agents and representatives, joining our in-country events and how to apply.
English language requirements
- IELTS: 6.0 overall, with no component lower than 5.5.
If you don't meet the English language requirements, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course.
For more information on our approved English language tests visit our English language requirements page.
Fees and funding
|Student||Full time||Part time|
|UK||TBC per year||Not available|
|International||TBC per year||Not available|
If you choose to do a work placement2, you should consider travel and living costs to cover this. There is also a tuition fee3 of £1,250 that will cover your academic support throughout your placement year.
For advice and guidance on tuition fees and student loans visit our Undergraduate Finance page and see The University’s Tuition Fee and Refund Terms and Conditions.
We offer a range of International scholarships to students all over the world. For more information, visit our International Scholarships page.
Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessments, facilities and support services. There may be additional costs not covered by this fee such as accommodation and living costs, recommended reading books, stationery, printing and re-assessments should you need them. Find out what's included in your tuition costs.
The School of Computing, Mathematics and Data Science is based in the Engineering and Computing Building, and the attached Beatrice Shilling Building. Both buildings are high-specification learning environments which benefit from extensive social learning facilities, well-appointed laboratories, lecturing facilities and classrooms, facilitating our innovative teaching methods across a diverse suite of undergraduate and postgraduate courses4.
Informal study areas
You will have plenty of computer access to all the specialist software required for your studies. There are also bookable spaces where students can meet with academics or work in small groups.
The sigma Centre is an award-winning mathematics support centre, which provides a wide range of learning resources in mathematics and statistics. Students can make use of drop-in sessions or one-to-one appointments.
Set out like a traditional classroom with a large whiteboard, it is the only teaching room in the Engineering and Computing Building laid out in this way, designed to suit the teaching style required for this subject.
Careers and opportunities
On successful completion, you will 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.
You will 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.
Statisticians work in almost every sphere of life. Upon successful completion, there could be a 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.
Where our graduates work
Previous mathematics students have worked as Financial Analysts at IBM, Gaming Financial Analysts for Warner Bros, Finance Assistants at Scottish Power, Business Performance Process Analysts at National Grid, Power Analysts at E.ON, and Customer Service Analysts for Cummins.
How to apply
Full-time students applying to start in September 2023 can apply for this course through UCAS from 6 September 2022.
Part-time students should apply directly to the university. Read our application pages to find out your next steps to apply.
If you'd like further support or more information about your course get in touch with us today.
Full-time students applying to start in September 2023 should apply directly to the university. Applications are due to be open in June 2022, so please return to this page to fill out your application.How to apply
For further support for international applicants applying for an undergraduate degree view our International hub.
You can also download our International guide which contains lots of useful information about our courses, accommodation and tips for travel.
Get in touch with us today for further advice and guidance.
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The majority of our courses have been formally recognised by professional bodies, which means the courses have been reviewed and tested to ensure they reach a set standard. In some instances, studying on an accredited course can give you additional benefits such as exemptions from professional exams (subject to availability, fees may apply). Accreditations, partnerships, exemptions and memberships shall be renewed in accordance with the relevant bodies’ standard review process and subject to the university maintaining the same high standards of course delivery.
*In the event that there is any delay in obtaining approval, we will run Mathematics and Statistics BSc (Hons) for 2022-23 which has already been accredited by Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA).
2UK and international opportunities
Please note that we are unable to guarantee any UK or International opportunities (whether required or optional) such as internships, work experience, field trips, conferences, placements or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be subject to additional costs (which could include, but is not limited to, equipment, materials, bench fees, studio or facilities hire, travel, accommodation and visas), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable travel COVID and visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the visa requirements, please contact the International Office.
The University will charge the tuition fees that are stated in the above table for the first Academic Year of study. The University will review tuition fees each year. For Home Students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, the University may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase is expected to be in line with inflation.
For International Students, we may increase fees each year but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation. If you defer your course start date or have to extend your studies beyond the normal duration of the course (e.g. to repeat a year or resit examinations) the University reserves the right to charge you fees at a higher rate and/or in accordance with any legislative changes during the additional period of study.
Facilities are subject to availability. Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to COVID-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.
By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the university. The 2022/23 Contract is currently being updated so please revisit this page before submitting your application. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the university will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the university.