Our professionally accredited three-year Statistics BSc Honours degree provides a thorough grounding in the ideas and techniques of modern mathematics and statistics.
At the same time, it is sufficiently flexible to allow those who wish to specialise in a particular area the opportunity to do so.
We focus on three core areas:
You have the flexibility to tailor the combination of pure mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics content to suit your interests.
There is also some flexibility at each Stage to choose topics from other areas of the University, for example, accounting, music, a foreign language or another science.
The quality of the mathematics and statistics study experience at Newcastle is recognised with an overall student satisfaction score of 91% in the 2012 National Student Survey.
This degree is professionally accredited by the Royal Statistical Society.
Research in the School of Mathematics and Statistics spans applied mathematics, pure mathematics and statistics. Within these areas, we explore topics such as:
Our degrees are taught using a combination of lectures, problem classes, tutorials, practical computer classes, computer-based assessments, data collection and analysis, and drop-in sessions.
We assess your performance in each module through a combination of assignments (many of which take place online) and examinations. Teaching and assessment methods may vary from module to module; more information can be found in our individual module listings.
Visit our Teaching and Learning pages to read about the outstanding learning experience available to you at Newcastle University.
Studying mathematics and statistics builds on the knowledge you have gained at school/college. Some topics will be familiar and others will be completely new.
All of our mathematics and statistics degrees follow a common core of modules at Stages 1 and 2. These common modules are designed to equip you with the key skills and knowledge that all mathematicians and statisticians need.
They include topics such as:
They constitute a significant proportion of your time in the early Stages of your programme. This provides you with a solid foundation on which to build more specialist knowledge later in your degree, as well as making it relatively easy to transfer between degrees within the School.
We have excellent computing facilities and make extensive use of IT to support teaching, preparation and revision, including:
The School also has a dedicated mathematics and statistics library and reading room that complements the wealth of resources available through the main University Library Service.
Study at Newcastle and you will become part of the School of Mathematics and Statistics in the Herschel Building.
We run an induction programme for first-year students including social events to help you to get to know your fellow students and the members of staff who will be teaching you. We also have a ‘buddy scheme’, which begins before you even arrive at the University.
As well as the support of a personal tutor, you will be encouraged to join our extremely active student society, MathSoc. MathSoc organises a range of social events throughout the year to help you get to know people on your course and beyond.
Visit the School's website to take a virtual tour of the Herschel Building, which is on the central campus and a two-minute walk from the city centre.
At Newcastle, we offer mathematics and statistics degrees at two levels:
Whilst broadly similar, our four-year degrees (also known as Integrated Masters' degrees) cover more advanced topics, a wider choice of modules and a specialist study, tailored to your own interests, that develops your skills in research and communication.
They also cover more technical skills for those who wish to enhance their employability or proceed to postgraduate study.
Transfer between the MMath/MMathStat and BSc degree programmes is possible up until the middle of Stage 3.
We recommend registering for the MMath/MMathStat degree initially if it is at all likely that you will want to take one of these degrees.
To qualify for Stages 3 and 4 of the MMath/MMathStat degree, you must normally have obtained at least an upper-second-class average mark in Stages 2 and 3.