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gg13 - Mathematics and Statistics BSc

Mathematics and Statistics BSc Honours

UCAS Code: GG13 (3 Years)

Course Overview

Our professionally accredited three-year Mathematics and Statistics BSc Honours degree provides a firm foundation in the ideas and techniques of modern mathematics and statistics.

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At a Glance

UCAS Code
GG13

UCAS Institution Name and Code
NEWC, N21

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Degree Awarded
BSc Honours

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Course Duration
3 Years

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Entry Requirements
A Level: AAA or A*AB
IB: 35-37 points

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Opportunities

All our degrees focus on three core areas – pure mathematics, applied mathematics, and statistics – and you have the flexibility to tailor the combination of these to suit your interests.

On this degree, you will select modules evenly across both mathematics and statistics. These include:

  • complex variable
  • statistical inference
  • foundations of probability

You can also choose optional modules linked to the research expertise of our staff and learn about the latest developments in the discipline, such as advanced hydrodynamics, quantum mechanics, and time series and forecasting.

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Course Details

Our degrees are divided into Stages. Each Stage lasts for an academic year and you need to complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each Stage.

Our Mathematics and Statistics degrees all share a common set of modules in Stages 1 and 2, and a choice of optional modules in later Stages. 

Entry Requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis.

If your qualifications are not listed here, please see our additional entry requirements pages to find out which other qualifications are considered.

Undergraduate Admissions Policy

See our Admissions Policy 2017 Entry‌ (PDF: 109 KB).

See further policies related to admission.

Careers

Mathematics careers

Mathematicians and statisticians have always been highly valued by employers for their analytical and problem-solving skills, and their ability to think logically and quantitatively.

As well as developing these skills, our degrees also equip you with the key skills which are essential for the employment market such as communication, teamwork, planning, and organisation.

There are some careers for which a degree in mathematics is usually required, for example, teaching mathematics, statistical work, actuarial work, some research and development, and some areas of computing.

Mathematics graduates are also strong candidates in sectors such as:

  • management consultancy
  • finance
  • accountancy
  • information technology
  • logistics
  • transportation

Industry too is always looking out for specialists with an interest in the applications of mathematics to engineering.

A degree in mathematics and statistics can also lead on to further study including PhD, MSc and PGCE courses. In short, mathematics graduates can be found in a very wide cross-section of careers, and in both the private and public sectors.

Approximately 50% of graduate jobs advertised in the UK do not specify any particular degree subject. Many employers are more interested in the skills and personal qualities you have acquired at university than in the degree course you have studied.

The University has very good links with employers. Many companies visit the University to give presentations, attend job fairs and carry out interviews, and some of them are specifically targeting mathematicians. Examples of some of the well-known companies that our recent graduates have found employment with include:

  • Ernst and Young
  • NHS
  • Atkins
  • the Army
  • Newcastle City Council
  • Network Rail
  • National Audit Office
  • Aon
  • Santander
  • KPMG
  • Irwin Mitchell LLP

Find out more about the career options for Mathematics and Statistics from Prospects: The UK's Official Careers Website.

What our graduates go on to do: employment and further study choices

See what our recent graduates went on to do and view graduate destinations statistics. These statistics are based on what graduates were doing on a specific date, approximately six months after graduation. The most recent data available is for graduates who completed their course in 2014/15.

The destination data is available in varying levels, beginning with the University and moving through Faculty and School down to individual course reports. This final level may give you some useful ideas about possible options after your course or a course you are considering.

Careers and employability at Newcastle

Newcastle University consistently has one of the best records for graduate employment in the UK.

94% of our 2014/15 UK/EU graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating.

Of our graduates who entered employment 85% were in a professional or managerial position.

We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through an initiative called ncl+. This enables you to develop personal, employability and enterprise skills and to give you the edge in the employment market after you graduate.

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers.

Fees & Funding

 

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Before you apply you will need to check the entry requirements for your chosen degree. We accept a wide range of qualifications offered for entry to our degrees. We welcome applications from international students.

Applying to Newcastle University through UCAS

To apply for undergraduate study at Newcastle you must use the online application system managed by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

UCAS codes for Newcastle University

  • institution name - NEWC
  • institution code - N21

UCAS buzzword

Ask your teacher or adviser from your school or college for the UCAS buzzword. You need the buzzword when you register on the Apply system. This makes it clear which school or college you are applying from.

All UK schools and colleges and a small number of EU and international establishments are registered with UCAS.

If you are applying independently, or are applying from a school or college which is not registered to manage applications, you will still use the Apply system. You will not need a buzzword.

Making your application

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Application decisions and enquiries

Find out more about our admissions process and who to contact if you need help with your application.