# Year 1 MathStat Course Regulations

In This Section:

Year 1 MathStat |

Year 2 MathStat |

Year 3 BSc MathStat |

Year 3 MMathStat |

Year 4 MMathStat |

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###### MathStat

Handbook Contents

#### 2.1 Year 1 MathStat Course Regulations

###### Loading / Requirements

The minimum and normal load is **120 CATS**.

The maximum load is **141 CATS**.

The only exception is that for students taking 24 CATS of Language options, the maximum load is **144 CATS**.

Students **must take the core modules** and **must choose an appropriate number of optional modules** to meet the minimum load. Students may choose to take additional option modules to increase their load above 120 CATS.

Required modules (or specified components) must be passed at ≥40% to progress.

It is **not permitted** to;

- take more than one of CS118 and MA117
- take more than one of MA113 and MA133
- take more than 30 CATS of Unusual Options

Any modules not listed (including foreign languages) are classed as Unusual Options and permission to take these modules must be obtained with a completed Unusual Option form submitted to the support office by the specified deadline. Unusual options do not count, under any circumstances, towards required CATS described in the course regulations for Core Modules, Optional Modules or letter Lists (e.g. List A, List B etc.). Further information about Unusual Options and deadlines can be found in section 3.4 of the handbook.

**Core Modules**

Code | Name | CATS | Term | Req |
---|---|---|---|---|

MA106 | Linear Algebra | 12 | 2 | Yes |

MA137 | Mathematical Analysis | 24 | 1, 2 | Yes |

MA138 | Sets and Numbers | 12 | 1 | |

ST104 | Statistical Laboratory 1 | 12 | 2, 3 | Yes |

ST115 | Introduction to Probability | 12 | 2 | Yes |

ST116 | Mathematical Techniques | 12 | 1 |

Modules marked as “Yes” under “Req” must be passed at >40% in addition to other progression requirements.

The teaching term shown is for information only and does not form part of the official course regulations. Variations observed on the module pages and / or university timetable should be considered to be a more definitive source of information.

**Optional Modules**

Optional Module lists are subject to change from year to year and all optional modules are subject to availability.

Code | Name | CATS | Term |
---|---|---|---|

CS126 | Design of Information Structures | 15 | 2 |

EC106 | Introduction to Quantitative Economics | 24 | 1, 2 |

IB104 | Mathematical Programming I | 12 | 3 |

MA113 | Differential Equations A | 6 | 2 |

MA117 | Programming for Scientists | 12 | 2 |

MA125 | Introduction to Geometry (suspended in 20/21) | 6 | 1 |

MA133 | Differential Equations | 12 | 1 |

MA134 | Geometry and Motion | 12 | 2 |

MA136 | Introduction to Abstract Algebra | 6 | 1 |

PH136 | Logic 1: Introduction to Symbolic Logic (for non-Philosophy students) | 15 | 2 |

PH146 | Reason, Argument and Analysis | 15 | 1 |

PX101 | Quantum Phenomena | 6 | 3 |

PX144 | Introduction to Astronomy | 6 | 2 |

PX147 | Introduction to Particle Physics | 6 | 2 |

PX148 | Classical Mechanics and Relativity | 12 | 1 |

The teaching term shown is for information only and does not form part of the official course regulations. Variations observed on the module pages and / or university timetable should be considered to be a more definitive source of information.

###### Notes on Course Regulations

- When choosing optional modules please consider carefully which modules are prerequisites for modules you wish to take in later years. Illustrative pathways in the MMathStat degree can be found at https://warwick.ac.uk/mathstatpathways
- Taking MA133 Differential Equations and MA134 Geometry and Motion are good ways to open up additional mathematics options in your second and third years. Note that you may only take either MA113 Differential Equations A or MA133 Differential Equations, but not both.
- Please note that MA113 Differential Equations A is not a replacement for MA133 Differential Equations in Year 2 mathematics prerequisites.
- IB104 Mathematical Programming 1 introduces mathematical optimisation techniques and is a good option to learn about applications of mathematics in business and industry.
- If you are interested in computational topics note that at least one first year programming module, or the ability to program in a high-level language, is a prerequisite for most Computer Science modules. The module MA117 Programming for Scientists satisfies the programming prerequisite for Computer Science options.
- If you are interested in transferring to Data Science at the end of your first year you must take MA117 Programming for Scientists.
- If you are interested in transferring to MORSE at the end of your first year you should take EC106 Introduction to Quantitative Economics and IB104 Mathematical Programming.
- If you wish to take certain EC3xx modules, then you must take both EC106 and either EC220 or EC204. You are advised to check Economics prerequisites, to avoid Economics rejecting your EC3xx module choice.
- Some optional modules are only offered subject to availability. In particular, WBS normally restricts module pre-registrations for IB modules to 45 CATS for MathStat and MMathStat students.
- Additional modules above the minimum load may have no effect on your overall average mark for the year (see the section on classification for further information). Bear in mind an extra module is a big commitment and you must be careful not to take on too much. Any additional modules and the marks you gain in them will appear on your academic record. It can be worth doing additional modules for the skills you gain, as for example, in the case of foreign languages.

###### First Year Learning Outcomes

After completing the first year the students will have:

- Made the transition in style and pace from school to university-level learning in the mathematical sciences.
- Been introduced to the basic concepts in university mathematics, including the notion of proof, and the applications of mathematics to problems outside mathematics.
- Laid the foundations of knowledge, understanding and techniques necessary to proceed to the second year.