# Year 3 BSc MathStat Course Regulations

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#### 2.5 Year 3 BSc Mathematics & Statistics Course Regulations

###### Loading / Requirements

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

The maximum load is **150 CATS**.

Students must select **at least 60 CATS from List A **and **at most 60 CATS not appearing in List A**.

Students must take, in their third year, **at least 90 CATS of level 3 modules** (NB: Level 3 should be interpreted as: xx3xx)

It is **not permitted** to;

- take more than 30 CATS of unusual options
- take more than one of IB133 and ST335. Students will be de-registered from ST335 if IB133 was taken in a previous year.
- take more than one of IB211 and IB320.
- take more than one of MA222 and MA260.
- take more than one of ST339, EC333 and IB253
- take more than one of ST339 and IB254
- take more than one of EC334 and IB254
- take more than one of ST342 and MA359

Other module restrictions may also apply as specified in module information pages.

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.

###### List A

Listed modules are subject to change from year to year and some modules may be subject to availability / module pre-registration.

Module Code | Module Name | CATS | Term^{†} |
---|---|---|---|

ST301 | Bayesian Statistics and Decision Theory | 15 | 1 |

ST305 | Designed Experiments | 15 | 2 |

ST313 | Third Year Essay / Project (suspended in 19/20) | 15 | |

ST318 | Probability Theory | 15 | 2 |

ST323 | Multivariate Statistics | 15 | 1 |

ST329 | Topics in Statistics | 15 | 2 |

ST332 | Medical Statistics | 15 | 2 |

ST333 | Applied Stochastic Processes | 15 | 1 |

ST337 | Bayesian Forecasting and Intervention | 15 | 2 |

ST339 | Introduction to Mathematical Finance | 15 | 1 |

ST340 | Programming for Data Science | 15 | 1 |

ST341 | Statistical Genetics | 15 | 2 |

ST342 | Mathematics of Random Events | 15 | 1 |

ST343 | Topics in Data Science | 15 | 2 |

ST344 | Professional Practice of Data Analysis | 15 | 1 |

###### List B

Listed modules are subject to change from year to year and some modules may be subject to availability / module pre-registration.

^{†}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

- Certain third year options have prerequisites which are not in the compulsory component of the second year. It is the responsibility of each student to be in a position to understand the modules chosen.

- It is a student’s responsibility to ensure that the modules they are following are permitted — either because the modules are given explicitly as options by the regulations or because permission has been sought and granted by filling in an unusual option form.
- You are not allowed to take both the level 3 and level 4 version of the same module, e.g. ST323 Multivariate Statistics in Year 3 and then ST412 Multivariate Statistics with Advanced Topics in Year 4.
- For more information about modules offered by the Department of Mathematics see the Mathematics Department Undergraduate handbook: warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/maths/undergrad/ughandbook
- Some optional modules are only offered subject to availability. For example, Economics modules do not run if the numbers are insufficient, so check with the Economics Department. Also, WBS normally restricts module preregistration for IB modules to 45 CATS for MathStat students
- Students who have taken IB133 Foundations of Accounting may not take ST335 Finance and Financial Reporting.
- Note that IB132 Foundations of Finance is a prerequisite for IB253 Principles of Finance 1 for Statistics students.
- From 19/20 onwards: IB211 has been replaced by IB320, which is offered as 12 and 15 CATS variants. Third year students who wish to take IB320 must take the 15 CATS variant. Students who have already taken IB211 Simulation are not permitted to take IB320.

###### Learning Outcomes

After completing the third year of the BSc degree the students will have:

- Developed skills in formulating and solving both abstract and applied problems, and in presenting cogent and logical arguments.
- Developed a strong background in at least one specialism, thus providing a basis for further study or employment in related fields