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Mathematics and Statistics (Full-Time, 2017 Entry)

Why study Mathematics and Statistics at Warwick?

  • We are one of the best Mathematics departments in the world, ranked 44th in the QS World University Rankings 2015/2016. League tables consistently rank us as one of the UK’s top Mathematics departments, and our degrees are internationally recognised.
  • We offer significant flexibility regarding optional modules. You can choose to change between the three-year and the four-year course at any point before the end of your second year, and you can also apply to transfer between Mathematics and Statistics, and MORSE
  • Warwick Mathematics Institute is internationally renowned for the quality of its research and our undergraduate degree courses are continually evolving in light of the latest research developments. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), the Warwick Mathematics Institute and Warwick Statistics together were ranked 3rd in the UK, with more than 90% of our research activity assessed as either 'internationally excellent' or 'world leading'.

Professor Saul Jacka


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Why study at Warwick?

A view from our academics

What will I learn?

If you’re a talented mathematician who is fascinated by the challenge of ‘taming uncertainty’, our Mathematics and Statistics course will teach you to apply statistical methodology in order to manage risk, make predictions and discover patterns.

The course offers a balance of theory and application, teaching you to solve practical and theoretical data-related problems arising in areas such as bioinformatics, sociology, economics and finance. You will also acquire skills in analytical thinking, mathematical and statistical modelling, data acquisition, analysis and interpretation, which are highly valued by employers in many sectors. Our four-year MMathStat degree may also exempt future actuaries from a substantial number of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries examinations.

Core modules in your first two years build a solid foundation of essential mathematical and statistical knowledge and skills, while offering you the flexibility to choose some options. In your third year, you will select half of your modules from Statistics and half from further options available in Statistics, Mathematics and other subjects.

The four-year MMathStat course enables you to specialise in either Advanced Statistics, Biostatistics, or Computational Statistics in your last two years. MMathStat students will also work on their own research project under the guidance of a lecturer or professor.

How will I learn?

You will learn through a combination of lectures, small-group tutorials and practical sessions based in the Department's well-equipped undergraduate computing laboratory. A central part of learning in Mathematics and Statistics is problem solving. We encourage and guide students in tackling a variety of theoretical exercises and computing tasks. MMathStat students work on their own research project in Statistics, supervised by academic staff.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by a combination of closed and open-book examinations, continuous assessment and project work, depending on your options.

What options are there for work experience and to study abroad?

We support student mobility through study abroad programmes and all students have the opportunity to apply for an intercalated year abroad at one of our partner universities. The Study Abroad Team based in the Office for Global Engagement offers support for these activities, and the Department's dedicated Study Abroad Co-ordinator can provide more specific information and assistance.

Entry Requirements

A Level 

A*AA, to include A* in Mathematics and A in Further Mathematics

A*A*A + AS level A, to include A* in Mathematics and A in AS level Further Mathematics

A*A*A*, to include Mathematics

AAA +2 in STEP or Merit in AEA, to include Mathematics

A levels in Applied Subjects and Mixed Portfolios Candidates considered on an individual basis. Grades required similar to those for candidates taking academic A and AS qualifications.

International Baccalaureate 38 points including 7 in Higher Level Mathematics

Other Qualifications We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.

Access Courses Access to HE Diploma (QAA-recognised) including appropriate subjects with distinction grades in all level 3 units, and Mathematics grade A* at A level or equivalent.

Warwick International Foundation Programme (IFP) All students who successfully complete the Warwick IFP and apply to Warwick through UCAS will receive a guaranteed conditional offer for a related undergraduate programme (selected courses only). For full details of standard offers and conditions visit the IFP page.

General Studies/Critical Thinking Offers normally exclude General Studies at A or AS level and Critical Thinking at A level.

Essential Subjects

Your offer may depend on performance in the pure mathematics units.

Further Information

Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry welcomed.

Interviews We do not typically interview applicants.Offers are made based on your predicted and actual grades, along with your personal statement. Occasionally, some applicants may be interviewed, for example candidates returning to study or those with non-standard qualifications.

Open Days We hold Departmental Open Days for offer holders in March. These are an excellent opportunity to get a personal impression of the Department and to put questions to lecturers and professors. Find out more about our main University Open Days and other opportunities to visit us.

What modules could I study?

First year core modules may include Linear Algebra; Mathematical Analysis; Sets and Numbers; Statistical Laboratory; Introduction to Probability and Mathematical Techniques. Optional modules may include Games, Decisions and Behaviour; Programming for Scientists; Variational Principles; Combinatorial Optimisation; Introduction to Systems Biology; Algorithms; Foundations of Finance; Galaxies; Simulation; Stars; Logic and Verification and Introduction to Number Theory, to name a few.

Find out more about the degree structure and module information

*The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.

Recent career destinations include:

Corporate Finance Analyst, Ernst and Young LLP; Assistant Statistician, Ministry of Justice; Accounting Associate, PwC; Advisor in Forensic Technology, KPMG; Actuarial Analyst, RSA.

Essential Information

Entry Requirements
A level:

A*AA, to include A* in Mathematics and A in Further Mathematics

A*A*A + AS level A, to include A* in Mathematics and A in AS level Further Mathematics

A*A*A*, to include Mathematics

AAA +2 in STEP or Merit in AEA, to include Mathematics

IB: 38 points including 7 in Higher Level Mathematics


Degree of Bachelor of Science (BSc)

3 years full time (30 weeks per academic year)

Department website

Mathematics Institute

Department of Statistics

Student blogs

Emily Wolfenden - Maths

Mark Hurdley - Statistics

Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry

Tuition fees
Find out more about fees and funding

Other course costs
There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course. For further information on the typical additional costs please see the Additional Costs page.

This information is applicable for 2017 entry.