BSc Mathematics and Statistics
(Award available for year: Bachelor of Science)
On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:- demonstrate a good understanding of the basic body of knowledge in a range of mathematical areas;- demonstrate a good level of skill in calculation and manipulation within specific areas of mathematics;- apply concepts and principles in well-defined contexts, showing judgement in the selection and application of tools and techniques;- understand complex logical arguments, identifying the assumptions and conclusions made;- demonstrate a reasonable level of skill in comprehending problems, formulating them mathematically and obtaining solutions by appropriate methods;- present straightforward arguments and conclusions accurately and clearly;- demonstrate by the writing of a project appropriate transferable skills and the ability to work under guidance;- demonstrate a good level of understanding of core statistical methods and their associated theory;- demonstrate understanding of some specialised topics in statistics.
Transferable (key) skills
Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:- the transferable/key/generic skills necessary for employment related to the area(s) studied;- the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility;- the deployment of decision making skills in complex and unpredictable situations;- the communication of information, ideas, problems and solutions in a variety of ways to a variety of audiences;- the ability to undertake appropriate further training of a professional or equivalent nature;- the ability to carry out an extended piece of work or project.
Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:- demonstrating the ability top apply a broad range of aspects of the discipline;- work that draws on a wide variety of material;- the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion;- evidence of an ability to conduct independent, in depth enquiry within the discipline;- work that is typically both evaluative and creative;- in International and Industrial programmes, students have to pass year 3 but do not get a grade which contributes to the degree class.