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BSc Mathematics and Statistics

Year 3

(Award available for year: Bachelor of Science)

Learning outcomes

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.


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