University of Nottingham Ningbo China
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Mathematical Sciences
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BSc (Hons) Statistics (2+2)

1. Programme Summary

The BSc Statistics offers a broad mathematical education with an emphasis on using statistical and computational ideas in a number of practical applications, while at the same time enabling the study of statistics across a range of disciplines without having to specialise. Students will acquire a basic knowledge of mathematical methods, applied mathematics, probability and statistics, together with modelling skills applicable to the physical and biological sciences, business, economics and finance. Successful completion of the programme will develop an appreciation of the role of statistical modelling in providing a theoretical foundation for applications in these application areas and prepare students for further study in any postgraduate courses in statistics or financial engineering. The course provides huge employment opportunities in business, economics, financial, education and government sectors.

Year One(Preliminary Year - Ningbo)

In Preliminary year, you will follow a foundation programme that is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge for undergraduate study in English.

Year Two (Qualifying Year - Ningbo)

You will learn core mathematical topics, such as computation, calculus, Analysis, probability and statistics, which are fundamental to your later statistical studies. In addition, a variety of optional modules in Economics, Business, Computer Science and Engineering will be offered.

Typical Year Two Modules

  • Probability
  • Linear Mathematics
  • Analytical and Computational Foundations
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Calculus
  • Statistics

Year Three (Part l - Nottingham)

This year of the course is undertaken at The University of Nottingham, UK. The mathematical tools you will need are developed for statistics to a more advanced level, enabling you to model problems from real-life applications. You will also receive solid education in Statistics, enabling you to use mathematical techniques and way of thinking to innovate.

Typical Year Three Modules 

  • Statistical Models and Methods 
  • Mathematical Analysis
  • Professional Skills for Mathematicians
  • Complex Functions
  • Probability Models and Methods
  • Vector Calculus
  • Introduction to Mathematical Physics
  • Introduction to Scientific Computation
  • Modelling with Differential Equations
  • Differential Equations and Fourier Analysis

Year Four (Part ll - Nottingham)

This year of the course is undertaken at The University of Nottingham, UK. In this year, you will have the chance to study a range of advanced topics in statistics and its applications, as well as subjects from finance, economics and/or engineering.

Typical Year Four Modules

  • Statistical Inference
  • Optimization
  • Time Series Analysis
  • Stochastic Models
  • Data Analysis and Modelling
  • Applied Statistical Modelling
  • Coding and Cryptography
  • Mathematical Finance
  • Multivariate Analysis 

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2. Further Studies & Careers

Our curriculum is designed to help students develop sound Statistics skills for further study and promising careers. We inspire them to target for the jobs in world leading companies such as investment firms, banks, and consultancy companies, especially in emerging markets. We also provide students the opportunities to continue their education in various interdisciplinary courses by offering a wide variety of optional modules. 

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