Mathematics and Statistics  Course Outline
First Year
Courses
Compulsory Courses:
 Algebra
 Analysis
 Geometry
 Dynamics
 Probability and statistics
 Mathematical methods and applications
Assessment
First University exams
Four written papers
Second Year
Core Courses:
 Statistics
 Probability
 Algebra
 Differential equations
 Complex analysis
Options:
 Discrete mathematics
 Other options in Mathematics
Assessment
Four written papers
Final University exams, Part A
Third Year
Courses
 Statistical inference
 Applied statistics
 Mathematical finance
 Actuarial science
 Stochastic modelling
 Other options in Mathematics
Assessment
Final University exams, Part B
The equivalent of four written papers comprising assessed practicals
Fourth Year
Courses
 Statistics project
 Advanced options ranging from probability to statistics, applied and pure mathematics
Assessment
Final University exams, Part C
Project and the equivalent of two written papers
Course Structure
The course provides statistics topics within a framework. For the first four terms, the two courses are identical and comprising the compulsory core of the second year of the Mathematics course. Mathematics and Statistics students pursue core secondyear courses in statistics and probability and the remaining of the second year allows a wide choice of topics in preparation for the greater selectivity of the third and fourth year.
In the first two years, it is typically straightforward to transform between the Mathematics course and the Mathematics and Statistics course subject to the availability of space on the course and to the approval of the college. The university offers two different Mathematics and Statistics degrees, a threeyear BA and a fouryear MMath. Students do not need to determine when they apply. They will not be asked until their third year to choose between the degrees.
Third and fourth year mathematical topics are available in the mathematics course. These topics are also available to Mathematics and Statistics students. The fourth year is, obviously, more challenging and provides an excellent opportunity to study in depth including a substantial statistics project.
