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Mathematics and Statistics BSc (Hons)


This course runs from 2017/18.

Companies need people who can analyse complex data sets and explain what they mean in a language we can all understand. If that sounds like you, this could be the course you are looking for.


mathematics_and_statistics2You will study a blend of mathematics and data analysis modules and tackle a huge variety of interesting and engaging problems from business forecasting and simulation to medical statistics and survival analysis. These problem-solving approaches will help you to develop key graduate skills such as analysis and communication.

If you choose this course you may benefit from:

  • a course which meets the educational requirements of the Chartered Mathematician designation awarded by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) - when it is followed by subsequent training and experience in employment to obtain equivalent competencies to those specified by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for taught masters degrees;
  • employer links with companies such as GlaxoSmithKline, Sopra, Unipart and National Grid;
  • one-to-one support from the Mathematics Support Centre, organised by sigma, the University’s internationally renowned Centre for Excellence in Mathematics and Statistics Support;
  • placement opportunities to apply for with companies that have previously included: National Grid, Mercedes- Benz and Morgan Stanley financial services;
  • being taught by active researchers in Applied Mathematics, who carry out The Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) scored 86% of outputs as world-leading or internationally excellent;
  • the opportunity to study abroad as part of the Erasmus scheme.


Insitute of Mathematics and its Applications

Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA)

Accreditations shall be renewed in accordance with the accreditors standard review process and subject to the University maintaining the same high standards of course delivery.


The first year lays the mathematical foundations and academic skills on which the rest of the course builds.

During the second year you will strengthen your knowledge of the core mathematical methods, broadening the statistical elements and have the opportunity to choose another module. Your study will have a strong practical emphasis in modern data analysis.

In the final year you will continue your study of the above themes and also engage in a final year dissertation project carrying out in-depth statistical investigations in a field that interests you, under the weekly supervision of one of the department’s statisticians.


Your timetable will be based on lectures, computer laboratory sessions and examples classes. We schedule weekly sessions where your module lecturers are available to provide support, and on top of group work sessions you will have regular personal tutorials.

The Mathematics Support Centre is open seven days a week to provide you with one-to-one support. The Centre also has specialist staff to provide extra support for dyslexic students.

You will work with staff on real-world problems from industry, commerce and research groups, as you would in professional practice; this means that you can develop all of the professional skills at the same time as you learn the technical content of your degree.


Our Mathematics courses are ranked 8th by Guardian University Guide 2018


An estimated percentage breakdown of how your final grade is assessed is as follows: formal examinations 47%; coursework, including tests and group work 47%; practical work, including presentations 6%.

A compulsory Add+vantage module must also be completed: please see the page on the Add+vantage scheme for more details.


Each module has a different mix between lectures, tutorials and labs. In a typical week you will have 15-19 contact hours of teaching and this will break down as:

Personal tutorial/small group teaching: 1 hour of personal academic tutorial (or later, individual project supervision) each week

Medium group teaching: 6-12 hours of tutorials, laboratories and studio sessions each week

Large group teaching: 6-12 hours of lectures each week

Personal study: 20 hours each week studying and revising in your own time — including some guided study using handouts, online activities, etc.

Entry Requirements

Essential Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at grade A*-C including English Mathematics, or specified equivalents.

A-Levels:  BBB-BBC to include Mathematics. Excludes General Studies.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: Assessed on an individual basis.

Access: Assessed on an individual basis.

International Baccalaureate Diploma: 31 to include 4 points in Mathematics at Higher level.

For details of other acceptable qualifications please visit

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

Statisticians work in almost every sphere of life and the job prospects for statistics graduates are promising.

A Mathematics and Statistics qualification from Coventry University could give you a wide range of career opportunities in areas such as business analysis, government planning, energy demand forecasting, scientific research, the pharmaceutical industry, medical statistics, market research, system reliability and quality control.

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University's Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.

The Faculty’s Employability and Placement team, EC Futures, are the proud winners of the Best University Placement Service (UK 2015) presented by the NUE Awards. 


Included in the fees:

  • Specified core reading material and software (to run on a Windows environment);
  • Any mandatory UK residential field trips;
  • Any mandatory UK site visits and trips;
  • 1,000 sides of black and white laser prints;
  • Tuition fee waiver for placement and study abroad year

Additional costs not included in the fees:

  • Any optional overseas field trips or visits: £400+ per trip

Find out more about No Hidden Extras here. 

No Hidden Extras is part of our student promise, and by accepting your offer of a place with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the University.


The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university. The key: developing and enhancing students' employability, and delivering a serious competitive advantage in the jobs market. At Coventry, that starts right from the beginning.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and which broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very broad range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Click here for further details.


To enhance your employability and create global graduates, Coventry University enables you to study abroad as part of your course. This includes Europe (through the Erasmus scheme), America and Asia.

We recognise that students become much more employable with international experience and we will provide support in applications for financial assistance.

Accreditation* Institution of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA)


Centre for Global Engagement logoDid you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2014/15, we were able to provide a total of 2,264 student experiences abroad that lasted at least five days, 73% of which were our own organised trips for undergraduates and 27% from postgraduate travel. Plus, we’ve been able to help more than 5,000 students spend time in other countries, from America to China, India and beyond.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

The objectives of the programme, in which eligible undergraduate and postgraduate students can participate, is to provide practical career workshops and enable participants to experience different business cultures.

Explore our Global Leaders Programme.

What our students say – Mica Allen

The lecturers are very friendly and are always available to help. The facilities are great; especially the maths support centre!


Please note that all international visit/opportunities and placements are subject to successful student application and criteria being met. Locations, conferences and work experience are all subject to change. Please contact the Faculty for up to date information.

Course code:
  • 3 years full-time, 4 years sandwich or study abroad

  • Undergraduate Degree

Course type:
  • Full time
  • Sandwich course
  • Part time


Contact Details:

International Office

+44 (0) 24 7765 2152