Start date: October 2021
BSc (Hons) UCAS: G1G3 3 years
BSc (Hons) UCAS: G1GH 4 years with professional training
BSc (Hons) UCAS: G1G6 4 years with foundation year
BSc (Hons) UCAS: G1G7 5 years with foundation year and professional training
Why choose this course
Mathematics and statistics form the basis of many aspects of modern life and have applications across the sciences, technology, finance and management.
Encompassing the latest advances in both disciplines, our BSc Mathematics with Statistics course will enable you to develop skills such as creative problem-solving and logical reasoning, which are in great demand in a wide range of career sectors.
Joining Surrey’s Department of Mathematics puts you at the heart of a vibrant, friendly community where you will benefit from a personal tutor, small group teaching and a lively, research-active learning environment.
What you will study
Our BSc Mathematics with Statistics course will help you to build on your current knowledge and gain a strong foundation across the fundamentals of mathematics and statistics. This includes algebra, analysis, probability and advanced calculus.
In your third year, you’ll be able to choose from a broad range of optional modules in topics such as experimental design, Bayesian statistics and graphics and networks.
At Surrey, our world-leading research directly informs our teaching. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about pure and applied topics in mathematics – from string theory to meteorology – from academics who are leading the way in these fields.
You can choose to study for a BSc or opt for our MMath (Master of Mathematics) degree, which is a direct route to a masters qualification and enables you to delve deeper into advanced mathematics.
"My biggest achievement on placement was being recommended by my manager for the 2017 Lloyds Banking Group Graduate Leadership Risk Programme.” Keryn Landey, student
BSc (Hons) - Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) - This programme will meet the educational requirements of the Chartered Mathematician designation, awarded by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications when it is followed by subsequent training and experience in employment to obtain equivalent competences to those specified by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for taught masters degrees.
Careers and graduate prospects
We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University.
Rather than asking which careers require mathematics, the question should probably be which careers do not.
Not only are mathematics and statistics central to science, technology and finance-related fields, but the logical insight and analytical skills you’ll gain are also highly sought after in areas such as law, business and management.
There is also a strong demand for new mathematics teachers to meet the ongoing shortage in schools.
Many of our graduates start their careers with some of the most sought­-after employers in the UK and further afield. Recent graduates are now employed in roles such as:
Data Scientist, PRGX
Actuarial Analyst, Capital Life and Pensions
Manager Research Analyst, Barnett Waddingham LLP
Cyber Security Expert, IBM
Graduate Trainee Tech Risk, KPMG
Graduate Banking Scheme, Lloyds Banking Group
Statistical Programmer and Analyst, GlaxoSmithKline
As well as preparing you for employment, our courses give you a solid foundation from which to pursue further study in mathematics or scientific research. Around a quarter of our recent graduates have gone into postgraduate education, either to obtain a teaching qualification or to study for a higher degree, such as an MSc or PhD.
"I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the University of Surrey, as I felt that it allowed me to gain my independence while developing the skills necessary for working life such as time management, working to deadlines, and communicating well with others.” Kim Holding, graduate
BSc (Hons): ABC.
Required subjects: Mathematics at Grade A
Applicants taking the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass.
BSc (Hons) with foundation year: CCD
Please note: A-level General Studies and A-level Critical Thinking are not accepted.
GCSE or equivalent: English Language and Mathematics at Grade C(4) (or equivalent).
English language requirements
IELTS Academic: 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each element.
If you do not currently meet the level required for your programme, we offer intensive pre-sessional English language courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.
The annual tuition fees for courses starting in October 2021
You have the option to complete a Professional Training placement as part of this course. This will give you the opportunity to develop your professional, academic and personal potential, helping to prepare you for your future career.
A significant proportion of placement students at Surrey are offered graduate-level jobs or go onto postgraduate study.
Mathematics with Statistics placements
Mathematicians are in demand in many areas of business and industry, and this breadth is reflected in the Professional Training placements that students can take up as part of their course.
You might choose to gain experience in financial services, including banking and insurance, computer programming, or logistics. You might even get involved with an internet start­up.
We have excellent links with an extensive portfolio of companies and organisations, including:
Office for National Statistics
Department of Transport
HM Revenue and Customs
Study and work abroad
We give our students the opportunity to acquire international experience during their studies by taking advantage of our exchange agreements with overseas universities or by completing a Professional Training placement abroad.
Want to study at an overseas institution as part of your degree or work abroad during your Professional Training year? Perhaps you would like to volunteer in India or learn about Brazilian business and culture in São Paulo during your summer holidays? With more than 200 partnerships, from 50 different countries worldwide, there is something for everyone.
Not only is the opportunity to go abroad a hugely enjoyable experience, but you will also develop key skills and knowledge that will strengthen your CV and increase your employability.
Please note: the status of the Erasmus+ scheme is dependent on the outcome of the Brexit negotiations.
In your second year, you have the option of spending two semesters abroad at one of our partner universities. These include:
Brock University, Canada
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
North Carolina State University, US
Texas Tech University, US
Northern Arizona University, US
University of Central Florida, US
University of North Texas, US
University of Queensland, Australia
University of Sydney, Australia
Universidade de Macau, China
University of Virginia, US
You may also choose to spend your Professional Training year working in another country.