BSc (Hons) Statistics

General

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Program Description

Key information

  • Degree: Statistics (2+2) BSc (Hons)
  • Types of study: Full-time
  • Duration: Three or four years depending on entry qualifications
  • Start date: September 2020

For the 2+2 programmes, you will spend the last two years on our UK campus. For the 4+0 programmes, you will spend your entire degree programmes in Ningbo China with ‘study abroad’ opportunities.

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Course overview

This course 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. 

You 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 help you to appreciate how important statistical modelling is, and how it provides a theoretical foundation for certain application areas. It will also prepare students for employment opportunities in business, economics, finance, education and government sectors. 

Special features

This course is designed to help you develop sound statistical skills for further study and promising careers.

Course structure

Preliminary year

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.

Foundation Science A (10 Credits)

  • CELEN048 Undergraduate Reading and Writing in Academic Contexts (20 Credits)
  • CELEN069 Oral Communication Skills A (10 Credits)
  • CELEN082 Oral Communication Skills B (10 Credits)
  • Advanced Foundation Maths 1
  • Advanced Foundation Maths 2
  • CELEN052 UG English in Specific Academic Contexts B (Engineering; Comp Sci; Env'mental Sci & Architecture) (20 Credits)
  • Mathematical Software

Qualifying year

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.

Year two compulsory modules (UK year one)

  • Probability (10 Credits)
  • Linear Mathematics (20 Credits)
  • Calculus
  • Statistics
  • Analytical and Computational Foundations (20 Credits)
  • Applied Mathematics

Year 3

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 a solid education in Statistics, enabling you to use mathematical techniques and way of thinking to innovate.

Year three compulsory modules (Part 1-UK year two)

  • Mathematical Analysis
  • Professional Skills for Mathematicians
  • Probability Models and Methods (20 Credits)
  • Vector Calculus (10 Credits)
  • Introduction to Scientific Computation (20 Credits)
  • Modelling with Differential Equations (20 Credits)
  • Differential Equations and Fourier Analysis (10 Credits)
  • Introduction to Mathematical Physics

Year 4

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.

Year four compulsory modules (Part 2-UK year three)

  • Statistical Inference
  • Optimization
  • Time Series Analysis
  • Coding and Cryptography
  • Mathematical Finance (20 Credits)
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Stochastic Models (20 Credits)
  • Data Analysis and Modelling
  • Applied Statistical Modelling

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Careers and further study

Studying for a degree at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China will provide you with the type of skills and experiences that will prove invaluable in any career, whichever direction you decide to take.

Throughout your time with us, our Career Development Office can work with you to improve your employability skills even further; assisting with job or course applications, searching for appropriate work experience placements and hosting events to bring you closer to a wide range of prospective employers.

Have a look at our careers page for an overview of all the employability support and opportunities that we provide to current students.

We inspire most of our students to apply for jobs in world-leading companies such as investment firms, banks, and consultancy companies, especially in emerging markets.

We also provide students with opportunities to continue their education in various interdisciplinary courses by offering a wide variety of optional modules.

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 with opportunities to continue their education in various interdisciplinary courses by offering a wide variety of optional modules. 

Scholarships, sponsorships and bursaries

To encourage academic excellence, we offer a comprehensive and expanding range of full and partial scholarships. 

Historically nearly 30% of our undergraduate students were awarded scholarships for their entry. Once enrolled, current students are eligible for additional merit and/or performance-based scholarships and awards, which covers approximately 32.5% of our whole student body.

Entry requirements

Depending on your academic and English language qualifications, you may be eligible for a traditional three-year degree programme, or a four-year programme with a preliminary year enabling you to gain the subject-specific knowledge and skills required to embark on degree-level studies.

Please find the entry requirement relevant to your country of origin on our website. If your country is not listed, please email global@nottingham.edu.cn.  

If you are a mainland Chinese student, your Gaokao score should be in the first division as a minimum requirement, and your English test score should be no less than 115/150. For more details, please check the Chinese version prospectus.

English language requirements 

If your first language is not English or your entry qualification was not obtained in the English medium (from an approved institution) you are required to provide evidence of your proficiency in English. Minimum requirements:

  • IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in writing) – eligible for the three-year programme;
  • IELTS 5.5 (no less than 5.0 in ) – eligible for the four-year programme;
  • PTE Academic 62 (minimum 55) – eligible for the three-year programme;
  • PTE Academic 55 (minimum 51) – eligible for the four-year programme.

Alternative requirements

You should be at least 18 years of age on admission to the University. The date of "admission" is defined as the first day of September in the relevant academic year. This requirement may be waived on an individual basis if your parents or guardians give their written agreement in advance to additional safeguards and requirements.

Last updated Sep 2020

About the School

The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) was the first Sino-foreign university to open its doors in China. Established in 2004, with the full approval of the Chinese Ministry of Education, we ... Read More

The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) was the first Sino-foreign university to open its doors in China. Established in 2004, with the full approval of the Chinese Ministry of Education, we are run by the University of Nottingham in partnership with Zhejiang Wanli Education Group, a key player in the education sector in China. Read less