Department of Statistics


Planning a BA

A BA gives you the freedom to choose from an extensive range of subjects, the flexibility to discover your interests and strengths, and the opportunity to broaden your horizons.

The Statistics programme


Statistics (including Operations Research) can be studied as either a major or minor part of any of the most popular degrees. Your choice of degree depends on what else you want to study.

Our Statistics Undergraduate Programme looks like this:

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Applied courses are about practical methods for collecting and analysing data. Computers do the mechanical work of constructing graphs, estimates and tests, leaving us free to concentrate on understanding what it all means and how to react.

Theoretical courses are concerned with underlying principles and mathematical derivations. They are fun for people who like doing maths. Theoretical understanding is necessary if you wish to learn how to develop new statistical methods and is helpful for understanding advanced techniques.

Applied Statistics courses: Any Stage 1; STATS 201, STATS 208; STATS 301, STATS 302, STATS 326, STATS 330, STATS 331, STATS 340
Theoretical Statistics courses: STATS 125; STATS 210, STATS 225; STATS 310, STATS 320, STATS 325, STATS 370. MATHS 340 is very useful if going on to postgraduate study
Statistical Computing courses: STATS 220; STATS 301, STATS 380

Single major


To complete a Bachelor of Arts with a single major in Statistics, you need 135 points from the following list with at least 60 points above Stage 2. This must include STATS 125 :

STATS 101-191, STATS 201-255, STATS 301-390, MATHS 108, 150, 162, 208, 250, 269, ENGSCI 391.
 

Double major


To complete a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Statistics, you need 120 points from the following list with at least 45 points above Stage 2. This must include STATS 125:

STATS 101-191, STATS 201-255, STATS 301-390, MATHS 108, 150, 162, 208, 250, 269, ENGSCI 391.
 

Minor


To complete a Bachelor of Arts with a minor in Statistics, you need 90 points from the following list with at least 60 points in courses with a STATS course code:

STATS 101-191, STATS 201-255, STATS 301-390, MATHS 108, 150, 162, 208, 250, 269, ENGSCI 391.

Planning a Bachelor of Arts (BA)


A Bachelor of Arts (BA) is a three year programme. You can combine Statistics with any of the following degrees:

  • Geography
  • Mathematics
  • Sociology
  • Anthropology
  • Politics
  • Education
  • Philosophy
  • Any other arts subject