Department of Statistics

Planning a BSc

The Bachelor of Science (BSc) programme offers you the opportunity to choose from many subject majors in scientific areas, including Statistics.

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:


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


To complete a Bachelor of Science with a major in Statistics, you need 15 points of STATS 125, plus at least 60 points from STATS 301 to 390 and ENGSCI 391.

Second major

To complete a Bachelor of Science with a second major in Statistics, you need 45 points from STATS 301 to 390.

Planning a Bachelor of Science (BSc)

A Bachelor of Science (BSc) is a three year programme. You can combine Statistics with any of the following science majors:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Exercise Sciences
  • Geography
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology