BSc Programmes

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The Department of Statistics offers three undergraduate degrees: BSc Actuarial Science, BSc Mathematics, Statistics and Business and BSc Financial Mathematics and Statistics.

All three undergraduate degree programmes within the Department of Statistics have received formal accreditation from the Royal Statistical Society (RSS).The RSS accreditation is conditional on students taking a certain combination of courses during their second and third years of study.

The BSc Actuarial Science porgramme is fully accredited by the IFoA. Additionally, individual Actuarial exemptions can be obtained by any student on any of the departments UG courses, dependant on course selection. You can Find out more about the Undergraduate programme accredidation and exemptions.


Applications have to be made through UCAS. Click on the degree programme below to be redirected to our Graduate 'How to Apply' page. Need further help? Contact our Undergradute Admissions department:

Applications for 2020/21 entry will reopen in Mid-October. 

BSc Actuarial Science 

The BSc Actuarial Science degree applies Mathematical and Statistical skills to a range of applied subjects and helps to solve important problems for insurance, government, commerce, industry and academic researchers. Recent graduates have gone on to work in the areas of insurance (life and general), as well as banking, finance and statistics.

BSc Mathematics, Statistics and Business

The BSc Mathematics, Statistics and Business degree is a quantitative programme with a strong business-related component. Our students receive a thorough grounding in mathematics and statistics, and can choose to specialize in a variety of fields such as economics, finance, information systems, accounting, or demography. BMS graduates are broadly employable, and recent graduates have gone on to work in the areas of insurance, banking, accounting, statistics, civil service, postgraduate studies and business consultancy.

BSc Financial Mathematics and Statistics

The BSc Financial Mathematics and Statistics degree is based in the Department of Mathematics and taught jointly with the Department of Statistics

It will provide students with competence in the application of mathematical and statistical techniques, and an understanding of the theory behind the techniques. Students will acquire a sound knowledge of the principles underlying applications of mathematics, probability and statistics, together with an understanding of fundamental aspects of finance and of programming techniques. They will have knowledge and understanding of computational aspects and techniques in mathematics, statistics and finance, with the ability to think in a critical manner and the ability to make formal and informal inferences on the basis of statistical data.