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MathematicsMathematics lies at the heart of much modern science and technology and has strong connections with philosophy and the humanities. It has its own rich history of ideas and problems and is a dynamic subject with many new and developing branches. Building on a core of algebra, discrete mathematics and calculus, students of mathematics may progress to more advanced courses in logic, geometry, analysis and calculus, algebra, combinatorics, applied mathematics and mathematical physics, and theoretical computer science. Note The 3rd year mathematics course offerings have all been revised for 2010. Details are here.
Operations ResearchOperations Research is scientific decision-making based on the formulation of models for a system, and the analysis and optimisation of such models. It has broad applications in business, industry, government, natural/social sciences, and interdisciplinary research. There are close links with statistical methods and the two disciplines are linked administratively in the School.
StatisticsStatistics is concerned with the collection, analysis and interpretation of data. The data typically arise from a designed experiment, or more frequently, as part of some observational study. The choice of good methods of analysis for any data set is often helped by selection and estimation of a model for that data. Informed inference about processes that could have generated the data is a common goal in statistics. Courses are offered in mathematical and applied statistics, probability and random processes, sample surveys, and multivariate methods.
Each of these disciplines has its own style, methodology and problems but they are also strongly interlinked. Our courses are labelled MATH, OPRE or STAT to indicate the discipline to which they are most strongly allied, but in many cases there is significant overlap with other disciplines. We encourage you to consider including a range of courses from the School's programmes in your degree. The staff of the School have an outstanding reputation for research, both pure and applied. By enrolling in one of our programmes you can be assured of a first class education in a subject that is intellectually rewarding. Graduates of our programmes are highly regarded by employers and our best students academically are successful in gaining entry to postgraduate programmes in many of the world's top universities.
|Bachelor of Science (BSc)||Mathematics|| Operations Research
|Bachelor of Arts (BA)||Mathematics|