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Statistics, Economics and a Language BSc
UCAS Code: GLR0
At a time of globalisation of business and finance, the ability to communicate in a foreign language can significantly enhance your career prospects. This BSc combines a thorough training in statistics with courses in economics and the study of a foreign language (French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin or Spanish).
|Subjects||A* in Mathematics or AA in Mathematics and Further Mathematics required.|
|AS Levels||A pass in a further subject at AS level or equivalent is required.|
|GCSEs||English Language and Mathematics at grade C. For UK-based students, a grade C or equivalent in a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) is required. UCL provides opportunities to meet the foreign language requirement following enrolment, further details at: www.ucl.ac.uk/ug-reqs|
|Subjects||A score of 18-19 points in three higher level subjects including grade 7 in Mathematics, with no score lower than 5.|
For entry requirements with other UK qualifications accepted by UCL, choose your qualification from the list below:
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In addition to A level and International Baccalaureate, UCL considers a wide range of international qualifications for entry to its undergraduate degree programmes.
University Preparatory Certificates
UCL offers intensive one-year foundation courses to prepare international students for a variety of degree programmes at UCL.
The University Preparatory Certificates (UPCs) are for international students of high academic potential who are aiming to gain access to undergraduate degree programmes at UCL and other top UK universities.
For more information see our website: www.ucl.ac.uk/upc
English Language Requirements
If English is not your first language you will also need to satisfy UCL's English Language Requirements. A variety of English language programmes are offered at the UCL Centre for Languages & International Education.
- Second-year students may have the opportunity to apply for a 12-month placement with an actuarial employer, between years two and three of the degree.
- The programme is accredited by the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) enabling you to be granted Graduate Statistician (GradStat) status if you achieve second-class honours or above and choose at least 50% of your year two and three courses in statistics.
- Teaching is enhanced by the varied research interests of our academic staff; from the foundations of the subject to applications of statistics in science, medicine, industry, economics and finance.
- The UCL Language Centre offers comprehensive facilities, including a DVD library, language laboratory, computer assisted language learning, satellite television, resource books, journals and newspapers.
The statistics component of the programme is based on the Statistics BSc. Your first year will include mathematics, statistics and some computing, which will be followed by increasing specialisation in statistics in the second and third years. The economics component includes a foundation in micro- and macroeconomics and a range of optional courses in economics, econometrics and finance. When you start the programme you will be asked to nominate a language (French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin or Spanish), and you will follow courses in this language and its associated culture.
Each language is offered at a range of different levels, from courses for complete beginners to advanced post A-level courses focusing on the use of the language in a business, professional or academic context. The starting level is flexible and will depend on your prior knowledge of your chosen language.
It is also possible to study two foreign languages in this degree programme if you have sufficient prior knowledge of one of these languages.
We employ a variety of teaching methods which include lectures, small-group tutorials, problem classes and computer workshops. Lecturers have regular 'office hours' during which you are welcome to come and ask questions about the course material.
Each course is examined at the end of the academic year in which it is taken. Most courses are assessed by a combination of end-of-year examinations and in-course assessment. Prizes may be awarded to the most outstanding students in the first, second and third year.
In each year of your degree you will take a number of individual courses, normally valued at 0.5 or 1.0 credits, adding up to a total of 4.0 credits for the year. Courses are assessed in the academic year in which they are taken. The balance of compulsory and optional courses varies from programme to programme and year to year. A 1.0 credit is considered equivalent to 15 credits in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).
Further details available on degree page of subject website:
Together with subject-specific knowledge, the programme is designed to equip you with skills valued by employers including: advanced numeracy and quantitative skills, analytical and problem-solving skills, and computing skills. You will also develop your research skills, communication skills and word processing skills through statistical project work.
The demand for graduates with training in statistical science is now a permanent feature of both advanced and developing countries for jobs in finance, commerce, industry, research, education and government. Graduates from this department are well-represented in all these fields, in this country and overseas, and recent graduates have continued to be successful in obtaining a wide variety of jobs.
Popular career choices of previous graduates include the financial sector, traning in the actuarial or accountancy professions and jobs in industry and commerce. Postgraduate study, for example in advanced statistics, medical statistics, actuarial science, finance or economics, provides further options.
First career destinations of recent graduates (2009-2011) of this programme include:
- Analyst, Citi (2010)
- Associate, PricewaterhouseCoopers (2010)
- Full-time student, MSc in Applied Statistics at the University of Oxford (2010)
- Full-time student, MPhil in Real Estate Finance at the University of Cambridge (2009)
Find out more about London graduates' careers by visiting the Careers Group (University of London) website:
When we receive your application we will consider your academic record, your predicted grades, your personal statement and your reference. Your application should demonstrate high academic ability, particularly in mathematics, an informed interest in all the components of your chosen degree programme and good communication skills. Attendance at an open day may be required; in special cases, candidates may be interviewed.
How to Apply
Application for admission should be made through UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). Applicants currently at school or college will be provided with advice on the process; however, applicants who have left school or who are based outside the United Kingdom may obtain information directly from UCAS.
We will decide whether to invite you to an applicant open day on the basis of our assessment of your application. Your visit will include an opportunity to meet staff and current undergraduates, a tour of UCL, a taster lecture and introductory talks about the department and degree programmes.