Undergraduate prospectus

  • Start date: September 2019

Statistics and Management for Business BSc

This programme, run jointly with the UCL School of Management, combines a thorough training in statistics with modules in the broad area of business studies. It aims to provide a combination of management and quantitative skills useful for a career in business, management, commerce or industry.

Key Information

Programme starts

September 2019
UCAS code
Full-time: 3 years
Application deadline
15 January 2019
London, Bloomsbury
Royal Statistical Society

Entry requirements

A Levels

A* in Mathematics required. Further Mathematics preferred. If you are studying both then the A* can be in either subject.
(contextual offer)
A*BB (more about contextual offers)
(contextual offer)
A* in Mathematics required. Further Mathematics preferred. If you are studying both then the A* can be in either subject.
English Language and Mathematics at grade C or 5. For UK-based students, a grade C or 5 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

IB Diploma

A score of 19 points in three higher level subjects including grade 7 in Mathematics, with no score lower than 5.
(contextual offer)
36 (more about contextual offers)
(contextual offer)
A score of 17 points in three higher level subjects including grade 7 in Mathematics, with no score lower than 5.

UK applicants qualifications

Equivalent qualification

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF - teaching from 2016) with Distinction, Distinction, Distinction to include Distinction in Engineering Principles and Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems.

Pass in Access to HE Diploma, with a minimum of 28 credits awarded with Distinction in the Level 3 units, the remainder of the Level 3 units awarded with Merit.

D2,D3,D3 in three Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subjects. Mathematics at D2 required. Further Mathematics is preferred. If you are studying both subjects then D2 can be in either subject.

A1,A,A at Advanced Highers (or A1,A at Advanced Higher and A,A,A at Higher), including A1 in Mathematics at Advanced Higher.

Successful completion of the WBQ Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate plus 2 GCE A-Levels at grades A*AA, including A* in Mathematics. Further Mathematics is preferred. If you are studying both subjects then A* can be in either subject.

International applications

In addition to A level and International Baccalaureate, UCL considers a wide range of international qualifications for entry to its undergraduate degree programmes.

Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates

The Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates (UPCs) are intensive one-year foundation courses for international students of high academic potential who are aiming to gain access to undergraduate degree programmes at UCL and other top UK universities.

Typical UPC students will be high achievers in a 12-year school system which does not meet the standard required for direct entry to UCL.

For more information see: www.ucl.ac.uk/upc.

English language requirements

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency. Information about the evidence required, acceptable qualifications and test providers can be found on our English language requirements page.

The English language level for this programme is: Good

A variety of English language programmes are offered at the UCL Centre for Languages & International Education.

Degree benefits

  • The department offers a friendly and supportive atmosphere, where small-group teaching and personal attention are available for all students.

  • 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 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 modules in statistics.

  • Our graduates are highly sought after in such areas as finance, commerce, industry, research, education and government, while many go on to successfully complete a Master’s or PhD programme.


This programme is accredited by the Royal Statistical Society. On application to the Royal Statistical Society, graduates are awarded Graduate Statistician (GradStat) status, providing formal recognition of a member's statistical qualifications, subject to achieving second class honours or above, and at least 50% of your year two and three modules are in statistics. Please note: current accreditation extends until 2017/18. We are applying to retain it for eligible students who enrol from 2018/19 onwards.


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Degree structure

In each year of your degree you will take a number of individual modules, normally valued at 15 or 30 credits, adding up to a total of 120 credits for the year. Modules are assessed in the academic year in which they are taken. The balance of compulsory and optional modules varies from programme to programme and year to year. A 30-credit module is considered equivalent to 15 credits in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

This is a joint degree programme taught by UCL Statistical Science and the UCL School of Management.

You will take roughly half your modules in statistics and mathematics; the other half will consist of modules in management, accountancy, finance and (optionally) economics. While the first and second years provide a solid foundation in statistics, mathematics and management, a wide range of options is available in the third year, allowing you to give more weight to either the statistics or the business component.


An indicative guide to the structure of this programme, year by year.

Core or compulsory module(s)

Communication and Behaviour in Organisations
Information Management for Business Intelligence
Introduction to Practical Statistics
Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Further Probability and Statistics
Mathematics for Students of Economics, Statistics and Related Disciplines I
Mathematics for Students of Economics, Statistics and Related Disciplines II
Understanding Management

Optional modules

All first year modules are compulsory.

Core or compulsory module(s)

Accounting for Business
Business in a Competitive Environment
Linear Models and the Analysis of Variance
Mathematics for Students of Economics, Statistics and Related Disciplines III
Probability and Inference

Plus Managerial Accounting for Decision Making and/or Mastering Entrepreneurship

Optional modules

You will select between 0.5 and 1.0 credits from a wide range of optional modules. Options may include:

Business in the Digital Age
Computing for Practical Statistics
Innovation Management
International Business
Introduction To Applied Probability
Introduction to Marketing
Law for Managers
Organisational Change
Social Statistics

Core or compulsory module(s)

Strategic Project Management
Strategic Human Resource Management

Optional modules

You will select 3.0 credits from a wide range of optional modules.

Your learning

We employ a variety of teaching methods which includes lectures, small-group tutorials, problem classes and computer workshops and e-learning. Lecturers have regular 'office hours' during which you are welcome to come and ask questions about the programme material.


Most modules are examined at the end of the academic year in which they are taken using 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.

Further Information

Detailed course descriptions are available on the department website: Statistics and Management for Business BSc.


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 in 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, training 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 (2013-2015) of this programme at UCL include:

  • Full-time student, MA in Statistics at the University of Oxford
  • Full-time student, MSc in Risk Management at Imperial College London
  • Audit Associate, KPMG and studying ACA (Associate Chartered Accountant), The Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAEW)
  • Private Banker, Citi Bank
  • Full-time student, MSc in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour at LSE (The London School of Economics and Political Science)

Data taken from the 'Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education' survey undertaken by HESA looking at the destinations of UK and EU students in the 2014-2016 graduating cohorts six months after graduation.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

The fees indicated are for undergraduate entry in the 2018/19 academic year. The UK/EU fees shown are for the first year of the programme at UCL only. Fees for future years may be subject to an inflationary increase. The Overseas fees shown are the fees that will be charged to 2018/19 entrants for each year of study on the programme, unless otherwise indicated below.

UK/EU students
£9,250 (2018/19)
Overseas students
£23,390 (2018/19)

Overseas fees for the 2019/20 academic year are expected to be available in July 2018. Undergraduate UK/EU fees are capped by the UK Government and are expected to be available in October 2018. Full details of UCL's tuition fees, tuition fee policy and potential increases to fees can be found on the UCL Students website.


Various funding options are available, including student loans, scholarships and bursaries. UK students whose household income falls below a certain level may also be eligible for a non-repayable bursary or for certain scholarships. Please see the Fees and funding pages for more details.

The department offers an undergraduate scholarship, the EJ Gumbel Scholarship.

Departmental scholarships

The scholarships listed below are for 2017 entry. Funding opportunities for students applying for 2018 entry will be published when they are available.

The Scholarships and Funding website lists scholarships and funding schemes available to UCL students. These may be open to all students, or restricted to specific nationalities, regions or academic department.

Application and next steps

Your application

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.

Application deadline: 15 January 2019


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.

For further information on UCL's selection process see: Selection of students.