In choosing to study the Applied Mathematics and Statistics Degree at Aberystwyth University you will uncover a fascinating and challenging discipline that combines the identification and analysis of shapes and patterns with data collation and calculation. Mathematics and Statistics are fundamentally important to modern society, contributing to numerous facets of life, including science, engineering, technology and finance and there is strong demand from industry for graduates from this degree. You will be taught in lectures and practical classes with good staff/student ratios. Mathematics has been taught at Aberystwyth since the foundation of the university in 1872, making it the oldest Mathematics department in Wales. Despite our heritage we have continued to innovate ensuring that the degree schemes we offer will provide you with the best Mathematics degree you can possibly obtain. A degree in Mathematics will open a wide range of career paths to you, and this degree is accredited by the IMA (Institute for Mathematics and its Applications), the UK's learned and professional society for mathematics, directly contributing to your recognition as a Chartered Mathematician. The department also offers several modules which are taught through the medium of Welsh. The department of Mathematics sports a student satisfaction rating of 92% (National Student Survey 2016). This degree will introduce you to the essential core disciplines of Mathematics including algebra, calculus, geometry and mathematical analysis. Topics in your second and third years may include: analysis and partial differential equations, abstract and linear algebra, distributions and estimation, regression and anova and hydrodynamics. You will also undertake a compulsory career planning module as part of your course, which will enhance your employability prospects and enable you to develop valuable transferable skills. This degree is delivered through lectures, tutorials and practicals. You will be assessed through a combination of coursework, presentations, reports and examinations. You will be assigned a personal tutor throughout your degree course, who will help you with any problems or queries, whether these are academic-related or personal issues. You should feel free to contact them at any time for help and advice. This course will develop your understanding of a range of theories and processes in Mathematics. You will develop your written and oral communication skills and your ability to work independently and in a group. Some of the skills you will develop include: research, data analysis, enhanced mathematical and computational skills, problem-solving, creative thinking, information technology, independent working, time management, organisation, meeting deadlines and self-motivation. You will enhance your ability to express ideas, communicate information clearly and concisely and accommodate other viewpoints. Work experience will greatly improve your CV and make you more attractive to employers. You are encouraged to contact the Careers Advisory Service in relation to YES (Year in Employment Scheme) and Go Wales for assistance in securing work placements alongside your degree. Your degree will prepare you for a broad range of employment or training options, including teacher training. Typical sectors include: statistical analysis and computational statistics, aeronautical engineering, accountancy and banking, risk analysis and actuarial work, financial management and investment analysis and information technology. Of those students who graduated from the Department of Mathematics in 2015, 94% were in employment or further education six months after graduating (DLHE 2015).