Statistics and Decision Mathematics (G5112)

15 credits, Level 3 (sub-degree)

Autumn teaching

This module will cover some basic ideas of decision maths, probability and statistics, with an emphasis on applications in management. We will cover algorithms such as critical path analysis and linear programming. There will be a discussion of probability, looking at simple discrete and continuous distributions, and an introduction to statistics, covering descriptive statistics, regression and time series.


67%: Lecture
33%: Practical


40%: Coursework (Test)
60%: Examination (Unseen examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2022/23. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: