Employability

A degree in Mathematics will prepare you for career options....

where specialist numerical skills and logical and analytical thought are in high demand.

Career Prospects

These include working for companies such as Rolls Royce and organisations such as the Meteorological Office, but career paths in accountancy and banking, financial management, data analysis, information technology, research and lecturing are also open to you.  In a recent survey, 93% of UK/EU undergraduates from the Department of Mathematics who graduated in 2017 were in employment or further education six months after graduating (HESA, 2017)

Transferable Skills

Studying for a degree in Mathematics will equip you with a range of transferable skills which are highly valued by employers. These include:

  • Research and data analysis skills
  • Enhanced mathematical and computational skills
  • Effective problem-solving and creative thinking skills
  • Thorough grounding in information technology skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Time-management and organisational skills, including the ability to meet deadlines
  • Presentation skills: the ability to express ideas and communicate information in a clear and structured manner, in both written and oral form
  • Self-motivation and self-reliance
  • Team-working, with the ability to discuss concepts in groups, accommodating different ideas and reaching agreement

Year in Employment Scheme (YES)

The University operates a Year in Employment Scheme (YES), which offers you a fantastic opportunity to take a year out between your second and third year to work in an organisation in the UK or overseas. YES provides a very rewarding and worthwhile experience, both personally and professionally, and can help you to stand out from the crowd in a very competitive job market. There are more details in this YES careers presentation. The University’s Careers Service will help you to explore your options and secure a suitable work placement.