Our exciting and workplace-relevant degree schemes are highly regarded, demonstrating that our innovative teaching gives you a smooth transition from campus to career.
Our Mathematics degrees will prepare you for a wide range of career destinations in which a high degree of analytical and computational skills are especially valued. We provide practical training in the application of mathematics and presenting yourself and your work. Our students are now employed in accountancy and banking, insurance and actuarial companies, teaching, medical and government statistics departments, aerospace manufacturing, and many other areas.
Further study and project work with our Integrated Masters degrees and postgraduate courses in Data Science and Statistics for Computational Biology will open doors into research careers and companies using “big data”.
To further enhance your employability prospects, some of our courses are available with an integrated year in industry, ensuring that you graduate with the necessary skills and experience to give you a head start when entering the job market.
Year in Employment Scheme (YES)
The University also offers the Year in Employment Scheme (YES), enabling you to undertake a year in employment in the UK or overseas between the second and third year of your undergraduate study. 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. The University’s Careers Service will help you to explore your options and secure a suitable work placement.
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.