A mathematics degree is the gateway to a wide range of possible careers. The School and the Careers Sevice offer plenty of help in discovering the type of career you want and how to go about pursuing that aim. However a good degree in mathematical sciences is not an automatic ticket to a good job. It requires a substantial effort from you the student as well.
For EmployersThe School of Mathematics is one of the largest in the country. Our current second year has around 450 undergraduates studying maths single and joint honours. (see list of maths degrees combined with another subject). Our students have high A-level grades, typically AAA or AAB, with a good A in mathematics but with a range of other subjects including sciences, humanities and arts. On the mathematics degree they develop a range of core skills including problem solving, logical and quantitative thinking, working in groups and computing. Students take a wide range of options including for example statistics, numerical analysis, mathematical finance, fluid dynamics. Around 50 students each year graduate with a four year MMath. We also have specialist MSc programmes. With such a large and diverse cohort of students it is highly likely we have the right graduate for your post.
Working in partnership with the Careers Service, the School engages actively with potential employers of our graduates. We are happy to circulate targeted job adverts to our students and recent graduates. The School runs a careers fair "Calculating Careers" just for mathematics students and we we encourage other recruitment events aimed at our students. We have strategic relationships for recruitment with a number of employers in finance, insurance, oil industry and engineering/technology. We are especially keen to encourage our penultimate year students to take up internships and other relevant work experience in the summer vacation. If you are interested in recruiting our students or graduates please contact Prof Bill Lionheart (contact details).
See also Careers page in UG Admissions