What can I do with a Mathematics degree?
When choosing what to study at Newman, it is important to make sure the subject suits your requirements. Make sure you consider: your strengths and interests, the style of the course and your long-term career aspirations.
If you are considering a Mathematics degree, today we are looking at careers that you could do with a degree in Mathematics. Studying math helps you develop skills in logical thinking, problem-solving and decision-making, which are valued by employers across many job sectors. Depending upon the exact content of your degree, you can look at jobs such as:
- Acoustic consultant
- Actuarial analyst
- Chartered accountant
- Chartered certified accountant
- Data analyst
- Data scientist
- Investment analyst
- Research scientist (maths)
- Secondary school teacher
- Software engineer
- Sound engineer
Some of the above may require additional training.
Also as part of this degree you will gain many transferrable skills that many graduate employers will value, so do not restrict your thinking to the jobs listed above. Graduates with mathematical and statistical skills are highly sought after in a wide range of industries, particularly if they are able to communicate clearly with those who are not mathematicians. Useful websites to explore your ideas are Prospects and Target Jobs.
What did Mathematics graduates go on to do six months after graduation?
Six months after graduating almost two-thirds of mathematics graduates are in employment or combining work and further study. A quarter of mathematics graduates are in further study.
The top jobs for mathematics graduates are business professional, finance and investment analyst and adviser, and chartered or certified accountant. Other roles in the top five include programmer and software developer.
For a detailed breakdown of what Mathematics graduates are doing six months after graduation, see What Do Graduates Do?
Here you will find a full description of Newman’s BSc (Hons) degree in Mathematics including entry requirements.