The school has a specialised careers programme to help you develop your CV and start planning for your future career.
Mathematics is a wide-ranging and versatile subject, and the list of careers open to you as a mathematics graduate is extensive. Some graduates make specific use of mathematics while others use the more general skills they have gained, such as analysis and problem solving, high-level numeracy and a capacity to learn independently.
Our graduates are in high demand from prospective employers and have been well received into a broad range of careers in commerce, industry, the professions and government. The University of Nottingham is one of a small number of leading universities whose graduates are targeted for recruitment by various top companies. Our graduates have been well received in a broad spectrum of careers which include:
- financial services
- information technology
Rather than directly entering the employment market upon graduating, you might decide to continue your studies at higher-degree level. Postgraduate areas of study include:
- business studies
- computer science
Each year some of our best students choose to stay at Nottingham and join our lively group of postgraduate research students in the School of Mathematical Sciences.
The research groups within the school each offer a large number of diverse and interesting research projects, across the specialisations of pure mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics.
This course is recognised by the Royal Statistical Society and the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.
Average starting salary and career progression
In 2014, 92% of first-degree graduates in the School of Mathematical Sciences who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £23,996 with the highest being £40,000.*
In 2014, 92% of first-degree graduates in the School of Economics who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £29,639 with the highest being £52,000.*
* Known destinations of full-time home and EU first-degree graduates, 2014/15. Salaries are calculated based on those in full-time paid employment within the UK.
Careers support and advice
Studying for a degree at The University of Nottingham will provide you with the type of skills and experiences that will prove invaluable in any career, whichever direction you decide to take. Throughout your time with us, our Careers and Employability Service can work with you to improve your employability skills even further; assisting with job or course applications, searching for appropriate work experience placements and hosting events to bring you closer to a wide range of prospective employers.
Have a look at our careers page for an overview of all the employability support and opportunities that we provide to current students.
The University of Nottingham is the best university in the UK for graduate employment, according to the 2017 The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide.