School of Mathematical Sciences





Mathematics is a wide-ranging and versatile subject, and the range of careers open to mathematics graduates are correspondingly varied.

One of the top choices for graduate employers

The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers* and can offer you a head-start when it comes to your career.

Established in 1994, High Fliers Research is an independent market research company which specialises in student and graduate research. The report is based on research conducted during December 2015 with the UK's 100 leading graduate employers including BP, the Civil Service, IBM, Goldman Sachs, PwC, Google and HSBC.

The Graduate Market 2013-2016, High Fliers Research

Take a look at the careers of some of our graduates 


Our graduates have been well received in a broad spectrum of careers which include:

  • Commerce
  • Industry
  • Government
  • Financial Services
  • Information Technology
  • Science
  • Engineering
  • Postgraduate Study in areas such as:
    • Mathematics
    • Computer Science
    • Education
    • Engineering
    • Statistics
    • Business Studies
    • Finance



There is enormous demand for people with postgraduate qualifications in Mathematics.

MSc degrees are highly marketable and graduates are able to go into:

  • Industry
  • Business
  • Commerce
  • Statistics (Environement,Foresnsic,Government,Medical)
  • Medical Research
  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Biometrics
  • PhD Study

PhD graduates are also in great demand. In particular, this qualification would be necessary to pursue a career in:

  • Research
  • University Teaching

PhD students are also often snapped up by other organisations such as:

  • Banks
  • Financial institutions

PhD Graduate Profile


Tim Eyre - PhD in Mathmatics
As part of his PhD, Tim travelled to many places, including India and Poland. Here he talks about the time he spent at Nottingham and what he has been doing since graduation. 


Careers Advice

The University of Nottingham has one of the best records for successful Graduate employment in the country. Our Careers and Employability Service includes:

  • Invitations to recruitment sessions by employers
  • Individual careers advice
  • Vacancy information service

School of Mathematical Sciences

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