From accountant to engineer, analyst to investment banker, studying mathematics opens the door to a wide range of careers. 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 work in finance, commerce, government, mathematical and statistical modelling and education. They pursue 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.
Each research group within the school offers a large number of diverse and interesting projects, across the specialisations of pure mathematics, applied mathematics and probability and statistics.
The BSc Statistics is a new programme and we are in the process of obtaining recognition by the Royal Statistical Society.
Average starting salary and career progression
In 2016, 93.3% of undergraduates in the school who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £25,619 with the highest being £53,000.*
* Known destinations of full-time home undergraduates who were available for work 2015/16. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK.
The School of Mathematical Sciences ranked third in the UK for boosting graduate salaries, with graduates earning an average of £5,935 more than expected five years after graduation (The Economist British University rankings, 2017).
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.