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What can I do with my degree in Mathematics?

Mathematics careers

Most areas of business and industry rely on people with good mathematical knowledge, in research and development, management, and as consultants or technicians. Some maths graduates pursue careers that closely relate to their studies; others use their degree as a stepping stone into a different careers, at some level, nearly every profession needs mathematicians and statisticians.

You may choose a career where your mathematical knowledge is not essential.  However, you will still find that the skills you acquire by studying maths - the ability to think rationally and to process data clearly and accurately - are very useful, and are highly valued by employers.

Job options

Jobs directly related to your degree include:

Jobs where your degree would be useful include:

Other options that include a good element of maths include:

  • Defence and intelligence roles – see our guides on working in defence and intelligence
  • Working as a statistician (for example in the civil service)
  • Operational research (using maths to help businesses make management decisions)
  • Being an academic mathematician (working at a university to teach students and carry out your own original maths research)
  • Teaching in a primary or secondary school

Alternative graduate careers for Maths Graduates
A maths degree will actually provide you with a  platform from which to enter a range of interesting sectors:

Please use our career guides to identify some of these opportunities

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Last Updated: 13/04/2022