Degrees in mathematics and related subjects give graduates the ability to construct models to simulate situations for testing purposes, and the faculties to analyse the resultant streams of data. These skills translate readily into professions built around identifying patterns and predicting future trends, such as actuaries, economists, insurance and pensions, and data management.

Indeed, according to the DLHE survey, 39.9% of graduates with numerical degrees were working within business and finance, examples of which are included in the list below. The advanced technology skills obtained through the use of maths-based computer applications leads many to go into a career in IT (8%), while some embark on engineering careers (1.1%).

  • Accountancy
  • Actuaries
  • Banking and investments
  • Data management
  • Economist
  • Engineering
  • Insurance and pensions
  • IT
  • Management consultancy
  • Market research
  • Operations management
  • Procurement
  • Surveying
  • Urban planning.

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