Mathematics graduates are in great demand: skills such as problem solving and the ability to analyse information in a logical way are sought after by many employers.
Heather Porter, a final year student on York’s four year MMath programme has started to build her CV by gaining work as a researcher in statistics, working alongside one of our lecturers. The MMath programme offers students the opportunity to study the discipline to a higher level and prepare for careers as professional mathematicians in industry and research.
Heather says, “The Department has a wide choice of modules which is very flexible and allows you to specialise. I was really happy to get a place at York as it was my first choice. The lecturers are really enthusiastic and enjoy their work.”
Heather is not alone in being pleased with her decision to study at York. The Department of Mathematics achieved over 90 per cent student satisfaction rating in the recent National Student Survey.
The Department prides itself on the support it offers to first year students to help them settle in and build confidence in their mathematical ability. First Years enjoy a comprehensive tutorial system, as well as more informal support such as the weekly Coffee and Calculus mornings, run by the Maths Society.
Heather says that she quickly felt at home in York, and she plays an active role in the life of the University (she’s in the University of York Concert Band) as well as the life of the city (as a volunteer with Oxfam). Heather says “I like the campus layout – everything is together in one place” and recommends living in University accommodation in the first year as “it’s good for building friendships and meeting people.”
- See a full list of Mathematics courses at York (2013 entry)
- We offer Mathematics scholarships and bursaries
- At York we have a diverse and dynamic range of international and interdisciplinary research interests, covering areas including: Pure mathematics, Applied mathematics, Mathematical biology, Mathematical physics, Stochastic analysis, and Mathematical finance and statistics.
- Find out more about the careers of our recent graduates
- To explore careers in Maths, visit the Maths Careers website or use the Maths Careers Calculator
-  Career examples are for first degree, full-time students (data from 2010/11) and further study data is from 2009/10 and 2010/11.