Mathematics graduates are in great demand by a wide range of employers, who value the skills developed over the course of their degree. The ability to communicate and solve complex problems and critically analyze information in a logical way are all much sought after from organizations in both the public and private sectors.
Mathematical skills are invaluable in fields with obvious numerical components such as business analytics, cyber-security, large-scale manufacturing and logistics. They are also crucial for informing evidence-based policy more generally - for policy relating to healthcare, social justice and crime prevention for example. Mathematicians can help people to construct and analyze arguments, and to make good decisions.
These claims are borne out in the fact that of the students graduating from the Department of Mathematics in the 2016/17 academic year, 76% were engaged in graduate level work or further study after six months.
How do I find a job with my Maths degree?
To help students prepare for the job market the department runs sessions on writing effective CVs and cover letters. Academic staff will work with you to hone these documents, taking you to the next step towards a fulfilling career.
The department also organizes an annual careers fair specifically for maths students and the employers looking for them. This year we have representatives from:
- The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
- The Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA)
- Morgan Stanley
- NHS Digital
- Teach First
- York Trials Unit
With advice from relevant employers, maths students at York can steer their module and dissertation choices in the direction of the challenges business and government need to tackle most urgently.