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Infinite possibilities: where Maths can take you

Mathematics students. Photo by Ian Martindale

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.

York mathematics graduates go on to a broad range of careers in blue chip firms such as British Airways, KPMG, AVIVA and BAE, while more than a quarter of our students opt for further study.1

Heather PorterHeather 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.”

If you are interested in applying for a Mathematics course at York, please visit the Department’s website. If you’d like to visit the University campus, please book a place at one of our Open Days.

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