Mathematical skills are invaluable in fields with obvious numerical components, but they are also readily transferable. Whatever the sector, mathematicians can help people to construct and analyse arguments, and to make good decisions.
During the course of your degree you'll have the chance to take part in skills sessions on writing effective CVs and cover letters, as well as one-to-one support as you prepare for the job market. The Department also organizes an annual careers fair tailored specifically to maths students and the employers looking for them.
With a flexible choice of modules available, you'll be able to tailor your degree to suit your own career aspirations.
94.3% of York graduates were employed or in further study six months after graduation.
Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2016/17 (HESA) (Full-time UK students)
Many careers rely on logic and problem solving. A degree in mathematics helps you harness those skills to communicate complex ideas which is an asset for any career.
Previous graduates have gone on to succeed in a wide range of careers including:
- software developer
- actuarial analyst
- trainee accountant
- data scientist
- gaming analyst
You'll gain a huge range of skills that will help you to succeed no matter what career path you follow:
- logical and analytical thinking
- critical reading and thinking
- pattern recognition
- data collection and analysis
- communication skills
- practical problem solving
York Futures is the University's unique employability programme. From day one, you'll have access to excellent careers advice, opportunities and resources. We'll support you to identify and develop your strengths and build a portfolio of valuable skills to help you stand out from the crowd and shape your career.
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