What can I do with a degree in Mathematics?

What skills have our graduates gained?

Through their Mathematics degree, graduates develop a valuable set of skills that are transferrable to a range of careers, including:

  • Logical and quantitative thinking
  • Practical application of mathematics in problem solving
  • Numerical confidence
  • Computing skills
  • Interpretive and analytical thinking
  • Dealing with abstract concepts

Where have our graduates been employed?

Career options for mathematics graduates are extensive. Some of the options include economic and financial services, teaching, analyst roles, IT roles, consultancy, operations management, and research work. Mathematics graduates career options are often found as part of a multi disciplinary team.

Mathematics graduates are employed by many types of employers including industrial and commercial companies, government departments, information technology companies, as well as in the insurance, market research, research and development, banking, health and education sectors.

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What jobs and activities do our graduates do?

Graduates with this degree are employed in a range of jobs including mathematics research scientist, financial mathematician and geophysical mathematician.

Some of the jobs listed may require further study at postgraduate level. Postgraduate study can contribute to your employability. It enables you to extend your knowledge and skills, indicates your motivation and ability to persevere at a high level academically and can make you more competitive in the job market. Postgraduate study may be a prerequisite for certain jobs.

  • Insurance risk surveyor
    • Collects and assesses information
    • Makes recommendations to insurance underwriters
    • Recommends and advises about reducing risk
  • Meteorologist
    • Investigates weather systems and atmospheric patterns
    • Predicts climate trends and weather conditions
    • Prepares maps of the weather and forecasts
  • Investment analyst
    • Analyses a company's financial information
    • Forecasts business and economic conditions
    • Makes investment recommendations
  • Secondary school teacher
    • Prepares and delivers instructional activities and lessons
    • Observes and evaluates performance in order to provide feedback
    • Develops and administers tests and assessments
  • Operational researcher
    • Collects and analyses data
    • Uses mathematical modeling, computer software or other analytical approaches to recommend more effective ways of working
    • Presents findings in reports
  • Financial risk analyst
    • Examines proposed organisational decisions
    • Researches and uses statistical analysis to identify the level of risks
    • Monitors and forecasts market trends
  • Research mathematician
    • Uses software in order to carry out mathematical functions
    • Identifies solutions to problems by using different analysis methods
    • Produces tailored solutions to organisational problems

Entrepreneurship and innovation are increasingly becoming an important part of the world of work and should be considered as a career option. For more information about UC student innovation & entrepreneurship, related internships, scholarships, courses and activities go to Careers, Internships & Employment

For further information on job titles, please see the latest UC Graduate Destinations Survey

For additional graduate destination information go to www.graduatecareers.com.au or www.prospects.ac.uk

What professional bodies and organisations do our students and graduates link to?

As they progress in their studies and into a career, our students and graduates often join professional bodies specific to their area of interest. These organisations offer graduates the opportunity to network and collaborate with others within the same community. Other relevant organisations are also listed.

Social media networks, such as LinkedIn (including LinkedIn groups), Facebook and Twitter can provide avenues for students and graduates to keep up-to-date with current industry knowledge and 'best practice', networking opportunities, industry-related events and job vacancies.

What further study can I do after my degree?

It is possible to study at postgraduate and graduate level in subjects both directly and indirectly related to your degree. For a list of postgraduate and graduate study options, go to Courses, Subjects and Qualifications

Once you complete a Mathematics degree you can advance to an honours or masters degree in Mathematics, either in Science or Arts, a Postgraduate Diploma in Science or a PhD. Postgraduate study can lead to an academic career pathway in teaching and research.

Carefully consider your motivation for study, how it fits in with your long-term career plans and whether it is likely to enhance your employment prospects.

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