Mathematics graduate destinations


of Mathematics graduates are in work or further study after 15 months*

*The structure and coverage of this survey are determined by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) employment indicator 2020/21, published in March 2023.

Great graduate careers

The majority of our Mathematics graduates go into jobs related to their degree specialism. Thanks to the transferable skills and experiences they develop through our courses, they also find careers in:

  • Business Analysis
  • Cost Engineering
  • Defence Consultancy
  • Data Analytics
  • Data Science
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Government Statistics
  • Health Statistics
  • Logistics and Planning
  • Research (Mathematical/Statistical Modelling)
  • Risk Modelling
  • Software Development and Testing
  • Teaching.

Some graduates also develop varied portfolio careers or become self-employed. 

Top graduate employers

Mathematics graduates are skilled problem solvers who can apply a wide range of transferable advanced numerical skills in the workplace. This skillset is valued and is attractive to employers especially those offering careers in financial services, science, technology, engineering, business analytics, data science, and statistical analysis. Graduates find jobs with our partners as well as these leading employers:

  • Arke Ltd
  • Bank of Ireland
  • Brightside Group
  • Cabot Financial
  • Cisco Systems
  • Educational institutions
  • Eflow Global
  • Hargreaves Lansdown
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Network Rail
  • NHS England
  • NS&I
  • Office for Students
  • Ofsted
  • TSB Bank

Further study

Some of our Mathematics graduates go onto further study at UWE Bristol or elsewhere. Opportunities for further study include postgraduate courses in areas such as data science, artificial intelligence, information technology, robotics, finance, financial technology, health technology and teaching.

Accredited by industry

Many of our courses are accredited. So, our students leave with industry-recognised qualifications and study exemptions in many cases.

Find out more about our Mathematics courses

See more information about UWE Bristol's excellent university rankings and reputation.

Career support throughout your degree

From the moment our students start, they get careers information and advice – from employers, our careers team, and their tutors. So, by the time they graduate, they will be equipped with the experience, contacts and skills to succeed in their chosen careers.

Work experience and placements

Work experience is vital in today's crowded jobs market. And while our students are here, we provide one-to-one support to help them find experience that fits their career plans.

Placement students are more likely to go into high-level graduate jobs and have a higher average starting salary. As well providing students with support in their search for a placement, our students will be prepared through tailored workshops. Previous students have secured a year-long placement at employers including:

DSTL, Lloyds Bank, Government Statistical Service, Ministry of Defence, Network Rail, NHS Trust, Nokia, Office for National Statistics, Office for Students, PwC, Walt Disney and Welsh Government.

Find out more about placements

Our volunteering team will help students develop valuable skills through opportunities such as teaching IT skills, robotics or technical subjects in the community.

Volunteering at UWE Bristol

Other opportunities

Outreach and engagement opportunities give students the chance to take part in work with schools, colleges and industry.

Exhibitions such as our annual Degree Show attract employers from across the region. This is the perfect opportunity to show employers work and network with potential employers.

We organise general and industry-focused job fairs throughout the year. This is the perfect opportunity to meet with employers who are looking to fill both placement-year and graduate job vacancies. Many of our students find their first job from attending these fairs.

Specialist careers support

Careers advice and coaching is available for each School. The Careers Service provide input into the curriculum and alongside degree programmes, giving up-to-date labour market and graduate destination information, as well as coaching for students in their professional development planning.

Students are emailed a fortnightly newsletter with news of top work-based learning opportunities, and can access the UWE Bristol Careers Toolkit which includes access to our services, a job search engine, resources, videos and employer information. Students can also come along to our twice daily careers drop-in or schedule a one-to-one with our dedicated team. We also arrange regular presentations and Q&As from leading sector employers. 

It doesn't end when students graduate – Alumni can access our full careers services for up to three years after graduation.

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