Further Mathematics and Careers
The skills gained from studying a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) subject at A level or degree level are in demand by employers. Graduates with STEM degrees earn on average 5% to 10% higher salaries than the mean for all graduates.
A wide range of STEM and non-STEM subjects are underpinned by mathematics. Having a broad mathematical knowledge and secure technical ability will help the transition from sixth-form to higher education. Together with good mathematical skills, employers are looking for the ability to work in a team, communicate effectively and show initiative.
The universities section has further details of the mathematical requirements of many degree courses.
Other sources of information
Information about the many fascinating careers that studying mathematics can lead to.
- Plus Magazine
Interviews with people who took mathematics-related degrees, explaining their career pathway and what they now do.
- Best Course 4 me
An independent website which enables students to investigate the link between A level subjects, degrees, careers and earnings. This site is especially useful for students in Year 10 or 11 considering which subjects to chose at A level.
Explains what's in a maths degree and who employs mathematicians.
Details potential careers following a maths degree, and other careers that require A level Mathematics.
- Royal Statistical Society
Useful guides and articles for careers using statistics.
Guidance on careers using statistics
- Learn About OR gives an overview of the range of careers
available in operational research.
- UCAS website
The UCAS website has a variety of tools for helping students choose the right course for higher education.
The AMSP website has useful 'What Next' pages for A/AS level Mathematics and Further Mathematics.
Several Higher and Degree apprenticeships offer routes into careers that are rich in maths, including accountancy, actuarial science, architecture, engineering and data science.