Mathematics graduates are employed in all areas of the public and private sectors, business and commerce, large and small firms, and in positions of responsibility that lead to management. Mathematics graduates gain skills and knowledge in demand in fields such as finance, accountancy, education, engineering, science, defence, the pharmaceuticals industry and business. There are also opportunities for self-employment – as a financial adviser, for example.
A mathematics degree can also give you the skills and knowledge to progress on to higher-level study – for example, an MSc in Mathematics (F04), and then even a PhD.
Many graduate-level jobs are open to graduates of any discipline – some may require further study, training and/or work experience beyond your degree.
In addition to improving your career prospects, studying with the OU is an enriching experience that broadens your horizons, develops your knowledge, builds your confidence and enhances your life skills.