MMath&Phys Mathematics and Physics / Careers

Year of entry: 2023

Career opportunities

Hannah Levell

The careers team were amazing in helping with interview preparation,

allowing me to practice interview technique and gain confidence for my applications.

Hannah Levell / Trainee Accountant at PwC
Nicolas Brusby

The support network, careers events, and extracurricular activities provided by the university all helped me significantly.

Without them I would have found obtaining a job post university much more difficult.

Nicolas Brusby / Rolls Royce

By studying a Mathematics degree with The University of Manchester, you will develop skills and knowledge that are of huge value in a wide variety of professions.

The University of Manchester is one of the most targeted universities in the country by employers*. 80% of graduates of this course are in work or further studies 15 months after graduating**. You can read some of our graduates' stories on the Department of Mathematics blog.

Your studies will be fantastic preparation for any area of employment requiring clear and logical thinking. Plus, our award-winning careers services will support you on your journey to finding the right career path for you.

The main areas of employment that graduates enter are:

  • Finance
  • Industry
  • Computing (including operational research)
  • Management
  • Administration
  • Statistics
  • Teaching (schools and colleges)
  • Postgraduate study

Many of our graduates have pursued careers in finance in firms such as:

  • KPMG
  • Goldman Sachs
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Deloitte
  • Barclays
  • Deutsche Bank

A substantial number of previous graduates have undertaken further programmes of study such as MSc in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Finance, Business, Management and Computer Science. Some have also gone on to train as teachers.

Calculating Careers

The Department of Mathematics puts significant emphasis on careers and holds a number of events throughout the year. These include talks, workshops and networking sessions.

We also host the annual Calculating Careers Fair. This takes place in early October each year and is attended by a large number of international graduate recruiters. Some of the previous attendees to this event include:

  • Amazon
  • Amec
  • Barclays
  • BP
  • BT
  • Credit Suisse
  • GCHQ
  • IBM
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • RBS
  • Teach First
  • Deloitte

This fair is a great opportunity for students to network with a number of graduate employers early in their academic careers.

* The Graduate Market in 2021

** Graduate Outcomes Survey

Accrediting organisations

Institute of Physics.