BSc Mathematics with Placement Year / Careers

Year of entry: 2024

Career opportunities

I really would advise anyone contemplating whether to do a placement that you should definitely do it!

I gained so many valuable interview techniques and work-place skills that will definitely benefit me in the future.

Jasmine Wild / BSc Mathematics with Placement Year Student

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

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*. 89% 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

This course is accredited by both the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) and the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA). The accreditation by the RSS means that, on graduation, you are automatically eligible to apply for their Graduate Statistician (GradStat) award. This is transcript based and dependent on certain modules having been taken. A Second Class honours or above is required.

The accreditation by the IMA means that the programme meets the educational requirements of the Chartered Mathematician designation when followed by subsequent training and experience in employment to obtain equivalent competences to those specified by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for taught Masters degrees.