Personal Development

As well as being highly numerical, our students develop a wide range of transferable skills that are highly attractive to employers.

Typically, mathematics and statistics graduates are proficient in:

  • Problem solving
  • Analytical skills and logical thinking
  • Attention to detail
  • Communicating detail and highly technical or complex information
  • IT knowledge
  • Teamwork skills
  • The ability to work flexibly and independently
  • Approaching problems from different points of view
  • Project management skills
  • Following complex reasoning
  • Report writing

These skills open up many career opportunities.

Placement Module

Our optional module Mathematical Education Placement allows our students to gain knowledge and experience in the teaching of mathematics. Focused on career development, this placement allows our students to teach the subject in a primary or secondary school for 10 weeks, based on the Students’ Union’s Schools Partnerships Scheme. You will take part in classroom observation and assistance, the development of classroom resources, the provision of one-on-one or small group support and possibly even the teaching of sections of lessons to the class as a whole. This will give you a range of excellent careers skills as well as experience in teaching.

Mathematical Education Module

Our Mathematical Education optional module deals with contemporary issues surrounding the teaching of mathematics. Although not a training course for teachers, this will provide an excellent foundation if you wish to go on to study a PGCE. This module will help to prepare you to write academically and to contribute knowledgeably to debate regarding how mathematics is taught in schools.