At Lancaster, we don't just want you to pass your degree. We are dedicated to providing you with the best opportunities to begin your career.
A degree in mathematics or statistics will provide you with both a specialist and transferable skillset sought after by employers across a wide range of sectors.
The advanced numerical skills you will develop will prepare you well for career paths such as accountancy, finance and banking. Whilst the logical and analytical skills you will gain could help you to pursue a career in business analysis, management consultancy or in government roles. The education sector has an increasing demand for mathematics graduates to inspire the next generation of students whether through teaching or in other education roles.
We have a strong track record of graduates successfully gaining employment with 92% in work or further study within six months of graduating.
As a department we are committed to ensuring that we develop your employability skills. We have a dedicated employability champion and work in partnership with the University’s Careers Service to offer a range of workshops and talks to you.
These include topics such as:
- Job application processes – CVs and cover letters, Interviews and Assessment Centres
- Careers within specific relevant fields such as finance, research, statistics and teaching
- Completing a PhD in Mathematics or Statistics
- Career planning
You can also access bookable and drop-in 1:1 appointments throughout the year through the University’s Careers Service.
The department promotes a range of opportunities to meet and network with employers through events both on and off campus. This includes our annual Science and Technology Careers Fair where we invite a range of regional and national employers onto campus to talk to students about the internship, placement and graduate opportunities that they have to offer.
Luke, third year MSci student
“I love studying maths at Lancaster because the course is diverse and well structured. Staff in the department are excellent, offering continual support not just with subject content but also for future planning and careers related advice. The atmosphere on campus makes Lancaster a great place to study and live!”
Interested in teaching?
Our third year modules in Mathematical Education provide an insight into what it would be like to complete a PGCE qualification after your degree. You will learn about current and historic issues facing Mathematics education, teaching strategies and learning methods. There is also the opportunity to undertake a placement module which will give you the chance to gain hands-on experience of working in a local school.
Our second year project skills course will enhance your employability as you will develop skills that will prepare you well for your chosen career path. This module includes coursework on scientific writing and using LaTeX software to prepare mathematical documents.
You will also complete your own short project in either mathematics or statistics and will work on a group project with an academic supervisor, which will involve investigative research and presenting a conclusion.
Past projects have included:
- Modelling premier league football
- Symmetry in music
- Risk factors for low birth weight
- Secondary treatment in type II diabetes