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Rowanna Smith, Careers Consultant for Mathematics

Jenny Clark, Careers Consultant for Mathematics (Penryn)

What can I do with my degree?


With a Mathematics degree from the University of Exeter, you'll be able to:

  • Engage in rigorous argument and general problem solving, and deal with abstraction including the logical development of formal theories
  • Present mathematical arguments and their conclusions with accuracy and clarity
  • Demonstrate an analytical approach to problem solving; formulate physical theories in mathematical terms; develop mathematical models of real world scientific, commercial and industrial problems to aid prediction and decision making
  • Apply concepts and principles in loosely-defined contexts, showing effective judgement in selecting and applying tools and techniques including use of modern software where appropriate
  • Work with patience and persistence, pursuing problem solutions to their conclusion
  • Demonstrate strong communication skills including the ability to write coherently and clearly

An in-depth look at HESA’s DLHE survey, which provides the most comprehensive picture of what people finishing university degrees do after graduation: What Do Graduates Do?

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Professional Institutions and Organisations relating the Mathematics

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Maths in the Workplace

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National newspapers carrying job adverts for this area include Independent (Mondays and The Guardian (Thursdays)