This degree prepares students for employment in a wide variety of occupations in the public and private sectors. Graduates often secure jobs as actuarial consultants, teachers, investment analysts, management consultants, auditors and software developers. Recent information shows figures for first destinations of graduates as: further study 28%, teacher/academic 18%, analyst 11%, financial 11%, consultant 3%, other 29%. Recent Mathematics graduates include a managing director of an international school in Hong Kong, an analyst for a professional services organisation, a PhD researcher in geophysical fluid dynamics, and an IT consultant.
Christina, who graduated in 1996, is currently a Senior Research Fellow at University College London doing mathematical modelling/operational research applied to healthcare. She says: ‘I think having a degree in Maths from Oxford definitely opened doors and made people more open and receptive to letting me do things I didn’t have any experience in. Plus, having done Maths at Oxford, which required quite a lot of self-discipline and motivation, I had the confidence to believe I could tackle completely new things.’