Careers and Entrepreneurship


Find out what you can do with a Maths degree and what previous graduates have done

Explore your options

Use your degree to get you started. Look at career areas that might fit with what you are studying. Find out about the job roles available, the entry routes and how to gain experience:

Accountancy - Actuarial and Insurance - Banking and Investment - Teaching and Education - IT and Technology - Electrical, Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering

Most graduate opportunities are open to graduates from any degree discipline. If you want to look at other career areas, try looking at our sector guides for information and inspiration.

What do Sussex Mathematics graduates do?

Find out what previous Sussex Mathematics graduates went on to do.

15 months after graduating in 2018, 74% of respondents from Mathematics were in work or further study. 63% of those in work were in graduate jobs.

Here are some examples of job roles, employers and further study that Mathematics graduates have gone on to do over the last few years:

Employers: Volkswagen Financial Services - NHS Leadership Academy - Enterprise Rent-a-Car - Hastings Direct - Markerstudy Insurance - Kubrick Group - Cabot Financial - Teamspirit - FusionGFX - Record Currency Management - Canal & River Trust

Job roles: Assistant Pricing and Planning Manager - NHS Graduate Management Trainee - Management Trainee - Telematics Analyst - Graduate Management Information Developer - Data Analyst - Data Engineer - Account Executive - Head of Quality Assurance - Reporting Analyst - Assets Data Analyst

Further study: MSc Mathematics (Sussex) - MSc Management and Finance (Sussex) - MSc Robotics and Autonomous Systems (Sussex) - MSc Actuarial Science (University of Leicester) - MSc Statistics (University of Oxford) - MSc Money, Banking and Finance (University of St Andrews) - PGCE Mathematics (Sussex)

More ideas

  • Your degree in Mathematics - an in-depth look at relevant job options, career areas and further study, from Graduate Prospects
  • What Our Graduates Do - find out what Sussex Mathematics graduates have done (ITS login required)
  • Sussex Connectmake connections with Sussex graduates from around the world. Find out what a job or sector is really like and how they got where they are today
  • University of Sussex Students & Alumni on Linkedin - search Sussex alumni by location, employer, sector, degree subject and skills. Really useful for getting ideas and making contacts (Linkedin login required)
  • Networking and social media - look at different ways to network, from information interviews to social media

Build your experience

Building experience while you are at Sussex will be invaluable when you come to apply for graduate jobs. It can also help you to figure out what you like doing and what sort of things you are good at. Part-time work, insight days, summer internships and placements are a great way to start. You could also try volunteering or joining a student society.

When writing your CV and covering letter for work experience, don't forget about the transferable skills you are developing on your course. Just a few skills you will get from Mathematics include attention to detail, intepersonal skills, data analysis and interpretation, motivation, numerical skills and teamwork. 

Find out more about identifying and writing about your skills.

Finding opportunities