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Careers for mathematicians

Studying maths helps you develop skills in logical thinking, problem-solving and decision-making, which are valued by employers across many job sectors.

Job options

Jobs directly related to your degree include:

Actuarial analyst, Actuary, Chartered accountant, Chartered certified accountant, Data analyst, Investment analyst, Research scientist (maths), Secondary school teacher, Statistician, Systems developer

Jobs where your degree would be useful include:

Civil Service fast streamer, Financial manager, Financial trader, Insurance underwriter, Meteorologist, Operational researcher, Quantity surveyor, Software tester

Remember that many employers accept applications from graduates with any degree subject, so don't restrict your thinking to the jobs listed here.

What have other mathematicians done? You may find information helpful about the range of different work areas entered by your predecessors at Cambridge, or national information about what maths graduates do.

Less obvious choices. There are many other career areas which don't necessarily require a maths or even a numerate degree. Many are open to graduates from any degree discipline, for example roles in the media, marketing, management, human resources, procurement, or sales. Over 50% of the vacancies we advertise on our website are for any degree discipline.

Part III

Part III is a 9 month taught masters course, leading to an MMath degree for those students who are undergraduates at Cambridge, and to an MASt (Master of Advanced Study) for students who join from other universities.

Part III is intended for advanced students with a high level of self-motivation and the capacity for independent study.

Prospective Students

This link will take you to information for those considering studying mathematics at Cambridge.