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Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed.
Top things to look for when comparing courses
Mathematics was voted best course in the 2012 MMU Students' Union teaching awards and was shortlisted in 2011 and 2013. In the 2012 National Student Survey, mathematics students gave this course an overall 85% satisfaction rating. You will make extensive use of mathematical software packages such as Mathcad, MATLAB, Minitab and SPSS to solve real-world problems - experience which is highly sought after by employers. We have state-of-the-art laboratories and facilities including dedicated Apple Mac suites. Our degree courses are approved by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.
MMU is a thriving and diverse community of students from all professions ranging from artists and teachers to business leaders and scientists. Whatever course you choose you'll have access to great industry links and opportunities in one of the UK's most popular student cities. We're two thirds of the way through a £350 million building programme including a new students' union planned for 2014.
Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.
Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni.
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?
% employed or in further studyMEDIUM90%
Average graduate salaryMEDIUM£18.6k
Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals
Graduates who are functional managers and directors
Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals
Employment prospects for graduates of this subject
The UK still doesn’t have as many maths teachers as we’d like, so anyone wanting to take maths and then go into teaching will be welcome. In fact, there’s felt to be a general lack of maths skills in the population at large, so this is one subject where there's demand for graduate skills. With all that training in handling figures, it's hardly surprising that a lot of maths graduates go into well-paid jobs in the IT or finance industries, and last year, a maths graduate in London could expect a very respectable average starting salary of £27k. But for research jobs, you'll want a doctorate – and a really good maths doctorate will get you all sorts of interest from academia and finance – and might secure salaries to match.
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