Careers and employability

The Department of Mathematical Sciences aims to help you develop skills in logical thinking, problem-solving and decision-making, which are valued by employers across many job sectors. We also offer our students the chance to gain invaluable professional experience through our placement scheme.

Numbers really do make the world go round, so it should come to no surprise that the demand for mathematically gifted graduates is always high.

Whether it is using mathematics to solve business problems, analyse data, or advise on investments, the opportunities to apply mathematical knowledge exist in a wide variety of careers within a wide variety of industry sectors. As such, graduates of our courses in Mathematical Scientists have gone on to pursue a rich variety of rewarding careers and opportunities for further study.

Recent graduate destinations have included:

  • Accenture
  • Acturis
  • American Express
  • Atos
  • Baker Tilly
  • Barclays
  • British Gas
  • Credit Suisse
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst and Young
  • Fiat Chysler Automobiles
  • GfK
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Greenlifting Ltd
  • Hawk Eye Innovations
  • IBM
  • KPMG
  • Lloyds
  • Mazars
  • Moody's Analytic
  • Morgan Stanley
  • NBC Universal
  • National Grid
  • PwC
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Securitas
  • Silicon Valley Bank
  • Tyler Capital
  • UBS
  • Unilever
  • Volkswagen

Example roles

Our graduates have taken up a variety of roles, including: commercial analyst, business consultant, audit associate, data insight analyst, financial analyst, actuarial consultant, risk analyst, technology consultant. Others have gone into teaching.

Further study

Other graduates go on to pursue further education opportunities (for example, postgraduate study or teacher training). Others continue their research career with a PhD.


A placement year is a chance to put what you have learned on your course into practice. It can provide excellent opportunities to gain real world experience and can also open up doors for your future. 

Placement year Placement case studies

Information about careers

As a Loughborough University student you will have access to the highly regarded skills, guidance, placement and employment support provided by our Careers Network.

Our dedicated staff will help you to:

  • Develop and articulate skills, employability and the Loughborough Graduate Attributes
  • Make well-informed career-decisions with the support of our advice and guidance
  • Search and apply successfully for placements and work experience
  • Meet employers and network effectivly to secure graduate opportunities

The Careers Network also hosts the largest university Careers Fair in the UK and hundreds of other employer events, including our School of Science placement and careers event.

Careers Network website