Mathematical Sciences

Undergraduate study

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:

  • Consultant (Accenture)
  • Technical Business Analyst (Acturis)
  • Financial Analyst (American Express)
  • Catastrophe Modelling Assistant (Amlin)
  • Analyst Consultant (Atos)
  • Audit Assitant (Baker Tilly)
  • Graduate Analyst (Barclays)
  • Sports Statistician (Bet365)
  • Data and Insight Analyst (British Gas)
  • Data Analyst (CAPCO)
  • Business Analyst (Credit Suisse)
  • Forensic Data Analyst (Deloitte)
  • Associate Auditer (Ernst and Young)
  • Treasury Dealer (Fiat Chysler Automobiles)
  • Data Analyst (GfK)
  • Project Manager (Goldman Sachs)
  • Engineering Consultant (Greenlifting Ltd)
  • System Operator (Hawk Eye Innovations)
  • Data Analyst (IBM)
  • Technology Risk Consultant (KPMG)
  • Graduate Finance (Lloyds)
  • Forensic Financial Investigator (Mazars)
  • Graduate Scheme (Moody's Analytic)
  • Financial Analyst and Accounting (Morgan Stanley)
  • Business Development Analyst (NBC Universal)
  • Information Services Graduate (National Grid)
  • Associate Accountant (PwC)
  • Graduate Commercial Analyst (
  • Bespoke Master Data Manager (Rolls-Royce)
  • Management Information Business Analyst (Securitas)
  • Associate Banker (Silicon Valley Bank)
  • Junior Trading Analyst (Tyler Capital)
  • Investment Banker (UBS)
  • Global Innovation Planner in Oral Care (Unilever)
  • Risk Control Analyst (Volkswagen)

Other graduates go on to pursue further education opportunities, such as:

  • PhD Applied Mathematics (Loughborough University)
  • MSc Mathematics in Real World Systems (University of Warwick)
  • MSc Finance and Investments (Rotterdam School of Management)
  • PGCE Mathematics (Loughborough University)
  • PGCE Mathematics (University of Leeds)
  • MSc Mathematical Finance (Loughborough University)
  • PGCE Secondary Mathematics (University of Cambridge)
  • MSc Statistics (London School of Economics and Political Science)
  • MSc Risk Management and Financial Engineering (Imperial College Business School)

Useful 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.

For more information about how the Careers Network can help you, click here.