What can I do with...

...a maths degree?

Puzzled about your career options? This useful little tool helps you find out exactly what you can do with your maths degree.



Having chosen to do a maths degree, you might believe that you’re destined to spend your professional life standing in front of a giant blackboard, deciphering incredibly complex equations. However, a maths degree will actually provide you with a fantastic platform from which to enter a range of interesting sectors...



Your head might be crammed full of useful (and some not-so-useful) information, but your maths degree will also help you to develop a wealth of useful skills…

Analytical Skills

You’re better than Shearer and Hansen put together. You’re even better than Gary Neville. Fortunately, your top-notch analytical skills also extend beyond the world of football punditry.

Attention to Detail

You can spot a needle in a haystack. Sometimes you can even spot a specific needle in a massive stack of needles. You’re just that sharp.

Critical Thinking

When you’re presented with a problem or idea, you have the ability to think about it from a critical perspective. You’re not afraid to share your opinion.

Data Handling

You can compile, organise and analyse data. Qualitative data? Quantitative data? It doesn’t matter. You’ve got it nailed.


You don’t need somebody holding your hand the entire time. You can work on your own, use your initiative and keep yourself motivated.


You ain’t no fool! Your approach to problem solving is characterised by reason and rationality.


Forget 2 + 2 = 4, you’ve got the numeracy skills to give Carol Vorderman a run for her money.

Objective Thinking

You can think objectively and approach problems and situations with an open mind.

Problem Solving

You’re a bit like Jimmy McNulty in The Wire. You might swear a lot, but you can solve problems quickly and logically without too much head-scratching.


You’re not an angry loner. Far from it! You have the ability to work effectively as part of a team.

Time Management

You may not have ‘Bernard’s Watch’, but you can manage your time effectively and meet deadlines without any last minute stress.



Like Archimedes sitting in the bathtub, you should be on the verge of jumping up and shouting “Eureka! That’s the career for me.” If you’re not quite there yet, though, and need some more ‘bathtime thinking time’, check out the different roles you could secure with your maths degree…