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Department of Mathematical Sciences

Employability and Career Options

We are committed to assist you to the best of our ability with guidance and references.

Of those students that left in 2016

- 87% are in employment or further study

Of those in employment:

- 96% are in graduate level employment
- Median salary £28,250

(Source: Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey of 2015/16 graduates. The DLHE survey asks leavers from higher education what they are doing six months after graduation. Full definitions for the DLHE Record can be found

Employability of Durham Maths Graduates

The latest published data show that 87% of Durham Mathematical Sciences leavers in 2016 have secured employment or gone on to further study within six months of graduating. The median salary of graduates in full time work is £28,250

The department’s performance in relation to Graduate Prospects score and rank is good. It has a score of 83.2% from the 2018 Times Good University Guide, and is ranked 10th in this field (5th overall).

What we do to prepare you

The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers a wide range of undergraduate modules and a brand new BSc in Mathematics with Placement degree that provide an excellent preparation for a variety of careers after you graduate. Whether you aspire to enter `active life' or to further your studies at Masters or PhD level, we are committed to assist you to the best of our ability with guidance and references. Our dedicated departmental career officer is Dr Christopher Prior. He works closely with the University Careers, Employability and Enterprise Centre, the University Alumni Office and the Department Alumni Committee, who organises term time visits of Maths Alumni to discuss potential career paths.

We actively seek...

  • Durham Maths Alumni who wish to be involved in our career information sessions
  • Industrialists who would like to either tap into our student pool or organise a skills workshop

If you think you can help, do write to

Durham Maths Career Officer

Dr Christopher Prior

Email Dr Prior