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Department of Mathematical Sciences

Career Options and Employability

Examples of further study

Examples of further study for taught postgraduates include Mathematics and  Physics related PhD study , notably at Durham but also other institutions such as Lancaster and Swansea Metropolitan University. Some others go on to study professional vocational subjects in teaching (PGCE) at Warwick University.,        

Some postgraduate researchers go on to study for professional actuarial qualifications part time whilst employed in the field.     

Career opportunities

Some taught postgraduates enter teaching and medical physics careers in the public sector. Example employers include Sygehus Lillebaelt (Danish Hospital), Solihul Borough Council and IMS.

Some postgraduate researchers enter careers in both the private and public sector in the U.K and overseas. Example job titles include operational researcher, actuarial analyst, postgraduate research post and assistant engineer. Example employers include Civil Service, Deloitte, Ministry of Defence and Hanover University

“Durham's School of Mathematical Sciences and Shell's Statistics and Chemometrics group have a long-standing collaboration, centred on a sequence of four EPSRC CASE studentships ovewr the past 11 years. Development and applications of a novel statistical approaches is central to the success of the Statistics & Chemometrics group; as such, the interaction with Durham is highly valued.”

Philip Jonathan, Shell Global Solutions (UK)