Maths in the real world

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Maths at Essex has a broad reach. From exploring the economic impact of cow social networks to the mathematical modelling of brain evolution to improve patient care; from solving scheduling problems at the Port of Felixstowe to leading the data revolution at the heart of London’s “Tech City” and the University’s pioneering work on Big Data – our research explores issues that have a real impact on people’s everyday lives and the world around us.

Maths graduates are always in demand due to the wide range of employers seeking their highly valued skills. Our degrees in mathematics, statistics, actuarial science and data science provide you with a fantastic platform to enter a range of interesting sectors. As a growing and influential department, we still make sure our staff and students know each other personally – we are a true academic family.

Whether you study at undergraduate or postgraduate level, you graduate with the Essex mindset that maths is far more than an academic discipline: maths is everywhere.

Our strengths

  • Ranked among the top 30 universities for Mathematics in the UK according to the Times Good University Guide 2017
  • 89.7% of our students are employed in graduate level work or study 6 months after graduating (DLHE survey 2015/16)
  • Free language courses, study abroad and placement year opportunities
  • Placement opportunities and industry links, including Aviva, Profusion, Mondaq, AXA and Buck Consultants
  • A true community of students, staff, alumni and friends

Placement courses

Students in a meeting during a work placement

All of our undergraduate courses can be taken with a placement year, with recent students working in the actuarial industry and in companies such as Profusion. Gain invaluable experience for your CV.

Maths support

Members of Maths department staff with a student

Maths and statistics support at the Talent Development Centre helpdesk is open to all. Our student advisers can help with maths problems relating to your course, or general numeracy and problem solving skills to improve your employability.

A new home for Maths

STEM building

Mathematical Sciences will move into the new £13.2m STEM building being built at our Colchester Campus in 2017. With collaborative learning spaces and interdisciplinary facilities, it will be a welcome new home for our growing department.