Mathematics solves problems in our world multiple times a day.
From the weather forecast for the weekend, to the takeaway order app on your phone, the route the driver takes to get to you, and the cybersecurity for your online payment. Mathematics is a constant feature of our daily lives. It can inform government policy, assist in medical research, and find solutions to logistics problems at our ports.
It’s no wonder then that mathematicians are in high demand in sectors across the world. By gaining a degree in mathematical sciences, you will be setting yourself up for a future with a range of exciting employment opportunities. Our graduates have gone on to take up roles in public sector organisations, financial institutions, and private companies across the world.
In our department we are passionate about the transformational education experience that Essex offers. From our specialist employability modules, through to our open-door policy, and our research in to mathematics education, supporting our students is at the heart of what we do.
"I did my Capstone project on the teaching of Mathematics and mindset theory and that has really helped me to optimise my problem-solving process by taking a more metacognitive approach, this will really aid me when overcoming challenges in development. I’ve definitely gained more confidence in my numerical abilities, and I am very thankful that my degree introduced me to different programming languages as I think it would be rather difficult to have gotten myself started on them and teaching myself them."
I assisted with regular tasks while developing my own project from scratch – a set of reporting tools that would manipulate large databases. This has improved my project and time management skills, along with my proficiency in VBA for Excel, ResQ and SAS – which are the core Actuarial Reserving software packages.