Careers and employability

Rewarding careers

Student standing on a bridge in London

Rewarding careers

Mathematics opens doors to a wide variety of challenging and rewarding careers. Accountancy and finance, entrepreneurship and governance, technology and scientific research – talented mathematicians are in demand at every level in many different kinds of organisations. 

92% of graduates from the School of Mathematics are employed or in further study within 15 months of graduating, Graduate Outcomes 2017/18Data is from 106 graduates (54% response rate)

The latest High Fliers report, The Graduate Market in 2020, has ranked Leeds in the top 10 most targeted universities in the UK by graduate recruiters.

Recent graduates from the School of Mathematics have secured positions at organisations including:

  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • IBM
  • Deloitte
  • HMRC
  • Marks and Spencer
  • PwC
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Ministry of Defence

Our close working relationships with a large number of key companies means that throughout your degree you’ll have opportunities to work with industry and prepare for a career in a professional environment.

Read our alumni profiles to find out more about where our students are working.