Careers

After your degree

Almost 90% of our 2014 graduates were in work or further study six months after graduation

What job will I get?

Our graduates go on to put their numerical and analytical skills into practice in lots of different ways. Finance is always a popular area and Sheffield students are often recruited by leading graduate employers such as PriceWaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, Deloitte and Touche. They forge out successful careers in areas such as accounting, tax, pensions, banking, insurance and actuarial work.

Many students also go on to work in IT, working as computer programmers or analysts with employers ranging from the BBC to the Ministry of Defence. Others work in statistics, research and marketing. Some teach in places including Japan and Colombia, while our other alumni include a meteorologist, a safety analyst with Air Traffic Control, a tree surgeon and an environmental conservation researcher in Madagascar, putting their mathematical skills to use in all sorts of ways.

You can find more examples in the University's graduate case studies database.

Graduate case studies database

Supporting you all the way – the Careers Service

The University Careers Service provides help, both while you study and after you graduate. They offer general advice on CV writing, applications, interviews, psychometric tests and careers skills. There are workshops, leaflets, tips and talks tailored to mathematics and statistics students to help you get a job, events where you can meet prospective employers, and opportunities for you to get work experience or a part-time job while you study.

Careers advice for SoMaS students and graduates

Continuing your studies

Our department is staffed by world-leading researchers. Many of our graduates choose to do a PhD with us, so that they can remain a part of our ground-breaking discoveries.

Find out more about our PhD opportunities


We currently offer MSc courses in Statistics, Statistics with Medical Applications, Statistics with Financial Mathematics, and Mathematics. We also run a Graduate Certificate in Statistics.

Find out more about our taught postgraduate courses