If you’re curious about numbers and how they’re used practically in the ‘real world’, a Mathematics BSc can lead you down many career paths.
Mathematics is an ancient subject which, from its earliest days, has underpinned much of daily life, in finance, commerce, science, technology, engineering and even philosophy – from understanding the structure of the universe and predicting earthquakes to interpreting error-correcting codes on digital devices and enabling us to stream music and video.
Mathematics has shaped our view of the world, used by physicists, engineers, statisticians, analysts and economists as a tool to model real world situations to find new and novel solutions to problems.
One of the top 15 universities in the country in Guardian University Guide 2020, Coventry has a long tradition of teaching mathematics with a strong emphasis on its applications in practical situations. Accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), this course meets the educational requirements towards gaining Chartered Mathematician status, the first of two stages to do so.
You can focus on specialist areas of mathematics, such as statistics or physics, and it is possible to combine your studies with our Initial Teacher Training programme in secondary schools. Please refer to Year One Course Detail for more information.
You will also be given the opportunity to opt in to the scheme to participate in our Secondary Initial Teacher Training programme. As a SCITT trainee you will spend time during your second and third year of your subject degree, teaching and learning alongside expert practitioners. There will be one day a week release from your degree to facilitate this. As a Secondary SCITT accredited trainee you will train in across the 11-16 secondary phase. You will work with selected partner(s) school within the Coventry SCITT. Students who undertake this pathway must decide during their first year of their degree if they wish to opt into the Secondary School Experience pathway. This is followed by a numeracy and literacy test and interview for selection. Subject to passing the entrance test students will then follow the training pathway as defined in section 13. Those who choose not to participate will follow the normal course structure.
Why Coventry University?
An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.
This professionally accredited course aims to deliver the training in mathematics needed to work in careers where analytical and problem solving skills are required, helping to develop your skills in logic, constructive thought and the ability to communicate solutions effectively.
We will cover pure and applied mathematics, including areas such as finance, statistics, numerical analysis, mechanics and operational research, where maths is applied to commercial and industrial problems.
Studying maths should develop skills in logical thinking and strategic knowledge, demonstrating to employers your advanced numerical and analytical ability, both of which are rare and in demand on the graduate job market.
A mathematics degree can open up a wide range of career opportunities in industry, accountancy, banking, computer analysis, marketing, industrial design, management and scientific research. You could be employed in a wide variety of roles, for example, as an actuarial analyst, actuary, forensic accountant, operational researcher, research scientist, teacher, statistician or stockbroker.
We have an outstanding track record in employability with 90% of graduates in work or further study after six months (DLHE 2014/15) and 75% of those employed in professional roles.
For those who combined their studies with Initial Teacher Training, on completion of the course, students who wish to continue to become qualified teachers can seek employment with a secondary school and following a year of employment with the school could become eligible as a newly Qualified Teacher.
To improve your employment prospects and gain valuable professional experience, we strongly encourage you to spend a year on industrial training after Year 2. Our award-winning Faculty careers service, EEC Futures, which won the ‘Best Placement Service in the UK’ award at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards in 2015 and 2016, will provide assistance to help you find an appropriate placement.
Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University’s Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.
90% of our graduates are in work or further education six months after the course
Where our graduates work
Previous students have worked as Financial Analyst at IBM, Gaming Financial Analyst for Warner Bros, Finance Assistant at Scottish Power, Business Performance Process Analyst at National Grid, Power analyst at E.ON, Customer Service Analyst for Cummins.
Recent graduates have embarked on Finance Graduate Schemes, as a customer services analyst, graduate actuary, information analyst and trainee accountant for companies like E-On, National Grid, Thames water, NHS, Hodge Lifetime Solutions and Prime Accountants. Others have also used their qualifications to progress into teaching careers, as well as postgraduate study to obtain MSc, MPhil and PhD qualifications.
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