Summary: Mathematics is a highly respected degree with a high demand for mathematicians and statisticians across many sectors such as oil, gas, renewable energy, health sciences, finance and banking, space science, as well as many other science and engineering industries. Course details: Teesside University's School of Science & Engineering produces graduates with the problem-solving and leadership skills necessary to forge successful careers. This course develops your knowledge and understanding of mathematical concepts and methods. It provides you with a strong mathematical foundation and develops your capacity to apply mathematics to real-world problems, including analytical and numerical approaches to modelling and problem-solving. Group projects in Year 1 and Year 2 develop your communication skills through independent learning and team work, providing you with practical skills essential to your career. The Year 2 group project is a real industrial case-study, allowing you to apply your knowledge and build your work experience. The optional placement year during Year 3 provides valuable work experience that helps you to stand out when applying for your first graduate job. It’s your chance to apply the academic knowledge in a work environment and improve your career prospects. It can even lead to the offer of a permanent job with your placement employer. In the final year you complete a specialist project, which provides a unique opportunity for you to explore an area of mathematics that interests you in greater depth. You are guided throughout by your project supervisor. After the course: Our award-winning careers service works with regional and national employers to advertise graduate positions, in addition to providing post-graduation support for all Teesside University alumni. According to prospects.ac.uk the jobs directly relevant to mathematics graduates include: actuarial analyst actuary chartered accountant data analyst investment analyst research scientist (maths) secondary school teacher statistician systems developer. Typical employers include: NHS, local and central government, educational establishments, pharmaceutical industry, IT companies, engineering companies, insurance companies, market research and marketing companies finance, banking and accountancy firms. Work placement year Within this programme you have the opportunity to spend one year learning and developing your skills through work experience. You have a dedicated work placement officer and the University's award-winning careers service to assist you with applying for a placement. Advice is also available on job hunting and networking. Employers are often invited to our School to meet you and present you with opportunities for work placements. By taking a work placement year you gain experience favoured by graduate recruiters and develop your technical skillset. You also obtain the transferable skills required in any professional environment. Transferable skills include communication, negotiation, teamwork, leadership, organisation, confidence, self-reliance, problem-solving, working under pressure, and commercial awareness. Throughout this programme, you get to know prospective employers and extend your professional network. An increasing number of employers view a placement as a year-long interview and as a result, placements are increasingly becoming an essential part of an organisation's pre-selection strategy in their graduate recruitment process.