Employability and transferable skills
The importance of gaining valuable core skills and life experience whist at University has never been so critical. In the Mathematics Department at Swansea University you will be taught a full range of topics by leading experts that will enable you to successfully pursue a wide range of careers.
Our Undergraduate degrees in Mathematics will:
- provide you with a wide range of mathematical skills and knowledge
- develop an understanding of mathematical principles
- understand the role mathematics plays in the world
- develop the ability to reason logically
- appreciate patterns and relationships in mathematics
- appreciate the interdependence of different branches of mathematics
- gain satisfaction and enjoyment from problem solving and abstract ideas
- use computers to aid mathematical problem solving
- develop your essential transferable skills, such as communication, presentation, problem solving, and analytical skills
- prepare you for a rewarding career in a wide range of areas such as the actuarial profession, the financial sector, IT, teaching, computer programming and systems administration, and opportunities within business and industry where employers need mathematicians for research and development, statistical analysis, marketing and sales: recent graduates have obtained roles at Deutsche Bank, the Office of National Statistics, AXA, BA, Shell Research, BMW, KPMG, Tesco, Procter and Gamble, Zurich Financial Services, Health Authorities, Local Government, for instance
- prepare you for postgraduate study in mathematics and other disciplines and for academic research
- allow you to do a PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education)
The Swansea Employability Academy (SEA) was created to give all students easy access to a comprehensive employability programme. Working closely with the Careers Service, SEA is committed to improve all elements of student employability, from timetabled careers sessions and fairs, delivery of the SEA award, the WOW and SPIN placement programmes through to events like the dedicated employability week activity, ongoing scheduled employer events, talks and seminar sessions. Whenever you see this logo across campus you know an employability event, workshop or employer talk is taking place which you can attend.