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Mathematical Sciences


When you graduate from Mathematical Sciences you will become part of the University’s global community of more than 183,000 alumni.

As a former student you will be able to take advantage of a range of benefits, services and events.

Our graduates have gone on forge successful careers in the commercial and financial sectors, government, consultancy, and even Formula One and crime analysis.

Whatever your chosen path and wherever you are in the world, we would love you to stay in touch with us and with your fellow alumni from Mathematical Sciences and across the University.

Key facts

Our global community spans 173 countries with over 183,000 members.

Where are they now?

Find out what our alumni have to say about their time at Southampton and what they are doing now.

Photo of Charles Boakye

Southampton offered great courses and module choices that really improved my employability in what is a competitive sector

Charles Boakye - BSc Mathematics with Actuarial Science & MSc International Financial Markets
Photo of Wayne Burby

Employers really value Operational Research because it’s hard, it’s analytical and if you mention you studied it you become really sought after.

Wayne Burby - MSc Operational Research and Finance
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Enjoy the time you have at the University, as it’s unrepeatable and sets you up for the rest of your career.

Steven Edkins - BSc Maths with Operational Research
Photo of Hannah Fairbanks

One thing you must never forget is to enjoy your studies. Don’t forget the reason why you chose mathematics; it should interest and motivate you. Turning up to lectures shouldn’t be a chore.

Hannah Fairbanks - MSc Statistics with Applications in Medicine
Photo of Harry Garnish

I can now very easily relate real world problems to mathematical models and know how to solve things in a mathematical way.

Harry Garnish - MSc Operational Research
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I chose to stay on and do a PhD, as I loved the University and Southampton and I thought another 3 years here would be great. I adored my PhD and had a wonderful supervisor.

Wendy Hall - PhD Pure Mathematics
Photo of Jamelia Harris

The students, staff and academic programme all make it worthwhile; and I would definitely recommend it to anyone.

Jamelia Harris - BSc Economics with Actuarial Science
Photo of Georgie Hart

The fact that employers came to Southampton University to specifically recruit from our course was absolutely fantastic. I am now employed with an airline which has a large Operational Research department.

Georgie Hart - BSc, MSc and PhD
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For Alastair, it was a number of things that attracted him to the University. Primarily it was the passion of the department for its subject and the desire for students do well and become mathematicians. He was also impressed its reputation, the range of great facilities and the quality of the accommodation.

Alistair Howard - BSc Maths
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The course provided me with a lot of opportunities and gave me examples to demonstrate each of the tick boxes alongside job applications including team working and independent thinking which made it a really useful degree in that aspect as well.

Michael Lockett - MSc Operational Research
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I was very comfortable with Southampton having undertaken my undergraduate degree there and the reputation for Operational Research at Southampton was again excellent. The course covered a variety of topics and benefited from good industrial links, making the studies relevant.

Neil Martin - MSc Operational Research
Photo of James Melachrino

Southampton offered a great selection of modules, especially in finance, that other universities simply didn’t offer

James Melachrino - BSc Mathematics with Finance
Photo of Nur Izzaty Rosni

I really enjoyed being with my classmates; they were good company for studying. I loved the lecturers as they were so enthusiastic in their teaching and their field of studies.

Nur Izzaty Rosni - BSc Mathematics
Photo of Sagar Shenoy

Maths teaches you to approach problems from different angles and attempt different methods of solving them; this skill is much sought after in industry.

Sagar Shenoy - BSc Mathematics with Statistics
Photo of Adam Swain

The analytical, problem solving and time management skills I learned during my course definitely eased the transition from studying to work – I use them every day.

Adam Swain - BSc Mathematics
Photo of Yingbo Wang

Mathematics and statistics, for me, is no longer just about getting the right answer on paper. It is about safeguarding the validity and integrity of clinical trials which have a huge impact on healthcare.

Yingbo Wang - MSc Statistics with Applications in Medicine
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I chose Southampton for my PhD because it is the leading group in the country for gravitational wave astrophysics, a emerging new field at the interface between astronomy and General Relativity.

Anna Watts - PhD , Gravitational wave astrophysics
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