Careers and HE

The skills gained from studying a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) subject at A level or degree level are in demand by employers. Graduates with STEM degrees earn on average 5% to 10% higher salaries than the mean for all graduates.

These subjects are underpinned by mathematics. Having a broad mathematical knowledge and secure technical ability will help the transition from sixth-form to higher education. Together with good mathematical skills, employers are looking for the ability to work in a team, communicate effectively and show initiative.

The universities section has further details of the mathematical requirements of many degree courses.

Below are links to useful websites with information about:

  • careers using mathematics;
  • and progression to STEM-related subjects in higher education.

Other sources of information