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THE UK: Subject Guides

Field of Computer and Mathematical Sciences


The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects have been the centre of demand and focus over the past few years especially with the increasing influence of technology in all fields of work. The scope for study of Computer and Mathematical Sciences has therefore been on rise as mentioned by the graduate of Mathematics with his interview with the Guardian.

Career Options

There is no field nowadays, that is not influenced by Information Technology and computing. Fields of work including medicine, engineering, architecture and many more function with tools provided by IT. This means that the experts in computing and mathematics are not only valuable to the software houses, banks and IT companies but all the organizations require IT experts and mathematicians to streamline their operations and finance.

Mathematical sciences have demand in the fields of finance, banking, accounting, insurance, pensions, investment, market research, financial management and many others. Being an expert in the fields gives you technical knowledge and skills that the firms highly value.

Study Options

Computer and Mathematical Sciences have a range of different courses available to study at all levels from Undergraduate to Doctorate Level. You can choose from degrees like Software Engineering, Information Technology, Digital Media, Computer Sciences, Computational and Analytical Mathematics etc. All these courses take high influence from technology and computing. Numerical reasoning is an essential skill for anyone who wishes to pursue education or career in the field.

United Kingdom has institutions with exceptional excellence in the fields of computer sciences and mathematics. Some of these institutions include University of York, University of Wales, University of Derby, Aston University and University of Southampton. The University of York also falls among the Russell Group of Universities, institutions in the UK that are known for their academic and research facilities.  

Many firms offer internships related to computing and mathematical sciences, which can be useful for your professional grooming. Gaining work experience before and during study time would help you attain and learn to apply skills and knowledge, thus increasing your chances of post-study employability.


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