The skills and techniques learnt on this course are sought by all sorts of organisations – investment banking, environmental charities, government, agriculture, healthcare and technology.
Career options can be rewarding, both intellectually and financially. The satisfaction of solving problems, working with people in other professions, thinking through solutions and then communicating them, is often matched with a good salary.
Check out what our graduates have gone on to do and how studying at Kingston helped them achieve their goals.
Former student: Jane Weller
Year of graduation: 1999
Current job: Maths teacher, Cheam High School
Location: Greater London
Although Jane left school without any qualifications, she decided she wanted to be a maths teacher and pursued her dream. Thanks to her mathematical sciences degree, she has now achieved her goal and loves her job.
"I began studying as a mature student when my youngest child was two. After achieving a maths A-level, I wanted to do a maths degree. Initially I studied mathematics with economics, but decided that economics wasn't for me. I considered other maths courses and selected mathematical sciences. Once I made this change, I enjoyed every aspect of the degree. I particularly liked learning assembly language and writing my own computer programs.
"I did the course because I wanted to teach maths and soon after graduating I went on the Graduate Training Programme, which enabled me to become a qualified teacher by training on the job. Without the degree I would not have been able to do this.
"I now teach maths, statistics and computing at a mixed comprehensive school in greater London. Teaching is wonderful fun. I really enjoy working with young people and sharing their pleasure when they achieve the GCSE grade they need for their own further education. I also love being able to explain something to a pupil who doesn't understand.
"My advice is to do your degree while you are young – you can take part in all the social activities that Kingston University has to offer and have loads of fun! Although, if you are older, the staff are very supportive and the sense of achievement is immense."
The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing has a specialist employability team. It provides friendly and high-quality careers and recruitment guidance, including advice and sessions on job-seeking skills such as CV preparation, application forms and interview techniques. Specific advice is also available for international students about the UK job market and employers' expectations and requirements.
The team runs employer events throughout the year, including job fairs, key speakers from industry and interviews on campus. These events give you the opportunity to hear from, and network with, employers in an informal setting. For example, here students are practising their interview skills with employers at a 'speed interviewing' event on campus.
In addition to building expertise in your own discipline, our courses will also help you to develop key transferable skills that you'll need for professional life or further study once you graduate.
As well as a range of careers and employability activities at Kingston, we also offer you the chance to apply and develop your skills in live contexts as an integral part of your course. Opportunities include:
In your final year, you'll get the opportunity to complete a major 'capstone' project where you can apply the knowledge and skills you have acquired to a range of real issues in different contexts. This is a great way to learn and is a valuable bridge to employment or further research at masters level.