Graduating from the Master of Mathematical Sciences will make you highly employable. The degree will enhance your existing abilities and expertise, building on your undergraduate experience to retrain for a new career, or provide you with new tools and insight into your work or study ambitions.
As a graduate, you will be an attractive candidate for specialised and senior roles in Australia and across the world including:
- Financial, computer, environmental and/or industrial modelling
- Research and analysis
- Science communication
- Lecturing, teaching and education.
Roles our graduates hold include Associate, Quantitative Applications Division at Macquarie Group; Lecturer, Sanata Dharma University (Indonesia); and Visiting Assistant Professor of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences, Kellogg School of Management (USA).
According to the Australian Beliefs and Attitudes Towards Science Survey, more than 80 per cent of people reported needing maths skills. Over half used science skills in their jobs. Areas such as biological sciences and computational science are becoming increasingly reliant on advanced techniques from the mathematical sciences. The Master of Mathematical Science will equip you with quantitative skills in this areas, as well as act as a pathway to a PhD.
The Australian National University has been ranked as the top university for graduate employability in Australia in the Global University Employability Ranking 2020. As a student at ANU, you gain access to the ANU CareerHub – an online career development and employability tool that includes a jobs board and careers resources. You also have access to drop-in chats with a career consultant and to attend our career fairs to meet potential employers.