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Can you easily get work in the aviation industry with a maths degree?

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    I'm currently just looking at career prospects for subjects I'm considering doing at uni. I was just wondering how likely it would be if, say, I did a four-year MMath course, specialising in fluid dynamics/aerodynamics, to find work with an aerospace company (e.g. Airbus) working on wind tunnels, wing design - that sort of thing... (In general, I love maths and really want to do it at uni, but I'm slightly concerned that the majority of maths graduates end up in finance, since it's not something I'm particularly attracted to!)


    You would find it quite difficult, and would be competing with aeronautical engineering grads, who will be in an advantageous position (all else held equal).

    My advice, if that's what you want to do, is to take the engineering route. But I'd also say take a bit of time to investigate the jobs market, since you have provided an initial idea. Airbus probably do their R&D work in France, Boeing in the US. What's the UK jobs market like for aeronautical design? Maybe have a look for courses with a year in industry? Things to ask at open days.
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