Hi, I hope whoever is reading this is well and would help me as much as they can.

I wanted to ask the following questions, please answer as many questions as you can:

1. To study applied maths degree, what are the entry requirements? which A level/btec are compulsory to study to do this degree?

2. By taking maths A level, is it possible to study applied maths degree?

3. what do you study in applied maths degree? - whoever have studied this degree, can you please let me know if you enjoyed it and what is it like?

4. what is it like to study applied maths degree? - is it similar to gcse maths, A level maths but more further like in more detail?

5. will a person who enjoyed gcse maths, would like to do this degree?

6. if you study this degree, which careers can you go to?

7. if you study this degree, can you easily find jobs?

8. by studying this degree, what is the salary like to be for the job options this degree provides.

I hope anyone will answer my questions, if you only know few questions please still answer it, it would be really helpful.

thanks

I wanted to ask the following questions, please answer as many questions as you can:

1. To study applied maths degree, what are the entry requirements? which A level/btec are compulsory to study to do this degree?

2. By taking maths A level, is it possible to study applied maths degree?

3. what do you study in applied maths degree? - whoever have studied this degree, can you please let me know if you enjoyed it and what is it like?

4. what is it like to study applied maths degree? - is it similar to gcse maths, A level maths but more further like in more detail?

5. will a person who enjoyed gcse maths, would like to do this degree?

6. if you study this degree, which careers can you go to?

7. if you study this degree, can you easily find jobs?

8. by studying this degree, what is the salary like to be for the job options this degree provides.

I hope anyone will answer my questions, if you only know few questions please still answer it, it would be really helpful.

thanks

Original post by Harman Kaur

Hi, I hope whoever is reading this is well and would help me as much as they can.

I wanted to ask the following questions, please answer as many questions as you can:

1. To study applied maths degree, what are the entry requirements? which A level/btec are compulsory to study to do this degree?

2. By taking maths A level, is it possible to study applied maths degree?

3. what do you study in applied maths degree? - whoever have studied this degree, can you please let me know if you enjoyed it and what is it like?

4. what is it like to study applied maths degree? - is it similar to gcse maths, A level maths but more further like in more detail?

5. will a person who enjoyed gcse maths, would like to do this degree?

6. if you study this degree, which careers can you go to?

7. if you study this degree, can you easily find jobs?

8. by studying this degree, what is the salary like to be for the job options this degree provides.

I hope anyone will answer my questions, if you only know few questions please still answer it, it would be really helpful.

thanks

I wanted to ask the following questions, please answer as many questions as you can:

1. To study applied maths degree, what are the entry requirements? which A level/btec are compulsory to study to do this degree?

2. By taking maths A level, is it possible to study applied maths degree?

3. what do you study in applied maths degree? - whoever have studied this degree, can you please let me know if you enjoyed it and what is it like?

4. what is it like to study applied maths degree? - is it similar to gcse maths, A level maths but more further like in more detail?

5. will a person who enjoyed gcse maths, would like to do this degree?

6. if you study this degree, which careers can you go to?

7. if you study this degree, can you easily find jobs?

8. by studying this degree, what is the salary like to be for the job options this degree provides.

I hope anyone will answer my questions, if you only know few questions please still answer it, it would be really helpful.

thanks

I haven't done a maths degree, but I read up enough about it to answer some of your questions.

1. To study applied maths degree, what are the entry requirements? which A level/btec are compulsory to study to do this degree?

The entry requirements vary, but at the very least you would need A Level Maths + 2 A Levels in any subject (or equivalent). IBs are accepted, but BTECs aren't usually because they're nowhere near quantitative enough. If you are lucky enough to find a uni that accept BTECs for applied maths degrees, they would very likely require A Level Maths on top.

Further Maths is recommended as an additional subject though.

2. By taking maths A level, is it possible to study applied maths degree?

If you have 2 other A Levels and they're high enough grade.

3. what do you study in applied maths degree? - whoever have studied this degree, can you please let me know if you enjoyed it and what is it like?

A good portion of it is said to be similar to regular maths degrees; a lot of proof involved. The other part of the degree would involve applied maths in various subjects e.g. finance, economics, physics, biology, engineering, etc. Finance, economics, physics, and engineering are popular subdisciplines though.

Personally, I would find a regular maths degree that has a wide range of options for specialising in various areas of applied maths instead of going for an applied maths degree.

4. what is it like to study applied maths degree? - is it similar to gcse maths, A level maths but more further like in more detail?

A lot of proof involved. It's like A Level Maths where you solve problems, but they don't seem to require extensive problem solving skills e.g. tripping you up and requiring you to think 101 different ways of approaching the questions, seemingly testing your IQ more than your mathematical ability. The problems that I have seen tends to focus more on whether you know the material and the questions are very direct.

So no, it's not similar to GCSE Maths, and definitely not quite like A Level Maths. Still difficult though.

5. will a person who enjoyed gcse maths, would like to do this degree?

I think this depends more on the individual. If you have a thing for understanding number patterns, then you would like the maths degree. If you're looking for a degree that teaches you maths that can be readily applied to various scenarios, then I think you're better off looking for quantitative degrees e.g.

•

Physics/theoretical physics - especially mathematical physics

•

Engineering - especially engineering mathematics

•

Biological mathematics

•

Finance - financial mathematics, financial engineering, and actuarial science in particular

•

Economics - especially mathematical economics

•

Computer science - especially if it has a lot of data related modules

Whilst there is no specific job outside of academia that specifically says you need to have a maths degree in order to do the job, you can often apply for quantitative roles without issue (no so much for graduates with nonquantitative degrees).

Having said that, there aren't that many jobs that uses maths beyond GCSE Maths. Those that do are in quantitative analysis, engineering research, physics, actuary, teaching maths at college/uni, mathematical researcher.

The degree probably have more transferrable skills than most nonquantitative degrees, but I think it depends more on the actual job that you're applying for whether this is applicable.

Then you have the whole host of jobs that either requires no degree or a degree in any subject. These typically are in the 600+

If you want the brochure like answer to this, see the following:

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-advice/what-can-i-do-with-my-degree/mathematics

https://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/student-advice/careers/careers-with-a-mathematics-degree

https://www.ucas.com/connect/blogs/career-options-maths-graduate

https://www.topuniversities.com/student-info/careers-advice/what-can-you-do-mathematics-degree

https://uk.indeed.com/career-advice/finding-a-job/what-can-you-do-with-math-degree

https://www.mathscareers.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Whatcanidowithmymathsdegree.pdf

https://targetjobs.co.uk/careers-advice/career-ideas/what-can-i-do-mathematics-degree

https://tutorful.co.uk/blog/what-jobs-can-you-do-with-a-maths-degree

https://www.careers.cam.ac.uk/using-your-degree/using-your-degree-mathematics

https://universitycompare.com/guides/subject/maths-degree

https://brighterbox.com/blog/article/what-can-i-do-my-maths-degree

You can find plenty more articles on Google.

7. if you study this degree, can you easily find jobs?

This is a redundant question because employers look for more than what qualifications you have. Even if you have a PhD in maths, you can still be rejected for a job due to a variety of reasons e.g. personality, bad fit in company, overqualification, lack of experience, no relevant skills, etc.

There have been people who went into top paying roles in finance with a maths degree, and then there are people who got higher grades and graduated from a top uni with a maths degree and couldn't get anything more than a teaching job.

I swear I keep coming across these sort of silly questions once a day. They are annoying.

8. by studying this degree, what is the salary like to be for the job options this degree provides.

This is as redundant as the last question for the same reasons.

(edited 2 months ago)

Original post by MindMax2000

I haven't done a maths degree, but I read up enough about it to answer some of your questions.

1. To study applied maths degree, what are the entry requirements? which A level/btec are compulsory to study to do this degree?

The entry requirements vary, but at the very least you would need A Level Maths + 2 A Levels in any subject (or equivalent). IBs are accepted, but BTECs aren't usually because they're nowhere near quantitative enough. If you are lucky enough to find a uni that accept BTECs for applied maths degrees, they would very likely require A Level Maths on top.

Further Maths is recommended as an additional subject though.

2. By taking maths A level, is it possible to study applied maths degree?

If you have 2 other A Levels and they're high enough grade.

3. what do you study in applied maths degree? - whoever have studied this degree, can you please let me know if you enjoyed it and what is it like?

A good portion of it is said to be similar to regular maths degrees; a lot of proof involved. The other part of the degree would involve applied maths in various subjects e.g. finance, economics, physics, biology, engineering, etc. Finance, economics, physics, and engineering are popular subdisciplines though.

Personally, I would find a regular maths degree that has a wide range of options for specialising in various areas of applied maths instead of going for an applied maths degree.

4. what is it like to study applied maths degree? - is it similar to gcse maths, A level maths but more further like in more detail?

A lot of proof involved. It's like A Level Maths where you solve problems, but they don't seem to require extensive problem solving skills e.g. tripping you up and requiring you to think 101 different ways of approaching the questions, seemingly testing your IQ more than your mathematical ability. The problems that I have seen tends to focus more on whether you know the material and the questions are very direct.

So no, it's not similar to GCSE Maths, and definitely not quite like A Level Maths. Still difficult though.

5. will a person who enjoyed gcse maths, would like to do this degree?

I think this depends more on the individual. If you have a thing for understanding number patterns, then you would like the maths degree. If you're looking for a degree that teaches you maths that can be readily applied to various scenarios, then I think you're better off looking for quantitative degrees e.g.

6. if you study this degree, which careers can you go to?

Whilst there is no specific job outside of academia that specifically says you need to have a maths degree in order to do the job, you can often apply for quantitative roles without issue (no so much for graduates with nonquantitative degrees).

Having said that, there aren't that many jobs that uses maths beyond GCSE Maths. Those that do are in quantitative analysis, engineering research, physics, actuary, teaching maths at college/uni, mathematical researcher.

The degree probably have more transferrable skills than most nonquantitative degrees, but I think it depends more on the actual job that you're applying for whether this is applicable.

Then you have the whole host of jobs that either requires no degree or a degree in any subject. These typically are in the 600+

If you want the brochure like answer to this, see the following:

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-advice/what-can-i-do-with-my-degree/mathematics

https://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/student-advice/careers/careers-with-a-mathematics-degree

https://www.ucas.com/connect/blogs/career-options-maths-graduate

https://www.topuniversities.com/student-info/careers-advice/what-can-you-do-mathematics-degree

https://uk.indeed.com/career-advice/finding-a-job/what-can-you-do-with-math-degree

https://www.mathscareers.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Whatcanidowithmymathsdegree.pdf

https://targetjobs.co.uk/careers-advice/career-ideas/what-can-i-do-mathematics-degree

https://tutorful.co.uk/blog/what-jobs-can-you-do-with-a-maths-degree

https://www.careers.cam.ac.uk/using-your-degree/using-your-degree-mathematics

https://universitycompare.com/guides/subject/maths-degree

https://brighterbox.com/blog/article/what-can-i-do-my-maths-degree

You can find plenty more articles on Google.

7. if you study this degree, can you easily find jobs?

This is a redundant question because employers look for more than what qualifications you have. Even if you have a PhD in maths, you can still be rejected for a job due to a variety of reasons e.g. personality, bad fit in company, overqualification, lack of experience, no relevant skills, etc.

There have been people who went into top paying roles in finance with a maths degree, and then there are people who got higher grades and graduated from a top uni with a maths degree and couldn't get anything more than a teaching job.

I swear I keep coming across these sort of silly questions once a day. They are annoying.

8. by studying this degree, what is the salary like to be for the job options this degree provides.

This is as redundant as the last question for the same reasons.

1. To study applied maths degree, what are the entry requirements? which A level/btec are compulsory to study to do this degree?

The entry requirements vary, but at the very least you would need A Level Maths + 2 A Levels in any subject (or equivalent). IBs are accepted, but BTECs aren't usually because they're nowhere near quantitative enough. If you are lucky enough to find a uni that accept BTECs for applied maths degrees, they would very likely require A Level Maths on top.

Further Maths is recommended as an additional subject though.

2. By taking maths A level, is it possible to study applied maths degree?

If you have 2 other A Levels and they're high enough grade.

3. what do you study in applied maths degree? - whoever have studied this degree, can you please let me know if you enjoyed it and what is it like?

A good portion of it is said to be similar to regular maths degrees; a lot of proof involved. The other part of the degree would involve applied maths in various subjects e.g. finance, economics, physics, biology, engineering, etc. Finance, economics, physics, and engineering are popular subdisciplines though.

Personally, I would find a regular maths degree that has a wide range of options for specialising in various areas of applied maths instead of going for an applied maths degree.

4. what is it like to study applied maths degree? - is it similar to gcse maths, A level maths but more further like in more detail?

A lot of proof involved. It's like A Level Maths where you solve problems, but they don't seem to require extensive problem solving skills e.g. tripping you up and requiring you to think 101 different ways of approaching the questions, seemingly testing your IQ more than your mathematical ability. The problems that I have seen tends to focus more on whether you know the material and the questions are very direct.

So no, it's not similar to GCSE Maths, and definitely not quite like A Level Maths. Still difficult though.

5. will a person who enjoyed gcse maths, would like to do this degree?

I think this depends more on the individual. If you have a thing for understanding number patterns, then you would like the maths degree. If you're looking for a degree that teaches you maths that can be readily applied to various scenarios, then I think you're better off looking for quantitative degrees e.g.

•

Physics/theoretical physics - especially mathematical physics

•

Engineering - especially engineering mathematics

•

Biological mathematics

•

Finance - financial mathematics, financial engineering, and actuarial science in particular

•

Economics - especially mathematical economics

•

Computer science - especially if it has a lot of data related modules

Whilst there is no specific job outside of academia that specifically says you need to have a maths degree in order to do the job, you can often apply for quantitative roles without issue (no so much for graduates with nonquantitative degrees).

Having said that, there aren't that many jobs that uses maths beyond GCSE Maths. Those that do are in quantitative analysis, engineering research, physics, actuary, teaching maths at college/uni, mathematical researcher.

The degree probably have more transferrable skills than most nonquantitative degrees, but I think it depends more on the actual job that you're applying for whether this is applicable.

Then you have the whole host of jobs that either requires no degree or a degree in any subject. These typically are in the 600+

If you want the brochure like answer to this, see the following:

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-advice/what-can-i-do-with-my-degree/mathematics

https://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/student-advice/careers/careers-with-a-mathematics-degree

https://www.ucas.com/connect/blogs/career-options-maths-graduate

https://www.topuniversities.com/student-info/careers-advice/what-can-you-do-mathematics-degree

https://uk.indeed.com/career-advice/finding-a-job/what-can-you-do-with-math-degree

https://www.mathscareers.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Whatcanidowithmymathsdegree.pdf

https://targetjobs.co.uk/careers-advice/career-ideas/what-can-i-do-mathematics-degree

https://tutorful.co.uk/blog/what-jobs-can-you-do-with-a-maths-degree

https://www.careers.cam.ac.uk/using-your-degree/using-your-degree-mathematics

https://universitycompare.com/guides/subject/maths-degree

https://brighterbox.com/blog/article/what-can-i-do-my-maths-degree

You can find plenty more articles on Google.

7. if you study this degree, can you easily find jobs?

This is a redundant question because employers look for more than what qualifications you have. Even if you have a PhD in maths, you can still be rejected for a job due to a variety of reasons e.g. personality, bad fit in company, overqualification, lack of experience, no relevant skills, etc.

There have been people who went into top paying roles in finance with a maths degree, and then there are people who got higher grades and graduated from a top uni with a maths degree and couldn't get anything more than a teaching job.

I swear I keep coming across these sort of silly questions once a day. They are annoying.

8. by studying this degree, what is the salary like to be for the job options this degree provides.

This is as redundant as the last question for the same reasons.

thank you so much for your help.

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