For mathematicians, unemployment is virtually unknown.
Analytical qualification in the business sector
With a degree in Mathematics you have many career opportunities in Denmark as well as abroad. Because of the analytical qualifications which are acquired through the Mathematics programme, mathematicians are often preferred for analyst positions. In economy, the health sector, construction etc. there are often enormous amounts of data which need to be structured and analysed.
Mathematicians are both qualified to use appropriate mathematical analysis methods as well as develop new methods for solving complex problems, such as developing a method – an algorithm – for analysing scans to find diseases or using a range of methods to predict deviations in economic market conditions. Many such methods are created in collaboration with computer scientists and therefore most mathematicians also have basic knowledge of programming.
Statistical analysis of data
Some mathematicians focus on statistics and they have great career opportunities in analysis institutes, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies etc. There are many political and health-related decisions which are made on the basis of statistical analyses. As a statistician, you are basically good at discovering whether there is just cause for a certain causal connection – for instance whether a certain pharmaceutical is the cause of healing or whether a particular political agenda is the cause of higher voting rates.
With a completed MSc in Mathematics you have the opportunity of applying for a position as PhD student at the Faculty of Science.
More information on the PhD programme at the Faculty of Science.