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Studies & Degrees in Mathematics

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Mathematics Study Programs

Level: Undergraduate Associate     Location: Madrid
Level: Undergraduate Bachelors     Location: Madrid
Level: Undergraduate Bachelors     Location: Villanueva de la Cañada

The study of Mathematics involves the manipulation of numbers, variables, and abstract concepts in equations and theorems. These mathematical concepts can be applied in all areas of sciences, technology, business, industry, and commerce.

Mathematics indeed is a very wide and diverse degree option, which may be useful in so many fields of life! Mathematics has helped people understand the changing of seasons, perform everyday tasks, and even build skyscrapers.

Mathematics is widely applied in Business – from helping you calculate your monthly income and expenses, to building complicated financial and statistical models to analyze profits, strategy, and so on. It represents the background for developing products for financial risk management, estimating insurance risks, and analyzing financial markets.Mathematics is also much used in architecture, computer robotics, and robotics – various objects or buildings are designed and constructed through the use of geometry and calculus.

Mathematics is also responsible for the design of computer programs to create security codes, develop communication technologies, airline routes, and so on. Mathematics undoubtedly is everywhere!

Personal Qualities

If you wish to study Mathematics at a degree level, an important quality surely is a love of numbers. Mathematicians are also known for their intelligence, precision, and analytical thinking. On top of these, personal skills, suitable for a degree in Mathematics are the following:

- Imaginative thought – especially needed by architects, engineers, and so on.

- Diligence – mathematical models are often complicated and a great amount of hard work is required to grasp concepts and theories.

- Innovation – be open to exploring and adopting new ideas

- Solve problems efficiently

- Work effectively both as an individual and as a part of a team

Study Options

When choosing to study Mathematics, the first decision one needs to make is whether to take Mathematics alone, or combine it with another subject. As already discussed, it can form the fundamental ground for a variety of options, such as finance, statistics, engineering, computers, teaching, and so on. Combining mathematics with other options may be a good choice if you wish to attain a larger pool of skills, such as communication, presentation, and report writing.

Going back to the point that Mathematics offers an enormous range of opportunities, it can be taken both as an undergraduate degree with the intention to go on to postgraduate study, or combine it with another area of interest. A great number of mathematicians have a doctoral degree, and many of them have completed post-doctoral studies too.

Finally, when choosing an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in mathematics, one needs to know that there are study options in terms of applied or theoretical mathematics. The first involve the practical application of the subject in the areas of business, architecture, engineering, and so on; while theoretical mathematics may work on developing a new theorem, for example.

Career Options

An undergraduate degree in mathematics can act as a prerequisite for a good range of careers, while a 2009 study demonstrated that the top three jobs in terms of income were suitable for math majors. Another survey shows that the 15 highest-earning college degrees have mathematics as the core element.

Some career paths, following from a degree in Mathematics include:

- Mathematical Modeling – mathematics is applied to describe how real world systems work, and an example are mathematicians, working for financial companies to examine financial models and make predictions, based on statistical facts.

- Finance – both banks and Wall Street have been employing math majors.

- Statistics – again, statistics has a wide range of applications, and one of the most popular ones is insurance; the specialists coming up with insurance rates are called actuaries.

- Computer Science, Cryptography, and Biotech are also very popular and well-paid career paths for mathematics majors.

Job roles include Actuary, Mathematician, Auditor, Numerical Analyst, Controller, Statistician, Engineering Analyst, Market Research, Cryptologist, etc.

Possible employers in the Private/Non Profit sector are: Banks, Computer Firms, R & D Firms, Engineering/ Manufacturing, Stock Brokerage, Houses Investment Firms, Aerospace Companies, Market Research Firms and others.

Government positions can also be found: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Capital Budgeting and Planning, Health Care Financial Administration, etc.