Career prospects

This page shows the professional profile of Mathematics graduates and their employment opportunities.

Professional profile of graduates of the second-cycle degree in Mathematics

Function in a work context:
Graduates of the second-cycle degree in Mathematics have a solid cultural background in the area of mathematics and an excellent command of the discipline's methods. They also possesses specialised mathematical knowledge, including in the context of other sciences, engineering and other fields of application. For this reason, they are able to carry out functions of high responsibility, including management, involving both scientific and applied research tasks, including in the construction and computational development of mathematical models.

Competences associated with the function:

  • Excellent preparation in mathematical disciplines;
  • use of computer software;
  • use of IT tools;
  • management, analysis and processing of numerical data;
  • processing and analysis of models in support of industrial processes;
  • ability to fit into working environments where interaction with colleagues with IT and engineering skills are required.

Employment opportunities

Although there is no precise professional order for Mathematicians, there can be several employment opportunities for graduates in Mathematics:

  • in the field of research, in companies and industry;
  • in laboratories and research centres;
  • in the field of dissemination of scientific culture;
  • in the service sector and in public administration, with various fields of interest including IT, finance.

More generally, graduates of the second-cycle degree in Mathematics are valued in all areas where mental flexibility is required, the ability to adapt to new situations, a good familiarity with data management, analysis and processing.

Graduates of the second-cycle degree in Science in Mathematics will also have access to Professional Master programmes (second level) and PhD programmes.

It is worth noting the excellent data on the employment rate (ISTAT def.) within one year of graduation (data source:
2014: 88.90%
2015: 100%
2019: 100%
2020: 80%

The figure is not available on the Almalaurea website for the years 2016-2018. The data compiled by the Academic Office of the Maths Complex confirm the high employment rate.
For more information on the professions of graduates of the second-cycle degree in Mathematics, please visit the ‘Mestieri dei Matematici’ website where testimonials from Mathematics graduates are presented, explaining the use they make of mathematics in their work.