Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

The Destinations of Leavers From Higher Education 2018: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences Summary

School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences Summary

Data obtained as part of the 2017 DLHE collection shows that recent graduates from the school have performed well in most destinations areas after leaving the university.

  • The graduate level employment data shows that 79% of employed leavers were in graduate level work, which is 1% below the institutional average of 80%.
  • Those leavers who reported that they were still seeking employment six months after graduating is 1% above the institutional average at 5%.
  • The further study rate for the school shows 31% of leavers choosing to undertake further study, which is 1% above the university average of 30%.
  • 54% of leavers are in any form of employment, which is 6% below the average.
  • These figures all contribute to producing a performance indicator (PI)* score of 82% for the school which is 1% below the institutional score of 83%.

Department Summary

Mathematics

The department has performed well with main destinations results closely matching institutional averages.

  • The graduate level employment figure is 9% below the average of all Sussex departments with 71% of employed leavers being in graduate level work.
  •  The overall employment figure at 54% is 5% below the university average of 59%.
  • The rate of unemployment for leavers from the department is below the school average at 3% although this is only one individual.
  • Leavers from this department chose to undertake further study at a slightly lower rate than the university average with 28% of leavers choosing to study.
  • This data gives the department a PI score of 79%, which is 4% below the university average.

Physics & Astronomy

The department and their graduates have recorded some excellent outcomes this year especially in the graduate level employment and further study metrics.

  • The overall employment rate of 53% is 6% below the average rate across all departments.
  • 84% of these leavers are in graduate level employment, 4% above the university average.
  • Leavers have performed strongly in terms of unemployment with 7% indicting that they were still seeking work, although this is only four individuals.
  • The further study rate for the department of 33% is above the institutional average of 30.
  • This data gives the department a PI score of 84%, which is 1% above the university average of 83%.

* The Performance Indicator (PI) is the product of those in graduate level work or further study out of those in work, study or unemployment.

Main Destinations

Graduate Level Jobs

Employers and Job titles