What Is a Numerate Degree?

A numerate degree will equip students with strong math skills.
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A numerate degree is a broad term and is primarily used in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and India, and it refers to any math-based degree in college or university. This degree is beneficial to anyone who wants to pursue a career in fields such as business, science or information technology, among other fields.

1 Examples of Numerate Degrees and Fields That Use Them

A numerate degree is any degree that equips students with the ability to manipulate data and to apply advanced math skills. Examples of numerate degrees include engineering, mathematics, computer science, economics, chemistry and physics. This degree is beneficial if you are considering a career in a technology or science-based field such as actuarial science, accounting, banking, architecture, data management, economics, engineering, insurance, market research, medicine, physics, software development, statistics, surveying and urban planning.

Based in Gatineau, Canada, Kat Walcott has been writing entertainment and informative articles since 2008. Her work has appeared in major publications including Her Campus, Equals6 and Uppercase. She holds an honors diploma in social science from Heritage College and is currently majoring in communication studies and minoring in sexuality studies.