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The path from school to university to employment differs for everyone. The path students and undergraduates choose as social scientists will affect their personal ‘toolkit’ of skills. Having number and data skills as part of this ‘skills toolkit’ may not only increase future employment options, it may also help lead to higher earnings down the road.

AS/A Level Maths

The numbers of social science undergraduates who have completed AS or A levels in mathematics varies by the subject of their degree, partly because some disciplines require or encourage applicants to have them. But even those aiming to apply for other social science disciplines might benefit from pursuing a qualification that improves their number and data skills.

Figure 19 shows the proportion of undergraduates going ...

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