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Mathematics with French BSc (Hons)

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BSc (Hons)
Up to 4 years
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This programme provides graduates with advanced mathematical skills and fluency in their chosen language, offering a valuable combination of technical expertise and linguistic excellence. Mathematical and language skills will be enhanced by studying mathematics for a year at one of the foreign partner universities. Languages on offer are French (G1R1), German (G1R2) and Spanish (G1R4). Graduates in mathematics and languages are consistently near the top of graduate employment tables, and the coupling of disciplines in this degree programme ensures a highly marketable qualification.

Teaching excellence and student satisfaction

95% of our 2015 graduates reported in the National Student Survey that they were satisfied overall with their course.


Programme content

Year 1

Eases the transition from school to university. You will take courses in calculus and algebra which continue from school study, statistics, problem solving and the use of computer packages. In your chosen language you will take courses in translation, aural comprehension and writing and spoken courses.

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning:29%
  • Independent study:71%
  • Placement:0%


  • Written:47%
  • Practical:0%
  • Coursework:53%
Year 2

You will continue your study of calculus and algebra taking courses in multivariable calculus and real analysis and linear algebra. You will start the study of pure and applied mathematics and numerical analysis. In language courses you will continue with translation, spoken and written classes in preparation for studying abroad in third year.

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning:29%
  • Independent study:71%
  • Placement:0%


  • Written:65%
  • Practical:0%
  • Coursework:35%
Year 3

Is spent studying mathematics at a European university as part of an organised student study programme. At the time of publication, students studying:

  • Maths with French are based in Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Maths with German are based in Dresden, Germany
  • Maths with Spanish are based in Granada, Spain

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning:0%
  • Independent study:0%
  • Placement:100%


  • Written:0%
  • Practical:0%
  • Coursework:100%
Year 4

On returning for the final year, you will  take a selection of advanced courses in mathematics.

More in-depth information on the content of the courses listed above, how they are assessed and the learning outcomes can be accessed via our current student portal.

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning:30%
  • Independent study:70%
  • Placement:0%


  • Written:96%
  • Practical:0%
  • Coursework:4%


In professional/managerial position

Work and study

This is what our BSc (Hons)Mathematics with French students are doing six months after graduating:

  • 69% are working
  • 6% are studying
  • 15% are working and studying.

Managerial/professional position

  • 77% of those working are in a professional/managerial position six months after graduating.


  • The average salary of students six months after graduating: £22000
  • The average UK salary of students six months after graduating from a similar programme: £21000


These are the most common jobs students go into six months after graduating:

  • Business, research and administrative professionals
  • Business and public service associate professionals
  • Information technology and telecommunications professionals
  • Administrative occupations
  • Sales occupations
  • Protective service occupations
  • Customer service occupations .
  • Elementary occupations
  • Architects, town planners and surveyors
  • Skilled trades occupations

Entry requirements

Year 1

  • Highers ABBBB including Mathematics and Language
  • A-Levels BBB including Mathematics and Language
  • Int. Baccalaureate 28 points with Mathematics and Language at Higher Level 5
  • Alternative Qualifications Applications from students studying a relevant HNC/HND or recognised Access Programme who possess a suitable grounding or appropriate qualification in Mathematics would be welcomed.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees for 2016 entry (by residency status)
Status*Scotland / EU**England / Northern Ireland / WalesInternational
FeePaid by SAAS£9,000£13,500

* Your residency 'status' is usually defined as the country where you have been ordinarily resident for the three years before the start of your programme. Find out more about tuition fees.

** European Union countries, not including England, Northern Ireland or Wales.

Scholarships & bursaries

Featured scholarships

Bursaries for students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales starting undergraduate degree programmes in 2016

In addition to government maintenance loans and grants towards the costs of fees and living costs, we are offering generous financial support to attract and support eligible students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales:

View our full range of undergraduate scholarships