The course

UCAS code
G1R2
Duration
4 years
Location
Edinburgh
Delivery type
Full-time

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Overview

This course 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 course ensures a highly marketable qualification.

Student satisfaction

Mathematics at Heriot-Watt is ranked 1st in Scotland and 5th in the UK for overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2018*.

*Responses from full-time degree students.

Detailed course information

Course content

Detailed course guide

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.

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.

Year 3

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

  • Maths with French are based in Pau, France
  • Maths with German are based in Dresden, Germany
  • Maths with Spanish are based in Granada, Spain

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.

Employability

Work and study

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

  • 65% are working
  • 20% are studying
  • 5% are working and studying.

Managerial/professional position

  • 85% of those working are in a professional/managerial position six months after graduating.

Salary

  • The average salary of students six months after graduating: £25000
  • The average UK salary of students six months after graduating from a similar course: £23000

Jobs

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

  • Business, research and administrative professionals
  • Business and public service associate professionals
  • Elementary occupations
  • Information technology and telecommunications professionals
  • Administrative occupations
  • Managers, directors and senior officials
  • Sales occupations
  • Customer service occupations

Entry requirements

Year 1

Standard entry requirements

  • Highers ABBBB (including Mathematics at A and German)
  • A-Levels BBB (including Mathematics and German)
  • Int. Baccalaureate 28 points (with Mathematics and German at Higher Level 5)
  • BTEC DDM (including sufficient Mathematics and German)

Minimum entry requirements*

  • Highers BBBC (including Mathematics at B and German)
  • A-Levels BBC (including Mathematics at B and German at B)

* Minimum: under our Fair Access Policy, we will relax our standard entry requirements for some Scottish students depending on their circumstances. Our minimum requirements will apply if you:

  • live in an area within the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation lowest 20% (SIMD20), or
  • are care experienced.

We can also make exceptions for some Scottish students with grades above minimum but below standard. Read more about our Minimum and standard entry requirements

Additional information

English language requirements

  • If English is not your first language, you have to show that your English is good enough to succeed on your course. Please see our English language requirements.

Fees

Tuition fees for 2020 entry (by residency status)
Status* Scotland / EU** England / Northern Ireland / Wales*** International
Fee Paid by SAAS £9,250 £15,080

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

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

*** 'Rest of the UK' (RUK) students entering at Level 1 receive a fee waiver of one year's tuition fee. Normally this will be the final year, or a year during which students study abroad (either at a partnership institution, or at one of Heriot-Watt's overseas campuses).

Additional costs

You may incur additional costs in the course of your studies at Heriot-Watt over and above tuition fees in an academic year. Depending on your programme of study, these may include: protective equipment, field trips, professional memberships, studio fees, required course texts or other study resources.

Scholarships and bursaries

Featured scholarships

Bursaries for students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales starting undergraduate degree courses in 2020

In addition to government 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:

Merit Awards for international students starting undergraduate degree courses in 2019

If you are an international fee-paying, self-funded applicant and have achieved, or are on course to achieve, the minimum entry requirements for the programme you wish to study you may be eligible for:

View our full range of undergraduate scholarships.