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BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Spanish

Key information

UCAS code
Delivery type
Full Time
Degree qualification
BSc (Hons)
Mode of delivery
4 years
Start date

Our BSc Mathematics with Spanish programme combines a rigorous education in mathematical theory and practice, developing expertise across pure and applied mathematics, statistics, and computational mathematics with the opportunity to master a modern language taught by discipline experts. Students also have the opportunity (at level 3) to study mathematics at our Spanish partner institution, the University in Granada. On this programme you will learn mathematics while also becoming fluent in a European language and absorbing the Spanish culture on the year abroad. A degree in Mathematics with a European Language is a highly marketable qualification and can open the door to a wide range of global opportunities.

We have carefully designed a curriculum that teaches a comprehensive programme in modern mathematics. Our programmes also includes courses that emphasize practical and transferable skills, IT expertise, and career readiness. Activities include, giving presentations, producing independent research reports, working in groups to solve problems, and developing your CV and interview skills. Our mathematics degrees are ranked 1st for graduate employment prospects in The Times Good University Guide 2024. Our recent mathematics graduates use their skills in the Financial, Engineering, Data Science and Professional Services sectors, and more.

Your student experience

Our BSc Mathematics with Spanish programme provides a wide range of expertise and research opportunities in various mathematical disciplines. These include:

  • Advanced Mathematical Theory: Delving deeply into the fundamental theoretical principles that underlie pure mathematical concepts and applications.
  • Applied Mathematics: Developing mathematical models that can be applied to solve real world problems.
  • Computational Mathematics: Developing extensive numerical and programming skills so you can solve complex mathematical models and optimise solutions of real problems.
  • Mathematical Education: We have a dedicated team with expertise in technology enhanced learning and you will benefit from these developments in teaching and assessment.
  • Statistics and Data Analysis: Developing essential statistical and data analysis skills to extract meaningful insights from data sets and to inform decision making.
  • European Language: You’ll learn language courses up to the advanced level, taught by discipline experts, to equip you with the skills for your year abroad.

Go Global

With Go Global, Heriot-Watt's global student programme, you can carry your studies to new places and experience new cultures, expanding your horizons on the way. You'll discover what it means to be a true global citizen and emerge prepared for wherever your career journey will take you.

European Exchange

This Exchange Programme enables you to study or work in Europe as part of your degree programme, usually for a full academic year.

Course content

September Intake - Edinburgh

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.

Mandatory September

  • Calculus A
  • Introduction to University Mathematics
  • Topics in Statistical Practice

Optional September

  • Spanish Intermediate 1
  • French Intermediate 1
  • German Intermediate 1

Mandatory January

  • Calculus B
  • Problem Solving
  • Elements of Probability

Optional January

  • Spanish Intermediate 2
  • French Intermediate 2
  • German Intermediate 2

Programme Video

Mathematics at Heriot-Watt University

Fees and funding

ScotlandPaid by SAAS
England / Wales / N Ireland / Rep of Ireland£9,250
  • Status: 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.
  • International: 'International' includes applicants from European Union countries who do not hold Pre-Settled or Settled status in UK. (This does not include students from the Republic of Ireland - see above).

Scholarships and bursaries

Bursaries for students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales

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 undergraduate students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales:

  • Heriot-Watt University Bursary (up to £3,100 per year)
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Entry requirements

We have standard entry requirements for all of our courses that you will have to meet.

Standard entry requirements

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

Minimum entry requirements*

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

Why Heriot-Watt

We're the top university in Scotland for graduate outcomes which means that more of our graduates are employed or in postgraduate education than any other institution in the country and we ranked 5th in the UK.

We're also rated number one in the UK for CEO or MD roles, meaning more of our graduates go on to become CEOs or MDs than any other university in the whole of the UK. On top of that, we have beautiful campuses, across the globe, so you'll get a truly international education. Our Edinburgh Campus is home to Oriam, Scotland's National Sports Performance Centre combined with plenty of wellbeing resources, prioritising fitness and mental health for all students. Our Global Research Institutes look at solving real world issues such as climate change and saving our oceans as well as working on the next medical technological breakthrough and the future of AI and robots.


A BSc in Mathematics with Spanish opens doors to a wide range of rewarding and diverse career opportunities. The analytical and problem-solving skills acquired during the programme are highly sought after across various industries.

Work and study

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Potential career paths

  • Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
  • Finance professionals
  • Information Technology Professionals
  • Business and public service associate professionals

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