BSc (Hons) Mathematics with French
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
*Heriot-Watt does not guarantee this exchange year, as it is dependent on our European Partnerships. If we do not have a partner exchange opportunity the student will be required to transfer to BSc Mathematics from Year 3 onwards.
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.
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Work and study
This is what our BSc (Hons) Mathematics with French students are doing 15 months after graduating:
- 60% are working
- 5% are studying
- 25% are working and studying.
- The average salary of students 15 months after graduating: £27500
- The average UK salary of students 15 months after graduating from a similar course: £27500
Potential career paths
- Information Technology Professionals
- Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
Standard entry requirements
- Highers ABBBB (including Mathematics at A and French)
- A-Levels BBB - ABB (including Mathematics and French at B)
- Int. Baccalaureate 28 points (with Mathematics and French at Higher Level 5)
- BTEC DDM (including sufficient Mathematics and French)
Minimum entry requirements*
- Highers BBBC (including Mathematics at B and French)
- A-Levels BBC (including Mathematics at B and French 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
- Global College Successful completion of our Science with Accelerator Programme
- For all years, applications are welcomed from holders of non-school qualifications, mature candidates and overseas students.
- If you do not see your qualifications here please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Please check that you meet our University-wide National 5/GCSE (or equivalent) English and Maths requirements.
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.
|Status*||Scotland||England / Wales / N Ireland / Rep of Ireland||International**|
|Fee||Paid by SAAS||£9,250||£18,704|
* 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.
** '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). Read more about the application process for EU nationals.
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
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)
View our full range of undergraduate scholarships.