United Kingdom

Aberystwyth University

301–400 th
Arts & humanities 2018
301–350 th
World University Rankings 2018
Reception, Penglais, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3FL, United Kingdom

Aberystwyth University

Mathematics/French

By studying French/ Mathematics at Aberystwyth University you will become an all-round expert in many aspects of France and other French-speaking countries and simultaneously explore the language of mathematics which underpins much of the modern world. Both departments aim to create a friendly, open and welcoming environment in which students reach their full potential. The combination of French with Mathematics allows you to develop the skills that are highly sought after by employers. You will uncover a discipline that combines the identification and analysis of shapes and patterns with the ability to confidently analyse data. You will be taught by native speakers and experts in the languages of the department and you will receive four hours of language work per week (most universities offer only two to three). Mathematics has been taught in Aberystwyth since 1872, so that the department builds on over 140 of teaching excellence. Our students have a vast range of choices for their year abroad, where students can choose from work placements to study placements. You will also benefit from our interactive learning facilities which include the Language Resource Centre. The departments of Mathematics and Modern Languages have student satisfaction ratings of 92% and 96% respectively (National Student Survey 2016). Throughout the four years you will receive four weekly hours of language work which includes oral, written, aural and translational aspects of French. First year modules may include European film, algebra, calculus, probability, culture and politics of language across Europe. You will have the option to study specialised language modules, statistical modelling, hydrodynamics, francophone society and an independent research project. In your third year, you will take part in your year abroad where you will study with our partner universities under the Erasmus programme. The fourth year will involve the study of semantics and lexicography, cultural and artistic movements, French literature and a compulsory independent research project. We assess our students in variety of ways depending on the modules. In our language classes, you will be assessed through continuous assessments and an exam at the end of Year 1 and Year 4. Our elective and compulsory modules are assessed through coursework in the format of a presentation and/or essay and an examination. Studying for a degree in French and Maths will equip you with a range of transferable skills which are highly valued by employers. These include: the ability to express ideas and communicate information in a clear, structured manner both written and orally, effective problem-solving, researching and creative thinking skills. You will also develop your ability to work independently, manage your time and organise yourself effectively in order to meet deadlines. Throughout this degree scheme your self-motivation and self-reliance will increase; you will grow in confidence working as a team to discuss concepts, accommodate different ideas and reach agreement. Your year abroad will also improve your confidence and ability to think independently. Previous graduates of this course have found employment in many sectors including the following: statistical consultancy, teaching, accountancy and banking, risk analysis and actuarial work, financial management and investment analysis, information technology and data science, interpretation, translation and marketing and communications. Of those students who graduated in 2015, 94% from the department of Mathematics and 96% of those from the department of Modern Languages were in employment or further education six months after graduating (DLHE 2015).

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time with time abroad
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-24
  • Location
    Main Site (Aberystwyth),Aberystwyth
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,000
  • England Year 1 £9,000
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,000
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,000
  • Wales Year 1 £9,000
  • International Year 1 £13,200