Royal Holloway, University of London

151–175 th
Arts & humanities Rankings 2018
197 th
World University Rankings 2018
Egham Hill, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EX, United Kingdom

Mathematics with Spanish

Spanish is one of the world’s major languages, with more than 470 million native speakers, including in Spain and across Latin America. It is the official language of 15 countries. Spain itself has the fifth largest population and the fifth largest economy in the EU. By studying Spanish as part of your degree you will have the chance to learn about the fascinating history and cultural diversity of the Hispanic world, and its economic and political influence. There has always been a logical connection between the study of mathematics and languages and this programme allows you to immerse yourself in both and leave the doors open as to your future options. Galileo famously described the universe as a book written in a mathematical language, and this concept of mathematics as a universal language has never been more relevant in our technologically advanced and globalised world. On this programme you will gain a thorough grounding in the key concepts and methods of mathematics, which comprises 75% of the programme, whilst honing your Spanish language skills and gaining valuable cross-cultural perspectives. Your language classes will be taught in Spanish by skilled linguists, most of whom are native speakers, drawn from across the Hispanic world. Spanish can be picked up relatively easily from scratch, particularly if you already speak some French, but we also teach it at an advanced level if you have studied it before. All three years of this programme are completed in the UK. Its modular structure allows you to tailor your studies to your own interests. You will not only improve your numerical skills and your proficiency at reading, writing, listening and speaking in Spanish, but you will also gain transferrable skills such as critical thinking, analysis, research, data handling and creative problem solving. Our Department of Mathematics is internationally renowned for its work in pure mathematics, information security, statistics and theoretical physics, and our broad curriculum spans pure and applied mathematics, statistics and probability, and the mathematics of information and of financial markets. Both departments offer friendly and motivating learning environments and a strong focus on small group teaching and ongoing academic support, with a personal adviser to guide you through your studies. We also offer a competitive work placement scheme. + Specialise in mathematics and hone your language skills by learning Spanish to an advanced level. + Work across two friendly departments, where the focus is on small group teaching and you will be known as an individual. + Tailor your degree to your own interests, with our wide range of optional modules. + We rank second in the UK for research impact and fourth for world leading or internationally excellent research in mathematics (Research Excellence Framework 2014). + Our School of Modern Languages is top in London and in the UK’s top 10 for research quality (REF 2014). + 94% of our Mathematics students said we are good at explaining things, and our School of Modern Languages has a 93% student satisfaction rating (National Student Survey 2015).

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science - BSc
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,Egham
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £16,500