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BA in Mathematics/French (Full Time)

Aberystwyth University

Bachelor Degree , Mathematics

Course Description

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 supportive learning environment which students are able to reach their full potential.

The combination of French with Mathematics allows you to develop the skills that are highly sought after by employers, across a range of industries.

  • There is a wide range of expertise available within our  Department and this is reflected in the module choices we offer. Students could choose modules on linguistics (both modern and historical); dialectical (the study of different forms of French, past and present); literature; the history of ideas and artistic movements; literary representations of Paris, travel literature and current affairs. 
  • All students on this course will spend their third year living independently in a French-speaking country. You could choose to study at University, work as language assistant or other forms of work placements.
  • Mathematics has been taught in Aberystwyth since 1872, so that the department builds on over 140 of teaching excellence.
  • Mathematics as a subject will provide you with the opportunity to uncover a discipline that combines the identification and analysis of shapes and patterns with the ability to confidently analyse data.
  • During the first year, you will receive a comprehensive introduction to French studies and related research skills, in tutorial form. 
  • You will become a student in the Department of Modern Languages  that scored 93% for student satisfaction in the 2017 National Student Survey (NSS, 2017), demonstrating our commitment to provide you with an experience that is memorable and cherished. The Department of Mathematics has also scored 100% overall student satisfaction (NSS 2018). 
  • Modern Language graduates are statistically amongst the most employable graduates. In the 2017 Destination of Leavers for Higher Education report published in 2018 demonstrated that a degree in Modern Languages provides a clear pathway to employment or further study.

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 supportive learning environment which students are able to reach their full...

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Course Content

During your four years, you will have four weekly hours of language work, which includes:

Oral;

Written;

Aural;

Translation.

In the first year you will discover:

  • Introduction to literary studies and civilisation;
  • European Film;
  • Algebra and calculus;
  • Geometry;
  • Differential probability and statistics;
  • Politics and culture of language across Europe.

In your second year you will explore:

  • Possibility of an independent research project;
  • An option of specialised languages modules (language of business etc.);
  • Analysis and partial differential equations;
  • Abstract and linear algebra;
  • Statistical modeling;
  • Hydrodynamics;
  • A vast choice of content modules on literature, film, and art;
  • Current issues in French and francophone society;
  • Teaching English to speakers of other languages.

In your third year, you will take part in your Year Abroad where you will study with our partner Universities under the Erasmus + Programme

In your final year, you will study:

  • Semantics and Lexicography;
  • French linguistics;
  • Cultural and Artistic Movements;
  • French Literature of 18th and 19th Century;
  • Current issues in a French-speaking country;
  • A compulsory independent research project.

During your four years, you will have four weekly hours of language work, which includes: Oral; Written; Aural; Translation. In the first year you will discover: Introduction to literary studies and civilisation; European Film; Algebra and...

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Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff 112 - 120

A Levels BBB-BBC to include B in Mathematics and B in French (unless to be studied as a beginner)

GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4):
English or Welsh and Mathematics

BTEC National Diploma:
DDM-DMM to include B in A level Mathematics and B in French (unless to be studied as a beginner)

International Baccalaureate:
30-26 with 5 points in Mathematics and French at Higher Level

European Baccalaureate:
75%-65% overall with 7 in Mathematics and French

UCAS Tariff 112 - 120 A Levels BBB-BBC to include B in Mathematics and B in French (unless to be studied as a beginner) GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4): English or Welsh and Mathematics BTEC National Diploma: DDM-DMM to include B in A level Mathematics and B in...

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