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Mathematics with French

  • UCAS code G1R1
  • Option 3 years full time
  • Year of entry 2021

The course

By studying Mathematics with French you will be joining a culturally diverse community of students and one of the largest and most exciting groups of leading French scholars in London. French is an official language in 29 countries and the fourth most widely spoken first language in the EU. One fifth of non-Francophone Europeans also speak it. We are located just 40 minutes outside of central London, which is sometimes referred to as France’s ‘sixth biggest city’ because of its population of French nationals and wealth of French cultural resources. There has always been a logical connection between the study of mathematics and languages and our three-year Mathematics with French course allows you to develop your skills in both.

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. As with any language, mathematics can be studied and enjoyed for its own sake, but it is also a powerful vehicle for transmitting ideas. On this course you will gain a thorough grounding in all the key concepts and methods of mathematics, which comprises 75% of the course, whilst honing your French language skills and gaining valuable cross-cultural perspectives under the guidance of our dynamic team of language specialists. We teach modern languages at beginner or advanced levels, depending on your previous experience.

All three years of this course 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 French, but you will also gain transferable 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.

Our flexible degree programmes enable you to apply to take a Placement Year, which can be spent studying abroad, working or carrying out voluntary work. You can even do all three if you want to (minimum of three months each)! To recognise the importance of this additional skills development and university experience, your Placement Year will be formally recognised on your degree certificate and will contribute to your overall result. Please note conditions may apply if your degree already includes an integrated year out, please contact the Careers & Employability Service for more information. Find out more

  • Specialise in mathematics but hone your language skills by studying French 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.


Institute of Mathematics and its Applications

This course is accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA). On successful completion of the programme, you will to meet, in part, the educational requirements for Chartered Mathematician status.


Percentage of our mathematics graduates in work or undertaking further study within six months of leaving

Source: DLHE 2017

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