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Mathematics with German

  • UCAS code G1R2
  • Option 3 years full time
  • Year of entry 2021

The course

German is the most widely spoken first language in Europe. By studying it alongside mathematics you will discover the Germany behind stereotypes, a multicultural society at the heart of modern Europe, with a crucial role to play in global politics, business and economics. You will engage in lively debates about history, memory and identity and explore the latest trends in film, art and design from German-speaking countries. There has always been a logical connection between the study of mathematics and languages and our three-year Mathematics with German course allows you to immerse yourself in both and keep your options open for the future.

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 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 German language skills and gaining valuable cross-cultural perspectives. Our language classes are taught by German specialists, most of whom are native speakers, and oral classes are taught in German. 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 German, 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 German 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.


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