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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 enables you to reach your 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 the Department of Modern Languages and this is reflected in the module choices we offer. You 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. The module options in the Department of Mathematics 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. 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 Mathematics 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.
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|Campus name||Main Site (Aberystwyth)|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||120 points||With B in Mathematics. B in French unless to be studied as a beginner.|
|A level||BBB||With B in Mathematics. B in French unless to be studied as a beginner.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM - DDM||With B in A level Mathematics and specified subject.|
|Access to HE Diploma||Pass in Access qualification in a relevant subject with Merit in 50% of units at level 3.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||30 points||With 5 points in Mathematics at Higher Level and 5 points in French at Higher Level unless to be studied as a beginner.|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Aberystwyth University welcomes the Welsh Baccalaureate as a valuable qualification in its own right and considers completion of the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate to be equivalent to an A level grade.|
Applicants are selected on their individual merits and offers can vary. We allow you flexibility in meeting our entry requirements, and all qualifications that you have already gained, or are working towards, will be considered when reviewing your application. We have an inclusive policy which recognises a broad range of qualifications. The entry requirements listed here represent typical offers for some of the most popular qualifications taken by applicants. We still use the UCAS tariff to determine whether you have met the terms of our offer, so whatever qualifications you are taking, provided these are included in the UCAS tariff and provided you meet the overall points total (and any specific subject requirements) you may still receive an offer. This means that if your course requires 3 A levels at BBB, we will accept other grade combinations that are equivalent to the same number of tariff points. For example A levels ABC and AAD equate to 120 UCAS tariff points). Applicants studying a mixture of qualifications (e.g. A Level with BTEC) are also warmly welcomed. If you cannot find the qualification(s) that you are studying (or have previously studied) please contact our Undergraduate Admissions Office (Telephone: +44 (0)1970 622021; Email: [email protected]) for advice on your eligibility and details of the typical offer you are likely to receive.
Additional entry requirements
A minimum grade C or grade 4 pass in GCSE (or equivalent) English or Welsh is a requirement for entry to all our degree schemes. Level 3 KS/FS Communication may be acceptable in lieu of GCSE English or Welsh. For this degree scheme minimum grade C or grade 4 pass in GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics is also required. GCSE Mathematics-Numeracy is acceptable in lieu of GCSE Mathematics.
English language requirements
|Cambridge English Advanced||B|
|Cambridge English Proficiency||C|
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||With minimum 5.5 in each component.|
|PTE Academic||62||With minimum scores of 51 in each component.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||88||With minimum scores in components as follows: Listening 21; Writing 21; Reading 22; Speaking 23.|
If you are an international student needing more information about the English Language requirement for your course (e.g. country-specific English Language tests, Partner Institution tests, EU/EEA English Language qualifications where the school curriculum is taught in a native language) please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for further advice.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9000||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Aberystwyth University offers a valuable package of scholarships and bursaries to support students. Our long-established Entrance Scholarship competition means you could get up to £2,000 a year towards your living and study costs. You can combine an Entrance Scholarship with any or all of our other awards, to make your financial package more valuable. Our awards include the Academic Excellence Studentship, means-tested Aberystwyth Bursary, Sport and Music Scholarships, Bursaries for Care Leavers/Young Carers and a range of department specific awards. Please visit our website for full details. This does not apply to students studying at our Mauritius campus.
Course contact detailsVisit our course page
Department of Mathematics (undergraduate enquiries)
+44 (0)1970 622802
+44 (0)1970 622826
Department of Modern Languages (undergraduate enquiries)
Undergraduate Admissions Office (undergraduate enquiries)