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Mathematics/German BA (Hons)

Aberystwyth University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site (Aberystwyth)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

By studying German/Mathematics at Aberystwyth University, you will become an all-round expert in many aspects of Germany and other German-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 German 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 German, past and present); literature; the history of ideas and artistic movements; historic literature and prose, variations in the German language and the language of Business through the medium of German.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 German. 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, German 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 Mathematics and German 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.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 13,600per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Aberystwyth University

  • University League Table

    58th

  • Campus address

    Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, SY23 3FL, Wales

Over 100 nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural and cosmopolitan learning environment.
The university’s research is internationally recognised. Some departments work with global organisation such as NASA and the UN.
Aberystwyth University has been welcoming students from all over the world since 1872, drawn by its reputation for teaching excellence.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    17th out of 36 1

    33rd out of 72 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 226
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  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    95 95%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.15 83%

    15th

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    127 53%

    43rd

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78 78%

    34th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.54 91%

    2nd

    3

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