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Aberystwyth University

Mathematics and German

UCAS Code: GR12
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, abroad 2017
BA (Hons) 4 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

Not Available

Subjects
  • Mathematics
  • German studies
Student score
89% HIGH
78% MED
% employed or in further study
94% MED
99% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£19k LOW
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
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ABC with A in Mathematics or BBB with B in Mathematics. B in German unless to be studied as a beginner

Scottish Highers
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BTEC Diploma
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DMM-DDM with A/B in A level Mathematics and specified subject

UCAS tariff points
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If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of Not Available and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

Not Available

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,000

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

This four year degree consists of half Mathematics and half German. In Mathematics you will cover the essential core disciplines, supplemented by a great choice of elective specialities in areas related to the research interests of staff. German is available both for beginners and advanced students; core modules in each year are devoted to language work and in addition we offer a wide range of modules on aspects of German culture, history, literature, politics and linguistics. Both departments are relatively small and this means that staff and students form a close-knit and friendly community. Your year abroad, which forms your third year of study, may well be the most exciting, enjoyable and rewarding feature of your degree.

Modules

Mathematics Year 1: Algebra and calculus; coordinate and vector geometry; probability; classical dynamics; classical physics; further algebra and calculus; mathematical analysis; differential equations; statistics; modern physics; career planning and skills development; laboratory physics; energy and the environment. Year 2: Real analysis; linear algebra; complex analysis; introduction to abstract algebra; distributions and estimations; mathematical physics; thermal physics; introduction to numerical analysis; electricity and magnetism; quantum mechanics. Year 3: Work placement abroad. Year 4: Group theory; norms and differential equations; partial differential equations; probing atoms and molecules. German Year 1: German beginners: German language. Advanced: German Language. Options: (advanced) language in society: An introduction to Sociolinguistics; ways of reading German literature; introduction to European film; language, culture, and identity in Europe; images of Europe: the European imagination; hanes a diwylliant ewropeaidd (a history of European culture). Options (beginners) introduction to European film; language, culture, and identity in Europe; images of Europe: the European imagination; hanes a diwylliant ewropeaidd (a history of European culture). Year 2 Core: German Language. Options: Short prose in German; the language of Economics; extended essay module; German-speaking refugees in literature and culture; an introduction to variation in German Year 3: Work placement abroad. Year 4: German Language. Options; the language of German politics.

Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University has a proud history dating back to 1872 when it was established by the people of Wales as the first Welsh University. Despite continuing expansion both of buildings and of student numbers, Aberystwyth has retained its traditional friendly intimacies, its vigorous student social life, and its high academic standards.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
30%
70%

Year 1

39%
61%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

21%
79%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
59%
38%
3%

Year 1

55%
45%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

42%
56%
2%

Year 4

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 91%
Student score 89% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

96%

Staff made the subject interesting

87%

Library resources are satisfactory

91%

Feedback on work has been helpful

93%

Feedback on work has been prompt

94%

Staff are good at explaining things

97%

Received sufficient advice and support

86%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
9% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
40% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
318 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
60% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 94% MED
Average graduate salary £19k LOW
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

7%

Graduates who are customer service occupations

4%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

18%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The UK still doesn’t have as many maths teachers as we’d like, so anyone wanting to take maths and then go into teaching will be welcome. In fact, there’s felt to be a general lack of maths skills in the population at large, so this is one subject where there's demand for graduate skills. With all that training in handling figures, it's hardly surprising that a lot of maths graduates go into well-paid jobs in the IT or finance industries, and last year, a maths graduate in London could expect a very respectable average starting salary of £27k. But for research jobs, you'll want a doctorate – and a really good maths doctorate will get you all sorts of interest from academia and finance – and might secure salaries to match.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 94%
Student score 78% MED
Able to access IT resources

88%

Staff made the subject interesting

94%

Library resources are satisfactory

91%

Feedback on work has been helpful

78%

Feedback on work has been prompt

78%

Staff are good at explaining things

88%

Received sufficient advice and support

69%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
15% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
50% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
308 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
72% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
15% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 99% HIGH
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

5%

Graduates who are customer service occupations

5%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

19%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
It's often said the UK doesn't produce enough modern language graduates, and graduates from German courses have a lot of options available to them when they complete their courses. The unemployment rates last year was lower than graduates in general. About one in six graduates got jobs in the EU – mostly as English teachers – which is much higher than for most subjects. The German economy is faring rather better than ours at the moment, so there may be other opportunities for ambitious graduates over there. But more graduates went to work in London, and those who want to stay at home to work find jobs anywhere where good communication skills are a must, particularly in education, translation, finance and advertising. But remember – whilst employers say they rate graduates who have more than one language, you need to have them as part of a whole package of good skills.
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