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Royal Holloway, University of London

Mathematics with German

UCAS Code: G1R2

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B-A,A,B

Where an applicant is taking the EPQ alongside A-levels, the EPQ will be taken into consideration and result in lower A-level grades being required. Socio-economics factors which may have impacted an applicant's education will be taken into consideration and alternative offers may be made to these applicants. Required subjects: Grade A in Mathematics, plus grade B in German for the advanced level language pathway. Or, for the beginners language pathway, grade B in an essay based subject.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

Pass with at least 30 level 3 credits at Distinction, 15 of which must be in Maths units. Plus A-Level Maths grade A. Please note that the Access to Higher Education Diploma will only be acceptable if the applicant has had a considerable break from education.

Applicants with the Cambridge Pre-U are strongly encouraged to apply to Royal Holloway. Offers will be made on the basis of equivalent A-Level grades as can be found on the Royal Holloway website.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

We require at least five GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9 - 4 including English and Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

6,5,5 at Higher Level, including 6 in Maths at Higher Level, and, for the advanced level language pathway, 5 in German at Higher Level, with a minimum of 32 points overall

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2,H3,H3,H3

Including H2 in Maths and H3 in German at Higher Level for the advanced language pathway, or, for the beginners language pathway, H3 in an essay based subject at Higher Level.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DD

Plus A-level Maths grade A .

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

D

Plus A-level Maths grade A, in addition, A-level German grade B for the advanced language pathway, or, for the beginners language pathway, A-level grade B in an essay based subject.

Not normally accepted unless combined with A-level Maths.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A,B-A,B,B

Including A in Maths and B in German for the advanced language pathway, or, for the beginners language pathway, grade B in an essay based subject.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B,B

Including A in Maths and B in German for the advanced language pathway, or, for the beginners language pathway, B in an essay based subject.

Requirements are as for A-levels where one non-subject-specified A-level can be replaced by the same grade in the Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate.

UCAS Tariff

128-160

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

German language

Mathematics

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 programme 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 programme, you will gain a thorough grounding in all the key concepts and methods of mathematics, which comprises 75% of the programme, 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 programme 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.

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.

Modules

Calculus, Functions of Several Variables, Number Systems, Matrix Algebra, Numbers and Functions, Intensive Beginners' German 1, German Language 1, Linear Alegbra and Project, Complex Variable, German Language 2, German Language 3,

In addition to these mandatory course units there are a number of optional course units available during your degree studies

Assessment methods

The programme has a flexible, modular structure and you will take a total of 12 course units at a rate of four, 30-credit modules per year. In addition to our compulsory core modules you will be free to choose between a number of optional courses. Some contribute 15 credits to your overall award while others contribute the full 30.

We use a variety of teaching methods and there is a strong focus on small group teaching throughout the programme. You will attend 12 to 15 hours of formal teaching in a typical week, including lectures, seminars, group tutorials, statistics and IT classes, problem solving workshops in mathematics, and role play and conversational classes in German. You will also be expected to work on worksheets, revision and project work outside of class time, and you will have access to a host of online resources on Moodle, the University's e-learning facility. In year 2, much of our mathematics teaching will be delivered through lectures, workshops and practical classes, and in year 3, mostly through relatively small group lectures and supervised project work. Our language teaching is mainly through seminars and small group work, with some lectures.

Assessment is through a mixture of coursework and end-of-year examinations, depending on the course units you choose to take. Statistics and computational courses may include project work and tests, and Italian coursework will include essays, language and translation exercises and written reports. Some German modules include oral presentations and computer-based tests to help assess grammar and comprehension skills. All students work in small groups to prepare a report and an oral presentation on a mathematical topic of their choice, which contributes towards one of the core subject marks in year 2, and two of the optional mathematics units in year 3 are examined solely by a project and presentation.

You will be required to take a study skills course during year 1, to equip you with and enhance the writing skills you will need to be successful in your degree. This does not count towards your final degree but you are required to pass it to progress to your second year.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£18,300
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Royal Holloway, University of London

Department:

Mathematics

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

79%
med
German language
73%
low
Mathematics

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

German and scandinavian studies

Teaching and learning

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
97%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

63%
Library resources
79%
IT resources
76%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

76%
UK students
24%
International students
42%
Male students
58%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
14%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
A
B

Mathematics

Teaching and learning

69%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
71%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
58%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

80%
Library resources
78%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
71%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

83%
UK students
17%
International students
60%
Male students
40%
Female students
59%
2:1 or above
14%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

German and scandinavian studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,500
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
98%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

28%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
7%
Other elementary services occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is a small, general category covering several different subject areas - so bear that in mind when you look at any stats. The most common courses covered here are in translation, with just 55 students graduating in translation degrees in 2015. The arts were the most likely job sector for graduates from these courses, but it's a good idea to go to university open days to ask tutors more specific questions about what previous graduates typically went on to do with their degree.

Mathematics

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£24,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
95%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

35%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
13%
Business, research and administrative professionals
12%
Teaching and educational professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Want to feel needed? This is one of the most flexible degrees of all and with so much of modern work being based on data, there are options everywhere for maths graduates. 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. And we're always short of teachers in maths, so that is an excellent option for anyone wanting to help the next generation. And if you want a research job, 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 some of the highest salaries going for new leavers from university.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

German language

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£19k

£19k

£25k

£25k

£28k

£28k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Mathematics

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£23k

£23k

£26k

£26k

£33k

£33k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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