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Royal Holloway, University of London

Mathematics with Spanish

UCAS Code: G1R4

Bachelor of Science - BSc

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Spanish language

Mathematics

Spanish is one of the world’s major languages, with more than 470 million native speakers, including in Spain and across Latin America. It is the official language of 15 countries. Spain itself has the fifth largest population and the fifth largest economy in the EU. By studying Spanish as part of your degree you will have the chance to learn about the fascinating history and cultural diversity of the Hispanic world, and its economic and political influence. There has always been a logical connection between the study of mathematics and languages and this programme allows you to immerse yourself in both and leave the doors open as to your future options.

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 the key concepts and methods of mathematics, which comprises 75% of the programme, whilst honing your Spanish language skills and gaining valuable cross-cultural perspectives. Your language classes will be taught in Spanish by skilled linguists, most of whom are native speakers, drawn from across the Hispanic world. Spanish can be picked up relatively easily from scratch, particularly if you already speak some French, but we also teach it at an advanced level if you have studied it before.

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 Spanish, 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 and hone your language skills by learning Spanish 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

Mathematics: Calculus, Mathematics: Functions of Several Variables, Mathematics: Number Systems, Mathematics: Matrix Algebra, Mathematics: Numbers and Functions, Spanish: Intensive Spanish for Beginners 1, Spanish: Spanish 1, Spanish: Spanish 2, Mathematics: Linear Alegbra and Project, Mathematics: Complex Variable, Spanish: Intensive Spanish for Beginners 2, Spanish: Principles and Practice of Translation from Spanish to English and English to Spanish, Spanish: Spanish 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 Spanish. 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 Spanish 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

The Uni


Course location:

Royal Holloway, University of London

Department:

Mathematics

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83%
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Mathematics

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

88%
UK students
12%
International students
16%
Male students
84%
Female students
87%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

Mathematics

Teaching and learning

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
72%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
73%
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

88%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
90%
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


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Iberian 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
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Average annual salary
96%
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Employed or in further education
93%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

21%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
17%
Teaching and educational professionals
7%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
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
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Average annual salary
96%
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Employed or in further education
95%
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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.

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

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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.

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£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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