BSc Mathematics and French GR11

Course Overview

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On the BSc Mathematics and French course you will cover the general range of mathematical material over your three years of study including elements of different aspects of the subject such as Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Mathematics for Finance.
The course gives you the chance to explore and understand the number theory that Pythagoras studied, the Financial Mathematics that the highest
flyers on Wall Street rely on, and a wealth of other topics reflecting the teaching team’s research expertise in probability, analysis, nonlinear partial differential equations, noncommutative geometry and algebraic topology.

Key Features

Provides the student with a sound grounding in the basic concepts of mathematics with a special emphasis on analysis and algebra.

Provides the student with a sound grounding in the French language and the culture and literature of France.

Develops the student's ability to use and evaluate logical reasoning and construct rigorous arguments.

Develops the student's oral and written communication skills, especially in mathematics, as well as their ability to use hi-tech communication tools.

Provides the academic qualifications necessary for careers requiring strong mathematical knowledge and experience, a high level of competence in the French language and an appreciation of French culture.

Entry Requirements

A levels:  grades ABB-BBB, to include Mathematics, or equivalent.

Welsh Baccalaureate: Pass acceptable as equivalent to an A grade A level.

BTEC: DDM plus A Level grade B in Mathematics.

Scottish Highers: ABBCC to include Mathematics grade B.

International Baccalaureate: 33-32 (at least 6 in Higher Level Maths).

IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent English test.

All applications will be considered on an individual basis, and we will look at the whole application when deciding whether to make an offer of a place, including: the balance, nature and quality of A-level, AS and GCSE subjects (or equivalent); personal statement and referee’s comments.

General Studies and Key Skills qualifications are normally excluded from our offers.

How To Apply

All applications for full-time undergraduate degrees must be made through UCAS. Further information is available on the UCAS website.

For UK applicants, please apply online at www.ucas.ac.uk

For International students, please click here

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2014/15 are as follows:

UK/EU International
BSc Full-time £9,000 £11,750

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Additional Costs

The tuition fees do not cover the costs of purchasing books or stationery, printing, thesis binding or photocopying costs.

There are no mandatory additional costs specified for this course.

Teaching and assessment

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutor-led tutorials and regular (non-assessed) coursework. The final year modules are more student-centred, to reflect a progression in teaching methods appropriate to the subjects taught. Throughout, the learner is encouraged to undertake independent reading both to supplement and consolidate what is being taught/learnt and to broaden knowledge and understanding of the subject.

You will be assessed through a combination of unseen written examinations, set assignments, presentations and a dissertation.

Find out more about our teaching.

Student profiles

"Further to my studies at Swansea University as a Master of Science graduate in Financial Mathematics, I am currently working at Deutsche Bank in London as part of the Structured Financial Services team providing client services for corporate lending and debt portfolios. The complex nature of the course has helped me become a logical decision maker and a highly skilled problem solver. These transferable skills are very useful in the world of Finance since the role is highly challenging working towards deadlines and structured transaction targets. My studies at Swansea University have also enriched me with leadership, motivational skills and have enhanced my communication skills. I work in a close team of 10 people within a large department which encourages a culture that strives towards learning and effective teamwork. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Swansea University and cherish the many fond memories. I am so pleased to be expanding my horizon within a major financial centre."

Rhian Ivey, BSc Mathematics 2006, MSc Mathematics and Computing for Finance 2008

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Facilities

The Aubrey Truman Reading Room, located in the centre of the Department of Mathematics, houses the departmental library and computers for student use. It is a popular venue for students to work independently on the regular example sheets set by their lecturers, and to discuss Mathematics together. 

Our main university library, Information Services and Systems (ISS), contains a notably extensive collection of Mathematics books.

 

Careers

The ability to think rationally and to process data clearly and accurately are highly valued by employers. Mathematics graduates earn on average 50% more than most other graduates. The most popular areas are the actuarial profession, the financial sector, IT, computer programming and systems administration, and opportunities within business and industry where employers need mathematicians for research and development, statistically analysis, marketing and sales. 

Some of our students have been employed by AXA, BA, Deutsche Bank, Shell Research, Health Authorities and Local Government. Teaching is another area where maths graduates will find plenty of career opportunities. There is also the option to study further for a higher degree.

Find out more about employability.

 

Research

All academic staff in Mathematics are active researchers and the department has a thriving research culture. Find out more.