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BSc Mathematics with a Modern Language / Course details

Year of entry: 2020

Course description

First Year BSc Mathematics with Scarlett and Hana
This four-year joint-honours degree programme develops your language skills (in French, German or Spanish) whilst you train as a mathematician. The third year of your studies is spent overseas, either at a university studying mathematics, or improving your language on an approved course, or undertaking approved paid work (in a school for instance). During your three years in Manchester, you study mathematics and your chosen language in the ratio 2:1

Special features

  • Generous entrance scholarships are available.
  • Small group teaching is a significant part of first year.
  • Wide range of options is available in the final year.
  • All undergraduate students have affiliate membership of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.

Teaching and learning

Most teaching takes the form of lectures, with various support classes (example classes, small group tutorials, seminars or sessions in one of the computer clusters or language laboratories) to help you get to grips with the material, exploring topics and working on examples set by the lecturers.

Coursework and assessment

Most course units have some continual assessment (which may be, for instance, a combination of homework, essays and in-class tests), which is put together with the result of an end-of-semester examination to provide the final mark. Some course units (such as the project) are assessed entirely by your submitted work during the semester. The class of your degree is normally based on only your work in the second and fourth years.

Course content for year 1

Course units for year 1

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
Linear Algebra B MATH10212 15 Mandatory

Course content for year 2

Course units for year 2

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
Real Analysis B MATH20111 10 Mandatory
Complex Analysis MATH20142 10 Mandatory
Algebraic Structures 1 MATH20201 10 Mandatory
Partial Differential Equations and Vector Calculus B MATH20411 10 Mandatory
Probability 2 MATH20701 10 Mandatory
French Language 5 FREN51050 20 Optional
The German Language Today GERM20221 20 Optional
German Language 4 GERM51040 20 Optional
Japanese Language 5 JAPA51051 20 Optional
Japanese Language 6 JAPA51062 20 Optional
Metric Spaces MATH20122 10 Optional
Calculus of Several Variables MATH20132 10 Optional
Algebraic Structures 2 MATH20212 10 Optional
Introduction to Logic MATH20302 10 Optional
Fluid Mechanics MATH20502 10 Optional
Classical Mechanics MATH20512 10 Optional
Principles of Mathematical Modelling MATH20522 10 Optional
Numerical Analysis 1 MATH20602 10 Optional
Programming with Python MATH20621 10 Optional
Random Models MATH20712 10 Optional
Foundations of Modern Probability MATH20722 10 Optional
Statistical Methods MATH20802 10 Optional
Discrete Mathematics MATH20902 10 Optional
Introduction to Financial Mathematics MATH20912 10 Optional
Russian Language 4 RUSS51040 20 Optional
Spanish Linguistics SPLA20772 20 Optional
Spanish Language 5 SPLA51050 20 Optional
Displaying 10 of 27 course units for year 2

Course content for year 4

Course units for year 4

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
French Language 6 FREN51060 20 Optional
German Language 5 GERM51050 20 Optional
Double Project MATH30000 20 Optional
Mathematics Education MATH30002 10 Optional
Project (Semester One) MATH30011 10 Optional
Project (Semester 2) MATH30022 10 Optional
Fractal Geometry MATH31042 10 Optional
Topology MATH31052 10 Optional
Riemannian Geometry MATH31082 10 Optional
Group Theory MATH32001 10 Optional
Commutative Algebra MATH32011 10 Optional
Coding Theory MATH32032 10 Optional
Hyperbolic Geometry MATH32051 10 Optional
Algebraic Geometry MATH32062 10 Optional
Number Theory MATH32072 10 Optional
Combinatorics and Graph Theory MATH32091 10 Optional
Mathematical Logic MATH33011 10 Optional
Applied Complex Analysis MATH34001 10 Optional
Green's Functions, Integral Equations and Applications MATH34032 10 Optional
Viscous Fluid Flow MATH35001 10 Optional
Wave Motion MATH35012 10 Optional
Elasticity MATH35021 10 Optional
Mathematical Biology MATH35032 10 Optional
Symmetry in Geometry and Nature MATH35082 10 Optional
Matrix Analysis MATH36001 10 Optional
Numerical Analysis II MATH36022 10 Optional
Problem Solving by Computer MATH36032 10 Optional
Convex Optimization MATH36061 10 Optional
Martingales with Applications to Finance MATH37001 10 Optional
Markov Processes MATH37012 10 Optional
Statistical Inference MATH38001 10 Optional
Time Series Analysis MATH38032 10 Optional
Medical Statistics MATH38072 10 Optional
Regression Analysis MATH38141 10 Optional
Multivariate Statistics and Machine Learning MATH38161 10 Optional
Generalised Linear Models MATH38172 10 Optional
Mathematical Modelling in Finance MATH39032 10 Optional
Russian Language 5 RUSS51050 20 Optional
Spanish Language 6 SPLA51060 20 Optional
Displaying 10 of 39 course units for year 4

Scholarships and bursaries

The Department of Mathematics offers scholarships for academically excellent students from the UK and around the world; contact the department for more details.

What our students say

It's such a fantastic experience to live in another country, and really immerse yourself in a different lifestyle. (Isobel McKenzie, BSc Mathematics with a Modern Language)


The Department of Mathematics is based in the brand new, purpose built £40 million Alan Turing Building, set at the heart of the University Campus.  Students benefit from extensive facilities for computing and study, relaxation and refreshment, in an attractive, light and comfortable environment.  Computing: The Department of Mathematics has a number of computer clusters that run the standard software as well as powerful mathematical and statistical software, such as Matlab, Minitab and Mathematica.  All our students have free access to email and the internet.  Other larger clusters are available in the University libraries and clusters are situated in most Halls of Residence; most student rooms also have Ethernet connection.  Library: You will have access to the John Rylands University Library of Manchester, one of the largest and best-equipped libraries in the UK.  A special section of this library provides a short loan facility, where you can reliably obtain textbooks that are recommended for particular courses and borrow them on an overnight basis.  The Department of Mathematics also houses a mathematical library of more advanced books and other material used mainly by research students and staff.

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: