Mathematics with French, German or Spanish
MMath + French MMath + Spanish 
MMath + German Typical offer: AAB 
Karam Deo shares his experience of studying French as part of the Mathematics with French course. 
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See also: Dual courses 
About the course 
On our Mathematics with French, German and Spanish courses, you'll spend your third year studying maths at a university in France, Germany, Austria or Spain. You'll take language modules at the University of Sheffield's Modern Languages Teaching Centre alongside your mathematics modules, so that you continue to learn language you studied before university, and to prepare you for your year abroad. You'll pay reduced fees for the year you're abroad too. Your place at another university isn't guaranteed – it's your responsibility to secure one but we’ll do everything we can to help. As well as language classes, you'll complete written projects, give oral presentations, and practice conversation with native French, German or Spanish speakers. By the end of your course, your language skills should come close to matching a native French, German or Spanish speaker.
Your mathematics modules in Sheffield will cover a range of topics across pure mathematics, applied mathematics, and probability and statistics. You'll start by building on your existing knowledge, covering topics including calculus, differential equations, geometry and algebra. In second year, you'll continue to build a powerful toolbox of mathematical techniques, which you can apply to increasingly complex problems. As well as advanced calculus and algebra, you'll study topics including analysis and statistical inference. You can also study probability modelling, and how the tools of mathematics and statistics can be applied to realworld problems. Lots of modules include project work, so that you get the chance to put your mathematics skills into practice in lots of different scenarios. After your year abroad, you'll have a vast range of modules to choose from in fourth year. Options range from number theory and Bayesian statistics, to Galois theory and stochastic processes. This gives you the freedom to focus on the topics that interest you the most and develop specialist knowledge for your chosen career. You'll also spend a third of your final year working on a major independent research project. This year is designed to prepare you for a career in research, with training in how to write mathematical reports and present your findings. 


Course structure 
Below are some examples of topics covered in this degree from the current academic year. There may be some changes before you start your course. First year


Second year
Compulsory modules:

Optional modules:

Third year
Study abroad: You'll you'll spend your third year studying maths at a university in France, Germany, Austria or Spain.
Fourth year
If you do the MMath course, you'll do a major research project in your fourth year, working with professional mathematicians in one of our research groups. Students have language classes, conversation sessions and a project to complete in French, German or Spanish, and have a range of optional mathematics modules to choose from. Current options include:
The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's uptodate and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our worldleading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.
You can find a full list of modules in the School of Mathematics and Statistics on our webpages for current students: