Course details

A Levels AAB Other entry requirements
UCAS code G1R1
Duration 4 years
Fee Look up tuition fee and additional costs
Related subjects Mathematics Statistics Modern Languages French Mathematics and Statistics

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Undergraduate admissions officer
School of Mathematics
Telephone +44 (0)114 222 3999

Course description

Your study will include core mathematics, pure mathematics, applied mathematics and probability and statistics. You can specialise later in your course, and can often switch between our degrees.

Throughout the course, you'll complement your maths study with language modules from the Modern Language Teaching Centre. Your third year is spent at a French university, learning mathematics in French. You'll need a qualification in the relevant language before starting this course.

Modules: what you study and when

About dual honours and major/minor degrees

Financial help from the University - bursaries

If you're a UK student, you could be entitled to a University bursary. A bursary is the same as a grant - you don't have to pay it back.

How our bursary scheme works

Entry requirements

Qualification Grades
A Levels AAB, including A in Maths and B in French
A Levels + additional qualifications ABB, including A in Maths and B in French + B in a relevant EPQ; ABB, including A in Maths and B in French + B in Further Maths
International Baccalaureate 34, 6 in Higher Level Maths and French
BTEC DDD in a relevant subject with Distinctions in Maths units + an appropriate French language qualification
Cambridge Pre-U D3 D3 M2, including grade D3 in Maths and M2 in French
Scottish Highers + 2 Advanced Highers AAABB + AB, including French and grade A in Maths
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels B + AA, including Maths and French
Access to HE Entry requirements for mature students
Other qualifications Other UK qualifications
Other EU/international qualifications
Other requirements
  • You must demonstrate that your English is good enough for you to successfully complete your course. For this course we require: GCSE English Language at grade C/4; IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component; or an alternative acceptable English language qualification
  • Equivalent English language qualifications
  • Access Sheffield - find out if you're eligible for additional consideration or an alternative offer
If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department

Modules - what you study and when

The modules listed below are examples from the last academic year. There may be some changes before you start your course. For the very latest module information, check with the department direct.

School of Mathematics and Statistics website

Modern Languages Teaching Centre website

First year

Core modules:

Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Mathematics Core 1
Mathematics Core II
Numbers and Groups
French Advanced 1
French Advanced 2

Optional modules:

French Project Advanced 1
French Project Advanced 2
French-English Tandem Advanced 1
French-English Tandem Advanced 2

Second year

Core modules:

Advanced Calculus and Linear Algebra
Statistical Inference and Modelling
French Higher Advanced 1
French Higher Advanced 2
French Placement Preparation

Optional modules:

French Project Higher Advanced 1
French Project Higher Advanced 2
French-English Tandem Higher Advanced 1
French-English Tandem Higher Advanced 2
Mathematics and Statistics in Action
Probability Modelling

Third year

Core modules:

Study Abroad
French Year Abroad 1
French Year Abroad 2

Fourth year

Core modules:

Mathematics and Statistics Project II
French Proficient 1
French Proficient 2
Project Presentation in Mathematics and Statistics

Optional modules:

Algebraic Topology
Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry
Functional Analysis
Stochastic Processes and Finance
Advanced Operations Research
Analytic Number Theory
Bayesian Statistics
Computational Inference
Extended Linear Models
Financial Mathematics
French Project Proficient 1
French Project Proficient 2
French-English Tandem Proficient 1
French-English Tandem Proficient 2
Galois Theory
Linear and Generalised Linear Models
Machine Learning
Measure and Probability
Medical Statistics
Optics and Symplectic Geometry
Signal Processing
Statistical Programming in R

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading 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.

Learning and assessment

These figures give an indication of how you'll learn and be assessed. They're a combined average of all the years of the two single honours courses on which this dual degree is based. The learning and assessment percentages could vary depending on the modules you choose.

Scheduled teaching 21%
Independent study 79%
Placement 0%

Exams/tests 61%
Coursework 31%
Practical 9%

School of Mathematics and Statistics

From geometry to probability, our courses cover all aspects of mathematics, pure and applied. With modules in finance, science, engineering and medical applications, we showcase the wide-ranging relevance and importance of mathematics.

Degree-level maths is about finding ways to answer big questions. You'll explore how mathematicians have tried to answer similar questions in the past. You'll also learn how to construct logical arguments with reasoned conclusions.

Your study will include core mathematics, pure mathematics, applied mathematics, and probability and statistics. You can specialise later in your course, and may have the option to switch between our degrees. You'll have the chance to study scientific programming and simulation, and practical and applied statistics. You'll have plenty of opportunities to focus on your career and skills development too.

School of Mathematics and Statistics website

Modern Languages Teaching Centre

At Sheffield, you won't just learn languages. You'll understand other ways of thinking and experience different cultures. Whether you develop your expertise in a language and culture you have already studied or take up a new one, our degree programmes will give you advanced linguistic proficiency combined with enhanced cultural agility.

The School of Languages and Cultures offers and especially wide rage of languages and flexible combinations in which these can be taken. You'll develop your linguistic skills to a very high level whilst deepening your understanding of the cultural context of the countries where your languages are spoken. A modern languages and cultures degree at Sheffield is a confident step into the wider world and you'll be graduating with skills that are highly valued by employers. You'll learn to communicate fluently and effectively in one, two or three modern languages. You'll also immerse yourself in the culture and society of other nations. All this is achieved in a vibrant environment through dynamic, high-quality and innovative teaching that places you, as a student, at the cutting edge of the discipline.

We offer the following courses:


We're a leading centre for modern languages and cultures research. Our work spans identity, gender, linguistics, politics, migration and literary studies. This research informs our teaching, helping you to develop a global understanding of language and languages across cultures and countries.

Our student-run language societies organise multilingual events, trips and creative projects. There are opportunities to volunteer in the community and in schools, inspiring others to try new languages.

Modern Languages Teaching Centre website

What our graduates do

In the age of big data, major companies are increasingly reliant on graduates with numerical skills.

Many of our graduates go on to finance-related careers: accountancy, actuarial work, public finance, insurance. There are lots of other choices too, including: teaching, advertising, software development, operations research, drug development and meteorology.

Employers include PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, Deloitte UK, GCHQ, British Airways
and the European Space Agency.

Some of our graduates choose further study in mathematics and related sciences at Masters and PhD level.

Student profile

From geometry to probability, our courses cover all aspects of mathematics, pure and applied. You'll be able to focus on the areas that interest you the most and complete your own research project, which provides a great foundation for a future career. Plus, you'll be part of a vibrant, supportive community of like-minded students and world-class academics.

"I have career aspirations to become a lecturer so I knew that being a department that was full of people who do research as half of their job would be the best place to be."

Matthew Nicholl

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