Course details

A Levels AAB Other entry requirements
UCAS code G1R2
Duration 4 years
Fee Look up fee
Related subjects Germanic Studies Mathematics and Statistics

Any questions?

Lesley Hudson
Admissions Secretary, School of Mathematics and Statistics
Telephone +44 (0)114 222 3999
Email maths.admiss@sheffield.ac.uk
Website sheffield.ac.uk/maths/prospectiveug

School of Mathematics and Statistics

94% satisfied with their course
National Student Survey 2016

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 German university, learning mathematics in German. 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 German
A Levels + Extended Project Qualification ABB including A in Maths and B in German + B. The Extended Project should be in a relevant subject
International Baccalaureate 34, 6 in Higher Level Maths and German
BTEC DDD in a relevant subject with Distinctions in Maths units + an appropriate German language qualification
Cambridge Pre-U D3 D3 M2 including grade D3 in Maths and M2 in German
Scottish Highers + 2 Advanced Highers AAABB + AB including German and grade A in Maths
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels B+AA including Maths and German
Access to HE Entry requirements for mature students
Other qualifications Other UK qualifications
Other EU/international qualifications
Other requirements
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
German Advanced 1
German Advanced 2

Optional modules:

German Project Advanced 1
German Project Advanced 2
German-English Tandem Advanced 1
German-English Tandem Advanced 2

Second year

Core modules:

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

Optional modules:

Algebra
German Project Higher Advanced 1
German Project Higher Advanced 2
German-English Tandem Higher Advanced 1
German-English Tandem Higher Advanced 2
Probability Modelling
Probability and Statistics in Society

Third year

Core modules:

Study Abroad
German Year Abroad 1
German Year Abroad 2

Fourth year

Core modules:

Mathematics and Statistics Project II
German Proficient 1
German 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
Fields
Financial Mathematics
Galois Theory
German Project Proficient 1
German Project Proficient 2
German-English Tandem Proficient 1
German-English Tandem Proficient 2
Linear and Generalised Linear Models
Measure and Probability
Medical Statistics
Multivariate Data Analysis
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.

Learning
Scheduled teaching 23%
Independent study 77%
Placement 0%

Assessment
Exams/tests 63%
Coursework 27%
Practical 11%

School of Mathematics and Statistics

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

As well as our straight Maths degrees we give you the opportunity to do something a little different. You can decide to study abroad for a year or see how maths fits in with other subjects.

School of Mathematics and Statistics website

Modern Languages Teaching Centre

The School of Modern Languages is made up of four departments: French, Germanic Studies, Hispanic Studies and Russian and Slavonic Studies. You will be taught by experts from at least two of them.

Many of our teaching staff are leading researchers in their specialist areas. Between them, they cover a vast range of subjects, from medieval France to German cinema and the politics of Latin American countries.

Our language classes are small so everyone gets the chance to participate. Language tutors are very often native speakers.

Each department has its own student-run society, organising regular events, trips and creative projects. As a modern languages student at Sheffield your social life is multilingual and potentially very busy!

Modern Languages Teaching Centre website


What our graduates do

Finance-related careers (accountancy, actuarial work, public finance, insurance), which benefit from high levels of numerical and analytical skills, are a popular choice of many of our graduates.

Other career destinations include teaching, advertising, operations research and meteorology. And many of our graduates choose further study at masters and PhD level.

Leading employers include PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, Deloitte & Touche, GCHQ, British Airways and the European Space Agency.

Student profile


"...each lecturer is so passionate about their subject... you learn because you can see how much they enjoy it and how much they're willing to help you understand."

Elizabeth Gear
School of Mathematics and Statistics

Apply for this course

Make sure you've done everything you need to do before you apply:

How to apply >

When you're ready to apply, see the UCAS website:

ucas.com >

Contact us

Lesley Hudson
Admissions Secretary, School of Mathematics and Statistics
Telephone +44 (0)114 222 3999
Email maths.admiss@sheffield.ac.uk

Department website >

Visit us

University open days
There are four open days every year, usually in June, July, September and October. You can talk to staff and students, tour the campus and see inside the accommodation.

Book your place >

Department open days
If we offer you a place on a course, you'll also be invited to a department open day. Mathematics and Statistics open days are held during November, December, February and March.

Campus tours
Campus tours run regularly throughout the year, at 1pm every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Find out more and book a place online >