Many students choose to bring together the study of a language with Mathematics. This Joint Honours degree programme lets you develop skills in both French language and mathematical reasoning. You will explore French literature, culture, history and institutions, as well as learn how to write mathematical arguments, formulate problems in mathematical terms and solve them, and learn about mathematical structures. The programme includes a year abroad.
In Year One you will take three core Mathematics modules, two core modules in modern French language, plus choose from the options of one more Mathematics module and two more French modules. In each year in Liverpool you will take 50% French modules and 50% Mathematics modules. You will spend one year in a Frenchspeaking country, as an assistant in a school or as a student at a university where you can study French and Mathematics.
Department Key Facts
Number of first year students
187 Year One undergraduates in 2018
96% are employed or in further study within six months of graduating (DLHE 2016/17)
Why this subject?
Take the first steps towards a brilliant career
Employers tell us that, alongside key problem solving skills, they want strong communication skills and the ability to work in a team – so we have ensured that these are integral to our Mathematics programmes. As a result, we have an excellent graduate employment record. About a third of graduates become business and finance professionals; but there is a whole host of other careers which our graduates have found success in – management training, information technology, further education or training (including teacher training), scientific research and development, and many more.
Shape your own degree from our wide range of study options
Our modules range from financial mathematics to fluid mechanics, from chaos to combinatorics. In the final year, many of our degree programmes offer the opportunity to undertake an in-depth project on a topic of your choice, supervised by a leading expert in the field. You can also benefit from the flexibility of our programmes and the ability to transfer between degrees during Year One.
Fulfil your potential in a supported environment
Our students benefit from the peer-assisted study scheme – where Year Two and upwards students assist first years with maths problems – as well as small first-year tutorial groups, a department common room and a lively maths society help to foster a friendly and supportive environment. We are also proud of our record on teaching quality, with five members of the Department having received the prestigious Sir Alastair Pilkington Award for Teaching, the University’s top accolade for teaching quality.
Put maths into practice through our innovative outreach programme
We encourage all our students to get involved in our extensive outreach programme with schools in the Merseyside area and beyond. This is a particularly valuable experience for those interested in a career in teaching, but for all students it is a brilliant opportunity to build transferable skills. Activities include joining a visit to a local school to help out with an interactive learning session, or giving a presentation at the University’s Maths Club. Further details can be found at www.mathsoutreach.com.