If you would like to combine Mathematics with a foreign language, this three or four-year degree should interest you. There are excellent career opportunities in organisations with international interests. You can spend a year studying abroad during this programme which will greatly enhance your employability and intercultural skills. After studying Mathematics (75%) and a language (25%), you will be well prepared for the third year spent at a university abroad should you wish. There, you will absorb the culture and experience living abroad and gain further fluency in the relevant language. The fourth year is spent back in Liverpool studying Mathematics and communication/translation skills. It is also possible to not take a year abroad should you wish.
At the University of Liverpool, French, Spanish, German, Italian and Chinese may be taken from A level or as a beginner’s language where no previous qualifications in the language are necessary. You can also take up Basque, Catalan or Portuguese from beginner level only.
In the first year our vibrant language modules at advanced level will both refresh and extend your knowledge of the target language. If you are a beginner, our fast-moving programme will quickly take you to A level standard during the course of your first year.
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.