German and Mathematics BSc (Full time) 2018 start
UCAS code: GR12
Start date: September 2018
4 years full time
Typical A-level offer: AAB
(specific subjects required)
UK/EU fees See fees section below
International fees £19,500 (per year)
IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in any component
Study abroad option: Yes
Work placement option: Yes
This flexible degree allows you to become fluent in German while exploring literature, cinema, philosophy, politics, history or specialised uses of language. Core modules will improve your language skills and introduce you to German culture and society, but youll also choose from a wide range of optional modules on topics such as translation, using German in a professional context and representations of war and conflict.
Mathematics will allow you to develop a sophisticated understanding of mathematical structures and principles while gaining a wide range of skills that are attractive to employers. Core modules will develop your knowledge of key topics such as linear algebra and calculus, while a wide range of optional modules will allow you to pursue areas from probability to coding theory, special relativity and financial modelling.Back to top
A joint honours degree allows you to study the same core topics as students on each single honours course, but you’ll take fewer optional and discovery modules so you can fit in both subjects. You’ll study one of our Cornerstone modules in Year 1 to draw your two subjects together, and apply your knowledge and skills to a major research project in either subject in your final year.
You’ll sharpen your language skills in your first year, as well as exploring German culture, history or translation. Following this you’ll continue with core language study and choose from optional modules on topics such as German cinema or politics in the ‘Berlin Republic’. All of this will prepare you to spend your time abroad working or studying in a German-speaking country. When you return, you’ll take advanced language classes and choose from further options, including the use of German as a professional language.
Core modules in your first year will develop your problem-solving skills and introduce you to algebra, calculus and analysis. Youll also choose from modules on topics such as geometry, statistics and computational mathematics. In the following year youll expand your knowledge with core modules in algebra and vector calculus, while choosing optional modules from mathematical logic to survival analysis. In your final year youll continue to select optional modules on a wide range of mathematical topics to suit your own personal interests.
|German Core Language 1||20 credits|
|Calculus and Mathematical Analysis||10 credits|
|Numbers and Vectors||10 credits|
|Introductory Linear Algebra||10 credits|
|Modelling with Differential Equations||10 credits|
|LCS Academic Essentials||5 credits|
|Introduction to Modern Germany||20 credits|
|Approaching German Culture||20 credits|
|Skills in German Translation||20 credits|
|Introduction to Geometry||10 credits|
|Probability and Statistics I||10 credits|
|Probability and Statistics II||10 credits|
|German Core Language 2||20 credits|
|Vector Calculus||15 credits|
|Politics, Society and Culture in the 'Berlin Republic'||20 credits|
|Gender, Culture and Representation in German History 1871-2000||20 credits|
|The Shock of the New: Culture and Power in Germany from the Second to the Third Reich||20 credits|
|Numerical Analysis||10 credits|
|Statistical Methods||10 credits|
|Maths at Work||10 credits|
|German Year Abroad||120 credits|
|German Core Language 3||20 credits|
|Final Year Project|
|Borders and Border-Crossings in Contemporary German Culture||20 credits|
|German for Professional Purposes||20 credits|
|Contemporary German Cinema||20 credits|
|Bayesian Statistics||10 credits|
|Generalised Linear Models||10 credits|
|Introduction to Statistics and DNA||10 credits|
Broadening your academic horizons
Learning and teaching
Our tutors are experts in their fields, and their teaching is informed by their own cutting-edge research.
We use a range of teaching methods to help you benefit from their expertise, including lectures, seminars, tutorials or occasionally workshops. However, independent study is also central to this degree, since it allows you to develop your skills in research and analysis. You will be able to apply your skills and knowledge in a Final Year Research Project on a topic of your own choice.
Entry requirements, fees and applying
A-level: AAB including A in German and A in Mathematics
Access to HE Diploma
Pass diploma with 60 credits overall, including at least 45 credits at level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. An interview and a piece of written work may also be required. This course has additional subject specific requirements. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.
We will consider this qualification in combination with other qualifications. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.
D3, M1, M1 including D3 in Mathematics and M1 in German
35 points overall with 16 at Higher Level including 6 in German at Higher Level and 6 in Mathematics at Higher Level
Irish Highers (Leaving Certificate)
H2, H2, H2, H2, H3, H3 including H2 in German and H2 in Mathematics
Scottish Highers / Advanced Highers
AB in Advanced Highers including A in Mathematics and B in German and AABBB in Highers
European Baccalaureate: 80% including 85% in German and 85% in Mathematics
When an applicant is taking the EPQ in a relevant subject this might be considered alongside other Level 3 qualifications and may attract an alternative offer in addition to the standard offer. If you are taking A Levels, this would be AAC at A Level including A in German and A in Mathematics and grade A in the EPQ.
Find out more about Access to Leeds and alternative admissions.
ABC at A Level including A in Mathematics and B in German and pass Access to Leeds
We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For more information contact the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies Undergraduate Admissions team.
English language requirementsIELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.
How to apply
UK/EU: See fees section below
International: £19,500 (per year)
For UK and non-UK EU full-time students starting in 2018, the fee for 2018/19 will be £9,250.
The fee for undergraduate students starting in 2019 will be confirmed in September 2018.
Read more about paying fees and charges.
Studying for a Joint Honours degree allows you to gain an in-depth knowledge of two subjects, including proficiency in a major world language. As well as demonstrating that youre intellectually versatile, your degree will equip you with a wide range of skills across different disciplines that employers actively seek.
Youll have good research skills, and youll be able to analyse complex information from multiple sources before drawing your own conclusions. Youll then be able to communicate and defend your views clearly, either verbally or in writing. In addition, youll have strong research and organisational skills and be confident working independently or in a team. You will also have a strong understanding of cultural diversity, allowing you to work effectively with people whose backgrounds differ from yours.
All of these qualities are very attractive to employers, and graduates have pursued careers across the globe that reflect the diversity of their degrees. Theyve gone on to be successful in education, the media, law, publishing, the civil service, business and finance and the charity sector to name a few. Many others have also pursued postgraduate study, including further training in language-based careers such as translating and interpreting.
To find out more about graduate destinations in your subjects, please see the relevant Single Honours pages.
Youll spend your third year in a German-speaking country, immersing yourself in local culture and cultivating your language skills.
We have partnerships with a number of universities in Germany and Austria where you could study, or you could apply for a paid work placement either with one of our partner companies or with an organisation of your choice. You could even work as a language assistant in a school under the British Councils programme.
Whatever you choose to do, youll gain a new insight into German-speaking society as well as valuable experience of adapting to another culture. If you choose to work during your time there, youll also return with work experience to increase your appeal to employers. For many of our students, its the real highlight of their course.
Read more about Residence Abroad in German
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