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Mathematics with Spanish

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

including A in Maths and B in Spanish

Access to HE Diploma

D:36,M:9,P:0

Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject: 60 credits overall with 45 credits at Level 3, including 36 credits at Distinction (to include Maths units), and 9 credits at Merit + an appropriate Spanish language qualification (typically in the form of an A Level in Spanish)

Extended Project

B

in a relevant subject + ABB at A Level including A in Maths and B in Spanish

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language grade 4/C

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

including 6 in Higher Level Maths (Analysis & Approaches) and 5 in Higher Level Spanish

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2,H2,H2,H2,H3

including H2 in Maths and H3 in Spanish

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DD

in a relevant subject + A in A Level Maths + an appropriate Spanish language qualification

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

in a relevant subject with Distinctions in Maths units + an appropriate Spanish language qualification

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B,B

+ AB at Advanced Higher including grade A in Maths and B in Spanish

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

B

+ AA at A Level in Maths and Spanish

UCAS Tariff

136-153

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Spanish studies

Mathematics

On this course, you’ll spend a year of your degree at one of our partner universities in Spain, studying mathematics in Spanish. When you’re in Sheffield, you’ll spend two-thirds of your time studying mathematics and the rest of your time developing your Spanish language abilities. You’ll cover the same essential topics as other maths students and in your final year, complete a major research project.

We have a small but focused number of maths modules in your first year that cover all the essentials you’ll need for the rest of your degree. In your Spanish classes, you’ll develop your language skills, partly through weekly meetings with a native speaker, and complete a project and presentation in Spanish.

In your second year, you’ll continue to develop your Spanish language abilities while you build a powerful toolbox of mathematical techniques that you can apply to increasingly complex problems. Some module options include more project work. This gives you the chance to put your mathematics skills into practice in different contexts and scenarios that you might encounter when you start work after graduation. There is also time dedicated for you to prepare for your year abroad in the third year.

When you return to Sheffield for your final year, you’ll have the skills, knowledge and experience to go in lots of different directions in mathematics. We’ll give you lots of optional maths modules that you can choose from, and your language classes are designed to bring you close to the level of a native speaker.

You’ll also spend a third of your time working on your own maths research project. You’ll choose a topic in an area of mathematics that interests you, and work closely with one of our staff who is an expert in the field. You’ll write up your findings and give a presentation about what you’ve learned.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
International
£22,520
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Sheffield

Department:

Mathematics and Statistics

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

87%
med
Spanish studies
66%
low
Mathematics

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Iberian studies

Teaching and learning

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
89%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

68%
Library resources
68%
IT resources
76%
Course specific equipment and facilities
79%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
27%
Male students
73%
Female students
99%
2:1 or above
5%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
A
B

Mathematics

Teaching and learning

68%
Staff make the subject interesting
77%
Staff are good at explaining things
72%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
66%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

71%
Library resources
69%
IT resources
74%
Course specific equipment and facilities
57%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

81%
UK students
19%
International students
61%
Male students
39%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
5%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Spanish studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£17,000
low
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
62%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
13%
Teaching and educational professionals
8%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

It's often said there's a shortage of modern language graduates, and graduates from Spanish courses have a lot of options available to them when they complete their courses. In 2015, nearly 1300 UK graduates got degrees in Spanish and the subject is seeing its popularity increase. About one in five got jobs overseas — often as English teachers. If you want to put your degree to work in the UK, teacher training is a common option, and businesses see Spanish-speaking countries as important markets, leading to graduate opportunities in marketing, human resources, sales and project management. But remember — whilst employers say they rate graduates who have more than one language, you need to have them as part of a whole package of good skills.

Mathematics

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£23,000
med
Average annual salary
92%
low
Employed or in further education
60%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

26%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
15%
Business, research and administrative professionals
10%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals

Want to feel needed? This is one of the most flexible degrees of all and with so much of modern work being based on data, there are options everywhere for maths graduates. With all that training in handling figures, it's hardly surprising that a lot of maths graduates go into well-paid jobs in the IT or finance industries, and last year, a maths graduate in London could expect a very respectable average starting salary of £27k. And we're always short of teachers in maths, so that is an excellent option for anyone wanting to help the next generation. And if you want a research job, you'll want a doctorate — and a really good maths doctorate will get you all sorts of interest from academia and finance — and might secure some of the highest salaries going for new leavers from university.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Languages and area studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£20k

£20k

£25k

£25k

£27k

£27k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Mathematical sciences

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£22k

£22k

£32k

£32k

£32k

£32k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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