Please note: The modules listed on the website for this programme are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and informed by the latest research and teaching methods. Unless indicated otherwise, the modules listed for this programme are for students starting in 2018. On rare occasions, we may need to make unexpected changes to compulsory modules after that date; in this event we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.
In this programme, your studies are split equally in your first and second year of study. For your final year, you may choose to keep this equal weighting or study two thirds of one subject and one third of the other.
French: In the first year of your programme, you will study 2 compulsory language modules: 'French Core Advanced I' and 'French Core Advanced II' and an optional module. You can choose between a range of optional modules including: 'Modern France 1' and 'Introduction to French Literary and Film Studies'.
Mathematics: The first two years are carefully designed to allow you as much choice as possible in your final year. In the first year, you will take three compulsory modules: 'Real Analysis and the Calculus', 'Vectors, Geometry and Linear Algebra', and 'Mechanics'.
French: As you progress into the second year of the course you follow a compulsory language module, as well as specialist modules focusing on politics, culture, literature or film so you are increasingly free to tailor the programme to suit your own interests.
Mathematics: In your second year you will take four compulsory modules: 'Multivariable and Vector Analysis', 'Linear Algebra', 'Probability and Statistics', and 'Algebra and Combinatorics 1'.
The third year is normally spent following a programme of study at one of our many partner universities in France or Quebec.
French: In your final year you will take a compulsory language module and then you will have the opportunity to choose from a wide range of specialist language and culture options. You will also have the opportunity to undertake a Dissertation module in either discipline, or combine both areas in a linked Dissertation.
Mathematics: As you will have gained a thorough grounding in many aspects of Mathematics during Years 1 and 2, you will be able to choose from an incredibly wide range of final year modules. Modules may include topics such as 'Research Skills in Mathematics', 'Mathematical Finance', 'Differential Equations' and 'Computability and Logic'.
Joint Honours Flexibility for Programmes involving Mathematics
Every degree programme at the University is divided into 120 credits of study for each year of the programme. In the first year and second year of a Joint Honours programme with Mathematics, you will study 60 credits in each subject as you learn the core elements of your disciplines. We recognise that students on Joint Honours programmes might come to favour one subject slightly more than another. To account for this, we have added more flexibility into the final year of our programmes involving Mathematics. In your third year, you can stick with the 60-60 split between the two subjects or shift to a 80-40 credit weighting, effectively a major/minor combination.