Royal Holloway, University of London

Course Introduction

Study at a Mathematics Department rated highly for 'Overall Student Satisfaction' each year in the National Student Survey. The Department is internationally recognised for the quality of its research in Pure Mathematics, Information Security, Statistics and Theoretical Physics. You will be studying at a top'ranking languages department with an outstanding research record. The School of Modern Languages offers excellent quality equipment and dedicated language learning facilities. You will benefit from a strong focus on small group teaching led by inspirational staff who are acknowledged experts in their fields, with a dedicated support network, including a personal academic adviser to guide you in your studies.

Course Modules

Mathematics Year 1: from Euclid to Mandelbrot; calculus; number systems; numbers and functions; introduction to applied mathematics; principles of statistics; functions of several variables; matrix algebra. Year 2: vector analysis and fluids; statistical methods; linear algebra and project; primes and factorisation; real analysis; probability; graphs and optimisation; ordinary DEs and Fourier analysis; further linear algebra and modules; complex variable. Year 3: quantum theory 1; interference; time series analysis; mathematics of financial markets; cipher systems; computational number theory's; combinatorics; electromagnetism; mathematics project; further linear algebra and modules; mathematics in the classroom; number theory; non'linear dynamical systems; applied probability; error correcting codes; complexity theory; quantum theory 2; advanced financial mathematics; public key cryptography; applications of field theory. Spanish Year 1: intensive Spanish or Spanish 1 or Spanish 2. optional modules: introduction to translation from English to Spanish and Spanish to English; text and image in the Hispanic world; culture and identity in Latin America; re'mapping the Amexicano border in visual culture; authors and readers in 20th century Spanish American fiction; comparative Hispanic culture. Year 2: intensive Spanish 2 or Spanish 2; principles and practice of translation (Spanish to English); principles and practice of Spanish translation. optional modules: constructing identity in contemporary Spanish film; myths of the feminine in the Spanish novel; 20th century Mexican visual arts and film; religion and society in the 16th' and 17th century Hispanic world; love in the contemporary Spanish American novel; the Romancero (the Spanish ballad tradition from the Reconquista to Lorca). Year 3: placement year. Year 4: Spanish 3. optional modules: advanced literary translation from Spanish to English and English to Spanish; research project; short fiction by Spanish woman writers; contemporary Mexican cinema; Spanish American literature (an overview); dissertation; Don Quixote (the text and its contexts); literature and conflict in 20th 'century Latin America; the gothic mode in Spanish and English fiction.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £13,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • International Baccalaureate 32
  • SQA Advanced Higher AB
  • European Baccalaureate 75%-80%
  • GCE A-level ABB-AAB
  • Course specific
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDD
  • SQA Higher AABBB

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93% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 91%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 96%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 85%

£19,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

85% Go on to work and/or study

In work 55
Studying 25
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 15
Unknown 5

26% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 86%

Total Coursework: 5%

Total Practical: 9%

£4,300 - £5,700
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,200 - £5,000
Typical cost of private accommodation