Find a Degree Undergraduate Mathematics with French (G1R1)

Degree Structure

A degree in Mathematics with French is taught via a selection of compulsory and optional courses to enhance your learning, preparing you for a future career or further study. In each year you will take courses adding up to 120 credits. Depending on the number of compulsory and optional courses offered by your degree, you can also choose other eligible courses which fit your timetable.

The Course Catalogue provides more information about the range of courses we offer. Aberdeen's curriculum can offer you further benefits to support your learning. Find out more information at The Difference.

First Year

Compulsory Courses

  • Calculus I (MA1005)
  • Algebra (MA1006)
  • Calculus II (MA1508)
  • Set Theory (MA1511)

Optional Courses

  • Select 15 credit points from courses of choice.

One of the following Options:


  • Level 1 French Language 1A: Beginners/Near Beginners (FR1023)
  • Level 1 French Language 1B: Beginners/Near Beginners (FR1523)
  • Introduction to Literature and Culture of Modern France 1 (FR1021) or Introduction to Literature and Culture of Modern France 2 (FR1521)


  • Literature and Culture of Modern France 1 (FR1022) or Literature and Culture of Modern France 2 (FR1522)
  • Level 1 French Language 2A: Intermediate (FR1024) or Level 1 French Language 3A: Proficient (FR1025)
  • Level 1 French Language 2B/3B: Intermediate/Proficient (FR1524)

Second Year

Compulsory Courses

  • Linear Algebra I (MA2008)
  • Analysis I (MA2009)
  • Linear Algebra (MA2506)
  • Advanced Calculus (MA2507)

Optional Courses

  • Linear Algebra (MA2506) or Advanced Calculus (MA2507)
  • Select 30 credit points from courses of choice.

Select one of the following options:


  • Advanced Introductory French Language 1 (FR2012)
  • Advanced Introductory French Language 2 (FR2512).


  • Advanced French Language 1 (FR2002)
  • Advanced French Language 2 (FR2502).

Third Year

Compulsory Courses

  • Level 3 French Language 5 (FR3003)
  • Group Theory (MX3020)
  • Further Real Analysis (MX3021)
  • Complex Analysis (MX3522)
  • Rings and Fields (MX3531)
  • Metric and Topological Spaces (MX3532)

Optional Courses

  • Optimisation and Numerical Analysis (MX3022) or Mechanics A (MX3023)

Fourth Year

Compulsory Courses

  • Project (MX4023)
  • Galois Theory (MX4082)

Optional Courses

  • Select 60 credit points from level 4 Mathematical Sciences courses
  • Select 30 credit points from courses of choice.

Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods: coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course; practical assessments of the skills and competencies they learn on the course; and written examinations at the end of each course. The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, years of study and individual courses. Honours projects are typically assessed on the basis of a written dissertation.

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