Skip to main content

Mathematics with Spanish

Search Royal Holloway

Mathematics with Spanish

  • UCAS code G1R4
  • Option 3 years full time
  • Year of entry 2021

The course

Spanish is one of the world’s major languages, with more than 470 million native speakers, including in Spain and across Latin America. It is the official language of 15 countries. Spain itself has the fifth largest population and the fifth largest economy in the EU. By studying Spanish as part of your degree you will have the chance to learn about the fascinating history and cultural diversity of the Hispanic world, and its economic and political influence. There has always been a logical connection between the study of mathematics and languages and this course allows you to immerse yourself in both and leave the doors open as to your future options.

Galileo famously described the universe as a book written in a mathematical language, and this concept of mathematics as a universal language has never been more relevant in our technologically advanced and globalised world. On this course you will gain a thorough grounding in the key concepts and methods of mathematics, which comprises 75% of the course, whilst honing your Spanish language skills and gaining valuable cross-cultural perspectives. Your language classes will be taught in Spanish by skilled linguists, most of whom are native speakers, drawn from across the Hispanic world. Spanish can be picked up relatively easily from scratch, particularly if you already speak some French, but we also teach it at an advanced level if you have studied it before.

All three years of this course are completed in the UK. Its modular structure allows you to tailor your studies to your own interests. You will not only improve your numerical skills and your proficiency at reading, writing, listening and speaking in Spanish, but you will also gain transferable skills such as critical thinking, analysis, research, data handling and creative problem-solving. 

Our Department of Mathematics is internationally renowned for its work in pure mathematics, information security, statistics and theoretical physics, and our broad curriculum spans pure and applied mathematics, statistics and probability, and the mathematics of information and of financial markets. Both departments offer friendly and motivating learning environments and a strong focus on small group teaching and ongoing academic support, with a personal adviser to guide you through your studies. We also offer a competitive work placement scheme.

Our flexible degree programmes enable you to apply to take a Placement Year, which can be spent studying abroad, working or carrying out voluntary work. You can even do all three if you want to (minimum of three months each)! To recognise the importance of this additional skills development and university experience, your Placement Year will be formally recognised on your degree certificate and will contribute to your overall result. Please note conditions may apply if your degree already includes an integrated year out, please contact the Careers & Employability Service for more information. Find out more

  • Specialise in mathematics and hone your language skills by learning Spanish to an advanced level.
  • Work across two friendly departments, where the focus is on small group teaching and you will be known as an individual.
  • Tailor your degree to your own interests, with our wide range of optional modules.


Institute of Mathematics and its Applications

This course is accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA). On successful completion of the programme, you will to meet, in part, the educational requirements for Chartered Mathematician status.


Percentage of our mathematics graduates who are in work or undertaking further study within six months of leaving

Source: DLHE, 2017


Percentage of our Mathematics students who are satisfied overall.

Source: National Student Survey, 2017

Explore Royal Holloway