What will I learn?

German is the most widely spoken first language in Europe. By studying it alongside mathematics you will discover the Germany behind stereotypes, a multicultural society at the heart of modern Europe, with a crucial role to play in global politics, business and economics. You will engage in lively debates about history, memory and identity and explore the latest trends in film, art and design from German-speaking countries. There has always been a logical connection between the study of mathematics and languages and our three-year Mathematics with German programme allows you to immerse yourself in both and keep your options open for the future.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 programme, you will gain a thorough grounding in all the key concepts and methods of mathematics, which comprises 75% of the programme, whilst honing your German language skills and gaining valuable cross-cultural perspectives. Our language classes are taught by German specialists, most of whom are native speakers, and oral classes are taught in German. We teach modern languages at beginner or advanced levels, depending on your previous experience.All three years of this programme 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 German, 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.Specialise in mathematics but hone your language skills by studying German 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.

Which department am I in?


Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£21,400.00 (21,92,349) per year
This is a provisional fee yet to be approved

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

19 September 2022


Main Site

Royal Holloway, University Of London,

Egham Hill,



TW20 0EX, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Including B in the appropriate language for the Translations Studies advanced level language pathway.Where students wish to take the three language option at least two must be taken at A-level or equivalent.Where an applicant is taking the EPQ alongside A-levels, the EPQ will be taken into consideration and result in lower A-level grades being required.Socio-economic factors which may have impacted an applicant?s education will be taken into consideration and alternative offers may be made to these applicants.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Royal Holloway

International students can enjoy a diverse community at Royal Holloway where over 130 countries are represented.

  • Based in Egham, Surrey, 19 miles from central London
  • One of the world’s most beautiful campuses
  • Scholarships specifically for international students
  • English language and pathway programmes available