Mathematics and Philosophy BSc
Despite their quite different subject matter, Mathematics and Philosophy use many of the same thinking skills. Both subjects prize careful and rigorous reasoning about abstract matters and a distinctive type of imaginativeness. This makes Mathematics and Philosophy an excellent combination.
You will normally take half your modules in Mathematics and half in Philosophy.
In the first year, your study of mathematics will include core mathematics, pure mathematics, applied mathematics, and probability and statistics. Later in the course you can specialise and study group theory, number theory, analysis, differential geometry, and other topics. Find out more about the Mathematics side of the course, including Mathematics modules.
This is complemented by rigorous philosophical reasoning. The Philosophy department offers an exciting range of modules taught by researchers who are experts in their field. You can develop your understanding of the key areas of philosophy, such as logic, metaphysics, philosophy of language, ethics, political philosophy, and aesthetics. We also offer modules on major figures in the history of philosophy (some of whom were important mathematicians as well), such as Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Leibniz, and Kant.
The Philosophy side of the degree is highly flexible, with no required modules. Dual students have the same choice of modules as single honoursPhilosophy students. Philosophy modules
More information on Mathematics and Philosophy BSc is available on the University 2019 prospectus. Information about teaching and learning can be found under the "learning and assessment" tab: University 2019 prospectus.
For 2018 entry, see the University 2018 prospectus.
Entry requirements for 2019
Our typical entry requirements are:
- A Levels: AAB including A in Maths
- International Baccalaureate: 34, 6 in Higher Level Maths
- Scottish Highers + 2 Advanced Highers: AAABB + AB including A in Maths
- A Levels + Extended Project Qualification: ABB including A in Maths+B. The Extended Project should be in a relevant subject
We can also accept other qualifications: Other entry requirements for Mathematics and Philosophy BSc
English language requirements
International students need an overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or an equivalent English language qualification.
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Disability and Support
We welcome applications from disabled students and students with a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia.
- Support is available from the Disability and Dyslexia Support Service
- Information for disabled applicants
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