Please note: The modules listed on the website for this programme are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and informed by the latest research and teaching methods. Unless indicated otherwise, the modules listed for this programme are for students starting in 2017. We aim to publish any changes to compulsory modules and programme structure for 2018 entry by 1 September 2017 and recommend you refer back to this page shortly after that date for any changes. On rare occasions, we may need to make unexpected changes to compulsory modules after that date; in this event we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.
In this programme, you study half of your modules (60 credits) in Mathematics and half in Philosophy (60 credits).
Philosophy first year
Philosophy: Philosophy?s first year modules will provide you with a thorough grounding in mainly mainstream western philosophy. You will take our compulsory modules, Problems of Philosophy, Reasoning and Formal Logic, as well as 20 credits of optional modules.
See our first year Philosophy module descriptions (compulsory and optional)
Mathematics: The first two years are carefully designed to allow you as much choice as possible in your final year. In the first year, you will take three compulsory modules: 'Real Analysis and the Calculus', 'Vectors, Geometry and Linear Algebra', and 'Mechanics'.
Philosophy second year
Philosophy: In second year, you will take the compulsory module, Logic: Its Limits and its Scope, and choose 40 credits of optional modules.
See our second year Philosophy module descriptions (compulsory and optional)
Mathematics: In your second year you will take four compulsory modules: 'Multivariable and Vector Analysis', 'Linear Algebra', 'Probability and Statistics', and 'Algebra and Combinatorics 1'.
You can apply to study abroad for a year in an approved university around the world. If you achieve a grade of 2.1 or above in your first year then you will be invited to apply for a Year Abroad in your second year. If your application is successful, you will go abroad in your third year and return to us for your final year.
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Philosophy final year
Philosophy: In your final year, you take our compulsory module, Philosophy of Mathematics. You will also be expected to undertake an independent research project. You can chose to do this in either Mathematics or Philosophy. If you do a project in Mathematics you are not obliged to do another in Philosophy. Depending on whether you choose to undertake your research project in Mathematics or Philosophy, and the credit weighting of the project (20 or 40), you may be able to choose optional modules from our range of final year subjects to bring you total for the Philosophy side of your course to 60 credits.
See our final year Philosophy module descriptions (compulsory and optional)
Mathematics: As you will have gained a thorough grounding in many aspects of Mathematics during Years 1 and 2, you will be able to choose from an incredibly wide range of final year modules. Modules may include topics such as 'Research Skills in Mathematics', 'Mathematical Finance', 'Differential Equations' and 'Computability and Logic'.