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 2019. On rare occasions, we may need to make unexpected changes to compulsory modules; in this event we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.
In this programme, your studies are split equally in your first and second year of study. For your final year, you may choose to keep this equal weighting or study two thirds of one subject and one third of the other.
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'.
Joint Honours Flexibility for Programmes involving Mathematics
Every degree programme at the University is divided into 120 credits of study for each year of the programme. In the first year and second year of a Joint Honours programme with Mathematics, you will study 60 credits in each subject as you learn the core elements of your disciplines. We recognise that students on Joint Honours programmes might come to favour one subject slightly more than another. To account for this, we have added more flexibility into the final year of our programmes involving Mathematics. In your third year, you can stick with the 60-60 split between the two subjects or shift to a 80-40 credit weighting, effectively a major/minor combination.