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Mathematics and Philosophy BA (Hons)

University of Birmingham

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Since the time of the Ancient Greeks, Mathematicians and Philosophers have sought to find the truth behind the underlying workings and meanings of the universe.

Studying undergraduate Mathematics and Philosophy at the University of Birmingham will give you access to world-class talent in fields as diverse as group theory, fluid dynamics, philosophy of mathematics, epistemology, ethics, philosophy of religion, philosophy of mind and many others. You will enjoy a rich and engaging academic experience and students on this degree course rate it extremely highly.

In your undergraduate Philosophy studies, you will explore the great minds of history and the present day, both learning what they thought and engaging with them critically. Meanwhile, your undergraduate Mathematics studies are carefully designed to give you access to as many topics as possible. You will develop skills such as the ability to formulate and tackle problems, to think logically, to use technical language and to express complex ideas clearly and accurately.

Employability

90% of our Mathematics graduates enter work, or full time study, within six months of graduation (DLHE 2017).

Philosophy and Mathematics graduates have a range of knowledge and skills that are highly prized by graduate employers, such as:

  • Understanding complex information
  • Writing clearly and effectively
  • Building a case to critically assess a particular point of view
  • Respecting the views of others even if they disagree with you
  • Analytic thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Report writing
  • Generally thinking for yourself
  • Critical thinking skills, alongside the ability to research, analyse and interpret the information that you have gathered
  • Handling complex information, including complex statistics
  • The ability to form concise and articulate arguments

Application deadline

15 January

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University information

University of Birmingham

  • University League Table

    19th

  • Campus address

    University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, England

A member of the Russell Group, Birmingham is a research-intensive institution. Its world-leading academics have included 11 Nobel Prize winners.
A diverse and global community, with over 8,500 international students from approximately 150 countries.
In the glorious heart of England, Birmingham is a diverse, modern and exciting city with a long cultural and intellectual heritage.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    19th out of 72 6

    12th out of 51 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    165 69%

    20th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84.0 84%

    20th

    5
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%

    15th

    1
  • Entry standards

    / Max 218
    142 69%

    19th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%

    5th

    3
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%

    34th

    6

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