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Mathematics and Philosophy BSc (Hons)

Royal Holloway, University of London

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

This three-year course combines two of the most fundamental and intellectually stimulating forms of human enquiry. It is perfect for those students wishing to benefit from gaining advanced skills in mathematics alongside critical thinking skills, with the flexibility and freedom to choose philosophical subjects of interest to them, from contemporary analytic philosophy to ancient Stoic thought.By studying both subjects you will not only master the skills of handling complex data and finding creative solutions to problems, but you will also be introduced to the beautiful world of abstract ideas, and encouraged to analyse challenging issues, question your assumptions and communicate your thoughts with clarity. You will gain a unique insight into the world of logic that bridges the two disciplines and you will open doors to a diverse range of career opportunities.Our modular structure gives you the flexibility to tailor your studies to your own interests, and we offer a friendly and motivating learning environment, with a strong focus on small group teaching. Mathematics is one of the oldest academic disciplines and yet it sits at the heart of modern science and technology. Led by experts in the field, our core modules will give you a grounding in the key methods and concepts that underpin the subject, as well as practical skills that are widely transferable in the world of work. Our curriculum covers pure and applied mathematics, practical quantitative and statistical skills, the mathematics of information, financial markets, and more.You'll also learn about the fundamentals of ancient and modern philosophy, the philosophy of politics, and the art of argument and persuasion. We address some of the most important political, cultural and ethical issues in the world today and tackle fundamental questions about knowledge, reasoning, our views on the universe and the impacts they have on our lives. As well as training in core philosophical areas: epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, political philosophy, and the history of philosophy, you will benefit from a diverse range of modules on gender, the environment, mental health and quantum difference. We also have a vibrant Philosophy Society.Your mathematical studies will make up 50% of your overall degree, and philosophy will contribute the remaining 50%.Our flexible degree courses enable you to apply to take a Placement Year, which can be spent studying abroad, working or carrying out voluntary work. You can even do all three if you want to (minimum of three months each)! To recognise the importance of this additional skills development and university experience, your Placement Year will be formally recognised on your degree certificate and will contribute to your overall result. Please note conditions may apply if your degree already includes an integrated year out, please contact the Careers & Employability Service for more information. Find out more- Study two of the world’s oldest and most widely applicable academic subjects.- Learn from renowned mathematicians and inspirational philosophy teachers, with the flexibility to tailor your studies to your own interests.- Benefit from our strong focus on small group teaching.- Balance detailed knowledge of cutting-edge mathematical practices with gaining philosophical skills and expertise

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 21,400per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : ABB - AAB

Students need to have A Levels: AAB-ABB. Required subjects: A-level in Mathematics at grade A. At least five GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9-4 including English and Mathematics.

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University information

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Royal Holloway, University of London

  • University League Table

    24th

  • Campus address

    Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EX, England

International students will find themselves in a diverse community: students from more than 130 countries live and study at Royal Holloway.
The university welcomes and supports international students. Its dedicated team can help with any questions students may have about studying in the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    50th out of 72 3

    14th out of 52 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    133 56%

    38th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    69 69%

    60th

    2
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.88 78%

    64th

    47
  • Entry standards

    / Max 218
    131 62%

    29th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84 84%

    2nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.16 83%

    15th

    16

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