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Mathematics and Philosophy MA (Hons)

University of Aberdeen

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  • Qualification

    Master of Arts (with Honours) - MA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    05-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Mathematics is a powerful language of communication which can be combined with the study of Philosophy, the understanding of argument and its application. Mathematics is a powerful universal language used to describe situations in abstract terms. At the heart of manipulation with abstract mathematical objects are precision, logical thinking and reasoning skills. Studying and doing Mathematics requires a high level of communication skills. Employers highly value these skills and the subsequent versatility of our graduates. Philosophy is the study of argument and its application to a wide variety of questions of fundamental importance to human life and intellectual activity. Philosophers attempt to answer questions such as: What is knowledge? What is the nature of truth? Could the existence of God be proved? Why should we act morally? Philosophy is as much the study of what constitutes a ‘good’ or ‘valid’ argument as it is the application of thought to specific problems.

Application deadline

15 January

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A level : BBB

For First Year Entry a minimum of 3 A Levels at BBB or 4 AS at AABB.For Second Year Entry a minimum of an A in the subject selected for Single Honours plus BB, or AB in the subjects selected for Joint Honours plus a further B.In addition A Level Maths is required, as well as GCSE in English or English Language.

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University information

University of Aberdeen

  • University League Table

    40th

  • Campus address

    University of Aberdeen, Directorate of External Relations, King's College, Aberdeen, Aberdeen, City Of, AB24 3FX, Scotland

One of the top 40 universities in the UK (Complete University Guide).
Student population includes over 130 nationalities, with strong international global networks.
An International Centre provides support to students from application to graduation.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    18th out of 72 2

    14th out of 51 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    165 68%

    20th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.15 83%

    20th

    1
  • Entry standards

    / Max 218
    158 77%

    15th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    16th

    17
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%

    14th

    7

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