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Mathematics with Philosophy BSc (Hons)

Royal Holloway, University of London

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

This three-year programme combines two of the most fundamental and intellectually stimulating forms of human enquiry. The idea of using mathematics to describe the universe was first introduced by the philosophers of ancient Greece but it is as relevant as ever today. Questions such as "What is a number?" or "Is mathematics discovered or invented?" are deeply philosophical. 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, statistics and probability, 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. We also have a vibrant Philosophy Society. We take a uniquely collaborative and interdisciplinary approach to the subject, by looking beyond the confines of the analytic or European tradition to disciplines across the art, humanities and social sciences. You will learn from seasoned philosophers who are published authorities in their field.Your mathematical studies will make up 75% of your overall degree, while philosophy will contribute the remaining 25%.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.Our philosophy courses are taught in a lively international community of students in the Department of Politics and International Relations.Benefit from our strong focus on small group teaching.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 21,900per year

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

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A level : ABB - AAB

Where an applicant is taking the EPQ alongside A-levels, the EPQ will be taken into consideration and result in lower A-level grades being required. Socio-economics factors which may have impacted an applicant's education will be taken into consideration and alternative offers may be made to these applicants.Required subject: A-level grade A in Mathematics

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University information

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Royal Holloway, University of London

  • University League Table

    32nd

  • Campus address

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

Learn from top experts: Royal Holloway is in the UK’s top 25 universities for research (Complete University Guide).
International collaborations: successful partnerships and sponsorship from industry and governments, leading to first-class career opportunities.
Close-knit community with specific support for international students as well as financial support through a generous package of scholarships and bursaries.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    35th out of 72 15

    24th out of 51 10

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    133 55%

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  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74.0 74%

    48th

    12
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.91 78%

    58th

    6
  • Entry standards

    / Max 218
    125 61%

    28th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
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  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.23 85%

    10th

    5

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