About this course
Some of the greatest mathematicians have also been philosophers, and vice versa. On this joint BA Philosophy and Mathematics degree you’ll explore the close relationship between the two, tackling some of the biggest questions in philosophy - is there a god? What is morality? What does it mean to be human? - while developing advanced maths skills. You'll get to spend a placement year abroad at a university in Europe.
This degree will give you an excellent education in mathematics and philosophy. In your degree you can:
develop an understanding of philosophical questions such as ethics, reason and responsibility
gain a thorough understanding of key mathematical areas, including linear algebra, calculus, statistics and differential equations
apply philosophical thought to language, morality, sex and other important aspects of life
learn skills in mathematical investigation and research
study abroad at one of our partner institutions
You’ll be taught in small groups in a relaxed and friendly environment, and benefit from the expertise of academic staff whose researches feed directly into the course content.
You can take modules from other disciplines such as anthropology or psychology, studying a language, or choosing from a range of cross-disciplinary modules. These include topics such as social enterprise, risk management, and living and working on the web.
This course is based at Avenue, Southampton.
This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.
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The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.