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Philosophy and Mathematics (BA)

Bachelor of Arts
3 years
Course Type
UCAS Course code

About this course

Some of the greatest academic minds have been both mathematicians and philosophers. On this joint BA Philosophy and Mathematics degree you'll explore the relationship between the two disciplines. Both develop the ability to think abstractly and analyse complex ideas.

The critical and logical skills you'll develop through the combination of mathematics and philosophy are sought after by a wide range of employers and will prove invaluable to your future career.

In your degree you can:

  • develop an understanding of areas of philosophy such as formal logic, the mind, the nature of knowledge, and ethical thought

  • gain a thorough understanding of key mathematical areas, including linear algebra, calculus, statistics and differential equations

  • apply philosophical thought to language, morality, politics, sex and other important aspects of life

  • learn skills in mathematical investigation and research

  • discover how to conduct and present research

You'll be taught in small groups in a relaxed and friendly environment, and benefit from the expertise of academic staff whose research feeds directly into the course content.

Compulsory modules provide a strong grounding in both subjects, while optional modules give you the freedom to pursue your own interests in topics as varied as metaphysics, probability, cosmology, and Islamic philosophy.

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

Course location

This course is based at Avenue.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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Changes due to COVID-19

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