Mathematical knowledge and the ability to use it is the most important means of tackling quantifiable problems, while philosophical training enhances the ability to analyse issues, question received assumptions and clearly articulate understanding.
Historically, there have been strong links between mathematics and philosophy; logic, an important branch of both subjects, provides a natural bridge between the two, as does the philosophy of mathematics. The Mathematics and Philosophy course offered at the University of Oxford is founded on the belief that the parallel study of these related disciplines can significantly enhance your understanding of each.
Graduates secure positions in diverse areas such as software development, teaching, research, the public sector, including the Civil and Diplomatic Services and journalism, both in the UK and abroad.
Katherine currently works for the Bodleian Libraries. She found that the logical problem-solving skills and attention to detail she gained from studying mathematics came in useful when tackling new technical challenges in her work and whilst she completed a second graduate degree. The experience of studying both subjects so intensely, and having to pick up and apply new knowledge quickly, gave her the confidence to work with new subject areas, including legal and medical research libraries.
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- Calculus and probability
- Elements of deductive logic
- General philosophy
- Frege, Foundations of Arithmetic
- 36 months
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DisciplinesMathematics Philosophy & Ethics View 455 other Masters in Philosophy & Ethics in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A-levels: A*A*A with the A*s in Mathematics and Further Mathematics (if taken). For those whom Further Mathematics is not available: either A*AAa with A* in Mathematics and a in AS-level Further Mathematics or A*AA with A* in Mathematics.
- Advanced Highers: AA/AAB
- IB: 39 (including core points) with 766 at HL (the 7 must be in Higher Level Mathematics)
- Candidates are expected to have Mathematics to A-level (A* grade), Advanced Higher (A grade), Higher Level in the IB (score 7) or another equivalent.
- Further Mathematics is highly recommended.
International28330 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 28330 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
EU/EEA9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
Islands (Channel Islands & Isle of Man): £9,250
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