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Mathematics and Philosophy, MSci

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #49 (QS) ,
This four-year Mathematics and Philosophy course from University of Bristol combines the quantitative problem-solving of mathematics with the analytical and reflective thinking skills of philosophy at an advanced level.

About

If you love the challenge of thinking through a maths question and feeling the delight of having solved a difficult problem, but also want to think about a broad range of intellectual questions in a rigorous way, this four-year Mathematics and Philosophy offered at the University of Bristol course is for you.

Linked by the formal study of logic, the two components of the course complement each other as you develop rigorous analysis and argument distinctive of the 'analytic' philosophical tradition alongside the mathematical maturity to reason through subtle ideas in abstract mathematics.

There is also the opportunity to use your mathematical knowledge in the study of the philosophy of biology, economics and physics.

The fourth year of the course allows you to explore mathematics and philosophy in depth, taking advantage of our research-inspired, specialist units.

Teaching

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Analysis 
  • Linear Algebra and Geometry 
  • ODEs, Curves and Dynamics 
  • Introduction to Proofs and Group 
  • Theory 
  • Introduction to Philosophy 
  • Realism and Normativity
  • Philosophy of Mathematics
  • Metric Spaces
  • Combinatorics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    60

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General Requirements

  • A-level Standard offer: A AA including A in Mathematics
  • A-level Contextual offer: AAB including A in Mathematics
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Standard offer: 38 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in Mathematics
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Contextual offer: 34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in Mathematics
  • Cambridge Pre-U offer: Requirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
  • BTEC offer: D DD in Applied Science or Engineering plus A in A-level Mathematics

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24000 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £10,750 per year

Living costs for Bristol

  • 750 - 1260 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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