BSc Mathematics and Philosophy (VG51)

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UCAS code VG51
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course
Number of applicants accepted for 2016/17 13
Number of places for 2018/19 22

About BSc Mathematics and Philosophy

This course combines the quantitative problem solving of mathematics with the analytical and reflective thinking skills of philosophy.

Your mathematics study will focus on the areas of pure mathematics most connected to philosophical study, such as geometry, algebra, set theory and logic, which acts as a bridge between the two subjects. You will be able to choose from a range of philosophy units relating to both the physical and social sciences.

In your first year you will take 80 credit points in mathematics including linear algebra, calculus, analysis and some extra pure mathematics, and 40 in philosophy in two mandatory introduction to philosophy units.

Year two includes realism and normativity, while the third year allows you to choose a variety of units in both mathematics and philosophy. You will complete a philosophy project in your third year.

More about Mathematics

Find out more about studying Mathematics and Philosophy at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.

Course structure

The balance of units in the first year favours mathematics. In year two you will have an even balance of units between Mathematics and Philosophy.

In year three you will have an even balance of units between mathematics and philosophy.

Find out more about the course structure and units available for Mathematics and Philosophy

Typical offer for BSc Mathematics and Philosophy - applicants must meet one of the following

A-level
Standard offer
A*AA including A* in Mathematics
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a 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
What is a contextual offer?
34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level including 6 at Higher Level in Mathematics
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma with 30 credits at Distinction including 12 credits in Mathematics and 15 credits at Merit. A further qualification such as A-level Mathematics may also be required; please contact Admissions for advice regarding your Access course's content
BTEC offer D*DD in Science pathway with Distinction in Maths unit; or DDD plus A-level Mathematics at grade A
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AA including Mathematics, and Standard Higher: AAAAA
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade
European Baccalaureate offer88% overall with 9.0 in Mathematics
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Applicants must also meet these requirements

Subjects required at GCSE or equivalentNo specific subjects required
English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile E
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How we assess your application

Admissions statements and policies for 2018 entry will be published in summer 2017. Statements and policies for 2017 entry are available for information:

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application

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Phone: +44 (0)117 394 1649
Email: choosebristol-ug@bristol.ac.uk

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