UCAS code: VG51
Duration: 4 years
School: Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
College: Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
You will study Morality and Value; and Logic 1. These courses introduce you to key topics in morality and ethics, and the nature of argument. You will also take Introduction to Linear Algebra; and Calculus and its Applications. These will cover fundamental tools in mathematics and its application.
You can also choose to take Proofs and Problem Solving; Greats: From Plato to the Enlightenment; or Philosophy of Science 1.
You will take two courses in philosophy: Mind, Matter and Language; and Knowledge and Reality. You will also take Several Variable Calculus and Differential Equations; and Fundamentals of Pure Mathematics. You can also choose to take other philosophy or mathematics courses, or further courses related to the field.
You will start to specialise. You will choose courses from a range linked to our areas of expertise. In philosophy, these include: Philosophy of Time; Free Will and Moral Responsibility; Metaphysics of Mind; Themes in Epistemology; and Ancient Theories of Existence. In mathematics, these include Algebra; Analysis; Complex Variables; and Differential Equations.
You will choose another four to six courses from a wide variety available. You will also complete either an independent dissertation or a coursework dissertation via two extended essays on mathematics or philosophy topics of your choice.
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The majority of teaching takes place at facilities located within the University's Central Area. You can use all the University libraries and computing facilities.
There are opportunities to study abroad in Year 3 through the Erasmus programme or the University's international exchange programme.
Courses are taught through a combination of lectures and tutorials. All option courses in Years 3 and 4 are taught through seminars.
You will be assessed by coursework and exams and in your honours years you will also complete an independent dissertation, or a coursework dissertation via two extended essays.
Find out more about this programme's aims, what you will learn, how you will be assessed and what skills and knowledge you will develop.
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The philosophy courses you study throughout your programme provide you with the analytical and critical-thinking skills that are highly valued in the workplace.
Previous graduates have gone on to work in education, commerce, journalism, finance, law and computing.
Some graduates also choose to continue with their studies and pursue a research or academic career.
The typical offer is likely to be:
We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
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If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English:
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