Mathematics and Philosophy BA Hons - 2017 Entry

UCAS Code
GV15

Entry Year
2017

A Level Requirements
AAB see all requirements see all requirements

Duration
Full time 3 Year(s)

Course Overview

Lancaster’s joint Mathematics and Philosophy degree is delivered by internationally renowned academics in our Department of Mathematics and Statistics – ranked ninth in the UK by The Times Good University Guide, 2016 - and our Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion.


Both Mathematics and Philosophy seek to find the truth behind the underlying workings and meanings of the universe. Over the course of your degree, you’ll learn about the fundamentals of pure mathematics as well as the formulation of proofs and concepts. Through your studies in Philosophy, you’ll look into the nature of values and the theoretical basis of our social organisation and social relationships.

You’ll begin your degree with courses including Numbers and Relations and an Introduction to Philosophy. In your second and final years, you’ll study subjects such as Real Analysis, Linear Algebra, and Philosophy of the Mind. You’ll also be able to tailor your studies to your own interests by choosing from various options.

  • Course Overview

    Course Overview

    Lancaster’s joint Mathematics and Philosophy degree is delivered by internationally renowned academics in our Department of Mathematics and Statistics – ranked ninth in the UK by The Times Good University Guide, 2016 - and our Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion.


    Both Mathematics and Philosophy seek to find the truth behind the underlying workings and meanings of the universe. Over the course of your degree, you’ll learn about the fundamentals of pure mathematics as well as the formulation of proofs and concepts. Through your studies in Philosophy, you’ll look into the nature of values and the theoretical basis of our social organisation and social relationships.

    You’ll begin your degree with courses including Numbers and Relations and an Introduction to Philosophy. In your second and final years, you’ll study subjects such as Real Analysis, Linear Algebra, and Philosophy of the Mind. You’ll also be able to tailor your studies to your own interests by choosing from various options.

  • Entry Requirements

    Entry Requirements

    Grade Requirements

    A Level AAB including A in A level Mathematics or Further Mathematics OR ABB including AB in A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics

    International Baccalaureate 35 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects including 6 in Higher Level Mathematics

    BTEC Considered alongside A level Mathematics (A) and Further Mathematics (A)

    Other Qualifications We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international qualifications webpage or contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office directly.

    Essential Subjects

    Advanced/Higher level Mathematics or Further Mathematics are required for entry.

    IELTS 6.5 (with at least 5.5 in each component)

    Further Information

    General Studies Offers normally include General Studies if it is taken as a fourth A level.

    Combination of Qualifications  Applications from students with a combination of qualifications are welcomed, for further advice please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office directly.

    STEP Paper or the Test of Mathematics for University Admission Please note it is not a compulsory entry requirement to take these tests, but for applicants who are taking any of the papers alongside Mathematics or Further Mathematics we may be able to make you an alternative, more favourable, offer. Full details can be found on the Mathematics and Statistics Department webpage

    Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry welcomed.

    Contact Undergraduate Admissions Office + 44 1524 592028 or via ugadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk

  • Course Structure

    Course Structure

    Many of Lancaster's degree programmes are flexible, offering students the opportunity to cover a wide selection of subject areas to complement their main specialism. You will be able to study a range of modules, some examples of which are listed below.

    Year 1

      Core

    Year 2

      Core

      Optional

    Year 3

      Optional

    Lancaster University offers a range of programmes, some of which follow a structured study programme, and others which offer the chance for you to devise a more flexible programme. We divide academic study into two sections - Part 1 (Year 1) and Part 2 (Year 2, 3 and sometimes 4). For most programmes Part 1 requires you to study 120 credits spread over at least three modules which, depending upon your programme, will be drawn from one, two or three different academic subjects. A higher degree of specialisation then develops in subsequent years. For more information about our teaching methods at Lancaster visit our Teaching and Learning section.

    Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.

  • Careers

    Careers

    Your degree will allow you to develop a host of analytical, logical-thinking and problem-solving skills that will serve you well in any career field. Our Philosophy graduates have gone on to a great variety of careers, using their skills in jobs requiring analysis, assessment and evaluation of arguments. Recent Philosophy graduates have been employed in law, computing consultancy, finance and government positions.

    Career paths include roles in computing, accounting, information technology and teaching. Your transferable skills will open doors into management, consulting, journalism and the Civil Service.

    You may also choose to continue your education and gain a postgraduate qualification in Philosophy or Mathematics from Lancaster University or another institution.


    Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, you also graduate with the relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability/career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.
  • Fees and Funding

    Fees and Funding

    Fees

    We set our fees on an annual basis and the 2017/18 entry fees have not yet been set.

    As a guide, our fees in 2016 were:

    UK/EU Overseas
    £9,000 £15,985

    Funding

    Lancaster University's priority is to support every student to make the most of their life and education and we have committed £3.7m in scholarships and bursaries. 400 students each year will be entitled to bursaries or scholarships to help them with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. Our financial support depends on your circumstances and how well you do in your A levels (or equivalent academic qualifications) before starting study with us.

    Scholarships recognising academic talent:

    • An Academic Scholarship of £2,000 for the first year of study to any student from the UK entering with A*, A*, A or equivalent academic qualifications 
    • An Access Scholarship of £1,000 per year for all UK students from households with an income of less than £42,600 who achieve grades of A*, A, A, or the equivalent academic qualifications.  In addition, students from household incomes of less than £42,600 who achieve higher entry grades of A*, A*, A (or equivalent academic qualifications), will also be awarded our £2,000 Academic Scholarship in their first year of study.
    • An Excellence Scholarship which forms part of the Unconditional Offer Scheme for full time UK applicants with outstanding academic profiles within a number of academic departments.

    Bursaries for life, living and learning

    • Lancaster Bursary of £1,000 per annum for all students from England with a household income of more than £25,000 but less than £42,600 

    Any financial support that you receive from Lancaster University will be in addition to government support that might be available to you (eg fee loans) and will not affect your entitlement to these.

    For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page

    Students also need to consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following graduation it may be necessary to take out subscriptions to professional bodies and to buy business attire for job interviews. 

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