What Will You Study

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.