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2021/22 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BSc Mathematics and Philosophy

Programme code:BS-MATH&PHILUCAS code:GVC5
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Victor Dura-Vila Contact address:v.dura-vila@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 360

Entry requirements:

AAB including Grade A Mathematics at A-level, or equivalent alternative qualifications

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Programme specification:

The programme will:
- enable students to work across more than one discipline by providing the flexibility to study up to three disciplines at level one;
- allow the study of two disciplines to the same depth as any single honours student but with less breadth in each discipline;
- provide a basis for further advanced study in either of the disciplines or in a cognate interdisciplinary area.

General
- The distinctiveness, appeal and strength of University of Leeds joint honours programmes lie in the unusual combination of depth, breadth and flexibility which they offer.
- They permit students to study two disciplines, in depth and to degree level while acquiring a broader range of skills than is typically possible within a single honours degree.
- They are emphatically joint honours programmes, rather than integrated programmes: students can therefore make the links they choose from the wide choice of optional modules available within each discipline. Within certain parameters, they thus effectively make connections and devise pathways according to their own preferences, rather than being faced with a prescribed combination of modules chosen for them by others.
- The students must acquire the flexibility of mind and variety of learning techniques needed to switch between the two disciplines.
- A further element of distinctiveness is the flexibility of the programme structure, which allows joint honours students to change direction more easily, and more radically, than single honours students.
- This programme also allows the opportunity to undertake a work placement year or study abroad year.


Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Students must study 120 credits.

Students must pass 100 credits in total, including all modules flagged as PFP (pass for progression modules) and a minimum of 40 credits in Maths and 40 credits in Philosophy.

Compulsory modules:

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules:

MATH1050Calculus and Mathematical Analysis10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH1055Numbers and Vectors10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH1060Introductory Linear Algebra10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH1400Modelling with Differential Equations10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH1710Probability and Statistics I10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH1712Probability and Statistics II10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHIL1250How to Think Clearly and Argue Well20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Optional modules:

Students who would like to take further Financial Mathematics modules in year 2 or 3 need to take LUBS1036.

LUBS1036Introduction to Finance20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Candidates must choose at least 20 credits from the following:

PHIL1080The Good, the Bad, the Right, the Wrong20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHIL1090Knowledge, Self and Reality20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHIL1120Great Philosophical Thinkers20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Candidates may spend some or all of their discovery credits on the following optional modules:

HPSC1015Magic, Science and Religion10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HPSC1030History of Psychology10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HPSC1046Introduction to the History of Science10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HPSC1050Darwin, Germs and the Bomb10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HPSC1070Living with Technology10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HPSC1080History of Modern Medicine10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH1225Introduction to Geometry10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHIL1005The Mind10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHIL1007Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHIL1109How Science Works10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Discovery modules:

Students may take up to 20 credits of discovery modules.


Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Over levels 2 and 3 taken combined students must pass:

- Mathematics: a minimum of 110 credits (at least 60 credits must be at level 3)
- Philosophy: a minimum of 80 credits (at least 40 credits must be at level 3)
- Plus 30 credits in the named subjects, used to ensure that credits at the appropriate level for award are taken.
- Plus 20 credits of Discovery Modules or further modules in the named subjects.

In order to progress to year 3 of the Honours programme, students must pass at least 40 credits of LeveL 2 Maths. To be eligible for an honours degree, students must meet the normal Rules for Award by passing all modules designated to be passed for award/progression and by passing the required number of credits at each level as specified in the Curricular Regulations (at least 200 credits at level 2 or above, of which at least 100 should be at level 3). Students must pass at least 100 credits at Level 2 and all core modules to proceed to the next level of the programme.

Compulsory modules:

Students are required to study the following modules:

MATH2365Vector Calculus15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Optional modules:

Student must take exactly one of the following two modules: (These are mutually exclusive)

MATH2022Groups and Vector Spaces15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH2080Further Linear Algebra10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Student must take and pass exactly one of the following two modules: (These are mutually exclusive)

MATH2041Logic
Pre-requisite for: PHIL3123
10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHIL2122Formal Logic
Pre-requisite for: PHIL3121, PHIL3123
20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Students must take additional modules from the following list of Mathematics options for an overall total of at least 50 credits of Maths modules (including those chosen from the option blocks above):

MATH2017Real Analysis15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2026Rings, Fields and Polynomials10 creditsNot running in 202122
MATH2042Logic with Computation
Pre-requisite for: PHIL3123
15 creditsNot running in 202122
MATH2051Geometry of Curves and Surfaces10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH2230Discrete Mathematics10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2231Discrete Mathematics with Computation15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2340The Mathematics of Music10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH2375Linear Differential Equations and Transforms15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2391Nonlinear Differential Equations10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2535Financial Mathematics: Risk10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH2545Financial Mathematics: Markets10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2600Numerical Analysis10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2601Numerical Analysis with Computation15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2625Fluid Dynamics15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2640Introduction to Optimisation10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH2650Calculus of Variations10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2715Statistical Methods10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH2735Statistical Modelling10 creditsNot running in 202122
MATH2740Environmental Statistics10 creditsNot running in 202122
MATH2750Introduction to Markov Processes10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2775Survival Analysis10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2920Computational Mathematics10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

MATH2800 (Maths into Schools) may be taken; in order to enrol, you must contact the School of Mathematics by a specific deadline (check the Module Catalogue for more information). MATH2230 and MATH2231 are mutually exclusive. MATH2600 and MATH2601 are also mutually exclusive.

Candidates are required to study at least 40 credits in Philosophy at Level 2, which must include at least one of the following modules:

PHIL2121Introduction to the Philosophy of Language
Pre-requisite for: PHIL3121, PHIL3123
20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHIL2405Introduction to Epistemology20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHIL2542Introduction to Metaphysics20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Candidates may select further credits from the following modules:

CSER2207Students Into Schools (Arts Humanities and Culture)20 creditsNot running in 202122
PHIL2212History of Modern Philosophy: Leibniz and Hume20 creditsNot running in 202122
PHIL2221Ancient Philosophy20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHIL2232History of Modern Philosophy: Locke and Berkeley20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHIL2295Ethics of Life and Death10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHIL2321Political Philosophy20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHIL2322Moral Philosophy20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHIL2532Philosophy of Religion20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHIL2600Philosophical Issues in Biology20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHIL2611How Biology Works10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHIL2999Philosophy Students into Schools20 creditsNot running in 202122
PRHS2333Thinking About Race10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PRHS2450A Key Thinker in Philosophy of Religion: In Dialogue20 creditsNot running in 202122
PRHS2451Augustine of Hippo: A Key Thinker in Philosophy and Theology20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

PHIL2600 and PHIL2611 are mutually exclusive.

Discovery modules:

Students may take up to 20 credits of Discovery modules.

Candidates may also choose to study the following optional module.

CSER2206Developing Your Professional Identity: Preparing for a Career in Within The Arts, Heritage and Creative Industries20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)


Year3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Over levels 2 and 3 taken combined students must pass:

- Mathematics: a minimum of 110 credits (at least 60 credits must be at level 3)
- Philosophy: a minimum of 80 credits (at least 40 credits must be at level 3)
- Plus 30 credits in the named subjects and used to ensure that credits at the appropriate level for award are taken.
- Plus 20 credits of Discovery Modules or further modules in the named subjects.

In order to be eligible for an honours degree, students must meet the normal Rules for Award by passing all modules which are designated to be passed for award or progression and by passing the required number of credits at each level as specified in the Curricular Regulations (at least 200 credits at level 2 or above, of which at least 100 should be at level 3). Students must pass at least 100 credits at Level 3 and all core modules to proceed to gain the degree.

Optional modules:

Students are normally required to take 60 credits in Mathematics. If desired, one 10 or 15 credit module may be chosen from those offered in year 2 (but not including the level 1 modules). At most, 15 credits of MATH modules may be at Level 2.

Candidates are required to study at least 20cr and no more than 60cr from the following modules:

MATH3001Project in Mathematics20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
PRHS3000Independent Research Project in Philosophy, Religion or History of Science40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
PRHS3001Integrated Research Project in Philosophy, Religion or History of Science40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Candidates are required to select at least sufficient credits from the following modules to fulfil the programme requirements. Please check the Module Catalogue for pre-requisites and mutually exclusive modules. At most 15 credits of MATH modules may be at Level 2. EDUC3060, COMP3940 and COMP3910 count towards the credit requirements for Mathematics modules.

COMP3910Combinatorial Optimisation10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
COMP3940Graph Algorithms and Complexity Theory10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
EDUC3060Mathematics Education10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan), Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2017Real Analysis15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2026Rings, Fields and Polynomials10 creditsNot running in 202122
MATH2051Geometry of Curves and Surfaces10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH2230Discrete Mathematics10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2231Discrete Mathematics with Computation15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2340The Mathematics of Music10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH2375Linear Differential Equations and Transforms15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2391Nonlinear Differential Equations10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2515Financial Mathematics 210 creditsNot running in 202122
MATH2525Financial Mathematics 310 creditsNot running in 202122
MATH2600Numerical Analysis10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2601Numerical Analysis with Computation15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2625Fluid Dynamics15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2640Introduction to Optimisation10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH2650Calculus of Variations10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2715Statistical Methods10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH2735Statistical Modelling10 creditsNot running in 202122
MATH2740Environmental Statistics10 creditsNot running in 202122
MATH2750Introduction to Markov Processes10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2775Survival Analysis10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2800Mathematics into Schools10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MATH2920Computational Mathematics10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3015History of Mathematics15 creditsNot running in 202122
MATH3021Philosophy of Logic and Mathematics20 creditsNot running in 202122
MATH3033Graph Theory15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3044Number Theory15 creditsNot running in 202122
MATH3071Groups and Symmetry15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3104Proof and Computation15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH3113Differential Geometry15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH3120Models and Sets15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3143Combinatorics15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH3153Coding Theory15 creditsNot running in 202122
MATH3193Algebras and Representations15 creditsNot running in 202122
MATH3210Metric Spaces15 creditsNot running in 202122
MATH3215Hilbert Spaces and Fourier Analysis15 creditsNot running in 202122
MATH3225Topology15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH3232Transformation Geometry15 creditsNot running in 202122
MATH3355Hamiltonian Systems15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH3365Mathematical Methods15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3374Linear and Non-Linear Waves15 creditsNot running in 202122
MATH3375Hydrodynamic Stability15 creditsNot running in 202122
MATH3385Quantum Mechanics15 creditsNot running in 202122
MATH3397Nonlinear Dynamics15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3414Analytic Solutions of Partial Differential Equations15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3424Introduction to Entropy in the Physical World15 creditsNot running in 202122
MATH3458Geophysical Fluid Dynamics15 creditsNot running in 202122
MATH3474Numerical Methods10 creditsNot running in 202122
MATH3475Modern Numerical Methods15 creditsNot running in 202122
MATH3510Actuarial Mathematics 115 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3520Actuarial Mathematics 215 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH3532Relativity and Cosmology15 creditsNot running in 202122
MATH3565Mathematical Biology15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3567Evolutionary Modelling15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH3620Fluid Dynamics 215 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3714Linear Regression and Robustness15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3723Statistical Theory15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH3734Stochastic Calculus for Finance15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH3772Multivariate Analysis10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3802Time Series10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3820Bayesian Statistics10 creditsNot running in 202122
MATH3823Generalised Linear Models10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHYS3011Cosmology15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHYS3511Advanced Mechanics15 credits1 Sep to 31 Jan (adv yr), Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)

MATH2230 and MATH2231 are mutually exclusive.

PHIL3112Kant20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHIL3123Philosophy of Logic and Mathematics20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHIL3320Philosophy of Biology20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHIL3321Metaethics20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHIL3322Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHIL3421Philosophy of Mind20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHIL3700Feminist Philosophy20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHIL3723War, Terror and Justice20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHIL3851Introduction to Philosophy of Modern Physics10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHIL3852Philosophy of Modern Physics20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHIL3855Philosophical Issues in Technology20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHIL3865Philosophy of the Social Sciences20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PRHS3100Existentialism and Phenomenology20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PRHS3170Religion, Belief and Ethics20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PRHS3300Religion and Mental Health20 creditsNot running in 202122

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