BSc Mathematics and Philosophy
(Award available for year: Bachelor of Science)
On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:1. Demonstrate a good understanding of the basic body of knowledge in a range of mathematical areas;2. Demonstrate a good level of skill in calculation and manipulation within specific areas of mathematics;3. Apply concepts and principles in well-defined contexts, showing judgement in the selection and application of tools and techniques;4. Understand complex logical arguments, identifying the assumptions and conclusions made;5. Demonstrate a reasonable level of skill in comprehending problems, formulating them mathematically and obtaining solutions by appropriate methods;6. Engage in independent philosophical analysis and construction of arguments; 7. Demonstrate a developed understanding of and critical engagement with a broad range of concepts, theories, arguments, topics/writers in contemporary theory and/or the history of philosophy;8. Demonstrate the ability to specialise and so attain a more advanced understanding of, and critical engagement with, a narrower range of concepts, theories, arguments, topics or writers;9. Engage in informed reflection on their own lives and place in the world;10. Identify and reflect on the presuppositions of specific disciplines and practices, such as art, politics, the physical, life and social sciences, as part of more focused study.
Transferable (key) skills
Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:- Qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment (communication both written and verbal, problem solving, teamwork, ability to assess arguments, ability to construct and defend their own view, ability to work independently and to deadlines, and use of IT);- Skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility (learning to learn, self-management, awareness of their own strengths and weaknesses, strategies to improve their skills).
Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:1. Demonstrating the ability to apply a broad range of aspects of the discipline of mathematics;2. Demonstrating the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion in mathematics;3. Demonstrating an advanced ability to apply the skills of argument analysis and philosophical methodology to their own philosophical view and that of others;4. Demonstrating a developed understanding of, and critical engagement with, a range of concepts, theories, arguments, topics/writers in contemporary philosophical theory and/or the history of philosophy;5. Demonstrating the ability to specialise and so attain a more advanced understanding of, and critical engagement with, a focused range of concepts, theories, arguments, topics or writers in philosophy;6. Demonstrating the ability to reflect upon the implications of philosophy for their own lives and the world around them;7. Demonstrating the ability for in-depth, independent research in Philosophy and/or Mathematics.