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BSc Mathematics and Philosophy

Year 2

(Award available for year: Diploma of Higher Education)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:
1. Demonstrate a broad understanding of the concepts, information, practical competencies and techniques of mathematics;
2. Demonstrate a reasonable level of skill in calculation and manipulation within this basic body of knowledge;
3. Apply core concepts and principles in well-defined contexts;
4. Appreciate the coherence, logical structure and broad applicability of mathematics;
5. Demonstrate an awareness of skills in comprehending problems, formulating them mathematically and obtaining solutions by appropriate methods;
6. Use a range of techniques to initiate and undertake problem solving.
7. Demonstrate further development of their skills of philosophical argument assessment and apply those skills to a wider range of philosophical writings;
8. Demonstrate understanding of a wider range of primary philosophical texts and interpretations of those texts;
9. Demonstrate a more developed understanding of the nature of philosophical thought and methodology;
10. Demonstrate independent thought and more effectively articulate and defend their own view.

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, theories and concepts, ability to construct and defend their own view, ability to research, ability to complete tasks to deadline, 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/competencies of the discipline of mathematics and evaluate and criticise received opinion.
2. Demonstrating a more developed ability to apply the skills of philosophical argument assessment in order to enhance their understanding of theories, arguments, and topics;
3. Demonstrating understanding of a greater range of concepts, theories, methodologies, arguments, and topics;
4. Demonstrating the ability to see connections between different areas of philosophy;
5. Demonstrating the ability to more effectively construct and defend their own view, and engage in independent research.


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