The cross-section of rationale and belief
AAB including A in Mathematics (full entry requirements)
3 years full-time
For thousands of years, maths and philosophy have occupied the same ground. From Pythagoras to Bertrand Russell, both disciplines developed their own cultural identities, but naturally remained unified. Our contemporary maths and philosophy degree applies that marriage of logic and reasoning to the meaning of life and society.
Six months after graduation around 90 per cent of University of York Maths graduates are employed or in further study.
What you’ll study
University maths is about studying patterns in numbers, geometry and many other abstract concepts. It's also about applying those concepts in practical problem-solving.
Philosophy is not a body of knowledge, but an activity: the activity of seeking a reflective understanding of ourselves and of the natural and social worlds we inhabit. Your maths and philosophy degree will reflect that body of knowledge and range of thinking.
Details of all modules can be found on the relevant department pages.
You'll establish your base with introductory Maths and Philosphy classes during your first year.
In addition to the above you will also need to complete our online Academic Integrity module. This covers some of the essential skills and knowledge which will help you to study independently and produce work of a high academic standard which is vital for success at York.
This module will:
After establishing your basic mathematics, you'll take more advanced courses.
You'll also take optional modules from this department.
In Philosophy, you choose from four different pathways:
In your final year, you'll decide whether to complete the Maths Final-Year Project, or take advanced Philosophy and Philosophy Extension modules.
There are a number of Study Abroad options at York. Here are some opportunities related to this course:
How you’ll be taught and assessed
Lectures and seminars are the main mode of teaching in both Mathematics and Philosophy modules.
The majority of your maths modules are assessed through examinations. Philosophy modules are assessed mostly through examination and essays.
Where you’ll go from here
Our maths and philosophy programme not only provides technical and problem-solving skills sought-after by employers, but also the ability to construct a coherent argument and defend it.
How to get here
All applications must be made through UCAS. Those who receive an offer are invited to visit between January and April.
AAB in three A levels, including A in Mathematics.
We accept all A level subjects for admissions purposes, with the exception of Modern Foreign Langauages taken by native speakers of the language.
35 points overall, including HL6 in Mathematics.
AAAABB including A1 in Mathematics.
80 per cent average overall, including 85 per cent in Mathematics.
Country-specific information about accepted qualifcations and equivalencies may be available.
Pass with D3, D3, M2 in three Principal Subjects, including Mathematics.
AAAAB including A in Mathematics.
Our English language requirements for overseas applicants can be found in the Entry Requirements to York.
Contact our admissions tutor if you have any questions