Combining philosophy with mathematics offers a degree with flexibility and depth, and plenty of important connections between the two subjects, which makes studying them together make a lot of sense.
You will investigate some of the overlap, such as logic and questions about the nature of numbers and mathematics. Then, depending on the philosophy you enjoy, you can choose to concentrate on the more formal side of philosophy, such as metaphysics or the philosophy of language, or examine the philosophical systems of great thinkers of the past.
But what will you do afterwards? Careers chosen by former students include software engineering, teaching, artificial intelligence research, charity co-ordinating, the civil service, social policy research, management consultancy, working for the Bank of England, computer games design, financial consultancy, and more. Some people even went on to become philosophers or mathematicians.
The course at St Peter's
Philosophy and Mathematics is available as a three-year BA, or with an optional fourth year, when you can concentrate on one subject or the other if you choose, to gain an MMathPhil degree.
Dr Sophie Allen
- Stipendiary Lecturer in Philosophy
Professor Christl Donnelly CBE
- Professorial Fellow in Statistics
Dr Hanqing Jin
- Research Fellow in Mathematical Finance
- Associate Professor in Mathematical Finance
Dr Peter Kail
- Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy
- Associate Professor of Philosophy
- Tutor for Undergraduates
Professor Lionel Mason
- Fellow and Tutor in Mathematics
- Professor of Mathematics
Dr Tim Mawson
- Edgar Jones Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy
- Dean, Prevent Lead
- Fellow Librarian
Dr Cora Mezger
- Research Associate
- Director of Statistical Consultancy Services
Professor Geoff Nicholls
- Fellow and Tutor in Statistics
- Associate Professor in Statistics
Dr Nicholas Waghorn
- Non-Stipendiary Lecturer in Philosophy