University of Bristol

University of Bristol

Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics

The Department of Philosophy has exceptional research strength in the fields of logic and the philosophy of mathematics, and very strong links with the School of Mathematics, including a joint position in both departments. It is ranked by the Philosophical Gourmet Report as the strongest department in the UK for mathematical logic, and the second strongest for philosophical logic. Our MA draws on these strengths and is open to students with first degrees in philosophy (subject to a suitable background in logic) or mathematics. It consists of six taught units, examined by essay, and a 15,000-word dissertation. As a postgraduate student, you will be an active member of the department's flourishing research culture. You will be encouraged to attend and participate in both the weekly departmental research seminar and in the Philosophy and History of Science seminar, which often features well-known scholars in the field, from Bristol and beyond. There is also a weekly postgraduate seminar, where you may present your own work before your peers and learn to develop your argumentative strategies in a supportive environment.

Course modules

The MA consists of taught components, which are examined by essay, and a dissertation. You will take six taught units, normally three in each semester. Satisfactory completion of semesters one and two will allow you to progress to writing a dissertation of at most 15,000 words on an approved topic of your choice. The dissertation is your chance to produce an extended piece of philosophical research that can act as preparation for a graduate research degree. Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MA in Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics. (http://www.bris.ac.uk/unit-programme-catalogue/RouteStructure.jsa?byCoho...)

Sponsorship information

Funding and studentship opportunities are listed on the Faculty of Arts funding pages. (http://www.bristol.ac.uk/arts/study/postgraduate/funding/)

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2018 GBP 16,200 per (Year 1) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2018 GBP 6,900 per (Year 1) 1 Years
MA Part-time September 2018 GBP 3,450 per (Year 1) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Clifton Campus BS8 1TH South West

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