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BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

144

% applicants receiving offers

94%

Subjects
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
Student score
71% LOW
78% LOW
% employed or in further study
98% HIGH
98% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£24k MED
£24k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAA

AAA including Mathematics and Further Mathematics. Syllabus must contain pure mathematics. If you have AAA including A in Maths, but have not taken Further Mathematics to A2, you will be considered if you have Further Maths at AS Level grade A, AND additionally achieve a 3 in any STEP paper or a Merit in AEA Mathematics. Mathematics at grade A,Mathematics - Further at grade A and Any Subject at grade A.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

AAB at Higher in one sitting and AA at Advanced Higher including grade A in Advanced Higher Maths (we do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject).

Scottish Advanced Highers
AA

AAB at Higher in one sitting and AA at Advanced Higher including grade A in Advanced Higher Maths (we do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject). Mathematics at grade A.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
35

Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 666 including Mathematics at Higher Level.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 144 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

94%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

Not available

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

A joint honours mathematics and philosophy degree in central London. Mathematics graduates are popular amongst employers. We offer an extremely wide choice of philosophy modules with particular teaching strengths in philosophy of mind, science and ancient philosophy.

Modules

Year 1 examples: Calculus I and II; linear methods; geometry I; Greek philosophy I; ethics I. Year 2 examples: Logic; numerical methods; probability and statistics II; Greek philosophy II (Plato). Year 3 examples: Space-time geometry and general relativity; mathematics education and communication; 19th century continental philosophy; 20th century continental philosophy; advanced logic modules.

King's College London, University of London

Campus building

King's is the 'fun' university of London. We're slap bang in the middle of the world's best city, making us a rather big deal. Our five campuses are filled with academically driven, sports loving, volunteering and sociable students, with an active Students' Union who proudly promotes diversity, equality and fairness. Desmond Tutu, Florence Nightingale and John Keats all studied at King's.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
25%
75%

Year 1

23%
77%

Year 2

20%
80%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
88%
12%

Year 1

71%
29%

Year 2

88%
12%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 71%
Student score 71% LOW
Able to access IT resources

89%

Staff made the subject interesting

59%

Library resources are satisfactory

89%

Feedback on work has been helpful

64%

Feedback on work has been prompt

77%

Staff are good at explaining things

79%

Received sufficient advice and support

66%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
38% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
39% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
453 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
64% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 98% HIGH
Average graduate salary £24k MED
Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

7%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

13%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

12%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The UK still doesn’t have as many maths teachers as we’d like, so anyone wanting to take maths and then go into teaching will be welcome. In fact, there’s felt to be a general lack of maths skills in the population at large, so this is one subject where there's demand for graduate skills. With all that training in handling figures, it's hardly surprising that a lot of maths graduates go into well-paid jobs in the IT or finance industries, and last year, a maths graduate in London could expect a very respectable average starting salary of £27k. But for research jobs, you'll want a doctorate – and a really good maths doctorate will get you all sorts of interest from academia and finance – and might secure salaries to match.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 83%
Student score 78% LOW
Able to access IT resources

82%

Staff made the subject interesting

90%

Library resources are satisfactory

80%

Feedback on work has been helpful

74%

Feedback on work has been prompt

72%

Staff are good at explaining things

95%

Received sufficient advice and support

74%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
31% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
45% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
7% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
474 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
92% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 98% HIGH
Average graduate salary £24k HIGH
Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

8%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

8%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

8%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Although there aren't a lot of jobs around for professional philosophers, philosophy degrees are an increasingly popular option, with more than 2,300 students graduating in a philosophy-related subject in 2012. Nearly a quarter of philosophy graduates take a postgraduate qualification, and it's a relatively common subject at both Masters and doctorate level – so if you think academic life might be for you, think ahead about how you might fund further study. For those who go into work, philosophy grads tend to go into education, management, marketing, community work, human resources and the finance industry, while a few even went into IT, where their logical training can be very useful.
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