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Maths & Philosophy

I'm bored, and like creating threads. So here's one for everyone applying for Mathematics & Philosophy, Philosophy & Mathematics, UCAS course code GV15, VG51, V5G1, GVD5, GVC5, V5G1, G1V5 or anything else that seems appropriate.

Why do we want to study the course? Where are we applying to? What subjects are we doing at the moment? Whoever has the best answer will have it stolen and used in my interview, if I get one. :p:

allbritishgirl
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tamtamsham
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I only know about you two so far.

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Reply 1
Haha, This is cool :biggrin:

I'm applying to:
Oxford (Brasenose college), Warwick and King's College London (the other two are just for maths)

Taking Maths, Further maths, Physics and Psychology :smile:
Reply 2
If anyone has questions about the course I'm a recent Maths/Phil graduate from Bristol.

Thought I'd offer as course is mentioned so rarely on here...
Reply 3
manywaters
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Spotted you in another thread, come here and chat.

Original post by tamtamsham
Haha, This is cool :biggrin:

I'm applying to:
Oxford (Brasenose college), Warwick and King's College London (the other two are just for maths)

Taking Maths, Further maths, Physics and Psychology :smile:

How come you're applying for straight maths to some places? Which places are they?

Original post by andy5788
If anyone has questions about the course I'm a recent Maths/Phil graduate from Bristol.

Thought I'd offer as course is mentioned so rarely on here...

Awesome. Enjoy it? What you moving on to now?

And since I just realised I've asked about a hundred questions here already without answering them, I'm applying to Oxford (Merton), St Andrews, Edinburgh, Bristol and Liverpool. I applied last year to similar places (Worcester instead of Merton, Durham instead of Liverpool) but didn't get into Oxford after interview. I was going to gap-year anyway, so decided to have another go at Oxford.
Reply 4
QED
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I don't know if he's still around, but QED might find this interesting. (Although IIRC he's already at university).
well i'm applying to Oxford (exeter), Durham (natural sciences course) nottingham (offer received), Birmingham and royal holloway.
I'm taking Maths, Further Maths, Physics and AS Religious Philosophy and Ethics this year.
Wow, the reason i want to take it...
i suppose i have always been fascinated in numbers and origins of things and one day in my school library i picked up bertrand Russell's philosophy of mathematics. I loved it haven't stopped researching and reading since. I love the idea of infinity and 'what is a number?'. To me mathematics is a way of measuring the world and philosophy gives us the skills to be able to interpret these measurements into something understandable. Both subjects have much in common, and i am looking foward to learning more on the complexity of mumber and their origin.
There, that is why i want to study it, in short, i read a book and got hooked:smile:
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Reply 6
Original post by dbmag9
Spotted you in another thread, come here and chat.


How come you're applying for straight maths to some places? Which places are they?




Originally I was just looking to study straight maths as I wasn't really aware about philosophy. Through my wider reading of maths I was introduced to the philosophical ideas associated with maths and so I read some philosophy books and it blew my mind! :tongue: I found I couldn't read a maths book without some mention of philosophy nor a philosophy book without some mention of mathematical truths.

I'm applying for just maths at Imperial and Loughborough as I really liked Imperial but they don't offer the course and Loughborough is just a random 5th choice :tongue:
Reply 7
Original post by tamtamsham
Originally I was just looking to study straight maths as I wasn't really aware about philosophy.


Me too! I was going to do straight maths originally, but I got introduced to a little philosophy, and loved it, but couldn't betray maths, so wahey, I put them together, and thats how I made my decision! =D

I'm applying to Oxford (Worcester), Bristol (got an offer!! XD), Nottingham (got an offer!), Sheffield and York.

I'm doing maths, further maths, economics and history at the moment...
Reply 8
Original post by Artibv
Me too! I was going to do straight maths originally, but I got introduced to a little philosophy, and loved it, but couldn't betray maths, so wahey, I put them together, and thats how I made my decision! =D

I'm applying to Oxford (Worcester), Bristol (got an offer!! XD), Nottingham (got an offer!), Sheffield and York.

I'm doing maths, further maths, economics and history at the moment...

You've got a Bristol offer already? Grr.

I applied to Worcester last year; it's a really nice college. Good luck this time.
Reply 9
Original post by SimonM
I don't know if he's still around, but QED might find this interesting. (Although IIRC he's already at university).


Indeed. From my (very limited) experience so far, I'd say you're all making excellent decisions in picking philosophy alongside your mathematics. If only because, here at Bristol, the two first term maths courses most people are complaining about (computational maths and probability) are the two units maths/phils eschew for a healthy dose of philosophy. I'll probably have entirely mistaken impressions of my time here so far (I've only been here a month), but if anyone has any questions (about almost anything), I'd be willing to help out. :smile:
Reply 10
I finished Maths and Philosophy at Merton, Oxford this summer, and just started a PhD (in maths) at Bristol, so if anyone has questions about either, I'm happy to help.

The course is amazing; remember that you don't do any applied maths though (which was a real plus for me, but some people like it).

Oh, and good luck dbmag9! You made a wise choice - Merton is by far the best college in Oxford. Heck, the world.
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Reply 11
Original post by joth
I finished Maths and Philosophy at Merton, Oxford this summer, and just started a PhD (in maths) at Bristol, so if anyone has questions about either, I'm happy to help.

The course is amazing; remember that you don't do any applied maths though (which was a real plus for me, but some people like it).

Oh, and good luck dbmag9! You made a wise choice - Merton is by far the best college in Oxford. Heck, the world.

Put in a good word for me? But thanks; hopefully I'll get interviews and they'll go well.
Reply 12
Hey maths/phil people, just wandering how everyone's getting on, I've got an offer from warwick for A*A*A + 2 in STEP and will be posting off written work for oxford on manday :tongue:
Reply 13
Original post by tamtamsham
Hey maths/phil people, just wandering how everyone's getting on, I've got an offer from warwick for A*A*A + 2 in STEP and will be posting off written work for oxford on manday :tongue:

Just got an unconditional for Bristol. :woo:

Thought I'd sorted out submitted work today, but due to an issue with one essay being written for a competition, I need to fix that. It might end up going with a slightly less genuine signature on the cover sheet though, since I don't have time to come into school on Monday.
Reply 14
Original post by dbmag9
Just got an unconditional for Bristol. :woo:

Thought I'd sorted out submitted work today, but due to an issue with one essay being written for a competition, I need to fix that. It might end up going with a slightly less genuine signature on the cover sheet though, since I don't have time to come into school on Monday.


Ah, noice! well done :smile:

My issue comes from me not realising it was 2 essays we have to send :tongue: but they're not the best nor the longest essays in the world as my only written subject is psychology which is supposedly a 'science' but tis the best I can do :tongue:

Good luck getting yours in and with the rest of your application :smile:
Got 2 confirmed offers for AAB to Nottingham and Birmingham. :biggrin: I have also received a letter from Royal Holloway saying they are asking admissions to send me an offer with details to follow, so i think that's an offer!!! :confused:
Did the MAT on Wednesday, that was hideous (well i thought so anyway) and the written work was sent off this morning, forever hopeful!!! :please:
Royal Holloway came through finally!!
Just waiting on Durham and Oxford (isn't it ironic these are the two i actually want to go to)
Anyone else received any offers, this thread seems to have gone dead
Reply 17
Original post by allbritishgirl
Royal Holloway came through finally!!
Just waiting on Durham and Oxford (isn't it ironic these are the two i actually want to go to)
Anyone else received any offers, this thread seems to have gone dead

Still got offers from Bristol and Liverpool, still waiting on St Andrews, Edinburgh and Oxford.
Reply 18
Original post by allbritishgirl
Royal Holloway came through finally!!
Just waiting on Durham and Oxford (isn't it ironic these are the two i actually want to go to)
Anyone else received any offers, this thread seems to have gone dead


Congrats! I'm still waiting on King's college london (my insurance) and of course oxford, doubt i'll even get an interview after the MAT though :tongue:
:smile:
Reply 19
Original post by dbmag9
Still got offers from Bristol and Liverpool, still waiting on St Andrews, Edinburgh and Oxford.


Edinburgh do maths and philosophy? I really wanted to apply there but I was told I was unlikely to get an offer cos of their scottish quota :tongue:

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