Should I do Maths and Philosophy at Uni with only maths and science subjects?

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carolinehj
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I've just finished Y12 and am doing maths, further maths, physics and chemistry A levels (was original going to do history instead of chemistry but my school didn't offer the combination), and was wondering whether not having an arts or essay subject would hinder my application to a course of maths and philosophy which will probably involve writing lots of essays during the degree.

What could prepare me for the philosophy side of it apart from reading philosophy books? - although if you have any good philosophy books to recommend that would be rly helpful )
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(Original post by carolinehj)
I've just finished Y12 and am doing maths, further maths, physics and chemistry A levels (was original going to do history instead of chemistry but my school didn't offer the combination), and was wondering whether not having an arts or essay subject would hinder my application to a course of maths and philosophy which will probably involve writing lots of essays during the degree.

What could prepare me for the philosophy side of it apart from reading philosophy books? - although if you have any good philosophy books to recommend that would be rly helpful )
Look on Cambridge's Philosophy BA website - they have a good list of recommended reading. Lacking an essay subject may hinder you slightly, but it's certainly not insurmountable and if your application is strong across most areas I doubt it would be a problem

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(Original post by carolinehj)
I've just finished Y12 and am doing maths, further maths, physics and chemistry A levels (was original going to do history instead of chemistry but my school didn't offer the combination), and was wondering whether not having an arts or essay subject would hinder my application to a course of maths and philosophy which will probably involve writing lots of essays during the degree.

What could prepare me for t philosophy side of it apart from reading philosophy books? - although if you have any good philosophy books to recommend that would be rly helpful )
I can only speak on what Oxford philosophy tutors have said on the matter, and they don't mind much the absence of an essay-based subject, certainly if they're otherwise convinced of the Maths & Phil applicant's ability to succeed on the course.
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Thanks for your advice, really reassuring
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Also great list:
https://www.balliol.ox.ac.uk/undergr...y-reading-list

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