Mathematics is a powerful universal language used to describe situations in abstract terms. At the heart of manipulation with abstract mathematical objects are precision, logical thinking and reasoning skills. Studying and doing Mathematics requires a high level of communication skills. Employers highly value these skills and the subsequent versatility of our graduates.
Philosophy is the study of argument and its application to a wide variety of questions of fundamental importance to human life and intellectual activity.
Philosophers attempt to answer questions such as: What is knowledge? What is the nature of truth? Could the existence of God be proved? Why should we act morally? Philosophy is as much the study of what constitutes a ‘good’ or ‘valid’ argument as it is the application of thought to specific problems.