Taught course

Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics

University of Bristol · Department of Philosophy

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in philosophy (with a significant logic component) or mathematics. Non-traditional qualifications/routes may also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

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 seminars, which often feature 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.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0) 117 331 8443