BA Philosophy and German (RV25)
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Full time: UCAS/Common Application
Part time: Apply direct to the University
|Course duration||4 year(s) full-time|
6-7 year(s) part-time
Part-time study over six or seven years with daytime, weekday teaching plus a period of residence abroad
|Number of applications for 2014/15||74|
|Number of places for 2016/17||13|
About BA Philosophy and German
This course combines Philosophy with study of German. This provides a valuable skill set that is ideally tailored to the increasingly globalised workplace.
In each year you take an equal number of credits in German and Philosophy.
For Philosophy, you will study units including Introduction to Philosophy, Logic, and Realism and Normativity, as well as undertaking an extended essay.
You will follow a curriculum designed to introduce you to many aspects of German studies. As well as following a structured language course, you will study literature, history, thought, politics, linguistics and culture.
You will spend your third year abroad, studying or working in a German-speaking environment on the Erasmus+ programme. This will enable you to refine your language skills and cultural knowledge and gain valuable work experience.
Both departments have an impressive reputation for teaching and research. This degree combination provides a wide range of options that allow you to pursue your own interests.
Find out more about studying Philosophy at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.
- Introduction to Philosophy A
- Introduction to Philosophy B
- An optional unit in Philosophy or open unit
- German Language 1
- Introduction to German Studies
- Realism and Normativity
- Two further option units in Philosophy
- German Language 2
- Two further units in German (choice of literature, culture or history: e.g. Germany and Austria 1918-34, Franz Kafka, Divided Germany, Historical Linguistics, Literature and Politics 1800-1871, Business German, Spotlights on Anglo-German Relations)
- Extended essay in Philosophy
- Two further optional units in Philosophy
- German Language 3
- Two further optional units in German (choice of literature, culture or history: e.g. Modern Sociolinguistics, Precursors of Modernism, Exiles and Migrants in German Literature, Representing the Holocaust, Constitutional History, German Expressionist Drama, Culture of Classical Weimar)
Further details about the course structure for German
Typical offer for BA Philosophy and German
(including international A-levels)
|AAB including a modern language*|
(including international A-levels)
|ABB including a modern language*|
|IB Diploma||34 overall with 17 points at Higher level including 5 in a modern language at Higher level*|
|32 overall with 16 points at Higher level including 5 in a modern language at Higher level*|
|Cambridge Pre-U||Requirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3|
|Access||Pass Access to HE Diploma with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit*|
|BTEC||DDD. All applicants should demonstrate language-learning ability.*|
|SQA||SH: AAABB and AH: AB including a modern language*|
|Welsh Bacc||Requirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core grade|
|EB||80% including 8 in a modern language*|
|International qualifications||Qualifications, scholarships and local information sources for your country|
|English language requirements||Profile B
Further information about English language requirements
|Subjects required at GCSE or equivalent:||grade B or above in Mathematics.|
|Academic qualifications||*German can be studied from beginner level but all applicants should demonstrate a proven capacity for language learning, usually with a modern language A-level at grade B or above (or equivalent).|
More entry information
- Selection process: UCAS or Common Application. We may interview mature applicants and applicants with non-standard qualifications.
- Deferred entry: Considered
- Philosophy admissions statement
- German admissions statement
- More about Philosophy at Bristol
- University admissions policies and procedures
Admissions statements relate to 2016 entry and will be updated for 2017 entry in summer 2016.
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Key information about this course
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