BA Philosophy and French (RV15)

2021 entry
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UCAS code RV15
Application method Full time: UCAS
Part time: Apply direct to the University
Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees

Fees quoted are for 2020 entry only. Fees for 2021 will be confirmed, subject to government approval, later in 2020.

  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £19,500 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £9,250 per year

Part-time tuition fees will normally be charged on a pro rata basis

Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus, Placements
Part-time study 6-7 year(s) part-time
Part-time study over six or seven years with daytime, weekday teaching plus a period of residence abroad

About BA Philosophy and French

This course combines philosophy with study of French, providing a valuable skill set ideally tailored to the increasingly globalised workplace.

In each year you take an equal number of credits in French and philosophy. For philosophy you will study units covering introduction to philosophy, logic, and realism and normativity, as well as undertaking an extended essay.

For French, you will study language and culture units with options ranging from medieval literature to contemporary cinema. You will spend your third year studying or working abroad in a French-speaking environment. For further details of year abroad opportunities visit Global Opportunities.

Both departments encourage strong synergy between research and teaching resulting in a vibrant learning environment for students as staff respond to new research in their teaching. This course combination offers an enriching experience with exciting intellectual challenges.

In your first year in philosophy you will gain a grounding in the fundamentals of philosophy through two mandatory introductory units – one exploring issues in epistemology and metaphysics, and the other concerning moral and political philosophy. You will also take units in critical thinking and logic, and have a choice of other units, which have recently included Readings in Value Theory, and Knowledge and Reality. You may also take open units outside the department in your first year.

In year two you complete your foundation in philosophy with mandatory units and conduct more detailed study in topics ranging from ethics to philosophy of language.

In the final year you may undertake an independent study unit on almost any topic in philosophy, writing an extended essay in consultation with a supervisor. Final-year taught units relate to the research interests of staff in areas ranging from global justice to philosophy of physics.

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See a list of all Philosophy and French degrees at Bristol, and find more information about the course, assessment and career prospects.

Typical offer for BA Philosophy and French - applicants must meet one of the following

A-level
Standard offer
AAB including French
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
BBB including French
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including 5 at Higher Level in French
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
31 points overall with 15 at Higher Level, including 5 at Higher Level in French
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B, and M3 is C.
Access to HE Diploma offerAccess to HE Diploma in Humanities, Humanities and Social Sciences, or Literary Studies. The 45 graded Level 3 credits must include at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit or above. Plus proven capacity for language learning, usually through a B at A-level in French.

Mature students are welcome to contact mature-students@bristol.ac.uk to check the suitability of their Access course.
BTEC offer DDD plus B in A-level French
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AB including French, and Standard Higher: AAABB
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
European Baccalaureate offer80% overall, with 8.0 in French
UK qualificationsFurther information about UK qualifications
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
Higher numeracy requirement (6 or B in GCSE Mathematics or equivalent)
Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels.
English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile B
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How we assess your application

Admissions statements relate to 2020 entry and will be updated for 2021 entry in summer 2020.

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

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