BA Philosophy (V500)

2021 entry
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UCAS code V500
Application method Full time: UCAS
Part time: Apply direct to the University
Course duration 3 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
Part-time study 6 year(s) part-time
Part-time study over six years with daytime, weekday teaching

About BA Philosophy

This course offers you both depth and breadth over three years of exciting and challenging study. The third-year units require engagement with the latest research and students reach a high level of attainment and are well prepared for postgraduate study, both in philosophy and many other subjects. The programme will equip you with skills, including textual analysis, clear written and verbal expression, and critical thinking, which are valuable in a wide range of careers.

In your first year 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 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 from ethics to philosophy of language.

In the final year you may work for 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 degrees at Bristol, and find more information about the course, assessment and career prospects.

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

A-level
Standard offer
AAA 
A-level
Contextual offer
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ABB 
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
36 points overall with 18 at Higher Level
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level
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. Additional written work may be required; please contact the Enquiries team for details.

Mature students are welcome to contact mature-students@bristol.ac.uk to check the suitability of their Access course.
BTEC offer DDD in a relevant subject
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AA, and Standard Higher: AAAAB
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 offer85% overall
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)
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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

Selection process

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