BA English and Philosophy (QV35)

2020 entry
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UCAS code QV35
Application method Full time: UCAS/Common Application
Part time: Apply direct to the University
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees

Fees quoted are for 2019 entry only. Fees for 2020 will be confirmed, subject to government approval, later in 2019.

  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £18,100 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 English and Philosophy

This course gives you the opportunity to study two distinct disciplines:

  • philosophy, which questions everyday assumptions and enquires into the foundations of other forms of knowledge;
  • English literature, which involves the close, analytical study of poetry, fiction and drama.

You will learn the fundamental principles of logic, metaphysics, epistemology, ethics and political philosophy, and study English literature in its full extent and diversity from the medieval period to the present day - including work on individual authors, topics, and genres. You will also be able to explore your own interests by choosing from a range of stimulating options and research-led special subjects.

The curriculum is designed to enable you to benefit from the research expertise of members of staff from both disciplines.

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

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

A-level
Standard offer
AAA including English Literature or combined English Literature and Language
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
ABB including A in English Literature or combined English Literature and Language
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
36 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in English A Literature or combined English A Literature and Language
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in English A Literature or combined English A Literature and Language
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B, M3 is C
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma (Humanities/Humanities and Social Sciences, or Literary Studies) with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit. Distinctions may be required in specified units.
BTEC offer DDD plus A in A-level English Literature or combined English Literature and Language
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AA including English, 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, with 8.5 in English
UK qualificationsFurther information about UK qualifications
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications
International Foundation Programme60% in 60 academic credits, with no subject unit lower than 40% including Literature: Exploring Short Stories (or What Does it Mean to be Human) at 60%, and Essential Mathematics with 55%

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 A
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

For 2020 entry English language requirements are being reviewed and will be confirmed by August 2019.

How we assess your application

Admissions statements relate to 2019 entry and will be updated for 2020 entry in summer 2019.

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

Selection process

UCAS. We may interview mature applicants and applicants with non-standard qualifications.

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For questions regarding study and admission contact our Enquiries Team:
Phone: +44 (0)117 394 1649
Email: choosebristol-ug@bristol.ac.uk

Enquiries about part-time applications should be directed to:
Email: david.fowler@bristol.ac.uk

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