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BA Philosophy and Portuguese (RV55)

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UCAS code RV55
Application method Full time: UCAS
Part time: Apply direct to the University
Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees
  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £20,100 per year
  • International students: £20,100 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, 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 Portuguese

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

Portuguese is the seventh most widely spoken language in the world, and Portuguese-speaking countries such as Brazil and Angola have complex and fascinating cultures.

You will spend your third year abroad working or studying at a partner institution in a Portuguese-speaking environment. This will enable you to refine your language skills and cultural understanding. For further details of year abroad opportunities visit Global Opportunities.

Both departments enjoy a strong reputation for teaching and research and this course combination provides intellectual challenge with a cosmopolitan perspective.

In your first year of 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 a unit in critical thinking and logic.

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 Portuguese degrees at Bristol, and find more information about the course, assessment and career prospects.

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

A-level
Standard offer
AAB including a modern language
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
BBB including a modern language
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including 5 at Higher Level in a modern language
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
31 points overall with 15 at Higher Level, including 5 at Higher Level in a modern 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, and M3 is C.
Access to HE Diploma offerAccess to HE Diploma in Humanities. 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 a modern language.

Mature students are welcome to contact mature-students@bristol.ac.uk to check the suitability of their Access course.
BTEC offer DDD All applicants must demonstrate proven capacity for language learning, usually through a B at A-level in a modern language.
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AB including a modern language, 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 a modern language
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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Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

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