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BA Philosophy (V500)

Course overview

BA Philosophy (V500)

Typical offer

A-level standard offer: AAA

A-level contextual offer: ABB

See entry requirements for full details and eligibility.

Course duration

3 year(s) full-time

6 year(s) part-time

Part-time study over six years with daytime, weekday teaching

Application method

Full-time: Apply direct to the University, UCAS

Part-time: Contact artf-ugoffice@bristol.ac.uk for more information and to apply.

Apply direct to the University for part-time study only.

Fees

£9,250 per year, home students

£21,100 per year, international students

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

More about tuition fees, living costs and financial support.

Location

Clifton campus

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. Our students reach a high level of attainment and are well prepared for postgraduate study, both in philosophy and many other subjects.

The programme equips you with skills, including textual analysis, clear written and verbal expression and critical thinking, that 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.

Course structure

Full details about the course structure and units for this course can be viewed in the programme catalogue.

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Entry requirements

We accept a wide variety of qualifications and welcome applications from students of all backgrounds. Below is a guide to the typical offers for this course.

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirements

Standard numeracy requirement (4 or C 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 have one of the following:

Further information about English language requirements and profile levels

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Selection process

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