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BA History of Art and Portuguese (VR35)
A-level standard offer: ABB
A-level contextual offer: BBC
See entry requirements for full details and eligibility.
4 year(s) full-time
6-7 year(s) part-time
Part-time study with daytime, weekday teaching plus a period of residence abroad.
Part-time: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to apply.
£9,250 per year, home students
£24,500 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.
This degree combines history of art with the study of Portuguese, the most widely spoken language in the southern hemisphere. The political importance of countries like Angola and Brazil means that Portuguese speakers are increasingly in demand. The course offers an enriching experience with exciting intellectual challenges and a range of options that will allow you to pursue your own interests.
Both departments encourage strong synergy between research and teaching, resulting in a vibrant learning environment as staff incorporate new research into their classes.
The course will give you a grounding in the key skills needed for a history of art degree, studying a wide range of visual and material culture and allowing you to explore some themes in greater depth, while developing your research skills.
You will follow a structured language course in Portuguese, as well as explore the rich literature, cinema, history, thought, politics, visual culture of Portuguese-speaking countries and communities. You will spend your third year abroad in a Portuguese-speaking environment, extending your language skills and cultural knowledge. To find out more about studying abroad, visit Global Opportunities.
Teaching is delivered through lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops, and one-to-one project supervision. Assessments may include presentations, essays, commentaries, exams, collaborative projects, debates, podcasts, video essays, and dissertations.
Our course will ensure you practice a range of skills, which will make you attractive to future employers in the globalised workplace and in the sector of your choice.
Portuguese can be studied from beginner’s level only. All modern languages students have access to our state-of-the-art Multimedia Centre. You can also access extracurricular activities such as talks by visiting speakers, societies, language cafés, student newspapers, and talent shows.
Full details about the course structure and units for this course can be viewed in the programme catalogue.Go to programme catalogue
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.
A-level standard offer
ABB including a modern language
A-level contextual offer
BBC including B in a modern language
DDM in any Applied General BTEC National Level 3 Extended Diploma, AND B in a modern language A-level (or equivalent)Find out more about our BTEC entry requirements
International Baccalaureate Diploma
32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level, including 5 at Higher Level in a modern language
International Baccalaureate Diploma contextual offer
29 points overall with 14 at Higher Level, including 5 at Higher Level in a modern languageFind out if you are eligible for a contextual offer
77% overall, with 8.0 in a modern language
Scottish Qualifications Authority
Advanced Higher: AB including a modern language, and Standard Higher: AABBB
Access to HE Diploma
Access to HE Diploma in Humanities, Social Sciences, Law or History (or similar titles). The 45 graded Level 3 credits must include 15 credits at Distinction and 30 at Merit or above. Plus proven capacity for language learning, usually through a B at A-level in a modern language
Requirements 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.
Requirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B, and M3 is C.
The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students, and we accept a wide range of qualifications for undergraduate and postgraduate study.Search international qualifications
Applicants must also meet these requirements
GCSE profile requirements
No specific subjects required.
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:
- 7.0 overall with 7.0 in writing and 6.5 in all other skills
- GCSE English Language grade B or 6
- An alternative English Language Profile B qualification
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels
More about UK qualifications.
- For most candidates, we will only use your UCAS application form to make a decision. We may interview mature applicants and applicants with non-standard qualifications.
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