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BA History and Portuguese (VR15)

Course overview

BA History and Portuguese (VR15)

Typical offer

A-level standard offer: AAA

A-level contextual offer: ABB

See entry requirements for full details and eligibility.

Course duration

4 year(s) full-time

Part-time study is not available for this course

Application method

Full-time: UCAS

Fees

£9,250 per year, home students

£21,100 per year, international students

Fees quoted are for 2022 entry only. Fees for 2023 will be confirmed, subject to government approval, later in 2022.

More about tuition fees, living costs and financial support.

Location

Clifton campus, Placements

This course combines the broad historical knowledge and well-developed research skills gained in a history degree with the in-depth cultural awareness and advanced linguistic skills that develop through studying Portuguese, the official language of nine countries.

You will join two departments with researchers working in various fields and will be encouraged to develop expertise and research skills relevant to both disciplines while also considering the relationships between them. Both departments encourage strong synergy between research and teaching, resulting in a vibrant learning environment as staff incorporate new research into their classes.

You will follow a structured language course in Portuguese, as well as explore the rich culture and history of Portuguese-speaking countries and communities, choosing from a range of units in literature, film, history, thought, politics, and visual culture. Your third year will be spent abroad where you will have the opportunity to explore historical issues in the distinct cultural and social context of a Portuguese-speaking country while studying or working. Those who choose to study at a university will be advised to select history-based options, and those who opt for work placements will be encouraged to seek placements in the heritage sector. To find out more about studying abroad, visit Global Opportunities.

You will have the chance to explore the intersections between history and Portuguese independently through a historically minded dissertation in your fourth year, where you will be required to use some sources written in Portuguese. The combined knowledge of history, language and culture will mean you are uniquely placed to foster and to lead intercultural communication across national boundaries.

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 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.

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

No specific subjects required.

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English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to have one of the following:

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Selection process

  • We only use your information in UCAS to assess your application. There are no other selection criteria or processes.
  • Full information about our selection processes for this course:
  • The admissions statement above relates to 2022 entry. The statement for 2023 entry will be available in summer 2022.

  • Regulations and codes of conduct we abide by to create a positive environment for learning and achievement:

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