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Programme structure: Philosophy and Russian (BA) - what's running in 2021/22

Mandatory Unit Russian Language 3 is must pass. For further information and a definition of must pass units please see the Glossary of Terms

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status Faculty of Arts Category Teaching Block
You must take at least 40 CP of PHIL-coded units and at least 40 CP of RUSS-coded units
List A List A - Take RUSS30001 and one 20 CP Philosophy unit
Philosophical Issues of Physical Sciences PHIL30052 20 Optional TB-1
Philosophy and the Environment PHIL30112 20 Optional TB-1,TB-2
Philosophy of Science PHIL30049 20 Optional TB-2
Philosophy of Biology PHIL30063 20 Optional TB-1
Evil, Deviance, and Crime PHIL30127 20 Optional TB-2
Virtue and Well-Being PHIL30126 20 Optional A TB-1
The Philosophy and History of Medicine PHIL30082 20 Optional A,C TB-1
Russian Language 3 RUSS30001 20 Mandatory TB-4
List B - Choose 20 CP from this list
Dostoevsky RUSS30063 20 Optional TB-1
First Extended Essay PHIL30107 20 Optional TB-1,TB-2
Communism in Europe MODL30001 20 Optional TB-1
The Italian City: Medieval and Early Modern Cultures MODL30020 20 Optional TB-1
List C - Choose 20 CP from either list C or list F
Dostoevsky RUSS30063 20 Optional TB-1
Writing Revolution: Russian Literature, 1910-1940 RUSS30068 20 Optional TB-1
Advanced Czech Language RUSS30070 20 Optional TB-4
Life and Death with Stalin RUSS30082 20 Optional TB-2
Philosophy of Science PHIL30049 20 Optional TB-2
Philosophy of Psychology PHIL30077 20 Optional TB-2
Philosophy of Mathematics PHIL30090 20 Optional TB-2
Philosophy of Biology PHIL30063 20 Optional TB-1
Philosophy and the Environment PHIL30112 20 Optional TB-1,TB-2
Translating in a Professional Context MODL30010 20 Optional TB-1
Catalan Language (follow-on) MODL30011 20 Optional TB-4
Czech Language (follow-on) MODL30012 20 Optional TB-4
Follow-on Portuguese MODL30037 20 Optional TB-4
Multi- and Plurilingualism: Language Policies across Europe and Beyond MODL30038 20 Optional TB-1
List D - Choose 20 CP from this list
Life and Death with Stalin RUSS30082 20 Optional TB-2
Texts in Modern European Philosophy 2 PHIL30116 20 Optional TB-1
Philosophy of Psychology PHIL30077 20 Optional TB-2
Death, dying and disease PHIL30115 20 Optional D TB-2
Evil, Deviance, and Crime PHIL30127 20 Optional TB-2
Liaison Interpreting MODL30006 20 Optional TB-1,TB-2
Pan-Africanism: ideas and archives MODL30026 20 Optional TB-2
The Cultural heritage of Historic Towns and Cities in Europe and Beyond MODL30027 20 Optional TB-2
List E - Choose 20 CP from this list
Second Extended Essay PHIL30108 20 Mandatory TB-1,TB-2
MODL30005 is mandatory for Single Honours Students
Independent Study 1 MODL30005 20 Optional TB-4
Gender, Sexuality and Cinema MODL30018 20 Optional TB-2
Pan-Africanism: ideas and archives MODL30026 20 Optional TB-2
Theoretical Approaches to Language Teaching MODL30036 20 Optional TB-2
List F Choose 20 CP from either list F or list C
Take 20 CP From Bristol Futures, UWLP or Faculty Wide Units – OR choose an additional 20 CP from lists A-D above OPEN 20 Optional
Students may not take PHIL30115 if they have already taken PHIL20049.
Philosophy and Russian (BA)   120      

Progression/award requirements

Unit Pass Mark for Undergraduate Programmes:

  • 40 out of 100 – for level C/4, I/5 & H/6 units
  • 50 out of 100 – for level M/7 units

For details on the weightings for classifying undergraduate degrees, please see the Agreed Weightings, by Faculty, to be applied for the Purposes of Calculating the Final Programme Mark and Degree Classification in Undergraduate Programmes.

For detailed rules on progression please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes and the relevant faculty handbook.

Please refer to the specific progression/award requirements for programmes with a preliminary year of study, the Gateway programmes and International Foundation programmes.

Exit awards

All undergraduate degree programmes allow the opportunity for a student to exit from a programme with a Diploma or Certificate of Higher Education.

  • To be awarded a Diploma of Higher Education, a student must have successfully completed 240 credit points, of which at least 90 must be at level 5.
  • To be awarded a Certificate of Higher Education, a student must have successfully completed 120 credit points at level 4.

Integrated Master's degrees may also allow the opportunity for a student to exit from the programme with an equivalent Bachelor's degree where a student has achieved 360 credit points, of which 90 must be at level 6, and has successfully met any additional criteria as described in the programme specification.

The opportunities for a student to exit from one of the professional programmes in Veterinary Science, Medicine, and Dentistry with an Award is outlined in the relevant Programme Regulations (which are available as an annex in the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes).

Degree classifications:

  • First Class Honours 70 and above
  • Second Class Honours, First Division 60-69
  • Second Class Honours, Second Division 50-59
  • Third Class Honours 40-49
  • Fail 39 and below

An Ordinary degree can be awarded if a student has successfully completed at least 300 credits with a minimum of 60 credits at Level 6.

The pass mark for the professional programmes in Veterinary Science, Medicine and Dentistry is 50 out of 100. The classification of a degree in the professional programmes in Veterinary Science, Medicine, and Dentistry is provided in the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.

Additional progress information

An oral distinction may be awarded.

The alternative classified honours degree of Arts (Modern Language Studies) may be awarded on this programme. For further details please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes

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