BA English and Philosophy (QV35)

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UCAS code QV35
Application method Full time: UCAS/Common Application
Part time: Apply direct to the University
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees

Fees quoted are for 2018 entry only. Fees for 2019 will be confirmed, subject to government approval, later in 2018.

  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £16,500 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £9,250 per year
Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus
Part-time study 6 year(s) part-time
Part-time study over six years with daytime, weekday teaching
Number of applicants accepted for 2016/17 15
Number of applications for 2016/17 106
Number of places for 2018/19 10

About BA English and Philosophy

This course gives you the opportunity to study two distinct disciplines:

  • philosophy, which questions everyday assumptions and enquires into the foundations of other forms of knowledge;
  • English literature, which involves the close, analytical study of poetry, fiction and drama written in English.

You will learn the fundamental principles of logic, metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and political philosophy, and study literature written in English from the medieval period to the present day.

For English, in years one and two the study of successive periods of English literature is complemented with work on individual authors, topics, and genres. In your second and third years you will be able to choose from a range of stimulating options and research-led special subjects. Year three is fully optional and includes the opportunity to write a dissertation on a topic of your own choosing.

The curriculum on both halves of the course is designed to give you full advantage of our staff's research expertise.

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

Standard offer
AAA including English Literature or combined English Literature and Language
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
ABB including A in English Literature or combined English Literature and Language
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
36 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in English A Literature or combined English A Literature and Language
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in English A Literature or combined English A Literature and Language
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma (Arts or Humanities) with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit. Additional written work may be required.
BTEC offer DDD plus A in A-level English Literature or combined English Literature and Language
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AA including English, and Standard Higher: AAAAB
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade
European Baccalaureate offer85% overall with 8.5 in English
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
Higher numeracy requirement (B in GCSE Maths or equivalent)
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English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile A
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

How we assess your application

Admissions statements relate to 2018 entry and will be updated for 2019 entry in summer 2018.

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Considered but places are limited to ensure fairness to applicants applying the following year

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application. We may interview mature applicants and applicants with non-standard qualifications.

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