BA Philosophy and Portuguese (RV55)

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UCAS code RV55
Application method Full time: UCAS/Common Application
Part time: Apply direct to the University
Course duration 4 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, Placements
Part-time study 6-7 year(s) part-time
Part-time study over six or seven years with daytime, weekday teaching plus a period of residence abroad
Number of applicants accepted for 2016/17 19 overall for Philosophy with a modern language courses

About BA Philosophy and Portuguese

This course combines philosophy with study of Portuguese. This provides a valuable skill set that is ideally tailored to the increasingly globalised workplace.

Portuguese is the seventh most widely spoken language in the world and the rise of the Brazilian and Angolan economies and major sporting events in Brazil mean Portuguese speakers are increasingly in demand.

You will spend your third year abroad working or studying at a partner institution in a Portuguese-speaking environment. This will enable you to refine your language skills and cultural understanding and gain valuable work experience.

For philosophy you will study units covering introduction to philosophy, logic, and realism and normativity, as well as writing an extended essay.

Both departments enjoy a strong reputation for teaching and research and this course combination provides a particularly strong intellectual challenge with a cosmopolitan perspective.

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See a list of all Philosophy and Portuguese degrees at Bristol, and find more information about the course, assessment and career prospects.

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

Standard offer
AAB including B in a modern language
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
BBB including B in a modern language
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
34 overall with 17 points at Higher Level, including 5 at Higher Level in a modern language
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
31 points overall with 15 at Higher Level, including 5 at Higher Level in a modern 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 with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit, and demonstrate proven capacity for language learning usually through a B at A-level in a modern language
BTEC offer DDD All applicants should demonstrate a capacity for language learning
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerSH: AAABB and AH: AB including a modern language
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 offer80% including 8.0 in a modern language
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Applicants must also meet these requirements

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

Selection process

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

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