BA Philosophy (V500)

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UCAS code V500
Application method Full time: UCAS/Common Application
Part time: Apply direct to the University
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees
  • Home students: £9,250 per year, subject to government approval
  • EU students: £9,250 per year, subject to government approval
  • International students: £16,500 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £9,250 per year, subject to government approval
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 58

About BA Philosophy

This course offers you both depth and breadth over three years of exciting and challenging study.

In the first year you will gain a grounding in the fundamentals of philosophy through two mandatory Introduction to Philosophy units. You will also take units in logic and metaphysics, which will stretch you with challenging ideas that most other philosophy courses in the UK only offer to students in their second year.

You can also choose units such as Philosophy of Science, Critical Thinking or a text-based unit, or you may decide to take open units outside the Department of Philosophy in your first year.

In your second year you complete your foundation in philosophy before progressing to advanced units in your third year, when you will also take two independent study units and write an extended essay for each, supervised one-on-one over a term.

More about Philosophy

Find out more about studying Philosophy at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.

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

A-level
Standard offer
AAA 
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
ABB 
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
36 overall with 18 points at Higher Level
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
32 overall with 16 points at Higher Level
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
BTEC offer DDD 
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerSH: AAAAB and AH: AA
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
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 for 2018 entry.
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.

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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For questions regarding study and admission contact our Enquiries Team:
Phone: +44 (0)117 394 1649
Email: choosebristol-ug@bristol.ac.uk

Enquiries about part-time applications should be directed to:
Email: david.fowler@bristol.ac.uk

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