BA Theatre and Portuguese (R2D8)
A-level standard offer: AAB
A-level contextual offer: BBB
See entry requirements for full details and eligibility.
This degree combines theatre with the study of Portuguese, the official language of nine countries around the world. The political importance of countries like Angola and Brazil means that Portuguese speakers are increasingly in demand. The course offers an enriching experience with exciting intellectual challenges and a range of options that will allow you to pursue your own interests.
Both departments encourage strong synergy between research and teaching, resulting in a vibrant learning environment as staff incorporate new research into their classes.
The theatre course will allow you to develop your understanding and practical skills by exploring critical and historical frameworks alongside practical workshops. There are opportunities to engage with professional theatre makers and our museum-accredited archive, the Theatre Collection.
You will following a structured language course in Portuguese, as well as explore the rich literature, cinema, history, thought, politics, and visual culture of Portuguese-speaking countries and communities. You will spend your third year abroad in a Portuguese-speaking environment, extending your language skills and cultural knowledge. To find out more about studying abroad, visit Global Opportunities.
When you return to Bristol for your final year you will have the opportunity to undertake an independent practical or written research project and/or a work placement in the creative industries.
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 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.
Full details about the course structure and units for this course can be viewed in the programme catalogue.Go to programme catalogue
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.
A-level standard offer
AAB including a modern language
A-level contextual offer
BBB including a modern languageFind out if you are eligible for a contextual offer
DDD in any Applied General BTEC National Level 3 Extended Diploma, AND B in a modern language A-level (or equivalent)Find out more about our BTEC entry requirements
International Baccalaureate Diploma
34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including 5 at Higher Level in a modern language
International Baccalaureate Diploma contextual offer
31 points overall with 15 at Higher Level, including 5 at Higher Level in a modern languageFind out if you are eligible for a contextual offer
80% overall, with 8.0 in a modern language
Scottish Qualifications Authority
Advanced Higher: AB including a modern language, and Standard Higher: AAABB
Access to HE Diploma
Access to HE Diploma in Humanities, Social Sciences, Law or History (or similar titles). The 45 graded Level 3 credits must include 24 credits at Distinction and 21 at Merit or above. Plus proven capacity for language learning, usually through a B at A-level in a modern language
Requirements are as for A-levels, where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
Requirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B, and M3 is C.
The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students, and we accept a wide range of qualifications for undergraduate and postgraduate study.Search international qualifications
Applicants must also meet these requirements
GCSE profile requirements
No specific subjects required.
Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you need to have one of the following:
- 7.0 overall with 7.0 in writing and 6.5 in all other skills
- GCSE English Language grade B or 6
- An alternative English Language Profile B qualification
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels
More about UK qualifications.
- We only use your information in UCAS to assess your application. There are no other selection criteria or processes.
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