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BA Philosophy and Theology (VV56)

Course overview

BA Philosophy and Theology (VV56)

Typical offer

A-level standard offer: AAA

A-level contextual offer: ABB

See entry requirements for full details and eligibility.

Course duration

3 year(s) full-time

6 year(s) part-time

Part-time study with daytime, weekday teaching.

Application method

Full-time: UCAS

Part-time: Contact artf-ugoffice@bristol.ac.uk for more information and to apply.


£9,250 per year, home students

£23,900 per year, international students

Part-time tuition fees will normally be charged on a pro rata basis

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Clifton campus

This course combines philosophy and theology.

In philosophy, you will study units covering an introduction to philosophy, logic, realism and normativity and undertake an extended essay.

For theology, in your first year you will take an introductory unit on different religious traditions and a methodological unit on the study of religion as an academic subject. You will also take an optional unit from choices that may include Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Judaism, Hinduism, Chinese and Japanese religions, Ethics, and the Philosophy of Religion.

In your second year, you will continue your studies in philosophy and theology by combining mandatory units with other units of your choice. You will have the freedom to focus more on philosophy or on religion and theology depending on your interests.

In your third year, you will take three optional units, including a dissertation in an area of special interest to you.

Course structure

Full details about the course structure and units for this course can be viewed in the programme catalogue.

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Entry requirements

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.

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirements

Standard numeracy requirement (4 or C in GCSE Mathematics or equivalent)

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English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to have one of the following:

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