Philosophy

University of Bristol

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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This course offers you both depth and breadth over three years of exciting and challenging study. In your first year you will gain a grounding in the fundamentals of philosophy through two mandatory introductory units; one exploring issues in epistemology and metaphysics, such as knowledge, scepticism, and the distinction between appearance and reality; the other concerning moral and political philosophy. You will also take units in critical thinking and logic, and a choice of other units, which have previously included Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Mind, and Mill's On Liberty. You may take open units outside the department in your first year. In year two, you complete your foundation in philosophy with mandatory units that cover issues across the subject, as well as choosing units that go into much more depth about a particular area such as philosophy of language or ethics. In the final year there are independent study units in which you can study almost any topic in philosophy, writing an extended essay in consultation with a supervisor. There are also taught units that relate directly to the research interests of staff in areas from global justice to philosophy of physics. The third-year units require engagement with the latest research and students reach a high level of attainment and are well-prepared for postgraduate study, both in philosophy and many other subjects. The programme will equip you with skills, including textual analysis, clear written and verbal expression, and critical thinking, which will be valuable in a wide range of careers.

Course details


How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.

EU

Wales

England

International

Scotland

Northern Ireland

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeV500
Institution code B78
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students, and accepts a wide range of qualifications for undergraduate study. If you studied at a school, college or university outside the UK, please select the relevant page for further information on qualification equivalences, scholarships and details of our education representatives in your country/region: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/international/countries/


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level ABB - AAA Standard offer: AAA Contextual offer: ABB. Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/ for more information about contextual offers.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD DDD in a relevant subject.
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits M: 15 credits Pass Access to HE Diploma (Humanities/Humanities and Social Sciences, or Literary Studies) with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit. Additional written work may be required.
Scottish Higher AAAAB Standard Higher: AAAAB
Scottish Advanced Higher AA Advanced Higher: AA
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 36 - 32 points Standard offer: 36 points overall with 18 at Higher Level Contextual offer: 32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level. Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/ for more information about contextual offers.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) 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.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, D3 - D3, M2, M2 Requirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B, M3 is C.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE profile: Higher numeracy requirement (6 or B in GCSE Mathematics or equivalent). For more information: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/gcse/

European Baccalaureate offer: 85% overall

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/2020/philosophy/ba-philosophy/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £19500 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Philosophy at University of Bristol - UCAS