Philosophy at University of Bristol - UCAS

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Course summary

This course offers you both depth and breadth over three years of exciting and challenging study. Our students reach a high level of attainment and are well prepared for postgraduate study, both in philosophy and many other subjects. This course equips you with skills, including textual analysis, clear written and verbal expression, and critical thinking, that are valuable in a wide range of careers. 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 and 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 recently included Readings in Value Theory and Knowledge and Reality. You may also take units outside the department in your first year. In your second year, you complete your foundation in philosophy with mandatory units and conduct more detailed study from ethics to the philosophy of language. In your final year, you may work for an independent study unit on almost any topic in philosophy, writing an extended essay in consultation with a supervisor. Final-year taught units relate to the research interests of staff in areas ranging from global justice to philosophy of physics.


How to apply

Application codes

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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: bristol.ac.uk/international/countries/

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

European Baccalaureate: 85% overall.

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

https://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/2025/philosophy/ba-philosophy/#entry-requirements


Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £23900 Year 1
International £23900 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees quoted are for 2024 entry only. Fees for 2025 will be confirmed, subject to government approval, later in 2024.
Philosophy at University of Bristol - UCAS