Philosophy and Politics University of Bristol

Undergraduate

This course combines philosophy with the study of politics and international relations. This provides a valuable skill set ideally tailored to the increasingly globalised workplace.

For philosophy, you will study units including Introduction to Philosophy, Logic, and Realism and Normativity, and write an extended essay.

In politics, you will study the politics of individual countries and governments, and the relationships between countries, communities, and individuals. You will become familiar with many different views and methods, and learn to analyse and evaluate them.

Politics is organised around three themes:

  • political theory

  • comparative and national politics

  • international relations.

The first year includes four compulsory units to ensure you have a solid grounding in the discipline, and you will have greater choice as you progress through the course.

In your final year this includes a range of units which are closely linked to staff research interests and thus unique to Bristol. Units cover subjects such as political theory, international relations, UK politics, US politics, gender, security and conflict. There is a strong emphasis on research skills, with a compulsory unit in the first year and the possibility to complete a dissertation in the final year.

You will also have the opportunity to spend half a year studying abroad at a partner university.

Bristol has an enviable record for its research and teaching both in philosophy and politics. Both schools encourage strong synergy between research and teaching, resulting in a vibrant learning environment. This course combination offers an enriching experience with exciting intellectual challenges.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    23 September 2019

  • Duration

    3 years


Course details

Modules

Find out more about the course structure and units available for Philosophy and Politics: https://www.bris.ac.uk/unit-programme-catalogue/RouteStructure.jsa?byCohort=N&ayrCode=19%2F20&programmeCode=9PHIL012U


How to apply

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 code VL52
Institution code B78
Campus name Main 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

Qualification Offer Further information
A level AAA - ABB Standard offer: AAA including an essay-based subject.

Contextual offer: ABB including an essay-based subject

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. 12 graded level 3 credits of graded level 3 units in essay-based subjects relevant to the degree at Distinction. Additional written work may be required.
Scottish Higher AAAAB Standard Higher: AAAAB
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, D3 - D3, M2, M2 Requirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE profiles: Higher numeracy requirement (B in GCSE Mathematics or equivalent) and Standard literacy requirement (C in GCSE English or equivalent).

For more information: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/gcse/
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 36 - 32 points Standard offer: 36 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in an essay-based subject.

Contextual offer: 32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level, including 5 at Higher Level in an essay-based subject.

Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/ for more information about contextual offers.
Scottish Advanced Higher AA Advanced Higher: AA including an essay-based subject
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 Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.

European Baccalaureate offer: 85% overall with 8.5 in a social science or arts subject.

Essay-based subjects include Anthropology; Archaeology; Classical Civilisation; Classics; Drama; Economics; English Language; English Literature; Environmental Studies; Film; Geography; Government and Politics; Health and Social Care; History; History of Art; Law; Media Studies; Philosophy; Politics; Psychology; Religious Studies; Sociology; Theatre Studies.

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

http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/2019/politics-international-relations/bsc-philosophy-politics/

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £18,100 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.