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Philosophy and Politics University of Bristol Degree level: Undergraduate

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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 will write an extended essay.

In politics, you will study the politics of individual countries and governments, and the relationships between them, 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 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 you will choose from a range of units closely linked to staff research interests, which are 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.

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.

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
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
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 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 profiles: 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/
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 an essay-based 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/2020/politics-international-relations/bsc-philosophy-politics/

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £19,500 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

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University of Bristol
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BS8 1TH


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