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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.
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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/
|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|
|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/
|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.
|Scottish Advanced Higher||AA||Advanced Higher: AA|
|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.|
European Baccalaureate offer: 85% overall
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttp://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/2020/philosophy/ba-philosophy/
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|