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BA Philosophy

University of Bristol
Program overview
3-6 years
Full time/part time
Bachelor's degree
English
Start dates
Bristol
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Program description

BA Philosophy

This course offers you both depth and breadth over three years of exciting and challenging study. 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 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 open units outside the department in your first year.

In year two you complete your foundation in philosophy with mandatory units and conduct more detailed study from ethics to philosophy of language.

In the 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.

Admission requirements

Applicants must meet one of the following

A-level Standard offer

AAA

A-level Contextual offer

ABB

International Baccalaureate Diploma Standard offer

36points overall with 18 at Higher Level

International Baccalaureate Diploma Contextual offer

32points overall with 16 at Higher Level

Cambridge Pre-U offer

Requirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B, and M3 is C.

Access to HE Diploma offer

Access to HE Diploma in Humanities, Humanities and Social Sciences, or Literary Studies. The 45 graded Level 3 credits must include at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit or above. Additional written work may be required; please contact the Enquiries team for details.

BTEC offer

DDDin a relevant subject

Scottish Qualifications Authority offer

Advanced Higher: AA, and Standard Higher: AAAAB

Welsh Baccalaureate offer

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


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Program content

Year 1

Mandatory

  • Logic and Critical Thinking
  • Introduction to PhilosophyA
  • Readings in Value Theory
  • Knowledge and Reality
  • Introduction to Philosophy B

Year 2

Mandatory

  • Realism and Normativity Texts in Modern European Philosophy 1
  • Aesthetics Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophy of Mathematics
  • What is democracy, and how should it work? Philosophy of Mathematics
  • What is democracy, and how should it work?
  • Death, dying and disease Ethics
  • Ancient Philosophy
  • Space, Time and Matter

Year 3

Optional

  • Philosophy of Science
  • Philosophical Issues of Physical Sciences
  • Philosophy of Biology
  • The Philosophy and History of Medicine
  • Philosophical Issues of Physical Sciences
  • The Philosophy and History of Medicine

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

  • Full time: UCAS
  • Part time: Apply direct to the University

Part-time study over six years with daytime, weekday teaching

Tuition fees

  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £20,100 per year
  • International students: £20,100 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £9,250 per year

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University of Bristol

Tyndall Avenue
BS8 1TH Bristol
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