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Philosophy and Politics BSc (Hons)

University of Bristol

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

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 Critical Thinking and Realism and Normativity, and may 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.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 20,100per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : ABB - AAA

Standard offer: AAA including an essay-based subject.Contextual offer: ABB including an essay-based subjectPlease visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/ for more information about contextual offers.

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University information

University of Bristol

  • University League Table

    14th

  • Campus address

    University of Bristol, Senate House, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, Bristol, BS8 1TH, England

Bristol is one of the UK’s leading research universities, with a curriculum informed by the latest research and degrees taught by expert academics.
Around a quarter of Bristol students are international, with students from over 150 countries helping to create a friendly and diverse community.
The Careers Service offers advice, events and resources for international students during their studies and for up to three years after graduation.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    8th out of 52 3

    15th out of 85 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 218
    177 83%

    6th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%

    21st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    n/a

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    166 76%

    15th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    24th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.13 83%

    17th

    33

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