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University of Bristol

Philosophy and French

UCAS Code: RV15
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 6 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

136

% applicants receiving offers

86%

Subjects
  • French studies
  • Philosophy
Student score
73% LOW
81% LOW
% employed or in further study
96% MED
97% MED
Average graduate salary
£22k HIGH
£18.2k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAB

AAB including French French.

Scottish Highers
AAABB-AB

SH: AAABB and AH: AB including French French.

Scottish Advanced Highers
AB

French.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DDD

DDD plus grade B in A-level French

International Baccalaureate
34

34 overall with 17 points at Higher level including 5 in Higher Level French.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

86%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

Not available

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Studying Philosophy at Bristol gives you the opportunity to delve into some of the deepest questions that have puzzled the great thinkers, by applying the rigorous analysis and argument, distinctive of the western analytic philosophical tradition. You will be part of a heritage of philosophy in the South West that includes John Locke and Thomas Hobbes. A distinguishing feature of our courses is that you will cover the basic topics that form the groundwork to philosophy (metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, philosophy of mind, language and science) in your first two years, leaving the third year for more advanced, specialised study on units offered by lecturers in their own fields of research specialisation. These include Philosophy of Psychology, Philosophy of Biology, Theories of Justice, Kantâ??s Theoretical Philosophy, and Art and the Understanding. The Bristol French Department encourages strong synergy between research and teaching, resulting in a vibrant learning environment for our students, as staff respond in their teaching to ground-breaking research. Our courses provide an enriching experience with exciting intellectual challenges, offering a wide range of options building on a solid foundation year. The department has a strong intake of highly qualified and well-motivated students every year and enjoys an outstanding reputation. All our French degrees last four years and include a period of residence in a French-speaking country on a work or study placement during the third year. Some Bristol students choose to spend their time in France, while others choose more exotic locations such as La Réunion or Martinique. Bristol is a very exciting place to study arts and humanities, with a thriving cultural life, several art cinemas, concert halls and theatres and a lively cosmopolitan atmosphere. Students in the department have access to a state-of-the-art multimedia centre.

Modules

University of Bristol

Inside one of the campus buildings

The University of Bristol is world-renowned with a reputation for academic excellence and has a vibrant student community that's passionate about everything from volunteering to hot air ballooning. Come to Bristol to earn a brilliant degree, develop interests and make life-long friends. It's easy to get involved: our students take part in 192 societies and 52 sports clubs.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
19%
81%

Year 1

16%
84%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

12%
88%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
60%
36%
4%

Year 1

71%
29%

Year 2

75%
25%

Year 3

42%
54%
4%

Year 4

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 80%
Student score 73% LOW
Able to access IT resources

96%

Staff made the subject interesting

88%

Library resources are satisfactory

82%

Feedback on work has been helpful

59%

Feedback on work has been prompt

72%

Staff are good at explaining things

95%

Received sufficient advice and support

78%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
4% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
74% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
461 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
95% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
3% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary £22k HIGH
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

10%

Graduates who are media professionals

8%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

13%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
It's often said the UK doesn't produce enough modern language graduates, and graduates from French courses have a lot of options available to them when they complete their courses. About one in seven get jobs elsewhere in the EU – often as English teachers – which is much higher than for most subjects. Those who want to stay at home to work find jobs in education, and anywhere good communication skills are a must. That means you can find French graduates in marketing, business and finance and the arts - as events organisers, projects managers, management consultants, and, of course, translators. But remember, whilst employers say they rate graduates who have more than one language, you need to have them as part of a whole package of good skills.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 89%
Student score 81% LOW
Able to access IT resources

83%

Staff made the subject interesting

90%

Library resources are satisfactory

79%

Feedback on work has been helpful

56%

Feedback on work has been prompt

50%

Staff are good at explaining things

93%

Received sufficient advice and support

82%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
10% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
50% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
482 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
95% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 97% MED
Average graduate salary £18.2k MED
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

7%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

6%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

5%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Although there aren't a lot of jobs around for professional philosophers, philosophy degrees are an increasingly popular option, with more than 2,300 students graduating in a philosophy-related subject in 2012. Nearly a quarter of philosophy graduates take a postgraduate qualification, and it's a relatively common subject at both Masters and doctorate level – so if you think academic life might be for you, think ahead about how you might fund further study. For those who go into work, philosophy grads tend to go into education, management, marketing, community work, human resources and the finance industry, while a few even went into IT, where their logical training can be very useful.
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