BA Comparative Literatures and Cultures and Portuguese (QR42)

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UCAS code QR42
Application method UCAS
Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
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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Location of course Clifton campus, Placements
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course.

About BA Comparative Literatures and Cultures and Portuguese

A BA Comparative Literatures and Cultures degree from Bristol gives you an unmatched opportunity to study a wealth of international cultural production in both depth and breadth. You will study the literatures and cultures of the world in translation in comparative frameworks drawing on methodologies from, textual, cultural, and visual studies, as well as from translation, philosophy, history, social science and critical theory.

Core units in years one and two currently include: What is Comparative Literature and How Do We Practise It?; Introduction to Visual Cultures; Cultures of Representation and Leadership; and Migrations of Culture. In year three you will complete an independent research project. In addition, you will have a choice of optional units that may be based in the culture of a single language or combine input from a range of cultures.

This joint honours course includes an integrated year abroad (the third year of study) where you may undertake university study, a British Council assistantship, or a work placement, in a Portuguese-speaking country. You will therefore also follow a programme of study in Portuguese, developing linguistic skills to a high level to permit you to communicate easily in writing and orally.

Teaching is by experts in the field and is informed by staff research interests. It is delivered in varied ways, through lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops and one-to-one project supervision. You will participate in small-group teaching and may be asked to give introductory talks to initiate discussion. Assessment methods are equally varied, and include presentations, essays, commentaries, exams, collaborative projects, debates, case study explorations, reports and dissertations. Language assessment consists of a balance between formative and summative assessment, composed of various elements such as grammar, translation, writing, and oral skills.

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Typical offer for BA Comparative Literatures and Cultures and Portuguese - applicants must meet one of the following

A-level
Standard offer
AAB including a modern language
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
BBB including a modern language
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including 5 at Higher Level in a modern language
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
31 points overall with 15 at Higher Level, including 5 at Higher Level in a modern language
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements 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 offerAccess to HE Diploma in Humanities. The 45 graded Level 3 credits must include at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit or above. Plus proven capacity for language learning, usually through a B at A-level in a modern language.

Mature students are welcome to contact mature-students@bristol.ac.uk to check the suitability of their Access course.
BTEC offer DDM. All applicants must demonstrate proven capacity for language learning, usually through a B at A-level in a modern language.
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AB including a modern language, and Standard Higher: AAABB
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements 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 offer80% overall, with 8.0 in a modern language
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International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

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English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile B
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For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

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