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Faculty of ArtsApplications
Schools within the Faculty of ArtsSchool of Modern Languages
School of ArtsSchool of Humanities
School of Modern Languages
French German Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American StudiesItalian Russian (incl. Czech Studies
School of Arts
Archaeology & Anthropology Drama: Theatre, Film & TelevisionHistory of ArtMusicPhilosophy
School of Humanities
Classics & Ancient History English Historical StudiesTheology & Religious Studies
Faculty of ArtsApproach to Recruitment All departments within the Faculty apply a holistic approach to UCAS applications, with varying emphasis on each of the three key elements of the application: grades, personal statement and academic reference. Generally speaking, an offer will be made on the overall satisfaction of those three components and in strict adherence to departmental and university admissions statements and regulations.
Criteria for assessing the Personal Statement and Reference will include, for example:
Demonstrated interest in and commitment to the subjectEvidence of clear thinking and understandingAppropriateness of the Bristol course to the candidate's declared interests and aspirationsNon-academic achievement and/or experience, or extra-curricular interests, that indicate the likely contribution a candidate will make to the life of the UniversityOther relevant skills eg languages
School of HumanitiesDepartmentApplications Places RatioEnglishHistorical StudiesClassics & Ancient HistoryTheology & Religious Studies21549223
An excellent Personal Statement will include, for example:
Well reasoned, articulate motives for wanting to study subject backed by evidence of interest and commitment. Multiple examples of wider interest (attending university master class, summer school, lecture, visit to museums).A sophisticated understanding of how subjects studied at school and/or interests relate to chosen subject & department.Strong evidence of powers of analysis and expression, sophisticated vocabulary, error free. High level of critical thinking.