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Philosophy and Modern Languages

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All candidates must follow the application procedure as shown in how to apply.  The information below gives specific details for students applying for this course.

Written work 

Candidates must submit the same written work as required for Modern Languages by 10 November 2014. Please see Modern Languages for further details. The piece of written work submitted in English may also be seen by philosophy tutors, so it should show your capacity for reasoned argument and clear writing; a good length would be between 1000 and 2000 words.  Most candidates will not be studying philosophy, so there is no expectation that it will be on a philosophical topic.

Written tests

All candidates must take the Modern Languages Admissions Tests (MLAT), normally at their own school or college, on 5 November 2014 and the deadline for final entries is 15 October 2014. Separate registration for this test is required. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure that they are registered for this test.

Candidates will need to take two sections of the MLAT: one for their chosen language, and one for Philosophy.

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What are tutors looking for?

At interview, tutors will be looking for interest in the proposed fields of study, relevant linguistic ability, a critical and analytical response to questions and/or texts and the ability to defend a viewpoint by reasoned argument.

Selection criteria

Candidates may wish to refer to the selection criteria for Philosophy and for Modern Languages.

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