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Social Policy and Politics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #49 (QS) ,
This Social Policy and Politics course from University of Bristol combines social policy and its focus on wellbeing with politics and its consideration of power: who exercises it and for whom.

About

The first year of the Social Policy and Politics course from University of Bristol introduces key skills and concepts within social policy so that you can familiarise yourself with theoretical, comparative and historical analyses. 

Politics at Bristol is organised around three themes:
  • political theory
  • comparative and national politics
  • international relations.

You will study the politics of individual countries and governments and the relationships between countries, communities and individuals. 

There are obvious links between these two subject areas: politics drives us to think about how society should be organised and how communities and states interact. In turn, this prompts considerations of how wellbeing is unevenly distributed in contemporary societies and the forms of social organisation necessary to enhance our lives.

Both the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies and the School for Policy Studies encourage strong synergy between research and teaching resulting in a vibrant learning environment as staff respond in their teaching to new research. 

You will also have the opportunity to spend half a year studying abroad at a partner university.

Teaching

The typical percentage of time spent in different learning activities for this course based on student choices.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Political Concepts
  • Thinking Politically
  • Understanding Public Policy
  • Contemporary Feminist Thought: Debates and Issues
  • Justice between generations
  • Political Violence
  • The Political Economy of China
  • European Foreign Policy
  • Europe in Crisis: Global, Regional and Domestic Perspectives
  • The Holocaust - History and Legacy

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    68

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • A-level Standard offer: AAB including an essay-based subject
  • A-level Contextual offer: BBB including an essay-based subject
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Standard offer: 34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in an essay-based subject
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Contextual offer: 31 points overall with 15 at Higher Level with 5 at Higher Level in an essay-based subject
  • Cambridge Pre-U offer: Requirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £9,250 per year

Living costs for Bristol

  • 750 - 1260 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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