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Social Policy and Politics, B.Sc.

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  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #49 (QS) Bristol, United Kingdom
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.
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Overview

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. Years two and three allow you to explore your interests in greater depth through a range of optional units focusing on contemporary 'real world' social issues.

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 consideration of how wellbeing is unevenly distributed in contemporary societies and the forms of social organisation necessary to enhance our lives.

In the politics part of your course, you will study the politics of countries and governments and the relationships between countries, communities and individuals. Politics at Bristol is organised around three themes: political theory, comparative and national politics, and international relations.

Teaching

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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
  • Theories of International Relations
  • Comparative Government and Politics: An Introduction
  • Critical Skills for Social Scientists: Social Policy
  • Key Concepts, Theories and Ideologies in Social Policy

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    95

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    68

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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 for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B, M3 is C

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

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