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Social Policy and Sociology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #49 (QS) Bristol, United Kingdom
This Joint Honours Social Policy and Sociology degree at University of Bristol explores different ways of understanding crucial issues within public and social life. It combines the focus of social policy on wellbeing with sociology's insight into how contemporary societies operate.
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Overview

The Social Policy and Sociology degree at University of Bristol explores the structures of societies and how they constitute social patterns. This is crucial to our understanding of how different groups in society experience wellbeing, as well as the dynamics needed to change patterns of inequality.

In your social policy studies, the first year 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' political and social issues.

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:

  • Thinking Sociologically
  • Doing Social Research
  • Key Social Thinkers
  • Social Identities and Divisions
  • Social Policy Past and Present
  • Critical Skills for Social Scientists: 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

    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: ABB including an essay-based subject
  • A-level Contextual offer: BBC including B in an essay-based subject
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Standard offer: 32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in an essay-based subject
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Contextual offer: 29 points overall with 14 at Higher Level, including 6 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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