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Social Policy with Quantitative Research Methods, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #51 (QS) ,
This Social Policy with Quantitative Research Methods course from University of Bristol is ideal for students interested in learning more about how to use numbers and data within social policy. 

About

The Social Policy with Quantitative Research Methods course from University of Bristol provides training in practical and analytical skills, which will enhance your career prospects and provide you with a strong platform for postgraduate study. No prior knowledge of statistical techniques is required.

About two thirds of your studies will follow the Single Honours Social Policy course, where you will acquire core knowledge in your subject. The remaining third provides applied interdisciplinary training in quantitative methods.

In year one we discuss how numbers and data are used to tell convincing stories in the media and social research. We consider what is meant by segregation and how it can be mapped and measured.

Year two offers practical classes in social statistics and applied data analysis, developing your skills in numeracy and analysis to advance your study of social policy.

In your third year you will undertake your own individual research in an area of quantitative social science.

There is also a four-year undergraduate degree option, offering more advanced quantitative methods training for those wishing to graduate with a MSci qualification.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Social Policy and the Weltare State: Historical Perspectives 
  • Critical Skills for Social Scientists: Social Policy 
  • Concepts and Ideologies of Welfare in the Contemporary World 
  • Comparative and International Social Policy 
  • Understanding Public Policy
  • Principles of Quantitative Social Science
  • Conducting a Research Project using secondary data

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    185

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  • Minimum required score:

    68

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Academic Requirements

  • A-level Standard offer: ABB 
  • A-level Contextual offer: BBC 
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Standard offer: 32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma  Contextual offer: 29 points overall with 14 at Higher Level
  • 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 Applies to you

    18100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18100 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    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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