48 months
21100 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Social Policy with Quantitative Research Methods course University of Bristol is ideal for students interested in learning more about how to use numbers and data within social policy. 

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The Social Policy with Quantitative Research Methods course University of Bristol  provides in-depth training in practical and analytical skills, which will enhance your career prospects and provide you with a strong platform for postgraduate research. 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. You will focus on key issues such as inequality, risk, need, and the social processes and institutions that promote wellbeing. You will draw on social, political and economic theory to analyse and explore these in a global context.


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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Social Policy Past and Present
  • Critical Skills for Social Scientists: Social Policy
  • Key Concepts, Theories and Ideologies in Social Policy
  • Comparative and International Policy Studies
  • Convincing stories? Numbers as evidence in the social sciences
  • Segregation and inequality in the UK (measurement and debate)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General 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 for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B, M3 is C
  • Access to HE Diploma offer: Pass Access to HE Diploma (Humanities/Humanities and Social Sciences, or Literary Studies) with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit. Additional written work may be required
  • BTEC offer: DDM in a relevant subject

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21100 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.

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.


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