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Sociology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #49 (QS) Bristol, United Kingdom
This Sociology course from University of Bristol provides the academic and professional support needed for you to develop your own sociological imagination.

Overview

Sociology is a well-established discipline, as relevant to the study of 21st-century societies as to the sweeping changes of the Industrial Revolution.

Sociologists are concerned with society’s structures, forms of action and cultural arrangements, and are uniquely placed to understand the changes of social life. 

The structure of year in the Sociology course from University of Bristol one provides a solid grounding in sociology, followed by a greater choice of units linked to staff research interests. Units have previously covered subjects such as ethnicity, racism, popular music, modern slavery, migration and intimacy.

There is a strong emphasis on research skills throughout, with compulsory units in the first two years. In your final year you will conduct a piece of supervised sociological research on a topic of your choice that draws on these research skills.

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:

  • Thinking Sociologically 
  • Doing Social Research 
  • Key Social Thinkers 
  • Social Identities and Divisions 
  • Investigating the Social
  • Conceptualising the Social
  • The Sociology of Popular Music
  • Perspectives on Power
  • Cultural Representation

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 (see list below)
  • A-level Contextual offer: BBB including an essay-based subject (see list below)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Standard offer: 34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including 5 at Higher Level in an essay-based subject (see list below)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Contextual offer: 31 points overall with 15 at Higher Level, including 5 at Higher Level in an essay-based subject (see list below)
  • 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

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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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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