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Sociology with Study Abroad, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #51 (QS) ,
Sociology with Study Abroad programme at University of Bristol provides you with the academic and professional support needed for you to develop your own 'sociological imagination'.

About

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.

This Sociology with Study Abroad programme at University of Bristol provides the academic and professional support needed for you to develop your own sociological imagination.

This course follows the structure of the BSc Sociology degree, but with an additional year spent abroad at an English-speaking university.

The structure of year 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, with compulsory units in the first two years. In your final year you will undertake supervised research that draws on these skills.

The year abroad is an exciting opportunity to experience and study a different society and culture from a sociological perspective. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • 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
  • Ethnicity and Racism
  • Goffman, the Self and Interaction

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • 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:

    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 (Grade C):

    185

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • 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.

Academic 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

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 48 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 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
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.