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Social Policy and Politics BSc (Hons)

University of Bristol

Key information

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  • UCAS Course Code

    LL42

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    16th

    1
  • Subject Ranking

    5th

    1 (Social Policy)
  • Entry Standards

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    154

  • Graduate Prospects

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    80

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

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    3.77

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    BSc (Hons)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    21-SEP-20

Course Summary

This course combines social policy, and its focus on wellbeing, with politics and its consideration of power: who exercises it and for whom.Both the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies and the School for Policy Studies encourage strong synergy between research and teaching, resulting in a vibrant learning environment as staff respond in their teaching to new research.There are obvious links between these two subject areas: politics drives us to think about how society should be organised and how communities and states interact. In turn, this prompts consideration of how wellbeing is unevenly distributed in contemporary societies and the forms of social organisation necessary to enhance our lives.In the politics part of your course, you will study the politics of countries and governments and the relationships between countries, communities and individuals. Politics at Bristol is organised around three themes: political theory, comparative and national politics, and international relations.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.You will also have the opportunity to spend half a year studying abroad at a partner university. Visit Global Opportunities to find out more about where you can study abroad (http://www.bristol.ac.uk/global-opportunities/go-abroad/).

Entry Requirements

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A level
  • A level
  • Scottish Higher
  • Scottish Advanced Higher
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • GCSE/National 4/National 5
  • Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)
  • Access to HE Diploma
  • Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

Grades / Points

BBB–AAB

Details

Standard offer: AAB including an essay-based subject.Contextual offer: BBB including an essay-based subject.Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/ for more information about contextual offers.

Tuition Fees

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£9,250 per year

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University information

University Ranking

16th

About this University

The University of Bristol, founded in 1876, is one of the top 50 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2020). The university is at the heart of Bristol, a historic, lively and green city in the south-west of England.

Address

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Senate House

Tyndall Avenue

Bristol

BS8 1TH

UNITED KINGDOM