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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Social policy provides an exciting opportunity to critically analyse contemporary social issues related to human wellbeing, inequality, disadvantage and crime. This course takes an international and comparative perspective in many units, ensuring social policy is considered in its global context.First taught in 1974, our BSc Social Policy course is one of the longest-running social policy degrees in the country.Social Policy at Bristol is rated second for the subject in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2020.The first year introduces key concepts and ideologies and familiarises you with theoretical, comparative and historical analyses. It also develops your research skills as a social scientist.Years two and three allow you to explore your interests in greater depth through a range of optional units which focus on contemporary real world political and social issues. Students may also choose a work placement option in the second year.The final-year dissertation is an opportunity to choose a topic for in-depth investigation and independent work.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 20,100per year

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A level : BBC - ABB

Standard offer: ABBContextual offer: BBC Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/ for more information about contextual offers.

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University information

University of Bristol

  • University League Table

    14th

  • Campus address

    University of Bristol, Senate House, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, Bristol, BS8 1TH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    7th out of 42 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 191
    147 76%

    9th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    5th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.79 76%

    32nd

    2

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