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Sociology and Social Policy BSc (Hons)

University of Bath

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    04-OCT-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Explore new and creative ways to tackle key social challenges. Learn theory and methods to understand, critically examine, and influence organisations.This course will appeal if you want to combine an understanding of the social world from different perspectives with a rigorous analysis of policy responses to social problems. You will examine theory and techniques from sociology alongside the analytical focus of social policy. You’ll explore areas such as health, welfare and poverty, race and discrimination, inequality and exclusion. You’ll be able to take a range of optional units on topics such as the sociology of death, lobbying, justice and conflict. By the end of the degree you’ll have an understanding of how social institutions develop, operate and how they might be improved.In your first year you'll combine a study of classical sociological theory with key issues in modern social policy. You’ll also learn about a range of social research methods including qualitative and quantitative research methods.In your second year you'll expand and deepen your knowledge of research methods. You will also choose from a range of optional units looking at key sociological issues and policy areas.In your final year you'll carry out a year-long dissertation and choose from a range of social science optional units.Study in an enriched learning environmentYou’ll learn from committed academics with expertise across the social sciences. Their international collaborations and research activities inform teaching and contribute to your learning experience.Our researchers have specialisms in:children and familieshealthinternational developmentjustice and rightsmigrationpolicy design and analysispovertyviolence and crimePrepare for your futureThose who study our social sciences degrees have excellent graduate prospects with diverse options. Our graduates have worked as social and policy researchers, civil servants, international consultants, journalists, and in multiple government, charity sector and business-related roles.Our recent graduates have gone on to work for:AmazonBBC WorldwideGoldman SachsGuide DogsParliamentary Research Service

Application deadline

15 January 2020

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A level : AAB

Desirable A level subjectsPreference for at least one humanities subject such as History, Religious Studies, Geography, Sociology, Politics, Government and Politics, Philosophy or Psychology.Alternative A level offerABB plus one of the following:grade A in an EPQgrade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificategrade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectivesgrade B in a Core Mathematics qualificationgrade B in AS level Mathematics or Statistics

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University information

University of Bath

  • University League Table

    9th

  • Campus address

    University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 7AY, England

The University of Bath includes students and staff from all over the world. Over 140 nationalities are represented among 3,500 international students.
Extra support is offered to students when they arrive, including collecting them at Heathrow Airport and organising a welcome programme of events.
English language support is available to non-native English speakers to help them continue to build their language skills while they study.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    4th out of 42 2

    5th out of 102 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 191
    137 71%

    12th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90 90%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.88 78%

    28th

    2
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    / Max 212
    142 72%

    20th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    83 83%

    2nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%

    45th

    37

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