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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

Make invisible social structures visible. Use social theory and research methods to identify and explore the processes and forces that shape our lives.Through this degree, you'll study and learn to apply core social theory in practice. You’ll learn to understand the structure of today’s society, how it came about, and whether we could live differently. This course will appeal if you want to gain an analytical and methodological foundation for the study of collective and individual behaviour.You will not only expand your knowledge of British society but also compare it with other societies around the globe. You’ll gain practical research skills so you can investigate society in practice, in original ways, and in a variety of settings. In your first year you'll learn how sociology can be used to think in new ways about our everyday life. You'll study classical social theory and qualitative and quantitative research skills. You'll also learn how to evaluate data and information and use it to develop your own arguments tailored for different audiences.In your second year you'll study contemporary social theory and further expand your skills in quantitative and qualitative research methods. You will also choose from a range of optional units from various areas of sociology, social policy and social science more broadly.In your final year you’ll carry out a year-long dissertation and choose from optional units focusing on specialist areas in sociology.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

    5th out of 102 2

  • Entry standards

    / 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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