Why choose Bristol?

Future success

Your programme will develop your skills and abilities in leadership, critical thinking, self-motivation, problem-solving and self-reflection that can take you into future successful careers in industry, global organisations, government, the charitable sector, education, accountancy, the legal profession, the media, the City and beyond. The success of our students attracts prestigious employers from many sectors making Bristol a top-ten institute in the UK for graduate recruiters to visit.

Student choice

The faculty provides a lively and engaging learning environment for some 2,500 undergraduates each year. You can choose from approximately 40 honours degree programmes across social sciences and law. These lead to BA, BSc and LLB qualifications and include a range of joint honours, study abroad options and, in some cases, the chance to take optional units from other subjects and courses across the University.

Academic excellence

Our world-leading academics incorporate the latest research into their teaching providing you with an inspirational and challenging educational environment. Your studies are grounded in our academic excellence and delivered within the high standards required by the national framework set out by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education.

Vibrant learning environment

Using a range of learning styles from the deeply technical to the highly reflective, we foster student-directed learning through lectures, small-class teaching, formative coursework and a strong commitment to student support and development. We encourage you to attend research seminars, lectures and events across the faculty giving you an interdisciplinary perspective on your studies.

My law degree provides me with the international experience of studying abroad and receiving a top-class legal education on a variety of EU and UN legal matters as well as providing me with opportunities to fulfil my dreams.

Alexandra (LLB Law)

Beyond your course

Our schools offer many activities over and above the curriculum including pro-bono legal training opportunities at the Human Rights Implementation Centre and the Student Law Clinic as well as student organised societies and social events.

Student support and facilities

These include pastoral support arrangements, a flexible and interactive online learning environment, a £2 million newly refurbished library, computing facilities, a dedicated careers advisor for social science and law, and a café in the social science complex which is a lively social hub for the faculty.

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