Information for prospective undergraduates

The School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS) provides a vibrant and exciting learning environment for academically-talented students from a diverse range of backgrounds, in the UK and beyond.  We have a strong commitment to teaching and learning in the School and an international reputation for the link between our research and teaching.  Our degree programmes provide an opportunity to work with the some of the most prominent scholars in the fields of sociology, politics and international studies across a range of cutting edge taught units.

SPAIS is a thriving academic community in which you can expect close contact with your tutors and spirited debate with your peers. We have a long history of providing a friendly and supportive environment to our students, and offer a range of exciting activities beyond our formal teaching programme: from reading groups, to research seminars, to visiting speakers and pre-graduation skills study programmes.

SPAIS is an exciting place in which to study, and Bristol a wonderful city in which to live.  These web pages are intended to give a flavour of our current activities.  We hope that you will find your virtual visit interesting, informative and enjoyable.  If, you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch on study is also a very useful source of information for prospective students.