BSc Sociology and Philosophy (LV35)
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|Application method||UCAS/Common Application|
|Course duration||3 year(s) full-time|
|Part-time study||Part-time study is not available for this course|
|Number of applications for 2014/15||55|
|Number of places for 2016/17||5|
About BSc Sociology and Philosophy
This course combines these two disciplines equally. You will take units across both subjects in all years of the course.
The sociology half of the degree places particular emphasis on sociological theory and its application to real-world concerns. The philosophy element offers you a thorough understanding of philosophy in the analytic tradition.
The wide-ranging flexible curriculum offers progressive intellectual challenges and consolidates your experience throughout.
You will also have the opportunity to spend half a year studying abroad at a partner university.
Find out more about studying Sociology at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.
- Thinking Sociologically Two further Sociology units from:
- Key Social Thinkers
- Social Identities and Divisions
- Doing Social Research
- Introduction to Philosophy A and B
- Introduction to Formal Logic
- One unit from:
- Philosophical Texts 1, 2, 3 or 4
- Introduction to Philosophy of Science
- Conceptualising the Social or Investigating the Social
- A free choice of two second year Sociology units
- Realism and Normativity
- Two or more units from:
- Political Philosophy
- Philosophy of Mind
- Philosophy of Language
- Logic 2
- Philosophy of Science
- Philosophy of Mathematics
- or other second-year unit offered
- Three units from a range of specialist units in sociology
- Two philosophy optional units
- One extended essay
Further details about the course structure for Philosophy
Typical offer for BSc Sociology and Philosophy
(including international A-levels)
|AAB including an essay-based subject|
(including international A-levels)
|ABB including an essay-based subject|
|IB Diploma||34 overall to include 17 points at Higher Level with 5 in an essay-based subject at Higher Level|
|32 overall to include 16 points at Higher Level with 5 in an essay-based subject at Higher Level|
|Cambridge Pre-U||Requirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3|
|Access||Pass Access to HE Diploma with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit, including an essay-based subject|
|BTEC||DDD in a relevant subject|
|SQA||SH: AAABB and AH: AB including an essay-based subject|
|Welsh Bacc||Requirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core grade|
|EB||80% overall including an essay-based subject|
|International qualifications||Qualifications, scholarships and local information sources for your country|
|English language requirements||Profile B
Further information about English language requirements
|Subjects required at GCSE or equivalent:||English Language and Mathematics|
More entry information
- Selection process: UCAS or Common Application.
- Deferred entry: Considered
- Sociology admissions statement
- Philosophy admissions statement
- More about Sociology at Bristol
- University admissions policies and procedures
Admissions statements relate to 2016 entry and will be updated for 2017 entry in summer 2016.
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