BSc Sociology with Study Abroad (L301)

2016 entry

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UCAS code L301
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course
Number of applications for 2014/15 355
Number of places for 2016/17 55

About BSc Sociology with Study Abroad

Sociology at Bristol provides you with the academic and professional support needed for you to develop your own 'sociological imagination'.

This course follows the same structure as BSc Sociology, but with an additional year spent abroad.

The year abroad is an exciting opportunity to experience and study a different society and culture from a sociological perspective. Visit our Study and Work Abroad website to find out where you could study abroad.

More about Sociology

Find out more about studying Sociology at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.

Course structure

First year

  • Key Social Thinkers
  • Thinking Sociologically
  • Social Identities and Divisions
  • Doing Social Research
  • Two open units from another subject area, usually from within the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law

Second year

  • Conceptualising the Social
  • Investigating the Social
  • A free choice of four 2nd year Sociology units from a range of options

Third year

Year abroad; you will take units chosen from those offered at the partner institution where you are studying.

Final year

  • Sociology dissertation
  • A free choice of four 3rd year Sociology units from a range of options
Further details about the course structure for Sociology with Study Abroad

Typical offer for BSc Sociology with Study Abroad

(including international A-levels)
ABB including an essay-based subject
(including international A-levels)
(contextual offer)
BBB including an essay-based subject
IB Diploma 32 overall to include 16 points at Higher Level with 5 in an essay-based subject at Higher Level
IB Diploma
(contextual offer)
31 overall to include 15 points at Higher Level with 5 in an essay-based subject at Higher Level
Cambridge Pre-URequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
AccessPass Access to HE Diploma with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit, including an essay-based subject
BTEC DDM in a relevant subject
SQASH: AABBB and AH: AB including an essay-based subject
Welsh BaccRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core grade
EB77% overall including an essay-based subject
International qualificationsQualifications, 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:grade C in English Language and Mathematics.

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Phone: +44 (0)117 394 1637

Fees and funding

For information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit fees and funding.

International students

Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, and the support we offer to international students.

Key information about this course

Did you know?

  • Students from more than 180 countries study with us, and we share more than 150 exchange links with institutions worldwide.
  • Our Students' Union has over 300 student-run societies and sports clubs. The Richmond Building, home to the Students' Union, recently underwent a £30-million renovation.
  • 12 Bristol graduates and members of staff have been awarded Nobel prizes.


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