BA Theology and Sociology (VL63)

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UCAS code VL63
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course
Number of applicants accepted for 2015/16 35 overall for V600 and VL63

About BA Theology and Sociology

Our Joint Honours degree in theology and sociology allows you to focus on the place of religion in society, both in the present and in the past.

You will acquire a solid foundation in several religious traditions and in sociology, including issues of ethnicity, the sociology of religion and multiculturalism.

More about Religion and Theology

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

Course structure

First year

  • Symposium in Religion and Theology
  • Approaches to the Study of Religion / Issues in the Study of Religion
  • Optional units from religion and theology
  • Thinking Sociologically
  • Two Sociology units from:
    • Key Social Thinkers
    • Social Identities and Divisions
    • Doing Social Research

Second year

  • Approaches to the Study of Religion / Issues in the Study of Religion
  • Optional units from religion and theology
  • Conceptualising the Social or Investigating the Social
  • A free choice of two second-year sociology units

Note: If you wish to take the Sociology dissertation in your final year you must take 'Investigating the Social' as one of your options.

Third year

  • Three units from a broad selection of optional units in religion and theology (including religion and theology dissertation)
  • Three sociology units from the specialist units available  (you may choose to substitute two units with a sociology dissertation)
Find out more about the course structure and units available for Theology
Find out more about the course structure and units available for Sociology

Typical offer for BA Theology and Sociology - applicants must meet one of the following

Standard offer
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
34 overall to include 17 points at Higher Level
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
32 overall to include 16 points at Higher Level
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma (with a relevant Humanities/Social Science focus) with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit.
BTEC offer DDD 
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerSH: AAABB and AH: AB
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core grade
European Baccalaureate offer80% overall
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
no specific subjects required.
Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels for 2018 entry.
English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile B
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Considered but places are limited to ensure fairness to applicants applying the following year

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application. We may interview mature applicants and applicants with non-standard qualifications.

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