BSc Social Policy with Management (LN42)

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UCAS code LN42
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 44 overall for L400, L402 and LN42

About BSc Social Policy with Management

This degree offers the opportunity to study how societies conceptualise and respond to 'need' as well as equipping you with the knowledge to succeed in management roles, particularly with organisations engaged in responding to issues such as poverty and inequality,health, drug use, crime and education. We will help you to cultivate strength in critical thinking, workload management, IT skills, and research skills.

The degree offers a rich and varied menu of topics for you to study, with both social policy and management interdisciplinary subjects. You will have the opportunity to examine the role of international governmental and non-governmental organisations in making, challenging and implementing policy in a way which draws on the insights of areas such as philosophy, politics and psychology.

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

Course structure

First year

  • Social Policy and the Welfare State: Theoretical Perspectives
  • Social Policy and the Welfare State: Key Concepts and Contemporary Issues
  • Social Policy and the Welfare State: Historical Perspectives
  • Social Policy and the Welfare State: Comparative and International Social Policy
  • Management
  • Introduction to accounting

Second year

  • Understanding Public Policy
  • Social Research Methods
  • Organisation Theory
  • Plus two social policy optional units, and one management optional unit

Third year

  • Dissertation
  • Four optional units from a wide choice, two in social policy and two in management.
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Typical offer for BSc Social Policy with Management - applicants must meet one of the following

Standard offer
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
32 overall to include 16 points at Higher Level
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
31 overall to include 15 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 at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit
BTEC offer DDM 
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerSH: AABBB 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 offer77% overall
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
Mathematics at grade A and English at grade C. In England, where numerical GCSE grades will start to replace letter GCSE grades, we will be aligning the two grading schemes as follows: 4 or 5 is C, 6 is B, 7 is A, and 8 or 9 is A*.
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
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Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Considered

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application.

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