BSc Sociology and Philosophy (LV35)

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UCAS code LV35
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 9

About BSc Sociology and Philosophy

This course is equally weighted towards Philosophy and Sociology. You will take units across both subjects throughout 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.

More about Sociology

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

Course structure

First year

  • Thinking Sociologically
  • Two further Sociology units from:
    • Key Social Thinkers
    • Social Identities and Divisions
    • Doing Social Research
  • Introduction to Philosophy A
  • Introduction to Philosphy B
  • Introduction to Formal Logic
  • One unit from:
    • Philosophical Texts 1, 2, 3 or 4
    • Introduction to Philosophy of Science

Second year

  • Conceptualising the Social or Investigating the Social
  • A free choice of two second-year sociology units
  • Realism and Normativity
  • Two or more units from:
    • Epistemology
    • Political Philosophy
    • Philosophy of Mind
    • Ethics
    • Philosophy of Language
    • Logic 2
    • Philosophy of Science
    • Philosophy of Mathematics
    • or other second-year unit offered

Third year

  • Three third-year units from a range of specialist units in sociology
  • Two philosophy optional units
  • One extended essay
Find out more about the course structure and units available for Sociology
Find out more about the course structure and units available for Philosophy

Typical offer for BSc Sociology and Philosophy - applicants must meet one of the following

Standard offer
AAB including an essay-based subject
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
ABB including an essay-based subject
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
34 overall to include 17 points at Higher Level with 5 in an essay-based subject at Higher Level
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
32 overall to include 16 points at Higher Level with 5 in an essay-based subject at Higher Level
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M1 or 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, including an essay-based subject
BTEC offer DDD in a relevant subject
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerSH: AAABB and AH: AB including an essay-based subject
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 including an essay-based subject
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
Grade C in English Language and Mathematics. 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
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Considered

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application

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