BSc Sociology (L300)

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UCAS code L300
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 2016/17 65 overall for Single Honours sociology courses

About BSc Sociology

Bristol has an impressive reputation for teaching and research in sociology. It is a well-established discipline, as relevant to the study of 21st-century societies as it was to the sweeping changes of the Industrial Revolution. Sociologists are concerned with society's structures, forms of action and cultural arrangements, and are uniquely placed to understand the changes of social life. This course provides the academic and professional support needed for you to develop your own sociological imagination. 

The structure of year one provides a solid grounding in sociology, followed by a greater choice of units linked to staff research interests. Units cover subjects such as ethnicity, racism, popular music, modern slavery, migration and intimacy.

There is a strong emphasis on research skills throughout, with compulsory units in the first two years. In your final year you will conduct a piece of supervised sociological research on a topic of your choice that draws on these research skills. 

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 at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.

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

A-level
Standard offer
AAB including B in an essay-based subject
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
BBB including B in 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?
31 points overall with 15 at Higher Level, including 5 at Higher Level in an essay-based subject
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, including an essay-based subject
BTEC offer DDD in a relevant subject, such as Health and Social Care or Public Services.
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerSH: AAABB and AH: AB including B in an essay-based subject
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
European Baccalaureate offer80% overall including 8 in an essay-based subject
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Specified subjects

Essay based subjects include: Anthropology; Archaeology; Classical Civilisation; Classics; Drama; Economics; English Language; English Literature; Environmental Studies; Film; Geography; Government and Politics; Health and Social Care; History; History of Art; Law; Media Studies; Philosophy; Psychology; Religious Studies; Social Care; Social Policy; Sociology; Philosophy; Politics; Theatre Studies.

Applicants must also meet these requirements

Subjects required at GCSE or equivalentEnglish Language and Mathematics at grade C or above.
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.

How we assess your application

Admissions statements and policies for 2018 entry will be published in summer 2017. Statements and policies for 2017 entry are available for information:

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Considered

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application.

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Phone: +44 (0)117 394 1649
Email: choosebristol-ug@bristol.ac.uk

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