BSc Sociology with Quantitative Research Methods (L302)

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UCAS code L302
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees
  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £19,500 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £9,250 per year
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

About BSc Sociology with Quantitative Research Methods

This course is ideal for students interested in learning more about how to use numbers and data within sociology. It provides training in practical and analytical skills, which will enhance your career prospects and provide you with a strong platform for postgraduate study. No prior knowledge of statistical techniques is required.

About two thirds of your studies will follow the single honours BSc Sociology course, where you will acquire core knowledge in your subject. You will study society’s structures, forms of action and cultural arrangements, and understand changes in social life. You will gain a thorough grounding in sociology, as well as opportunities to specialise in new areas of research conducted by academics at the forefront of the discipline.

The remaining third of your course will provide interdisciplinary training in quantitative methods. In year one of the quantitative pathway we discuss how numbers and data are used to tell convincing stories in the media and social research. We consider what is meant by segregation and how it can be mapped and measured. Year two offers practical classes in social statistics and applied data analysis, which will develop your skills in numeracy and analysis and enable you to undertake your own individual research project in an area of quantitative social science in year three.

You will also have the opportunity to spend half a year studying abroad at a partner university. Visit Global Opportunities to find out more about where you can study abroad.

Typical offer for BSc Sociology with Quantitative Research Methods - applicants must meet one of the following

A-level
Standard offer
AAB including an essay-based subject
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
BBB including an essay-based subject
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including 5 at Higher Level in an essay-based subject
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 for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B, M3 is C
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma (Humanities/Humanities and Social Sciences, or Literary Studies) with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit. 12 graded level 3 credits of graded level 3 units in essay-based subjects relevant to the degree at Distinction. Additional written work may be required.
BTEC offer DDD in a relevant subject
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AB including an essay-based subject, and Standard Higher: AAABB
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
European Baccalaureate offer80% overall, including 8.0 in an essay-based subject
UK qualificationsFurther information about UK qualifications
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications
International Foundation Programme55% in 60 academic credits with no subject unit lower than 40%, including one of the following modules at 60%: British Constitutional History, Language and Communication Studies, Literature: Exploring Short Stories or What Does it Mean to be Human, and Essential Mathematics with 50%

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; Politics; Psychology; Religious Studies; Sociology; Theatre Studies.

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
Standard numeracy requirement (4 or C in GCSE Mathematics or equivalent)
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English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile B
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How we assess your application

Admissions statements relate to 2019 entry and will be updated for 2020 entry in summer 2019.

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Email: choosebristol-ug@bristol.ac.uk

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