BSc International Social and Public Policy with Study Abroad (L411)

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UCAS code L411
Application method UCAS
Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees

Fees quoted are for 2021 entry only. Fees for 2022 will be confirmed, subject to government approval, later in 2021.

  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £20,100 per year
  • International students: £20,100 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, Placements
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course

About BSc International Social and Public Policy with Study Abroad

What do you think are the most important social and global issues? Where do you see injustice or inequality? What can our leaders do about them? What can you do about these issues?

The dynamics of social and public policies are highly complex and often have unforeseen consequences. This course gives you the tools to explore, analyse and critically evaluate policy issues in and across societies in a range of geographical and cultural contexts. International Social and Public Policy draws on several disciplines, including economics, political science, sociology, behavioural science and philosophy, asking you to compare key ideas and theoretical frameworks.

This multidisciplinary, international degree integrates the analysis of government policy with the understanding of broader global political, economic and social change. On this course you will critically assess contemporary social and public policy issues in and across societies.

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Course structure

In the first year you explore key concepts and theories of comparative and international social and public policy to enable a deeper understanding of the ways in which social, political and economic issues are shaped and responded to in different parts of the world.

In the second year you explore policymaking and implementation and comparative political economy in global, national and local contexts. Alongside this, you will choose optional units in a range of international policy areas and have the opportunity to undertake a work placement.

The third year offers an excellent opportunity for you to extend and deepen your knowledge and experience of policy issues, institutions and outcomes in a different part of the world through study abroad. Visit Global Opportunities to find out more about our partner institutions.

The final-year dissertation offers you the opportunity to choose a topic for in-depth investigation and independent work.

Find out more about the course structure and units available for International Social and Public Policy with Study Abroad

Typical offer for BSc International Social and Public Policy with Study Abroad - applicants must meet one of the following

A-level
Standard offer
AAB 
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
BBB 
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
31 points overall with 15 at Higher Level
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B, and M3 is C.
Access to HE Diploma offerAccess to HE Diploma in Humanities, Social Sciences, Law or History (or similar titles). The 45 graded Level 3 credits must include at least 21 credits at Distinction and 24 at Merit or above.

Mature students can contact mature-students@bristol.ac.uk to check the suitability of their Access course.
BTEC offer DDD in any Applied General BTEC National Level 3 Extended Diploma
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AB, 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
UK qualificationsFurther information about UK qualifications
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

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GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
No specific subjects required.
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English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile C
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How we assess your application

Admissions statements relate to 2021 entry and will be updated for 2022 entry in summer 2021.

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For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

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