BSc Social Policy with Study Abroad (L404)

2022 entry
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UCAS code L404
Application method UCAS
Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees
  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £21,100 per year
  • International students: £21,100 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 Social Policy with Study Abroad

Social policy provides an exciting opportunity to critically analyse contemporary social issues related to human wellbeing, inequality, disadvantage and crime. This course takes an international and comparative perspective in many units, ensuring social policy is considered in its global context.

The first year introduces key concepts and ideologies and familiarises you with theoretical, comparative and historical analyses. It also develops your research skills as a social scientist. Year two develops conceptual frameworks further and deepens your understanding of research methods.

After the first year you can explore your interests in greater depth through a range of optional units focusing on contemporary political and social issues.

At the end of year two you will have the opportunity to study overseas at one of our partner institutions. You will be able to take units related to social policy or units from the broader social sciences, arts and humanities. Visit Global Opportunities to find out more about where you can study abroad.

You will return to Bristol for your fourth and final year.

View all our Social Policy courses

See a list of all Social Policy degrees at Bristol, and find more information about the course, assessment and career prospects.

Typical offer for BSc Social 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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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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