2023 entry (View 2022 entry)

BSc Social Policy and Politics (LL42)

Course overview

BSc Social Policy and Politics (LL42)

Typical offer

A-level standard offer: AAB

A-level contextual offer: BBB

See entry requirements for full details and eligibility.

Course duration

3 year(s) full-time

Part-time study is not available for this course

Application method

Full-time: UCAS

Fees

£9,250 per year, home students

£21,100 per year, international students

Fees quoted are for 2022 entry only. Fees for 2023 will be confirmed, subject to government approval, later in 2022.

More about tuition fees, living costs and financial support.

Location

Clifton campus

This course combines social policy and its focus on wellbeing with politics and its consideration of power – who exercises it and for whom. Politics drives us to think about how society should be organised and how communities and states interact. This prompts consideration of how wellbeing is unevenly distributed in contemporary societies and the forms of social organisation necessary to enhance our lives.

Both departments encourage strong synergy between research and teaching, resulting in a vibrant learning environment as staff respond in their teaching to new research.

In the politics module, you will study the politics of countries and governments and the relationships between countries, communities and individuals. Politics at Bristol is organised around three themes: political theory, comparative and national politics, and international relations.

In your social policy studies, the first year introduces key skills and concepts within social policy so that you can familiarise yourself with theoretical, comparative and historical analyses. Years two and three allow you to explore your interests in greater depth through a wide range of optional units on contemporary themes.

You will also have the opportunity to apply to spend half a year studying abroad at a partner university. To find out more about studying abroad, visit Global Opportunities.

Course structure

Full details about the course structure and units for this course can be viewed in the programme catalogue.

Go to programme catalogue

Entry requirements

We accept a wide variety of qualifications and welcome applications from students of all backgrounds. Below is a guide to the typical offers for this course.

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirements

No specific subjects required.

Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to have one of the following:

Further information about English language requirements and profile levels

More about UK qualifications.

Selection process

  • We only use your information in UCAS to assess your application. There are no other selection criteria or processes.
  • Full information about our selection processes for this course:
  • The admissions statement above relates to 2022 entry. The statement for 2023 entry will be available in summer 2022.

  • Regulations and codes of conduct we abide by to create a positive environment for learning and achievement:

Key information about this course

Next steps

Edit this page