BSc Social Policy (L400)

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UCAS code L400
Application method Full time: UCAS/Common Application
Part time: Apply direct to the University
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees

Fees quoted are for 2018 entry only. Fees for 2019 will be confirmed, subject to government approval, later in 2018.

  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £16,500 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 6 year(s) part-time
Part-time study over six years with daytime, weekday teaching
Number of applicants accepted for 2016/17 62 overall for Single Honours Social Policy courses

About BSc Social Policy

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

The first year introduces key concepts so that you can familiarise yourself with theoretical and comparative approaches as well as historical analyses.

Year two develops conceptual frameworks further and introduces you to research methods. Years two and three allow you to explore your interests in greater depth through a range of optional units. These units vary from time to time according to current developments in global environmental, political and social issues. 

The final-year dissertation is an opportunity to choose a topic for in-depth investigation and independent work.

The BSc Social Policy has been declared the best in the UK in The Guardian's 2018 university league table.

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 - applicants must meet one of the following

A-level
Standard offer
ABB 
A-level
Contextual offer
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BBC 
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
32 overall to include 16 points at Higher Level
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
29 points overall with 14 at Higher Level
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
BTEC offer DDM 
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerSH: AABBB and AH: AB
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 offer77% overall
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
Standard numeracy requirement (C in GCSE Maths or equivalent) and
Standard literacy requirement (C in GCSE English 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 2018 entry and will be updated for 2019 entry in summer 2018.

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

Enquiries about part-time applications should be directed to:
Email: tilly.langman@bristol.ac.uk

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