BSc Social Policy and Politics (LL42)

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UCAS code LL42
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees
  • Home students: £9,250 per year, subject to government approval
  • EU students: £9,250 per year, subject to government approval
  • International students: £16,500 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £9,250 per year, subject to government approval
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
Number of applicants accepted for 2016/17 13

About BSc Social Policy and Politics

This course combines social policy and its focus on wellbeing with politics and its consideration of power: who exercises it and for whom.

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

Politics at Bristol is organised around three themes:

  • political theory
  • comparative and national politics
  • international relations.

You will study the politics of individual countries and governments and the relationships between countries, communities and individuals. 

There are obvious links between these two subject areas: politics drives us to think about how society should be organised and how communities and states interact. In turn, this prompts considerations of how wellbeing is unevenly distributed in contemporary societies and the forms of social organisation necessary to enhance our lives.

Both the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies and the School for Policy Studies encourage strong synergy between research and teaching resulting in a vibrant learning environment as staff respond in their teaching to new research. 

You will also have the opportunity to spend half a year studying abroad at a partner university.

More about Social Policy

Find out more about studying Social Policy and Politics and International Relations at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.

Typical offer for BSc Social Policy and Politics - 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 overall to include 17 points at Higher Level with 6 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 with 5 at Higher Level in an essay-based subject
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 DDD 
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerSH: AAABB 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 offer80% overall including an essay-based subject
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)

Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels for 2018 entry.
English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile B
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Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Considered

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application.

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