BSc Social Policy (L400)

2019 entry

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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
  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £18,100 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
Part-time study 6 year(s) part-time
Part-time study over six years with daytime, weekday teaching

About BSc Social Policy

Social policy provides an exciting opportunity to critically analyse contemporary social issues related to human wellbeing, inequality and 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 research methods knowledge. Years two and three allow you to explore your interests in greater depth through a range of optional units. These units vary over time according to current developments in global 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.

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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 points overall with 16 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 (Humanities/Humanities and Social Sciences, or Literary Studies) with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit. Additional written work may be required.
BTEC offer DDM in a relevant subject
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AB, and Standard Higher: AABBB
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 Mathematics or equivalent) and
Standard literacy requirement (C in GCSE English or equivalent)

Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels.
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: Welcomed

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application

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For questions regarding study and admission contact our Enquiries Team:
Phone: +44 (0)117 394 1649
Email: choosebristol-ug@bristol.ac.uk

Enquiries about part-time applications should be directed to:
Phone: +44 (0)117 954 5569
Email: david.sweeting@bristol.ac.uk

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