Our courses are designed to provide a solid foundation in the basics of Sociology, Politics and International Relations. They progress to include advanced study of specialist subjects at the cutting edge of research, as well as options that are more vocationally focused.

The School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS) offers fifteen Politics and International Relations courses and and eight Sociology courses:

Politics and International Relations courses

Sociology courses

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Further details on the individual units that make up each course.

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Sociology, Politics and International Relations degrees from Bristol will be highly prized by employers and are an excellent starting point for a wide range of careers. Find out what Bristol Politics graduates and Bristol Sociology graduates do.

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Discover what our students say about studying in SPAIS.

‌I liked the wide range of interesting modules that were available for me to study. Some of the units have been so fascinating that I've been inspired to go well beyond the required reading, and after I've finished a topic I'll be thinking about it for a long time afterwards.

Fliss Radomska (Fliss Radomska, BSc Sociology, 2015)
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