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BSc International Social and Public Policy with Study Abroad (L411)

Course overview

BSc International Social and Public Policy with Study Abroad (L411)

Typical offer

A-level standard offer: AAB

A-level contextual offer: BBB

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Course duration

4 year(s) full-time

Part-time study is not available for this course

Application method

Full-time: UCAS


£9,250 per year, home students

£23,900 per year, international students

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Clifton campus, Placements

International Social and Public Policy draws on several disciplines, including economics, political science, sociology, behavioural science and philosophy, asking you to compare key ideas and theoretical frameworks. This course gives you the tools to explore, analyse and critically evaluate policy issues in and across societies in a range of geographical and cultural contexts.

Studying abroad further offers an excellent opportunity for you to extend and deepen your knowledge and experience of policy issues, institutions and outcomes in a different part of the world. To find out more about studying abroad, visit Centre for Study Abroad.

Course structure

In the first year, you explore key concepts and theories of comparative and international social and public policy to enable a deeper understanding of the ways in which social, political and economic issues are shaped and responded to in different parts of the world.

In the second year, you explore policymaking and implementation and international political economy in global, national and local contexts. Alongside this, you will choose optional units in a range of international policy areas and have the option to undertake a work placement to gain employment-related skills.

In the third year, students travel to one of our partner institutions to study overseas, before returning for their final (fourth) year where they will choose a topic for in-depth investigation and independent work.

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

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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.

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English language requirements

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

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Selection process

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