BSc Social Policy (L400)

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UCAS code L400
Application method Full time: UCAS
Part time: Apply direct to the University
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees
  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £20,100 per year
  • International students: £20,100 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £9,250 per year

Part-time tuition fees will normally be charged on a pro rata basis

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
Intercalation Current medical, dental or veterinary science students can apply for entry onto the third year of this course through intercalation.

About BSc Social Policy

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

First taught in 1974, our BSc Social Policy course is one of the longest-running social policy degrees in the country.

Social Policy at Bristol is rated second for the subject in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2020.

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.

Years two and three allow you to explore your interests in greater depth through a range of optional units which focus on contemporary real world political and social issues. Students may also choose a work placement option in the second year.

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

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 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 for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B, and M3 is C.
Access to HE Diploma offerAccess to HE Diploma in Humanities, Humanities and Social Sciences, or Literary Studies. The 45 graded Level 3 credits must include at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit or above. Additional written work may be required; please contact the Enquiries team for details.

Mature students are welcome to contact mature-students@bristol.ac.uk to check the suitability of their Access course.
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 Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
European Baccalaureate offer77% overall
UK qualificationsFurther information about UK qualifications
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
Standard numeracy requirement (4 or C in GCSE Mathematics or equivalent)
and
Standard literacy requirement (4 or 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 C
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For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

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