University of Bristol has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
This course takes advantage of the expertise of our staff in the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies. You will study a range of theoretical and practical problems that affect the social world. You will study the politics of and relationships between countries, communities and individuals, becoming familiar with different views and methods of analysis and how to apply and evaluate them. Sociology provides expertise in the study of the social world including actions, structures, beliefs, power and representation. By focusing on theoretical ideas and research skills, you will be uniquely placed to understand the fast-moving changes of social life. In year three you can choose to write a research dissertation in either discipline. Our school encourages strong synergy between new research and teaching, resulting in a vibrant learning environment. This course combination offers an enriching experience with exciting intellectual challenges.
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students, and accepts a wide range of qualifications for undergraduate study. If you studied at a school, college or university outside the UK, please select the relevant page for further information on qualification equivalences, scholarships and details of our education representatives in your country/region: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/international/countries/
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||BBB - AAB||Standard offer: AAB including an essay-based subject. Contextual offer: BBB including an essay-based subject. Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/ for more information about contextual offers.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDD||DDD in a relevant subject.|
|Access to HE Diploma||D: 30 credits M: 15 credits||Pass Access to HE Diploma (Humanities/Humanities and Social Sciences, or Literary Studies) with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit. 12 graded level 3 credits of graded level 3 units in essay-based subjects relevant to the degree at Distinction. Additional written work may be required.|
|Scottish Higher||AAABB||Standard Higher: AAABB|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||AB||Advanced Higher: AB including an essay-based subject.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||34 - 31 points||Standard offer: 34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including 5 at Higher Level in an essay-based subject. Contextual offer: 31 points overall with 15 at Higher Level, including 5 at Higher Level in an essay-based subject. Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/ for more information about contextual offers.|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Requirements 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.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||D3, D3, M2 - M2, M2, M2||Requirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B, M3 is C.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE profile: Standard numeracy requirement (4 or C in GCSE Mathematics or equivalent) For more information: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/gcse/|
European Baccalaureate offer: 85% overall, with 8.5 in an essay-based subject. Essay-based subjects include Ancient History; Anthropology; Archaeology; Classical Civilisation; Classics; Drama; Economics; English Language; English Literature; Environmental Studies; Film; Geography; Government and Politics; Health and Social Care; History; History of Art; Latin; Law; Media Studies; Philosophy; Politics; Psychology; Religious Studies; Social Care; Social Policy; Sociology; Theatre Studies; Welsh.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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