University of Bath

Sociology and Social Policy University of Bath Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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Develop an interdisciplinary approach to the study of how governments and societies address social welfare, social justice and individual wellbeing.

In this course, you'll analyse the transformation of the welfare state and the creation of a more diverse system of welfare. This will enable you to relate these changes to societal, technological and economic changes in Britain and elsewhere.

In the first year, you will study social policy, sociology and research methods. In social policy units, you will undertake advanced analysis of specific policy areas.

In the second year, you'll be able to study the related disciplines of sociology, psychology and politics. In your final year, you will undertake a dissertation.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.

If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code LL34
Institution code B16
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAB Desirable A level subjects
Preference for at least one humanities subject such as History, Religious Studies, Geography, Sociology, Politics, Government and Politics, Philosophy or Psychology.

Alternative A level offer
ABB plus one of the following:

grade A in an EPQ
grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate
grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*DD D*DD in a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF), BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF) or Cambridge Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma.
Access to HE Diploma D: 33 credits
M: 6 credits
Typical offer: Pass the Access to HE Diploma, with at least 33 credits achieved at Distinction and 6 credits achieved at Merit above. This must include at least 9 credits achieved at Distinction in an essay-based subject.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, M1 Cambridge Pre-U alternative offer
D3, M1, M1 plus one of the following:

grade A in an EPQ
grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge
grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 35 points 35 points overall and 6, 6, 5 in three Higher Level subjects.
Scottish Advanced Higher AB AB in Advanced Highers plus AAABB in Scottish Highers.

GCSE Mathematics grade C or 4 plus GCSE English grade C or 4 .

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Provider information

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University of Bath
Claverton Down

Course contact details

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Undergraduate Admissions Office

01225 383019