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University of Bath

Social Sciences (Sandwich)

UCAS Code: L306

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

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. A level subjects that will not be considered in your application A level General Studies will not be considered. We may be unable to consider an A level in your own language (unless it is English or Welsh). Alternative A level offer BBB 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

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:9

Typical offer: Pass the Access to HE Diploma, with at least 30 credits achieved at Distinction and 9 credits achieved at Merit or above. This must include at least 9 credits achieved at Distinction in an essay-based subject.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M1,M1

Cambridge Pre-U alternative offer M1, M1, M1 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 Students presenting with one of the above project qualifications should receive both the typical offer and the alternative.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35

35 points overall and 6, 5, 5 in three Higher Level subjects.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

If you are studying towards a Cambridge Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma or a new specification BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF), please contact us for guidance.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B

AB in Advanced Highers plus AABBB in Scottish Highers.

UCAS Tariff

104-128

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

100%
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About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Social sciences

**Direct your own learning with a broad-based training in the social sciences.**

This course offers you a comprehensive grounding in the social sciences. You will have greater flexibility to customise your studies.

You will take an interdisciplinary approach to the analysis of social issues. In Year 1 you will be introduced to social policy, sociology and research methods. You can choose to develop interests in politics, psychology, international development and criminology.

During the final two years of the course, you can continue taking a broad- based approach, or choose to specialise in specific areas. You will continue to study compulsory units in research methods.

**Teaching**
You’ll learn from academics with expertise across the social sciences. Their international collaborations and research activities feed into undergraduate teaching and contribute to your learning experience.

Our researchers have specialisms in:

children and families
health
international development
justice and rights
migration
policy design and analysis
poverty
violence and crime

**Careers**
Those who study our social sciences degrees have excellent career options. Our graduates have worked as social and policy researchers, civil servants, international consultants, journalists, accountants and in a variety of government, charity sector and business-related roles.

Our recent graduates have gone on to work for:

Amazon
Guide Dogs
Parliamentary Research Service
Goldman Sachs
BBC Worldwide

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bath

Department:

Social and Policy Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sociology, social policy and anthropology

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

78%
UK students
22%
International students
20%
Male students
80%
Female students
92%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sociology, social policy and anthropology

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£23,000
high
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
85%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

26%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
20%
Welfare professionals
7%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This section covers a range of subjects that are often very different, so if you have a particular course in mind, the data here might not fully reflect the possible outcomes from your particular choice. Graduates from these subjects tend to do similar sorts of things to graduates from other social studies courses, so welfare and community roles are common, as are education, whilst graduates also often go into management, marketing and HR jobs and jobs in the police, and employment rates are good in general — but talk to course tutors and attend open days and try to get stats for the course you’re interested in.

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