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Main entry requirements
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 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
AB in Advanced Highers plus AAABB in Scottish Highers.
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.
35 points overall and 6, 6, 5 in three Higher Level subjects.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers85%
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Tuition fee & financial supportNot available
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Gain a solid grounding in social theory and social research methods. Develop a critical and historical understanding of the social forces that shape our lives. Course aims: In this degree, you’ll study core topics in social theory and social research methods. The flexibility in this course enables you to choose relevant units from sociology, social policy or other topics. This course will appeal if you want to understand the social forces that have shaped lives and social situations. You will gain an analytical and methodological foundation for the study of collective and individual behaviour. You’ll explore the historical understandings of social relationships, collective behaviour, institutions and social change. This will enable you will develop an appreciation of sociological concepts and theories. During the first and second years, you’ll study classical and modern social theories and qualitative and quantitative research skills. In the final year, you will write a dissertation and choose from optional units.
At Bath we are known for excellence in teaching and research, a superb student experience, and providing outstanding preparation for the workplace. Bath is a top five UK university (Guardian University Guide 2018) and ranked Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework. All our degrees offer placement options and 86% of our employed first degree graduates move into top-level jobs.
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