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Main entry requirements
Contextual offer: BBC. Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/#contextual for more information about contextual offers.
SH: AABBB and AH: AB
32 overall to include 16 points at Higher Level. Contextual offer: 29 points overall with 14 at Higher Level. Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/#contextual for more information about contextual offers.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers93%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
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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Social policy provides an exciting opportunity to critically analyse contemporary issues, such as inequality, unemployment and crime. This course takes an international and comparative perspective in many units, ensuring that social policy is considered in its global context. The first year introduces key concepts so that you can familiarise yourself with theoretical and comparative approaches as well as historical analyses. Year two develops conceptual frameworks further and introduces you to research methods. Years two and three allow you to explore your interests in greater depth through a range of optional units. These units vary from time to time according to current developments in global environmental, political and social issues. The final-year dissertation is an opportunity to choose a topic for in-depth investigation and independent work.
The University of Bristol is world-renowned with a reputation for academic excellence and has a vibrant student community that's passionate about everything from volunteering to hot air ballooning. Come to Bristol to earn a brilliant degree, develop interests and make life-long friends. It's easy to get involved: our students take part in 192 societies and 52 sports clubs.
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