What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
AAB including B in an essay-based subject. Contextual offer: BBB including B in an essay-based subject. Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/#contextual for more information about contextual offers.
SH: AAABB and AH: AB including a B in an essay-based subject.
DDD in a relevant subject, such as Health and Social Care or Public Services.
34 overall to include 17 points at Higher Level with a grade 5 in an essay-based subject. Contextual offer: 31 points overall with 15 at Higher Level, including grade 5 in an essay-based subject. 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 136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers48%
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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Bristol has an impressive reputation for teaching and research in sociology. It is a well-established discipline, as relevant to the study of 21st-century societies as it was to the sweeping changes of the Industrial Revolution. Sociologists are concerned with society's structures, forms of action and cultural arrangements, and are uniquely placed to understand the changes of social life. This course provides the academic and professional support needed for you to develop your own sociological imagination. The structure of year one provides a solid grounding in sociology, followed by a greater choice of units linked to staff research interests. Units cover subjects such as ethnicity, racism, popular music, modern slavery, migration and intimacy. There is a strong emphasis on research skills throughout, with compulsory units in the first two years. In your final year you will conduct a piece of supervised sociological research on a topic of your choice that draws on these research skills. You will also have the opportunity to spend half a year studying abroad at a partner university, http://www.bristol.ac.uk/spais/prospective/prospectiveugs/study-abroad/
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2:1 or above
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