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University of Bristol

Theology and Sociology

UCAS Code: VL63
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

75%

Subjects
  • Sociology
  • Theology & religious studies
Student score
85% MED
87% MED
% employed or in further study
92% MED
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
£20k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB

AAB

Scottish Highers
AABBB-AB

SH: AAABB and AH: AB

Scottish Advanced Highers
AB

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DDD

DDD.

International Baccalaureate
34

34 overall to include 17 points at Higher Level

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

75%

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.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

Not 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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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Religion plays a central role in modern culture, and the place of religion in the world is best understood by examining it through many perspectives that cross disciplinary boundaries. On our course, you can study Buddhism, Christianity (Protestant and Roman Catholic), Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Chinese religions, atheism and philosophy of religion. Your analysis of religion in its many forms may use a variety of approaches, such as: historical archaeological linguistic and textual philosophical theological comparative You may study Religion and Theology as a Single Honours subject or in a Joint Honours degree with Sociology or Philosophy. New to our Single Honours programme is the opportunity in year two to spend half a year studying abroad at a partner university. The department is friendly and welcoming. You will experience a close working relationship with other students and teaching staff. Bristol is home to some of the UK's leading sociologists, with research strengths in citizenship, multiculturalism, gender, family, migration, theory and culture. All staff contribute to teaching on our undergraduate degrees. Sociology courses at Bristol are located within the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies, giving them an international flavour and making you part of a larger group of peers with interests in both the social and the political.

Modules

University of Bristol

Inside one of the campus buildings

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.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
19%
81%

Year 1

20%
80%

Year 2

24%
76%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
50%
39%
11%

Year 1

33%
67%

Year 2

37%
63%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 88%
Student score 85% MED
Able to access IT resources

89%

Staff made the subject interesting

96%

Library resources are satisfactory

87%

Feedback on work has been helpful

76%

Feedback on work has been prompt

86%

Staff are good at explaining things

94%

Received sufficient advice and support

78%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
21% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
77% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
442 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
88% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 92% MED
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

7%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

6%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

19%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Most sociology graduates go straight into work when they complete their degrees, and a lot of graduates go into jobs in social professions such as education, community and youth work, housing and social work. But sociology is a flexible degree and you can find graduates from the subject in pretty much every reasonable job – obviously, you don't find many doctors or engineers, but you do find them in finance, the media, sport, healthcare, marketing and even IT. Sociology graduates taking further study often branch out into other qualifications, like teaching, law, psychology and even maths, so don’t think a sociology degree restricts you to just one set of options.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 90%
Student score 87% MED
Able to access IT resources

92%

Staff made the subject interesting

98%

Library resources are satisfactory

80%

Feedback on work has been helpful

73%

Feedback on work has been prompt

67%

Staff are good at explaining things

96%

Received sufficient advice and support

86%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
6% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
61% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
14% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
459 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
95% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £20k MED
Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

8%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

12%

Graduates who are other administrative occupations

10%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Theology is actually a very vocational subject – by far the most common move for theology graduates is to go into the clergy. If you want to study theology but don't want to follow a religious career, then there are plenty of options available. 2012 graduates went into all sorts of jobs requiring a degree, from education and community work, to marketing, HR and financial analysis – even sports coaching. Postgraduate study is also popular – a lot of theology graduates train as teachers, or go into Masters or even doctoral study, so bear that in mind as you make your choice.
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