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5 reasons to study social sciences at Bath

There are lots of reasons to study social sciences at Bath. Here's our top 5.

1. Because we know you want to make a difference

See what inspires and drives our students as they explore contemporary world issues on their chosen social sciences degree course.


2. Excellent job prospects

Our degrees are designed to give you the skills to open up a wide range of careers.


Our students' success is reflected in our rankings:

'Being able to display knowledge of analysing both qualitative and quantitative data (which we get throughout the degree) is a huge bonus that not everyone has.' - Georgiana Hunter-Cozen, BSc Social Sciences (2018)


3. Great choice of courses and optional units

Our degrees are designed to allow you considerable flexibility.


Students at desk with study aids

'One of the top criteria that I wanted was a course that let me choose what I wanted to study and specialise in. Bath is exceptional for this, with optional units that you can take across departments (not even just degrees).' - Joelle Phua, BSc Sociology

4. Go on a year-long work placement

Take advantage of our established links and partnerships with a wide variety of organisations.


Student working in an office on placement at Big Issue

The placement year is a great opportunity to try different careers. Our dedicated placements team is there to help you every step of the way.

5. Great student experience

Be part of a diverse community in a great location.


Students walking in city of Bath city

The University of Bath campus is situated just on the edge of what is affectionately known as one of most beautiful cities in the UK. As a student, you could be living here, surrounded by beautiful Georgian buildings and Roman history. There is a thriving café culture with hundreds of independent restaurants, a great range of shops, music venues, museums, and a huge number of festivals throughout the year.

Most of the key locations are in walking distance of the centre or if you want to travel further afield, there are easy transport links to Bristol or London.

Find out more about studying the social sciences at Bath

Explore our social sciences courses