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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.
3. Great choice of courses and optional units
Our degrees are designed to allow you considerable flexibility.
'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.
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.
The University's campus is situated just on the edge of what is affectionately known as one of the most beautiful cities in the UK. Bath is also the 2nd safest university town or city in England and Wales.
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.