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Social and policy sciences undergraduate virtual experience

Get to know our courses, study opportunities and students without having to step foot on campus.

View courses starting in 2021

Which social sciences course is for right for you


Dr Piotr Ozieranski explains the difference between our undergraduate BSc Social Sciences, BSc Social Policy, BSc Sociology and BSc Sociology and Social Policy 3.

Introduction to our International Development with Economics course


Dr Michael J Bloomfield gives an overview of the BSc International Development with Economics course 3.

What it's like studying International Development with Economics

Introduction to our Criminology course


Dr Peter Manning gives an overview of the BSc Criminology course 3.

A student's view of studying Criminology

Explore our placements

Some of our courses can be taken with a year spent gaining valuable experience with a placement year.


Pump up your CV

A placement year is a great way to gain some professional experience and could make your CV stand out from the crowd. Benefits include:

  • finding out more about the world of work
  • explore your career direction
  • make professional contacts

Support at every step

You'll be supported by our Placements Team during before, during and after your placement.

Our support includes:

  • Placement options brainstorming in Year 1
  • CV and interview help in Year 2
  • Regular contact with you on placement in Year 3
  • Final year debrief

Placement destinations

Our students have taken placements across a number of sectors. Examples include:

  • The Big Issue
  • Department for Work & Pensions
  • Dyson
  • IBM
  • National Crime Agency
  • Office for National Statistics
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Welsh Government

Placement experience

Hear from our dedicated Placements Officer, Victoria Maskell, about taking a placement during your studies at Bath ^3.


Our graduate destinations

Find our where our graduates go.


  • Work, combined and further study - 64%
  • Further study only - 0%
  • Other (including travelling) - 0%
  • Unemployed - 7%
  • Unknown - 29%

Social Work

Graduate destination information for Social Work students who graduated in the summer 2017. ^1

  • Work, combined and further study - 50%
  • Further study only - 17%
  • Other (including travelling) - 0%
  • Unemployed - 0%
  • Unknown - 33%

Sociology, Social Policy and Social Sciences

Graduate destination information for Sociology, Social Policy and Social Sciences students who graduated in the summer 2017. ^2

Why you should study social sciences


Dr Piotr Ozieranski explains the why you should choose to study an undergraduate social sciences degree 3.

Our student bloggers

Our students share their study experience and life at Bath.


Explore the University of Bath

Get to know more about our campus Find out more about our community, applying to Bath and the support you'll get.

Contact us

If you have any questions, get in touch with our Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach team.


1 Graduate destinations information for the BSc Social Work and Applied Social Studies course. Data only includes destinations for first degree UK and Other EU domiciled students. View data source.

2 Graduate destinations information for the courses: BSc Social Policy, BSc Social Sciences, BSc Sociology and Social Policy and BSc Sociology. Data only includes destinations for first degree UK and Other EU domiciled students. View data source.

3 Information correct at time of production. Views and opinions expressed by the participants in these films are their own and not necessarily those of the University of Bath.