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Studying social and policy sciences at Bath: Hear from our students

Undergraduate social and policy sciences students talk about what studying at Bath is like and where our degrees can take you.

Watch our social and policy sciences Q&A webinar

Students and staff from our undergraduate social and policy sciences courses answered questions about studying at Bath. They spoke about our range of courses, what it's like to live in the city, being part of the University's campus, and much more.

Strong rankings

Our social and policy sciences courses are consistently highly ranked in the UK’s major independent league tables. Bath is known for excellence in teaching and research, and providing outstanding career preparation.

Great choice of courses

At Bath, our departments work together to broaden your choice of joint honours degrees, each with their unique perspective.

You can choose from the following undergraduate degree courses relating to social and policy sciences:

  • BSc (Hons) Criminology
  • BSc (Hons) International Development with Economics
  • BSc (Hons) Social Policy
  • BSc (Hons) Social Sciences
  • BSc (Hons) Sociology and Social Policy
  • BSc (Hons) Sociology
Explore our courses
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Study in a safe, student-friendly city

Bath is the 2nd safest university town or city in England and Wales (The Complete University Guide (2023)) and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, thanks to its Roman heritage and Georgian architecture.

But there’s much more to Bath than its iconic buildings and history. A vibrant range of shops, bars and restaurants, music venues, museums, and festivals makes it a great place to live as a student.

A well-connected campus

Our campus is on the edge of the city. You can travel between the city and the campus easily by foot, bike, car, or bus. Local transport links mean you’ll be:

  • 80 minutes from London and its international airports
  • 15 minutes from Bristol
  • 2 hours from Birmingham
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‘Coming here felt like really being at home straight away; you live on campus and so many other students are in the same boat. I’ve had a good time.’
Anabel Aschke BSc (Hons) Politics and International Relations