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Why study social and policy sciences at Bath?

There are lots of reasons to study at Bath. Here are our top picks.

Because 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.


Great choice of courses and optional units


Our degrees are designed to allow you considerable flexibility, including the option to pursue specific themes and interests. You can choose from:

  • BSc (Hons) Social Policy
  • BSc (Hons) Social Sciences
  • BSc (Hons) Sociology
  • BSc (Hons) Sociology and Social Policy
Explore our social sciences courses
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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 and improve your employability. Our dedicated placements team is there to help you every step of the way.

Find out more about going on placement
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Great student experience


Be part of a diverse community in a great location.

The University of Bath campus is situated just on the edge of what is affectionately known as one of the most beautiful and one of the safest 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 plenty of restaurants, a great range of shops, music venues, museums, and a huge number of festivals planned 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.

Students walking in city of Bath