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Politics & IR or Social Policy?

Hi,
I originally applied for politics and IR. My top choice was Bristol but instead they have given me the option to do social policy however still not sure if they will give an offer for it as I know it’s not guaranteed. I don’t know if this was based more on my personal statement seeming better suited to that or just that being the only course Bristol have spaces. Social policy does seem interesting but I’ve not heard much about it - does it still offer the same career prospects as politics and IR? I have also been offered a place to study Politics and International Relations at Uni of Nottingham. Although I wasn’t sure about the campus, I was impressed by the course and know it is a good uni. Does anybody know what social policy at Bristol is like in comparison? I’m mostly concerned about its reputation in career prospects after as not sure if it is mostly community based jobs rather than civil service or foreign office or jobs in journalism which I know politics & IR can lead to. I don’t know if a social policy course is worth it just to go to my top choice uni.
Any thoughts would be much appreciated, thanks :smile:
Original post by morvs05
Hi,
I originally applied for politics and IR. My top choice was Bristol but instead they have given me the option to do social policy however still not sure if they will give an offer for it as I know it’s not guaranteed. I don’t know if this was based more on my personal statement seeming better suited to that or just that being the only course Bristol have spaces. Social policy does seem interesting but I’ve not heard much about it - does it still offer the same career prospects as politics and IR? I have also been offered a place to study Politics and International Relations at Uni of Nottingham. Although I wasn’t sure about the campus, I was impressed by the course and know it is a good uni. Does anybody know what social policy at Bristol is like in comparison? I’m mostly concerned about its reputation in career prospects after as not sure if it is mostly community based jobs rather than civil service or foreign office or jobs in journalism which I know politics & IR can lead to. I don’t know if a social policy course is worth it just to go to my top choice uni.
Any thoughts would be much appreciated, thanks :smile:


I have firmed bristol for social policy next year, have spoken to people who do it and it’s an amazing course
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Original post by emilia7489592
I have firmed bristol for social policy next year, have spoken to people who do it and it’s an amazing course
What have people said about the course, debating if I should firm Bristol for social policy and politics this year

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