About this course
During your Foundation Year, you will undertake modules to enable you to enhance your academic skills and equip you with the tools you’ll need to study with confidence. You’ll carry out a personal project so you can study an area of interest related to your chosen future subject specialisation.
You’ll be introduced to the main perspectives, investigation methods, key studies and controversies in key areas of psychology. You’ll study sociology and criminology, focusing on social inequalities and patterns of crime.
Following successful completion of the Foundation Year, you’ll progress onto the first year of our Psychology with Sociology BSc Combined (Hons) degree.
You’ll learn in a supportive environment which focuses on teamwork and collaboration. As well as teaching you the core elements of psychology and sociology, we’ll support you in developing your research skills from the start of your degree.
In your final year, you’ll work with your supervisor to design and carry out your own research project. In addition, you will have the opportunity to tailor your studies (often with future career goals in mind) by choosing from a range of optional modules from either Psychology or Sociology.
You’ll put theory into practice through the professional work placements included in your degree, as well as assessments which help you to develop valuable real-world skills.
By combining psychology with sociology, you’ll get the flexibility to focus closely on the roles and experiences of individuals and groups within modern society, with a particular emphasis on cultural and international factors.
You’ll look at the interface between human behaviour and society, developing what we call ‘psychological literacy’ and the ‘sociological imagination’.
You’ll graduate with an excellent grounding in contemporary psychological and sociological theory and practice, as well as a thorough understanding of the various approaches for explaining and responding to our experiences of society.
Why study with us?
- Start your journey to becoming a Chartered Psychologist. This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) which makes you eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership on successful completion of the course.
- Learn from the experts. The course is developed and taught by active and passionate researchers in the fields of psychology and sociology.
- Open doors to a wide range of careers with a broad social science degree.
- Develop your research skills and tailor your studies in line with your own interests and career goals.
This degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) (link opens in a new window/tab) which makes you eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership on successful completion of the course.