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Course Essentials

Are you fascinated by how the mind works, and want to earn a degree, but aren’t sure you’re prepared for university study? Then Arden University’s Psychology & Sociology Degree with an integrated Foundation Year is the course for you! 

The Foundation year will cover the essential academic skills you need to succeed at undergraduate study, from key subjects like research skills to basic numeracy, you’ll also study crime, law and psychology. You’ll then be prepared to go on and study this dual-subject Social Science degree.

Confidently study both of these core Social Science disciplines through Distance Learning with Arden University's BA (Hons) Psychology & Sociology with integrated Foundation Year Degree course. Both subjects explore and study human behaviours – but at different levels.
Sociology looks at broader social issues that affect those individuals, such as poverty, inequality and social injustice, while Psychology focuses on individuals within those societies.

These subjects are examined within the course alongside societal factors, such as government policy and globalisation. You’ll consider the individual and the social aspects together, to give you a balanced understanding of how society functions.

This Arden University School of Law & Social Sciences course, delivered through our Distance Learning programme is fully flexible to meet your needs. You can study at a time and place to suit you and all your course materials are accessed through our online portal, iLearn.

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Key Information

Award:
Foundation Year Entry Degrees
Credits:
480
UCAS Course Code:
N/A
Course Title:
BA (Hons) Psychology & Sociology with Foundation Year
Duration:
4 years
Intake Status:
Accepting applications
Study Mode:
Distance Learning
Exemptions Available:
No
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
  • Course Details & Modules
  • Entry Requirements
  • Course Fees & Funding
  • Career Prospects

For this Psychology & Sociology Degree with Foundation Year, you’ll earn a solid base of academic skills and subject knowledge, and spend equal time on both the Psychology and Sociology disciplines with Arden University.

As well as studying the many theories and concepts within these fascinating fields, you will learn to analyse and evaluate concepts based on scientific method.

Over the course of your studies you’ll address questions such as: To what extent are our bodies controlled by external influences? What are the ethical considerations of reintegrating criminals into society? How has social media and globalisation changed our communities? How do political uprisings develop?


Modules

Foundation Year

  • Develop Academic Skills
  • Using Numeracy, Data & IT
  • Research Skills & Using Information
  • Values, Ethics & Working Collaboratively
  • Crime & Law in Context
  • Psychology of Everyday Life

Year 2

  • Effective Interdisciplinary Study
  • Introduction to Social & Developmental Psychology
  • Introduction to Biological & Cognitive Psychology
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Medicalisation of the Self
  • Key Studies in Psychology

Year 3

  • Research & Ethics in Action
  • Personality & Intelligence
  • Social Psychology
  • Abnormality & the Deviant Other
  • Cyber Communities & Social Networks
  • Protests, Mass Movements & Rebellion

Year 4

  • Contemporary Developmental Psychology
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Consumer Society & the Commodification of Beings
  • Insecurity & Precariousness in the Globalised World
  • Research Planning & Project

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing our BA (Hons) Psychology & Sociology with Foundation Year Programme Specification.

Candidates for our online Psychology & Sociology Degree with Foundation Year are required to submit a personal statement (of between 350-550 words) or attend an online interview demonstrating an ability to study the programme at Arden University, taking into account:

  • Your motivation for undertaking the programme
  • Relevant work experience
  • Prior qualifications
  • References

If your previous study was not in English, you will also need to have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

How much is my course?

2

Please note: Fees quoted relate to the intake that you enrol on
(i.e. when you start your course), NOT your application date.


Funding

Undergraduate courses

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £25,725 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Postgraduate courses

Postgraduate Student Loans for UK & EU Students

As a Postgraduate student, you can now apply for a student loan of up to £10,000, for taught and research Masters courses, including MBAs. Find out more at www.gov.uk/masters-loan

Postgrad Solutions Study Bursary

Looking for additional funding as a Postgraduate? Postgrad Solutions now offer 15 bursaries across a number of subject areas. Click here to apply

Self-funding - Pay in full or Sponsorship

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds or, because your studies will develop you as a professional, your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship. Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Please note: Fees quoted relate to the intake that you enrol on
(i.e. when you start your course), NOT your application date.


Self-funding - Pay in full or Sponsorship

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds or, because your studies will develop you as a professional, your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship. Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

What will this Psychology & Sociology joint Honours Degree with Foundation Year do for me?

As well as the chance to explore these fascinating subjects together, you will also develop a range of practical and transferrable skills that will prepare you for a career in a wide variety of industries. Enrolling on this Social Sciences Degree with Arden University gives you the opportunity to develop into a scientifically minded social scientist with the skills to research effectively, analyse data and present findings in a variety of formats.

Over the course of your studies, you’ll become an independent learner with our online study programme - and these computer and organisational skills are needed for employment in many industries and a variety of roles.

Where can I go after my degree?

Did you know that around 70% of graduate jobs are open to graduates of any discipline? So don’t restrict your thinking to the options suggested here.

You might want to consider:

  • Teaching
  • Counselling
  • International Aid/Development work
  • Research
  • Journalism
  • Politics
  • Community, Youth or Social work

Typical employers include:

  • The government
  • The NHS
  • Local Education Authorities (LEAs)
  • Charitable, counselling and voluntary organisations

Find out more about how we can support your career development.

Alternatively, you may wish to continue with your academic development and decide to take on further postgraduate study. You could continue your studies with Arden and enrol onto our MSc Psychology (BPS).

Next steps
Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your Distance Learning qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Arden Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.
 

Course Details & Modules

For this Psychology & Sociology Degree with Foundation Year, you’ll earn a solid base of academic skills and subject knowledge, and spend equal time on both the Psychology and Sociology disciplines with Arden University.

As well as studying the many theories and concepts within these fascinating fields, you will learn to analyse and evaluate concepts based on scientific method.

Over the course of your studies you’ll address questions such as: To what extent are our bodies controlled by external influences? What are the ethical considerations of reintegrating criminals into society? How has social media and globalisation changed our communities? How do political uprisings develop?


Modules

Foundation Year

  • Develop Academic Skills
  • Using Numeracy, Data & IT
  • Research Skills & Using Information
  • Values, Ethics & Working Collaboratively
  • Crime & Law in Context
  • Psychology of Everyday Life

Year 2

  • Effective Interdisciplinary Study
  • Introduction to Social & Developmental Psychology
  • Introduction to Biological & Cognitive Psychology
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Medicalisation of the Self
  • Key Studies in Psychology

Year 3

  • Research & Ethics in Action
  • Personality & Intelligence
  • Social Psychology
  • Abnormality & the Deviant Other
  • Cyber Communities & Social Networks
  • Protests, Mass Movements & Rebellion

Year 4

  • Contemporary Developmental Psychology
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Consumer Society & the Commodification of Beings
  • Insecurity & Precariousness in the Globalised World
  • Research Planning & Project

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing our BA (Hons) Psychology & Sociology with Foundation Year Programme Specification.

Entry Requirements

Candidates for our online Psychology & Sociology Degree with Foundation Year are required to submit a personal statement (of between 350-550 words) or attend an online interview demonstrating an ability to study the programme at Arden University, taking into account:

  • Your motivation for undertaking the programme
  • Relevant work experience
  • Prior qualifications
  • References

If your previous study was not in English, you will also need to have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

Course Fees & Funding

How much is my course?

2

Please note: Fees quoted relate to the intake that you enrol on
(i.e. when you start your course), NOT your application date.


Funding

Undergraduate courses

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £25,725 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Postgraduate courses

Postgraduate Student Loans for UK & EU Students

As a Postgraduate student, you can now apply for a student loan of up to £10,000, for taught and research Masters courses, including MBAs. Find out more at www.gov.uk/masters-loan

Postgrad Solutions Study Bursary

Looking for additional funding as a Postgraduate? Postgrad Solutions now offer 15 bursaries across a number of subject areas. Click here to apply

Self-funding - Pay in full or Sponsorship

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds or, because your studies will develop you as a professional, your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship. Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Please note: Fees quoted relate to the intake that you enrol on
(i.e. when you start your course), NOT your application date.


Self-funding - Pay in full or Sponsorship

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds or, because your studies will develop you as a professional, your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship. Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Career Prospects

What will this Psychology & Sociology joint Honours Degree with Foundation Year do for me?

As well as the chance to explore these fascinating subjects together, you will also develop a range of practical and transferrable skills that will prepare you for a career in a wide variety of industries. Enrolling on this Social Sciences Degree with Arden University gives you the opportunity to develop into a scientifically minded social scientist with the skills to research effectively, analyse data and present findings in a variety of formats.

Over the course of your studies, you’ll become an independent learner with our online study programme - and these computer and organisational skills are needed for employment in many industries and a variety of roles.

Where can I go after my degree?

Did you know that around 70% of graduate jobs are open to graduates of any discipline? So don’t restrict your thinking to the options suggested here.

You might want to consider:

  • Teaching
  • Counselling
  • International Aid/Development work
  • Research
  • Journalism
  • Politics
  • Community, Youth or Social work

Typical employers include:

  • The government
  • The NHS
  • Local Education Authorities (LEAs)
  • Charitable, counselling and voluntary organisations

Find out more about how we can support your career development.

Alternatively, you may wish to continue with your academic development and decide to take on further postgraduate study. You could continue your studies with Arden and enrol onto our MSc Psychology (BPS).

Next steps
Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your Distance Learning qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Arden Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.
 

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