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Course Essentials

Study two core Social Science disciplines through Distance Learning with Arden University's BA (Hons) Psychology & Sociology Degree course. Both subjects explore and study human behaviours – but at different levels.

While Psychology focuses on individuals, Sociology looks at broader social issues that affect those individuals, such as poverty, inequality and social injustice.

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

Arden's online 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.



Key Information

Award:
Degree
Credits:
360
UCAS Course Code:
C80S
Course Title:
BA (Hons) Psychology & Sociology
Duration:
3-6 years
Intake Status:
Intake open
Study Mode:
Distance learning
Exemptions Available:
Yes
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
  • Course Details & Modules
  • Entry Requirements
  • Course Fees & Funding
  • Career Prospects

For this Psychology and Sociology Degree, you’ll spend equal time on both disciplines with Arden University.

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

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

Level 4

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

Level 5

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

Level 6

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

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

You can get more detailed course information by viewing the relevant Programme Specification, which you can download from our Policies, Standards and Procedures Page

Standard entry requirements are required for our online Psychology & Sociology Degree. To be eligible for this course you must have either:

  • Two subjects at GCE A-Level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; OR
  • Completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent.

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English, you must have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

If you have work experience

Arden are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study the programme.

We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We’ll also ask you for references and evidence of relevant work experience.

How much is my course?

2

Funding

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 £21,000 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Self-funding - Pay in full or Pay as you go options

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way. You can also pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations and simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

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.

Pay in full

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.

Pay in instalments

You can make payments over the course of their studies using our fixed payment schedule. Students will be entered into a schedule which runs alongside their course and splits their programme fees into a series of instalments.

Sponsorship

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 Sociology & Psychology joint Honours Degree 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 range of industries. Enrolling on this 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.

You’ll become an independent learner too with our online study programme - and these skills are needed for graduate employment in many industries and a variety of roles.

Where can I go after my degree?

Around 60% 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 and Sociology Degree, you’ll spend equal time on both disciplines with Arden University.

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

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

Level 4

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

Level 5

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

Level 6

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

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

You can get more detailed course information by viewing the relevant Programme Specification, which you can download from our Policies, Standards and Procedures Page

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements are required for our online Psychology & Sociology Degree. To be eligible for this course you must have either:

  • Two subjects at GCE A-Level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; OR
  • Completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent.

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English, you must have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

If you have work experience

Arden are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study the programme.

We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We’ll also ask you for references and evidence of relevant work experience.

Course Fees & Funding

How much is my course?

2

Funding

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 £21,000 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Self-funding - Pay in full or Pay as you go options

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way. You can also pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations and simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

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.

Pay in full

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.

Pay in instalments

You can make payments over the course of their studies using our fixed payment schedule. Students will be entered into a schedule which runs alongside their course and splits their programme fees into a series of instalments.

Sponsorship

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 Sociology & Psychology joint Honours Degree 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 range of industries. Enrolling on this 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.

You’ll become an independent learner too with our online study programme - and these skills are needed for graduate employment in many industries and a variety of roles.

Where can I go after my degree?

Around 60% 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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2. Apply online

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