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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 subjects 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 School of Law and Social Sciences 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:
C808
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 studying both disciplines, allowing you to participate in a range of modules for each subject.

As well as studying the many theories and concepts within these fields, our psychology and sociology undergraduate degree provides the opportunity for you 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?

You have 3-9 years to complete this course, meaning that you can take up to 3 years to complete each level; however, many of our students complete their psychology and sociology undergraduate degrees within 3-6 years.

Modules

Level 4

  • Effective 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 may be subject to change.

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

To be eligible for our sociology online degree programs, you must meet our standard entry requirements. 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

If you don’t fulfil the entry criteria your application may be considered on an individual basis, taking in to account any work experience, other qualifications and/or any training you have completed. Please call or email for further information.

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 sociology and psychology degree do for me?

As well as the chance to explore two fascinating subjects, you will also develop a range of practical and transferrable skills that will prepare you for a career in a wide range of industries. Studying for a sociology degree via distance learning 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.

With our online study programme you’ll also become an independent learner - a skill needed for graduate employment in many industries and roles.

Where can I go after my psychology and sociology 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 enroll 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 studying both disciplines, allowing you to participate in a range of modules for each subject.

As well as studying the many theories and concepts within these fields, our psychology and sociology undergraduate degree provides the opportunity for you 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?

You have 3-9 years to complete this course, meaning that you can take up to 3 years to complete each level; however, many of our students complete their psychology and sociology undergraduate degrees within 3-6 years.

Modules

Level 4

  • Effective 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 may be subject to change.

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

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for our sociology online degree programs, you must meet our standard entry requirements. 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

If you don’t fulfil the entry criteria your application may be considered on an individual basis, taking in to account any work experience, other qualifications and/or any training you have completed. Please call or email for further information.

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 sociology and psychology degree do for me?

As well as the chance to explore two fascinating subjects, you will also develop a range of practical and transferrable skills that will prepare you for a career in a wide range of industries. Studying for a sociology degree via distance learning 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.

With our online study programme you’ll also become an independent learner - a skill needed for graduate employment in many industries and roles.

Where can I go after my psychology and sociology 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 enroll 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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