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Course Essentials

Study two core Social Science disciplines for this Psychology and Sociology degree. 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 alongside societal factors such as government policy and globalisation. You get the chance to take the individual and the social together, to give you a balanced understanding of how society functions.

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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
Entry Requirements

This distance learning Psychology and Sociology degree has standard entry requirements. To be eligible for this course through the 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

  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

If you have work experience

We 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

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly 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.

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?

Year 1 (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

Year 2 (Level 5)

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

Year 3 (Level 6)

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

Next steps

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

Course Fees & Funding

Fees

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.

Other options include:

Self-funding

If you choose to pay for the course yourself you can pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations, 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

Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Next steps

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

Careers Impact

So what will this Sociology & Psychology joint honours degree do for you?

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 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 and these skills are needed for graduate employment in many industries and a variety of roles.

Where to go after your 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:

  • Government
  • the NHS
  • Education authorities
  • Charitable, counselling and voluntary organisations

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

Next steps

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

If you’re not 100% comfortable with university level study choosing 4 year degree would be a smart choice. The first year is designed to give you the basics needed to successfully complete the rest of the degree as it focuses on essential study skills. You will build your confidence and become a capable, well equipped student who is able to complete the full degree.

The four year degree is perfect for you if:

  • It’s been a while since you studied
  • You don’t feel you did well in previous academic study
  • You want to improve your time management skills
  • You’re not confident in writing assignments and would like some support
  • You want to learn research skill that can support your studies and assignments
  • You want some extra knowledge of the degree subject before beginning the course.

This foundation year is part of the full degree. If you are funding your degree by Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government, your tuition fee for the foundation year will also be covered in this loan.

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6. Begin your course with an online induction

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