Are you fascinated by how the mind works? Do you want to earn a degree, but aren’t sure you’re prepared for university study? Arden University’s psychology and sociology with foundation year degree is the right choice for people like you, and will help you transition seamlessly to undergraduate study.
At Arden, we believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to go to university, regardless of background or qualifications. That’s why we’ve introduced the foundation year to this course, giving you time to master the fundamental study skills needed to achieve a degree.
The modules studied on our psychology and sociology with foundation year degree cover a variety of topics, from human behaviour to broader societal issues like poverty, inequality, and social injustice. And what’s more, you don’t need to have a fixed career path in mind to enrol on this course. All that our psychology and sociology courses require from you is the desire to learn and the motivation to give it your all.
On our psychology and sociology degree with foundation with year, you’ll acquire a range of skillsets designed to equip you with the knowledge you need to achieve your academic goals. Whether your interests lie in cognitive psychology, crime, or law, you’ll graduate as a forward-thinking professional ready to embark upon a successful career in whichever field of psychology or sociology best fits you.
As a working mum, I needed a course that would fit my busy life. My degree in Psychology complemented my role as a therapeutic counsellor beautifully and although I’ve just finished, it has already impacted my life greatly!
You’ll have 4-12 years to complete your psychology and sociology undergraduate degree with foundation year, meaning that you can take up to three years to complete each level. However, many of our students complete the course in 4-8 years.
*The order of modules within each level vary depending on intake and mode of study
The way we assess our students provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a variety of ways. That’s why we choose a range of different methods to keep track of your progress. These include:
At Arden University we consider applications on a case by case basis. If you have significant work experience, have qualifications you have gained elsewhere, or a degree or qualification that isn't a clear pathway to this degree - we are more than happy to discuss your application.
To be able to study this course, we need to see that you have:
Candidates are required to submit a personal statement (of between 350-550 words) or attend an interview demonstrating an ability to study for the programme. This statement should include:
We also offer an internal English test for applicants. More information on this can be found here.
Whilst you can read your study materials on your smart phone or tablet, to make the most of your learning experience, you will need access to a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.
Arden’s psychology and social science degrees are designed to explore human behaviours across diverse areas of psychology and social science such as criminology, sociology, and criminal justice. These courses provide you with a range of transferable skills that are valued by employers from a wide range of industries. Our Psychology online courses are accredited by The British Psychological Society, which means they are internationally recognised. I look forward to welcoming you to the Arden University family.
We understand that you might not already have a career path in mind before enrolling on your course – and that’s okay. It’s natural to feel unsure of what your future holds prior to your first degree course, especially when there are so many exciting sectors to look into. That’s why we focus on preparing you with a range of skills that are highly valued by employers, so you’ll eventually feel confident enough to decide where your interests lie career-wise.
By studying two unique disciplines, you’ll learn a variety of practical skills that will prepare you for a career in an industry you love. Studying for a psychology and sociology with foundation year degree gives you the opportunity to develop into a real social scientist, with the skills needed to turn your passion into a lifelong career. These skills include:
Our psychology and sociology courses are designed to help launch your future as a smart, forward-thinking professional – so when you graduate, you’ll be spoilt for choice on which career path to go for! Some of your career options could include:
You can also go on to study at Master’s Level. Arden University offer a variety of Master’s programmes and we are developing many more. Keep looking for further developments!
Once you’ve enrolled with Arden, our careers centre is easily accessible directly from inside our online platform, ilearn. The careers centre is here to help you discover the areas of your academic and professional life that you find most meaningful and rewarding, and then apply this to your career pathway.
Just a few of the career tools you’ll find in the careers centre include: