If you’re the kind of person who wants to examine and understand the reasons why individuals behave the way they do, then this course will help you to appreciate and explore the complex nuances of the mind and of society.
Exploring and studying human behaviours and their consequences, our psychology and sociology degree gives you the opportunity to build a solid foundation of skills in two fascinating social sciences. You’ll learn everything you need to demonstrate to employers that you’ve got what it takes to excel in a wide range of fascinating and rewarding roles.
The modules studied on our BA (Hons) Psychology and Sociology degree cover a variety of topics, from societal and psychological factors, such as government policy and globalisation, to understanding how society functions. As an undergraduate, you don’t need to have a fixed career path in mind to enrol on this course. As you study, you’ll start to form your own ideas about where you want to go in the future, and you’ll have full support from our academic team whichever career pathway you opt for.
This course gives you fundamental knowledge of two distinct disciplines, preparing you to become a well-rounded individual who can take on all manner of challenges in your professional life. As well as studying the many theories and concepts within each field, our psychology and sociology undergraduate degree gives you the opportunity to start analysing and evaluating concepts based on scientific methods – essential skills for you future professional life.
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 course within 3-6 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.
Our BA (Hons) Psychology and Sociology degree has standard entry requirements. To be able to study this course, we need to see that you have:
We also offer an internal English test for applicants. More information on this can be found here.
We are happy to consider your application if you can provide evidence of relevant work experience where you were required to demonstrate critical thinking and analysis skills.
We’ll also ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. This personal statement should outline any experience and skills you have in regard to numeracy, writing, and critical analysis/thinking. We may also ask you to provide references and evidence of further relevant experience.
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.
This Psychology and sociology degree provides you with a wide range of transferrable skills that are needed by every employer. Within this degree you will have the opportunity to study a diverse range of modules including biological and cognitive psychology, medicalisation of the self, personality and intelligence, protests, mass movements and rebellion, and cyber communities and social networks, as well as your final year dissertation. All of these modules are taught online by experienced psychology and sociology lecturers with extensive sector specific knowledge! I really look forward to welcoming you to the Arden University family.
We don’t expect students at undergraduate level to have a set career path in mind before getting started. Instead, we prepare you with a range of universal skills that employers from a wide range of organisations will value. Whether you have a future profession in mind or not, we’re here to fully support and guide you in your future choices.
By studying two unique fields, you’ll learn a variety of practical and transferrable skills that will prepare you for a career in an industry you love. Studying for a psychology and sociology 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:
A psychology and sociology course will help to launch your future as a smart, forward-thinking professional, so after graduating, 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: