Sociology and Psychology, BSc Hons

Sociology and Psychology, BSc Hons

This programme is offered by the Department of History, Politics & Social Sciences. Sociology is an innovative and vibrant subject offering students the opportunity to study courses covering a range of issues from popular culture to social justice, from gender and identity to global relations. A broad foundation in sociological thinking and theory is offered while also supporting you to pursue your own ideas and interests through focused research.

The psychology component of the programme seeks to understand mind and behaviour through experimentation, observation and measurement. This includes the study of perception, memory and emotion in adults and children; the socio-psychological processes that shape our relationships with each other and society; the development of language, behaviour, personality and thought in children; the biological processes that underpin behaviour; and the causes and treatment of abnormal behaviour.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To enhance understanding of important and controversial issues in society, including debates about gender, ethnicity, crime and deviance, social justice, global politics and cultural production and consumption
  • To gain an understanding of brain, behaviour and experience, and of their complex interactions
  • To provide a supportive and stimulating learning environment which promotes the intellectual and personal development of students.

UCAS code

LC38 G BSc/SocPsy

Department

History, Politics & Social Sciences

Location

Greenwich Campus

Attendance

3 years full-time
6 years part-time

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

300 UCAS points

OF WHICH 260 points or more from A2 or an equivalent qualification

PLUS GCSEs to include English and mathematics at grade C or above.

* Applicants may be invited to interview.

* Entry requirements are subject to change. Please check the website to confirm detailed requirements before making your application.

Assessment

Students are assessed through coursework (individual and group projects, presentations, textual analyses, critical reviews, portfolios and essays) and examiantions.

Career options

Our focus on developing job skills means that our sociology graduates are well prepared for later careers. Work areas include: youth work, community work, welfare provision, charitable organisations, local and national government, teaching, health administration, personnel management, publishing, marketing and social research.

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Part time

Year 1

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 2

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 3

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 4

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 5

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 6

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

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