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BA (Hons) Psychology with Sociology

  • 6

    Level
    Level 6

  • Duration
    3 years

  • Start Date
    September 2022

  • Venue
    Norfolk House, Exchange Street

  • Course Code
    F0047

Start Date

  • September 2022, Full Time

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Summary

This programme provides a grounding in the social sciences of Psychology and Sociology. It is suited to a range of careers where employers are looking for graduates with a wide range of skills and knowledge such as handling data and statistics, critical thinking and synthesising ideas. A bachelor’s degree might lead directly into many careers including marketing, advertising and childcare. It is also a vital part of training for work in counselling and psychology related professions.

The Psychology modules explore a wide range of areas and approaches: behaviourism, humanism, psychodynamic approaches, cognitive and biological psychology. How do inner psychological processes facilitate the development of language, for example, or contribute to our likelihood of committing crime? And what happens to us when psychological processes function abnormally? Critical thinking is encouraged so students can recognise the strengths and weaknesses of applying the approaches in a range of contexts. Organically complementing these modules’ focus on the inner workings of the human mind, the companion Sociology modules move outside us into the wider world, in order to explore how society itself functions and changes – and how it may or may not shape us. How, for example, do social trends relating to class, race and gender impact our life-courses? Or how do sociological developments like the rise of the city or the mass media impact our actions and our interactions with each other? On the other hand, to what extent are larger social trends the product of our actions, rather than forces shaping them from above?

UCAS Code C8L3

If you have any specific questions about this course, please contact Dr Tim Jones - Course Leader BA (Hons) Psychology with Sociology, email: tim.jones@ccn.ac.uk

Why our College?

Flexible study options

Most of our courses require two days per week attendance at college. This means you can continue to work alongside your studies and balance other commitments.

Smaller class sizes

Our smaller class sizes mean you get all the support you need during your studies. This is a crucial difference to larger universities and provides you with access to your lecturers when you need them.

Outstanding progression

97% of our full time graduates and 100% of our part time graduates are in employment or further study 6 months after completing their degree (Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes, 2019, for CCN, published by Office for Students)

Entry Requirements

We attract students from varied backgrounds and encourage them to reach their full potential. A minimum of 80 tariff points is usually required but we have no standard offer as we take into account your reference, motivation and commitment to the course, as well as any projected or actual A level grades or other qualifications. We welcome students from Access Diplomas and applicants may be invited to interview. Please note that you must apply for this course through UCAS.

Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. For International students we require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading), the required minimum is: IELTS (SELT) 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components). Please contact the Advice shop for advice and guidance. International candidates are also actively encouraged to access the International Students webpage

Assessment

All modules are assessed at the end of the term and some modules have additional mid-term assignments. We use various assessment methods, including examinations, essays, reports, presentations, portfolios, dissertations and projects.

Progression

Graduates of this course might wish to go on to further study which could include MA or PhD research.

Career Progression

Graduates might seek to follow a career in social services, education, youth work, mental health, psychology, the probation service, general management or human resources.

Fees

£8,000 per year (for UK students)

For international students (students from outside of the UK), fees are set at £12,000 per year

Why our College?

Flexible study options

Most of our courses require two days per week attendance at college. This means you can continue to work alongside your studies and balance other commitments.

Smaller class sizes

Our smaller class sizes mean you get all the support you need during your studies. This is a crucial difference to larger universities and provides you with access to your lecturers when you need them.

Outstanding progression

97% of our full time graduates and 100% of our part time graduates are in employment or further study 6 months after completing their degree (Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes, 2019, for CCN, published by Office for Students)