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Psychology and Sociology BSc (Hons)

Aston University, Birmingham

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UCAS CODE: CL83

Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Our four year joint honours BSc (Hons) Psychology and Sociology course with integrated placement year will enable you to explore some of the biggest topics in the world today, from gender, race and sexuality, to how we behave as a society, and how our behaviour is influenced by our genes. If you want to study a British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited degree and are curious about understanding human behaviour and how people and society operate, and why, studying Psychology and Sociology at Aston University is for you.Whilst psychology focuses on understanding behaviour at an individual level; sociology focuses on the collective. This means that jointly, both disciplines interpret the full range of influences on the behaviour and structure of society. At Aston, you’ll investigate and analyse how the human mind works, in terms of how it responds to various stimuli, and how our views on relationships and the wider world are shaped by societal structures, culture, and our collective experiences. In addition, you will have the opportunity to research why these societal structures exist in the first place; giving you a rounded view of human behaviour and the impact we have on each other as fellow citizens.Through our comprehensive curriculum, you will develop a full understanding of psychological and sociological principles in both theory and practice and merge your understanding of these two fields to gain a greater insight into human and societal behaviour. By having unique insight into how people behave and how this impacts societal structures, psychology and sociology graduates have unique insight into how to answer some of our biggest questions. This makes them valuable assets to any organisation. In particular, psychology and sociology graduates have insight into motivation and behaviour, communities, relationships and group dynamics. This makes them excellent communicators, team workers, and critical researchers; all attributes that the UK’s major employers’ value very highly.**Key course benefits:**- Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and confers eligibility for the Graduate Membership of the BPS, which is vital for students who wish to ultimately train as a professional psychologist (clinical, educational, forensic, occupational etc) . It is also the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist. - Our integrated placement year will give you the opportunity to gain valuable real-wold experience, setting your studies in the context of a working environment, designed to boost your future employment prospects. Placements can be taken in a psychology or related professional setting in both the UK and abroad.- Psychology at Aston is ranked in the Top 10 in the UK for Research Quality (Complete University Guide, 2021).- Top 25 in the UK for Psychology graduate salaries one year after graduation (Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) data, 2020).

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 15,600per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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A level : ABB

ABB in any three A levels.BBB in any three A levels plus grade B in either Core Maths or Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). BBC in any three A levels for Contextual offer students (more details https: //www2aston.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/contextuaI-offer). Excluded Subjects: We welcome the following subjects as an additional A level, but not as one of the core three A levels - General Studies, Critical Thinking, Citizenship Studies.We welcome applications from students who have tried to improve their examination gr

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University information

Aston University, Birmingham

  • University League Table

    43rd

  • Campus address

    Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, Birmingham, B4 7ET, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    39th out of 118 2

    31st out of 102 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    120 56%

    62nd

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    36th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%

    60th

    41
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    122 62%

    44th

    13
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    67 67%

    28th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.83 77%

    88th

    30

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