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Psychology and Sociology BSc (Hons)

University of Chester

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Chester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Psychology

Delve deep into the mind and discover more about how people think, behave and feel on this BPS-accredited degree programme.

The School of Psychology at Chester offers both Single Honours and Combined Honours degrees. Many Psychology departments offer Single Honours degrees accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). However, Chester is unusual in that it also offers accredited Combined Honours degrees for students who major in Psychology and take the required modules. If you are not thinking of a career as a professional Psychologist then you can personalise your studies by choosing from across our range of modules in your second and third years.

If you are interested in a career as a professional Psychologist then Chester allows you to gain an accredited first degree in preparation for further training as well as also studying your second subject.

A Psychology degree from Chester will equip you with a broad range of employability skills alongside your Psychology content, including literacy, numeracy, critical appraisal, data handling, communication, and logical problem-solving skills.

Sociology

Sociology is the ‘science of society,’ and so involves studying how processes of social change affect peoples’ everyday lives.

Through studying Sociology at Chester, you will be given the skills and support you need in order to develop a ‘sociological imagination’ of your own. You will be introduced to cutting-edge research and theoretical perspectives that will help you to challenge dominant understandings of social problems, issues and debates.

Our teaching team has a wide range of backgrounds and experience. Modules are written by staff in line with their research interests and include areas such as inequality and the welfare state, race and racism, gender identity and the body, globalization, sustainability, protest and social change. How is ‘globalisation’ reshaping the world we live in? What are the major social divisions and conflicts affecting society today? How does the mass media influence our perception of these conflicts and divisions? These are just some of the questions that you will be asked to think about while studying Sociology at Chester.

Assessment

Assessment methods for each module vary, but usually include coursework and examinations. The coursework may involve a traditional essay or, more commonly, a workshop task, presentation, or a case study.

Assessments are designed to develop your employability skills as well as allowing you to show your understanding of psychology.

Job prospects

Many of our graduates go on to postgraduate studies in Psychology (e.g. Cognitive Neuroscience, Forensic and Sport Psychology) or have secured a graduate role in industries such as Marketing, Banking and Project Management due to their sought after transferable skills, such as communication, team working, analysis, creative and critical thinking.

Sociology graduates pursue diverse career paths including in the public sector and civil service, politics and government, social work, charity and advocacy work, public relations, advertising, market research, journalism, academia and teaching. The critical and analytical skills developed through studying Sociology are highly transferable and extremely sought after by employers.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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University information

University of Chester

  • University League Table

    94th

  • Campus address

    University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 4BJ, England

With over 19,000 students from 130 countries, the university provides a diverse, vibrant and safe location for a growing number of international students.
Students can choose from a comprehensive range of over 500 courses across all levels, taught at specialist sites with modern facilities.
Courses promote practical learning to enhance employability, with industry placements or overseas opportunities from five weeks to one year.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    88th out of 118 2

    86th out of 102 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    109 51%

    87th

    9
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    54 54%

    94th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.26 85%

    10th

    12
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    110 56%

    71st

    14
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    45 45%

    81st

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.90 78%

    74th

    9

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