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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Why is the world filled with perpetual cycles of violence and trauma on the one hand, yet enormous potential for care and concern on the other? Our BA Psychosocial Studies invites you to explore the pressing questions of our time. By taking this course, you will unravel the interconnected psychic and social forces that produce us as people and to determine our complex relations to one another. This psychosocial studies degree is truly unique. While sociology is concerned with the social world and psychology the brain and behaviour, we in psychosocial studies refuse this separation between our internal worlds and the wider social sphere. The BA Psychosocial Studies examines how our relationships are defined by questions of love, hate and power. You will deepen your understanding of the emotional, imaginary and symbolic aspects of living together. Your lecturers are experts in a range of connected fields including sociology, psychoanalysis, postcolonial and cultural studies, critical theory, gender and sexuality studies. **Highlights**- Birkbeck's innovative, creative and interdisciplinary courses will help you become a competent, critical and responsible student of the social world and the psychological and social forces that shape individuals.- Staff within our innovative Department of Psychosocial Studies have a keen interest in the development of new and innovative psychosocial methods, as well as forging new theoretical trajectories across a range of critical fields of enquiry.- The department is genuinely interdisciplinary, with academics coming from backgrounds in anthropology, cultural and postcolonial studies, education studies, gender and sexuality studies, literary studies, critical psychology, psychoanalytic studies and sociology.**Careers and employability**Graduates can pursue career paths in social research, education, psychotherapy or the media and creative arts. Possible professions include:- psychotherapist- higher education lecturer- community arts worker- charity officer- community development worker.We offer a comprehensive Careers Service - Birkbeck Futures - your career partner during your time at Birkbeck and beyond. At every stage of your career journey, we empower you to take ownership of your future, helping you to make the connection between your experience, education and future ambitions.

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,560per year

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Entry requirements

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A level : CCC - BBB


University information

Birkbeck, University of London

  • Campus address

    Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, United Kingdom, WC1E 7HX, England

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