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Sociology and Psychology BSc (Hons)

Swansea University

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Singleton Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Studying a joint honours degree in Sociology and Psychology will give you expert scientific training in the relationship between the mind, brain, and behaviour while equipping you with the essential theoretical foundation to understand people's behaviour as social beings.You will study the psychological and neuro-scientific processes that underpin activities such as thinking, reasoning, memory and language, learn about the effects of brain injury, and explore ways to improve health-related behaviour.You will learn how to generate new knowledge and information using a variety of qualitative and quantitative social research tools, from large social surveys interpreted through statistics through to in-depth interviews with individuals and small groups.Throughout the course, you will develop excellent research, communication, critical analysis and presentation skills, as well as a high degree of numeracy and ICT ability.Being based in the College of Human and Health Sciences, Wales’s largest provider of health and social care education, you will be immersed in a dynamic research and learning environment with many opportunities to build links with students from related disciplines.You will be taught by an academic team who are research active and widely published, giving you the benefit of the most current social science debates in the UK and internationally. Many of our academics write your textbooks.You will have the opportunity to take part in work placements to build on your skills, experience, and enhance your career prospects. These placements could include local authorities, businesses, healthcare settings, education settings and charities, depending on your interests and career goals. Our Psychology department has an outstanding reputation both in the UK and internationally. According to the Research Excellence Framework 2014: we are one of only four psychology departments in the UK to achieve a 100% 4* rating (maximum score possible) for the reach and significance of our work.We are also ranked 2nd in the UK for Graduate Prospects by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.Our flexible degree structure with a wide range of specialist modules gives you the scope to tailor your course to your particular interests, career ambitions, or plans for further study. You will be joining a university that is in the UK top 10 for overall student satisfaction (NSS 2019) and the UK top 10 for graduate prospects (DLHE 2018). A Sociology and Psychology degree opens up a wide range of further study or career opportunities. Graduates have gone on to pursue careers in many different fields, including: Youth work, Education, Research, Journalism, Policy development, Legal, police and probation services, Marketing and Advertising, Ecology and Environmental Planning and Human Resources.Depending on the sector, Sociology and Psychology graduates can expect to earn an average annual salary of £22,000, rising to £50,000 for more senior posts.The Sociology and Psychology degree can also be a gateway to further professional and vocational training in fields such as teaching and social work.We guarantee that you will be made a conditional offer for a course at Swansea University. Subject requirements will apply. Please come along to our next Open Day or get in touch for further information.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

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Entry requirements

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A level : ABB - AAB

If you have one of the following subjects at A-level Psychology, Biology, Chemistry, Maths or Physics. The typical offer will be ABB.It is not essential to have studied any particular subjects at A level. We do not accept General Studies.

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University information

Swansea University

  • University League Table

    32nd

  • Campus address

    Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, Swansea, SA2 8PP, Wales

Swansea University has an international reach with staff, students, partnerships and research links stretching across the globe.
Swansea University campuses are vibrant and diverse with staff and students from over 130 different countries making up the friendly community.
By studying at Swansea University, students become part of a world-class research institution with grand ambitions.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    21st out of 118 2

    41st out of 102 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    131 61%

    47th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    83 83%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.88 78%

    92nd

    8
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    132 67%

    32nd

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%

    10th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.19 84%

    17th

    17

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