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Sociology and Psychology MA (Hons)

The University of Edinburgh

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UCAS CODE: LC38

Course options

  • Qualification

    Master of Arts (with Honours) - MA (Hons)

  • Location

    Central area campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    12-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Sociology and Psychology offers a thorough training in the major areas of both subjects. Those wishing to understand identity, violence, crime or intimacy tend to draw on both disciplines.

This joint degree allows you to explore the different social norms, interactions, conflicts and networks that constitute everyday life.

The two disciplines are bound together, and the joint degree enables you to understand and address fundamental questions about social life.

How will I learn?

We use a combination of:

  • tutorials and lectures
  • online resources
  • class discussions
  • presentations

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed primarily through coursework including essays and short assignments of various kinds and take-home papers. In Year 4, you will complete an individual research project.

Career opportunities

Graduates go on to a wide variety of careers in areas such as:

  • the private sector
  • voluntary sector
  • local or central government
  • the media or journalism
  • social or market research

Many graduates go on to postgraduate study and an academic career or teaching.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 23,100per year

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

Entry requirements

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A level : ABB - AAA

Required subjects: A Levels: one from Biology or Human Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science or equivalent, Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, or Psychology at B. GCSEs: English at C or 4 and Mathematics at A or 7, or Mathematics and Physics both at B or 6, or Mathematics, Science plus Additional Science (or science double award) at BB or 66.

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University information

The University of Edinburgh

  • University League Table

    12th

  • Campus address

    University of Edinburgh, Student Recruitment and Admissions, 33 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH8 9JS, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    16th out of 118 2

    8th out of 105 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    188 91%

    4th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%

    34th

    10
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.83 77%

    97th

    17
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    181 94%

    4th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65.0 65%

    13th

    17
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.78 76%

    87th

    1

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