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Sociology with Psychology BSc (Hons)

University of Portsmouth

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Overview

How does psychology relate to sociological thinking and research? How can we practise psychology in ways that better contribute to social justice and community wellbeing? How are social inequalities reflected and reproduced in our social interactions and practices?

On this BSc (Hons) Sociology with Psychology degree, you'll get the skills, knowledge and opportunities to develop a deep understanding of our behaviour and how this interacts with culture and society.

You'll cover traditional psychology and social psychology topics and research. And you'll engage with psychological approaches and topics relevant to sociology and the social sciences, exploring some of the most pressing social issues of our time.

You'll be taught by sociologists and social psychologists who are currently doing research that tackles social inequalities and explores the social structures that shape our lives. They bring their specialisms to your learning, meaning you can choose optional modules on specialist topics including nationalism, gender and sexuality, food, emotions and the body alongside studying core modules.

The course provides a solid foundation for moving into a variety of people-focused careers, from community development and careers advice, to teaching and charity work. The course isn't accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) but you'll still be primed for further study or training related to the psychological and social sciences.

What you'll experience

On this course you'll:

  • Explore sociology's long-standing attention to our individual lives and how this intersects with important social issues and the lives of others
  • Be taught by specialist staff who are undertaking research in sociology and social and critical psychology, ensuring you keep abreast of the latest developments in the field
  • Study core modules on sociological theory, social psychology, psychological science, critical psychology, community psychology and research methods
  • Tailor your studies in years 2 and 3 to match your interests and ambitions
  • Learn to understand how the way people think affects their behaviour
  • Assess competing perspectives and make reasoned arguments in relation to important social issues
  • Do research that connects your studies to issues happening now in society
  • Develop transferable skills that will impress employers, as you learn to think critically, lead research projects, communicate effectively and analyse data

Careers and opportunities

When you complete this BSc (Hons) Sociology degree course, our Careers and Employability team will work with you help get started in your career.

You'll have the knowledge and skills to pursue a career or further training in careers such as:

  • Teaching and lecturing
  • Research
  • Social work
  • Counselling
  • Health and social care
  • Advertising
  • Local government
  • Community development
  • Careers advice
  • Charity work
  • Human resources and recruitment
  • Business administration and personnel management

Our Careers and Employability team will support you for up to 5 years after you leave the University.

Work experience and career planning

To give you the best chance of securing the ideal job when you graduate, our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience during your course.

We'll work with you to identify placements, internships, voluntary roles and freelancing opportunities that will complement your studies and allow you to use the skills you've learnt.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,500per year

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

University information

University of Portsmouth

  • University League Table

    61st

  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

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    23rd out of 102 1

  • Entry standards

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    122 57%

    57th

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  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    79 79%

    7th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.09 82%

    38th

    8
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    115 58%

    56th

    13
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    77 77%

    8th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%

    41st

    22

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