Sociology and Psychology at Swansea University - UCAS

Course summary

Studying a BSc 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 also 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. You will develop excellent research, written, and critical analysis skills, as well as a high degree of numeracy and ICT ability. Our approach to teaching, which includes lectures, personal tutorials, academic seminars, workshops, and practical research classes, encourages effective team-working and high-quality oral communication skills. This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and, providing you achieve at least a 2:2 in your degree, you will be eligible for Graduate Membership of the BPS and for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC), the first step to becoming a Chartered Psychologist.


Year 1 • Statistics and Research Methods • Cognition - Basic Processes • Individual and Abnormal Psychology • Social Inquiry in Practice • Sociology - Contemporary Controversies • Social and Developmental Psychology Year 2 • Social Problems • Brain and Behaviour • Research and Experimental Methods • Cognition - Higher Level Processes • Education, Policy and Society • Contemporary moral controversies and Social Problems: Media, Myths and moral panics Year 3 • Global Sociology • Capitalism and Justice • Investigating Gender 2: Exploring Men and Masculinities • From Individuals to Society • Development Across the Lifespan

Assessment method

You will have around 10 hours of scheduled lectures and practical classes each week with additional module related seminars and personal tutorials scheduled throughout each semester. Independent and self-directed study is an integral part of each module to support your learning and development, you will also learn through lectures, personal tutorials, academic seminars, workshops and practical research classes. During your final year, you will work collaboratively with psychology staff on an independent research project. Some of our students even go on to publish their independent research projects in academic peer-reviewed journals and present their findings at national and international research conferences.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

This Course is Open to UK, EU and international students.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English we require a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) and no less than 5.5 in each component.

English language requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English we require a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) and no less than 5.5 in each component.

English Language Requirements at Swansea University

Fees and funding

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Sociology and Psychology at Swansea University - UCAS