Sociology with Social Psychology (Including Placement Year) at University of Essex - UCAS

University of Essex

Degree level: Undergraduate

Sociology with Social Psychology (Including Placement Year)

Course summary

How do people function in society? Do we pull together because we want to, or because we have to? What motivates so many people to migrate from their own societies to others? Our course provides a thorough grounding in social psychology and sociology, exploring why individuals, groups, and cultures are the way they are and examining why they might be different, as well as developing your qualitative and quantitative research skills. You explore the many different social tensions, interactions and networks that make up everyday life from how we relate to politicians, celebrities and friends, to how we define ourselves, our families, and others. You engage your curiosity about a wide selection of sociological questions and topic, including:

  • Social psychology, psychoanalysis and social interaction
  • Psychology and the science of human behaviour
  • Sociology of migration, religious belief, and multinational corporations
  • Receive training in sociological methods – how to design a survey, conduct an interview, and use quantitative analysis from basic statistic to big data – in order to ask the difficult questions
You also have the opportunity to complete a supervised dissertation on a topic that inspires you, encouraging you to think differently and connect with live issues and debates.


Many of our courses offer a choice of optional modules to tailor your learning experience. More information about these can be found on the University of Essex website.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Colchester Campus
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Sociology with Data Science also requires GCSE Maths grade C/4

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £18585 Year 1
International £18585 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees displayed are for 2023-24 entry. Fees may increase for each academic intake and each academic year of study.
Sociology with Social Psychology (Including Placement Year) at University of Essex - UCAS