City, University of London

Degree level: Undergraduate

Sociology with Psychology

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This joint degree offers students the opportunity to predominantly study sociology while broadening their understanding of social life through the study of psychology. BSc (Hons) in Sociology with Psychology enables students to develop the methodical expertise to analyse social and psychological data and the analytical capability to identify and engage with social policy debates. The skills developed in this degree are highly sought after in sectors as diverse as government, the NHS, education, market research and the media. The BSc (Hons) in Sociology with Psychology allows you to focus predominantly on Sociology while broadening your understanding of social life through the study of Psychology. Sociology is the systematic study of institutions, organisations and power and is concerned with the ways in which social relations between people emerge, are sustained and change. The course examines the organisation of global capitalism. It also explores the opportunities and structural inequalities that define our everyday lives, including those related to: gender, class, race and migration. Psychology focuses in more detail on aspects of individual cognition, development and behaviour. Students will have the opportunity to study diverse topics that include:  family life, work, popular culture, food, criminology, media, cognition, behaviour and attachment. As well as developing strong research skills this course enables you to further your data skills through a Quantitative Methods (QM) pathway for your final 2 years of study.

Course details


First year: Core modules

  • Sociology in Action
  • Researching society: Qualitative Methods
  • Classical social theory
  • Lies, damn lies and statistics
  • Academic and Professional Practice
  • Producing social data.
Core elective modules include:
  • You must pick 2 electives from:
  • Cognitive Approaches to mind and behaviour
  • History and Theory of Psychology
  • Biological approaches to mind behaviour
  • Lifespan Psychology.
Second year:
  • Core modules:
  • Contemporary Social Theory
You will need to choose at least two of these Psychology modules as a core elective:
  • Biological Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Personality and Differential Psychology
And either one or both of these Methods modules as a core elective:
  • Quantitative Analysis of Social Research Data
  • Qualitative Analysis of Social Research Data
You will need to choose four elective modules from:
  • News and Society
  • Understanding Social Change
  • New Media Challenges
  • Sociology of Race and Racism
  • Violence
  • Key Issues in Criminology
  • Penology
  • Visualising Society.
Third year:
  • Core modules include: Sociology Dissertation
You will need to choose two of these Psychology modules as a core elective:
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Approaches to Autism
  • Health Psychology
  • Organisational Psychology
  • Introduction to Clinical Psychology
  • Coaching Psychology
  • Cognitive Development
  • Psychological Illnesses, Brain Damage, & Dreams: Malfunctions of Mind
  • Memory and the Law
  • Introduction to Counselling Psychology
Elective modules include:
  • Celebrity and Society
  • International Marketing of Culture
  • Global Migration Process
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Education, Skills and the Job Market
  • Poverty: What Counts?
  • Crime, Culture and the City
  • Culture, Race, Difference
  • Property and Crime
  • Changing Ideas about Society in the 21st Century
  • Political Communication
- Interrogating Consumer Culture

Assessment method

Assessment is primarily in the form of coursework (assessed essays, policy and research reports, group presentations and other assignments) unseen examinations and a final-year project. The assessment weighting for year one is 10%, year two is 30% and year 3 is 60%. The balance of assessment by examination, practical examination and assessment by coursework will to some extent depend on the optional modules you choose.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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