City, University of London

Degree level: Undergraduate

Sociology with Psychology

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Course summary

This three-year degree focuses on sociology and complements the subject with modules in psychology. You’ll learn about how the social relations between people emerge and change, and explore structural inequalities that define our lives. You’ll also study cognition, development and behaviour. You’ll develop critical thinking studying topics including:

  • gender
  • class
  • race
  • migration
  • family life
  • work and popular culture.
You’ll also develop the methodological expertise to analyse social and psychological data.
  • Develop highly sought-after data literacy and quantitative skills, thanks to our strong links with City’s Q-Step Centre
  • Become a critical thinker with an in-depth understanding of the complex interplay of local and global forces
  • Opt onto a Q-Step quantitative methods pathway: benefit from a heightened focus on data skills, a workplace Data Placement in Year 2, and an optional international work placement
  • Boost your employability with an optional placement year
  • Take advantage of excellent internship opportunities thanks to our central London location, including access to organisations in media and, crime and justice, human rights, and mental health.

Course details


In year 1 you will explore sociology with core modules focusing on data and social theory. Core modules include: • Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics • Producing Social Data • Classical Social Theory • Sociology in Action • Researching Society: Qualitative Methods • Academic and Professional Practice • Cognitive Approaches to Mind and Behaviour • History and Theory of Psychology • Biological Approaches to Mind and Behaviour • Lifespan Psychology In year 2 you will study core modules in psychology and social theory. Choose topics that match your interests and aspirations, from a diverse list of elective modules, covering race, gender, criminology and more. Core modules include: • Contemporary Social Theory • Social Action Project • Understanding Social Change • Sociology of Race and Racism • Gender and Society • Quantitative Analysis of Social Research Data OR Qualitative Analysis of Social Research Data Elective modules include (Pick 2): • Biological Psychology • Developmental Psychology • Social Psychology • Personality and Differential Psychology Students wishing to study BSc Criminology and Sociology with the quantitative methods option will be required to complete the following modules in year two Core modules include: • Contemporary Social Theory • Understanding Social Change • Quantitative Analysis of Social Research Data • Qualitative Analysis of Social Research Data • Visualising Society Elective modules include: • Sociology of Race and Racism • Gender and Society • Biological Psychology • Developmental Psychology • Social Psychology • Personality and Differential Psychology In year 3 you will develop research and writing skills through a sociology-based dissertation, which allows you to explore a subject in depth. Deepen your psychology knowledge with two core electives. Then shape your studies through a choice of elective modules. Core modules include: • Sociology Project • Judgment and Decision Making • Approaches to Autism • Health Psychology • Organisational Psychology • Introduction to Clinical 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 • Digital Cultures • Global Migration Process • Work and Workers • Multivariate Analysis • Education, Skills and the Job Market • Poverty: What Counts? • Crime, Culture and the City • Culture, Race, Difference • Political Communication • Interrogating Consumer Culture • Criminal Justice in Crisis • Leisure, the Body and Deviance

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 three is 60%.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £16010 Year 1
International £16010 Year 1

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