University Centre South Essex

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of East Anglia

Psychology and Sociology

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Course summary

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The underpinning philosophy of the BSc (Hons) Psychology and Sociology programme is to provide students with the ability to apply theory, concepts and ideas across psychological and sociological disciplines. The programme will enrich the students’ knowledge and research skills to enhance their understanding of human behaviour and society At its core the BSc (Hons) Psychology and Sociology programme adopts a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approach. The programme is structured across 4 distinct strands; Psychology, Sociology, Research Methods and Employability. The four strands enable the student to analyse contemporary issues from a range of perspectives, providing essential transferable skills for employment. Although delivered as 4 separate strands, the programme also focuses on the application and linking of these areas. This provides students with opportunity to investigate the impact of the individual on society and how, in turn, society can shape the individual. The design of this course provides the students with the unique opportunity to use applied research to understand the world and human behaviour across the lifespan.

Course details


Year 1 for full-time students (Level 4): PS4-01 Foundations of Psychology; PS4-02 Classical and Contemporary Sociology; PS4-03 The Individual and Society; PS4-04 Introducing Research Methods in Psychology and Sociology; PS4-05 Work Related Skills in Social Sciences. Year 2 for full-time students (Level 5): PS5-01 Qualitative and Quantitative Research; PS5-02 Social Division and Inequalities; PS5-03 Social Policy; PS5-04 Developmental Psychology; PS5-05 Social Psychology; PS5-06 Work Related Practice. Year 3 for full-time students (Level 6): PS6-01 Final Major Project (Dissertation); PS6-02 Current Issues and Trends in the Contemporary Society; PS6-03 Sociology of Crime and Deviance; PS6-04 Health Psychology; PS6-05 Psychology of Mental Health and Mental Disorders. Year three includes: Final Major Project (Dissertation); Psychology of Mental Health and Mental Disorder; Health Psychology, and; Current Issues and Trends in the Contemporary Society Sociology of Crime and Deviance.

Assessment method

Across the programme students are assessed using a variety of methods including; Essays, Research Projects, Presentations, MCQ Exams and Short Answer Tests and Portfolios. Please note that full assessment information can be found in the module descriptors. Percentage of the course assessed by coursework: Year 1 25% per cent course tests (PS4-01) and MCQ exams (PS4-04) and 75% coursework (please refer to the module descriptors for assessment methods); Year 2 100% coursework (please refer to the module descriptors for assessment methods); Year 3 100% coursework (please refer to the module descriptors for assessment methods).

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course codeL340
Institution code S43
Campus nameUniversity Centre Southend
Campus codeS

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 64 points
Access to HE Diploma M: 15 credits 15 credits at Merit or above
GCSE/National 4/National 5 English Language GCSE at grade C (4) or above, OR a Level 2 equivalent such as functional skills Maths GCSE at grade C (4) or above, OR a Level 2 equivalent such as functional skills

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7IELTS 7.0 - minimum 6.5 across all components.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8000 Year 1
England £8000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8000 Year 1
Scotland £8000 Year 1
Wales £8000 Year 1
Channel Islands £8000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Psychology and Sociology at University Centre South Essex - UCAS