London Metropolitan University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Psychology and Sociology

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Course summary

Why study this course? This course combines the insights of psychology with those of sociology, enabling you to better understand human behaviour and the different genetic, biological, individual, social and developmental factors that can influence it. You’ll have the opportunity to specialise in areas of interest, such as ethnicity, youth and workplace psychology. More about this course This joint honours degree will allow you to look at human behaviour from two different perspectives. Psychology integrates theory and evidence-based knowledge from areas including genetics, biology, individuality and development. Sociology looks at contemporary social issues, practical sociological research and social relations. Over the course of this degree you’ll develop an understanding of both disciplines and gain the essential research and analytical skills required in both subjects. You’ll look at humans as individuals and communities, while exploring issues that are becoming increasingly relevant in today’s society such as global inequality, gender and sexuality and religion. This degree offers the best of both worlds. While not a qualifying psychology degree, it opens doors for further study and a career in a wide range of sectors. It will equip you with an understanding of social themes, as well as practical and transferable skills that are applicable within any sphere of your work life. If you’re interested in becoming a qualified psychologist, you’ll be able to complete a conversion degree after graduation. You’ll have the opportunity to undertake a work placement in your third year, giving you the chance to gain valuable hands-on experience. In the past, our students have completed relevant placements in public and third sector organisations such as the NHS, Notting Hill Genesis and St Mungo’s. We’re a tight-knit course group, which means we’re able to offer you outstanding support during your studies. You’ll experience support from fellow students on the course and through one-to-one meetings with your academic tutor. As a student of London Met you’ll also gain access to a range of services including career advice.

Course details


Example Year 1 modules include: Sociological Imagination (core, 30 credits); Researching Social Life (core, 30 credits); Child Development and Behaviour (core, 15 credits); Personality (core, 15 credits); Social Influences on Thinking and Behaviour (core, 15 credits); Cognition and Behaviour (core, 15 credits). Example Year 2 modules include: Self and Society (core, 15 credits); Sociology of Everyday Life (core, 15 credits); Interactive Research Methods (core, 30 credits); Youth, Resistance and Social Control (option, 15 credits); Global Inequalities in the 21st Century (option, 30 credits); Racism and Ethnicity (option, 30 credits); Individual Differences (core, 15 credits); Development Across the Lifespan (option, 15 credits); Cognition (option, 15 credits); Social and Cultural Understanding of Us and Others (core, 15 credits). Example Year 3 modules include: Living Theory (core, 30 credits); Psychology and Sociology Dissertation (core, 30 credits); Gender and Sexuality (option, 30 credits); Religion and the State (option, 15 credits); Sociology and Social Policy Placement (option, 15 credits); Counselling Psychology (option, 15 credits); Clinical Psychology (option, 15 credits); Work Psychology (option, 15 credits); Forensic Psychology (option, 15 credits); Specific Learning Differences (option, 15 credits); Special Topics in Personality and Social Psychology (option, 15 credits); Health Psychology (option, 15 credits); Cognition and Emotion (option, 15 credits); Cyberpsychology (option, 15 credits).

Assessment method

You'll be assessed through essays, critical reviews, multiple choice tests, examinations, experimental reports and presentations.

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For up to date English language requirements please see:

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English Language and Mathematics GCSEs at grade C (grade 4 from 2017) or above (or equivalent). We accept a broad range of equivalent level qualifications, please check the UCAS tariff calculator or contact us if you are unsure if you meet the minimum entry requirements for this course. We encourage applications from international/EU students with equivalent qualifications. We also accept mature students with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

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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
EU £15576 Year 1
International £15576 Year 1
Channel Islands £15576 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £15576 Year 1

Additional fee information

These fees are for the 2022/23 academic year. Fees for new and returning students may change each year by an amount set under the government’s regulation. For further information about our undergraduate fees, please visit: Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be extra costs for things such as equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees. There may also be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but that you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
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