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.
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).
You'll be assessed through essays, critical reviews, multiple choice tests, examinations, experimental reports and presentations.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/international/international-admissions/application-guidance-and-entry-criteria/english-language-requirements/undergraduate-english-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
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£15576||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£15576||Year 1|