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Course summary

Why study Social Science and Psychology? Our society is rapidly changing. The study of social science and psychology together is a fascinating and distinctive synergy of two closely related disciplines. This type of study provides an enhanced set of ‘people skills’ that go beyond those gained from studying a single subject. On the course we’ll give an equal weight to both social science and psychology. On the social science side, you’ll study and analyse social relationships in a range of human experiences. From relationships between men and women to the formulation of identity, from race, ethnicity and gender through to the relationship between the powerful and powerless in society, you’ll cover some fascinating areas. Psychology examines the same areas, but from the viewpoint of the individual, looking at their mental processes and structures. So by combining social science and psychology together, you could gain a well-rounded picture of human society and behaviour. How will you learn?

  • The course could be the ideal starting point for a career in the civil service, public service and charities, and many other sectors.
  • Your tutors will engage you through thematic teaching. That means you’ll often study both sociology and psychology together, looking at real-life examples and situations.
  • You’ll have the chance to go on a compulsory work experience in your second year. It could help you put your skills into practice, and be invaluable to increasing your future employability prospects.
  • In your second year you may have the opportunity to study abroad for a term.
  • You'll also be eligible for student membership of the British Sociological Association (BSA), which could help you stand out from other candidates when it comes to finding employment.


Year 1 Core modules: Child Development Exploring Popular Cultures and New Media Foundations of Sociology Introduction to Social Psychology and Personality Social Issues and Structural Sociology Sociological Inquiry Year 2 Core modules: Contemporary Sociological Theory Doing Social Research Exploring Work and Careers Social Science and Interdisciplinary Research Choose two from a list of options that may include: Developmental Psychology Health Psychology The Psychology of Victimisation and Survivorship Social Psychology and Personality Alternatively, choose one from the list above, plus one from the list below that may include: Gender Sexuality and Regulation Popular Cultures, New Media and Society Inequalities, Identities, Difference and Social Policy Plus, you may have the opportunity to study half of your second year in a university abroad. Year 3 Core modules: Final Year Project for the Social Sciences Or Short Dissertation for the Social Sciences Social Research and Enterprise Or Applied Project in the Social Sciences Short Dissertation for the Social Sciences Choose two from a list of options that may include: Forensic Psychology Investigative Psychology Personal Relationships States of Consciousness Additionally, choose two from a list of options that may include: Critical Social Policy in Contemporary Society Health, Illness and the Body Race; Ethnicity and Difference Social and Cultural Representations and Society Social Movements, Activism, and Collective Mobilisation

Assessment method

Assessment will include coursework, practice/ competency based learning and examination. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

You may be eligible to gain accreditation for your prior learning towards this course - We are keen to support a wide and diverse range of applicants on to our courses. Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

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English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £15000 Year 1
International £15000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance ( If you are an EU or International student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available ( Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.
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