Social Sciences (Psychology) (R23-PSY) at Open University - UCAS

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Degree level: Undergraduate
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Social Sciences (Psychology) (R23-PSY)

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Course summary

This is one of several specialist routes available in our BA (Honours) Social Sciences (R23) degree. You'll study core modules in interdisciplinary social science and sociology, giving you a firm grounding in ideas central to the social sciences. This will be combined with exploring psychology through a range of real-world issues including love, sexuality and artificial intelligence before opting to study either social psychology or counselling and forensic psychology. On completion of this degree, you’ll be able to apply psychological and social theories to a broad range of practical and real-world issues, using data analysis and analytical techniques to understand a variety of topics that affect individuals and society. You’ll also have gained a wide range of transferable skills – opening up employment opportunities in private, public and voluntary sector organisations. Key features of the course

  • Specialise in psychology within a broad interdisciplinary social science degree.
  • Explore cutting edge, topical real-world problems to gain an understanding of the behaviours of individuals and social groups.
  • Enhance your employability with valued skills, including analysing and evaluating evidence, and communicating specialist ideas and information to different audiences.
Please note: completion of this degree will not make you eligible for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) conferred by the British Psychological Society.


This degree has three stages. You’ll start Stage 1 with an introductory social sciences module. You’ll then move on to an introductory psychology module, exploring some of the important theories and methods that help psychologists understand how individuals and society interact. Next, at Stages 2 and 3, you will take a sociology module as well as investigating fascinating and topical issues to do with human behaviour and the workings of the mind.

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

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £21816 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £20952 Whole course
Scotland £7128 Whole course
Northern Ireland £6954 Whole course
Wales £7872 Whole course
EU £22416 Whole course
International £22416 Whole course
Channel Islands £22416 Whole course

Additional fee information

Fee information is valid for modules starting before 31 July 2025. Fees typically increase annually.
Social Sciences (Psychology) (R23-PSY) at Open University - UCAS