Solent University (Southampton)

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Solent University

Psychology and Sociology

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Course summary

This is a contemporary and exciting course which combines the disciplines of sociology and psychology for students to develop the knowledge, application and skills to understanding the complexity of individuals and the societies in which they live. The curriculum includes key areas of psychology and sociology, you will study subjects such as education; crime; social behaviours; therapy and counselling, power, politics and identity, education, media, social inequalities, migration and race and ethnicity. You will develop scientific approaches to researching key issues from a sociological and psychological perspective. These topics, which include research methods, problem solving and manipulation of data, provide useful tools for a range of careers in healthcare, public sector, leadership, organisations, law enforcement, finance, research and IT. This degree emphasises the practical application of psychology and sociology, with real-world assessments integrated throughout. You’ll also have the option to undertake work-based learning as part of your studies. In sociology modules you will reflect on real issues such as community empowerment, equity in the workplace, applied sociology in work environments. To reflect the wide range of careers that are open to graduates, the course can be tailored with optional units that suit your specific ambitions. Solent is home to dedicated psychophysiological recording equipment, eye-tracking facilities and psychology labs. What does this course lead to? Solent psychology and sociology graduates can be found in a wide range of different roles and industries. Recent graduates have gone onto careers in mental health support, clinical psychology, therapeutic practice and children’s health. Graduates who wish to go on to become chartered and registered psychologists would need to undertake postgraduate study in their chosen field. Who is this course for? Solent's BSc (Hons) Psychology and Sociology degree is ideal for those interested in human behaviour and everyday social interactions and those who want to ask critical questions about the communities they live in. By studying both psychology and sociology you will develop a diverse set of skills and knowledge that are transferrable to a range of careers.

Course details

Modules

YEAR 1 - CORE MODULES Exploring Psychology Methods and Analysis in Psychology The Sociological Imagination Psychology Across the Lifespan Social Inequalities Researching the City YEAR 2 - CORE MODULES Brain and Behaviour Psychological Research The Social Individual Bodies and Identities Social Movements and Social Justice YEAR 2 - OPTIONS (please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each year) Race and Ethnicity in Modern Britain Global Health Inequalities YEAR 3 - CORE MODULES Developing Professional Practice in Psychology Applied Psychology Research Project Media Society and Power YEAR 3 - OPTIONS (please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each year) Educational Inequality and Injustice Applied Sociology in the Community Migration and Refugees Sociology of Medicine, Health and Wellbeing

Assessment method

The course is assessed using a diverse range of assessment including lab reports, essays, research projects, presentations, reflective essay, group work projects, case studies.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • British Psychological Society

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
PAS1
Institution code:
S30
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

For information about applying to Solent as an International applicant, please visit https://www.solent.ac.uk/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/help-for-international-students

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

• Direct entry to years 2 (Level 5) or 3 (Level 6) We welcome applications from students currently studying a Foundation Degree, DipHE, HNC, HND or modules of an undergraduate degree course at another university, who wish to enter directly into Years 2 or 3 of one of our undergraduate degree courses. • Level 5 (year 2) entry To directly enter the second year of this course you will need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 120 undergraduate credits at Level 4 or a CertHE in a related subject area. • Level 6 (year 3) entry To directly enter the third year of this course you need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 240 undergraduate credits (at Levels 4 and 5), a DipHE, Foundation Degree or HND in a related subject area.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with 5.5 in each individual component.
TOEFL (iBT)80with a minimum of 20 in each individual compoenent.

All international applicants need to be aware that the English language requirements to attend Solent University, and the English language requirements to obtain a visa from the Home Office, may be different. This means that if you meet the Solent University language requirement to gain a place on the course, you may still have to meet additional requirements to be granted with a visa by the Home Office. We strongly advise all applicants to visit the Home Office website which outlines all the requirements for a successful visa application and to take a look at this PDF document which outlines both Solent University and Home Office requirements for a number of language tests.


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £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
International £13800 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

Solent University offers a number of bursaries, grants and scholarships. For more information, please visit https://www.solent.ac.uk/finance/grants-bursaries-scholarships/bursaries

Psychology and Sociology at Solent University (Southampton) - UCAS