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.
YEAR 1 - CORE MODULES Thinking and Writing Psychologically Beginning as a Researcher Developing as a Researcher Sociological Imagination Social Inequalities Work, Policy and Diversity YEAR 2 - CORE MODULES Behaviour and the Brain Individual Differences and Social Psychology Psychological Research Training Social Movements and Protests Contemporary Social Theory Bodies and Identities YEAR 3 - CORE MODULES Advanced Counselling Theory and Practice Conceptualising Psychopathology Cognitive-Behavioural Theory and Practice Applied Psychology Research Project YEAR 3 - OPTIONS (please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each year) Behaviour Change Cyberpsychology Animal Behaviour Mindfulness-Based Practice and Approaches Issues in Educational Psychology Critical Psychology Issues in Forensic
The course is assessed using a diverse range of assessment including lab reports, essays, research projects, presentations, reflective essay, group work projects, case studies.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- British Psychological Society
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
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
• 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
|IELTS (Academic)||6||with 5.5 in each individual component.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||80||with 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.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£13800||Year 1|
Additional fee 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
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