Sociology and Psychology with a Foundation year at Swansea University - UCAS

Swansea University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Swansea University (Prifysgol Abertawe)

Sociology and Psychology with a Foundation year

Course summary

The foundation year of this four-year course will introduce you to the key concepts and knowledge you need to progress to the BSc in Sociology and Psychology and is ideal for those are interested in Sociology and Psychology but don’t have the required entry qualifications to join our BSc programme. Following successful completion of the Foundation Year, students will progress onto Year 1 of the BSc. Studying a BSc in Sociology and Psychology with a Foundation Year will give you expert scientific training in the relationship between the mind, brain, and behaviour while equipping you with the essential theoretical foundation to understand people's behaviour as social beings. You will study the psychological and neuro-scientific processes that underpin activities such as thinking, reasoning, memory and language, learn about the effects of brain injury, and explore ways to improve health-related behaviour. You will also learn how to generate new knowledge and information using a variety of qualitative and quantitative social research tools, from large social surveys interpreted through statistics through to in-depth interviews with individuals and small groups. You will develop excellent research, written, and critical analysis skills, as well as a high degree of numeracy and ICT ability. Swansea's School of Psychology has an outstanding reputation both in the UK and internationally. According to the Research Excellence Framework 2014: we are one of only four psychology departments in the UK to achieve a 100% 4* rating (maximum score possible) for the reach and significance of our work. This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and, providing you achieve at least a 2:2 in your degree, you will be eligible for Graduate Membership of the BPS and for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC), the first step to becoming a Chartered Psychologist.

Modules

Year 0 • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication • Statistics • Composition and Style • Critical Thinking • Principles of ICT • Applied Critical Thinking • Understanding Society • Foundations of Psychology Year 1 • Statistics and Research Methods • Cognition - Basic Processes • Individual and Abnormal Psychology • Social Inquiry in Practice • Sociology - Contemporary Controversies • Social and Developmental Psychology Year 2 • Social Problems • Brain and Behaviour • Research and Experimental Methods • Cognition - Higher Level Processes • Education, Policy and Society • Contemporary moral controversies and Social Problems: Media, Myths and moral panics Year 3 • Global Sociology • Capitalism and Justice • Investigating Gender 2: Exploring Men and Masculinities • From Individuals to Society • Development Across the Lifespan

Assessment method

The Foundation Year (Year 0) of this course will be delivered by The College at Swansea University. Our approach to teaching, which includes lectures, personal tutorials, academic seminars, workshops, and practical research classes, encourages effective team-working and high-quality oral communication skills. You will learn how to generate new knowledge and information using a variety of qualitative and quantitative social research tools, from large social surveys interpreted through statistics through to in-depth interviews with individuals and small groups. You will have around 10 hours of scheduled lectures and practical classes each week with additional module related seminars and personal tutorials scheduled throughout each semester. Independent and self-directed study is an integral part of each module to support your learning and development. During your final year, you will work collaboratively with psychology staff on an independent research project. Some of our students even go on to publish their independent research projects in academic peer-reviewed journals and present their findings at national and international research conferences.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
L38F
Institution code:
S93
Campus name:
Singleton Park Campus
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

This Course is Open to UK, EU and international students.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE requirements: To include a minimum of five passes at Grade A* - C/9-4 including Welsh or English language and Mathematics. For applicants whose first language is not English we require a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) and no less than 5.5 in each component.


English language requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English we require a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) and no less than 5.5 in each component.

English Language Requirements at Swansea University

https://www.swansea.ac.uk/admissions/english-language-requirements/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

For the latest fee information, please check the individual course page on our website. Our full range of programmes are listed here: https://www.swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/ Further information on tuition fees can be found here: https://www.swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-funding/tuition-fees/
Sociology and Psychology with a Foundation year at Swansea University - UCAS