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Studying psychology with modern history will give you a varied choice of modules to study. Modern history deals with topics such as Victorian society and Russia, while psychology unpicks the human mind and seeks to explore why humans behave the way they do. This degree will give you a broad range of transferable skills and a knowledge of diverse topics - from data analysis to colonialism.
Our two-year fast-track degrees are awarded by the University of Surrey. They have been created so that you can:
Start your career or masters course a year sooner
Save money by paying for just two years’ tuition fees
Save money on the costs associated with being a student
- Based at Farnborough College of Technology, we offer classroom-based lectures, a small campus experience and plenty of personalised support. This makes us a popular choice locally for those who want to study higher education in a down-to-earth setting – where you won’t get lost in the crowd.
Modules chosen at Level 5 and Level 6 will define the particular degree title awarded, of either BA (Hons) Modern History with Psychology or BA (Hons) Psychology with Modern History.
What will I study?
Looking to the past is essential in beginning to understand the way of the modern world. Recent history has seen devastating world wars, new technologies and shifts in world powers. By studying modern history with us, you will start to uncover a number of interesting topics and events that continue to shape the world we live in.
Our modern history degree covers topics as diverse as the Victorians, sexualities and politics. Along the way, you will also discover how to understand and research the past in great depth.
For those interested in the mind and human behaviour, psychology is a fascinating subject to explore. Our degree introduces you to a number of insightful topics, designed to stimulate and challenge your way of thinking.
Biological, social, developmental and cognitive psychology are investigated to uncover the reasons for certain human behaviours. These topics are linked to real-life issues to encourage relevant thought about why people are the way they are.
You will dive into important topics such as research methods and data analysis to ensure your work is academically sound while feeling confident about your ability to create insightful work that unpicks the human mind.
Level 4 (Year 1: September – April)
The aim of the Level 4 programme is to give you a thorough grounding in both psychology and modern history. Typical topics studied include:
- Understanding the Past
- Gender and Sexuality in 20th Century Britain
- Russia From Tsarism to Bolshevism
- Academic Skills
- Introduction to Psychology
- Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
- Psychological Research Methods
- Global Issues
You will also benefit from a course in academic skills for degree students.
Level 5 (April in Year 1 – December in Year 2)
Level 5 of the programme offers you the opportunity to develop your skills in more depth in a range of topics. Options are chosen from the following:
- Researching the Past
- Public History
- Industrialisation and Reform in the 19th Century
- Fascism in the 20th Century
- Social Psychology I
- Biological Psychology
- Developmental Psychology
- Applied Research for Psychology
Level 6 (January in Year 2 to July in Year 2)
In the final Level of study, you have the opportunity to specialise in your chosen area. For example:
- Using the Past
- Victorian Social and Political Thought
- Radical Histories from Below
- Dissertation (History)
- Social Psychology II
- Individual Differences
- Cognitive Psychology
In addition to taught modules, a dissertation will allow you to conduct research and investigate a topic in greater depth.
A wide range of assessment methods are used in this programme, which have been chosen to suit the subject material being taught. The range of assessment methods you will experience will give you the confidence and capability to complete an honours degree and progress further in your career. Your tutor will be on hand to provide support during the assessment process and discuss any queries you may have.
The range of assessment methods used in this programme includes:
- In-class tests
- Assessed assignments
- Formative assessment through assignment work feedback
- Formal seen examination
- Formal unseen examinations
- Poster presentations
- Powerpoint presentations
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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Access to Higher Education Diploma with a Merit profile.
Mature students who have relevant evidence of work experience and/or relevant recent study following a successful interview.
Students are not required to have studied History before but they must have an appropriate Level 3 qualification which meets the entry requirements.
Fees and funding
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