BA (Hons) Psychology with Sociology

Undergraduate, Full-Time

Psychology with Sociology BA (Hons)



Examine, investigate and understand human life and experiences on this degree course, accredited by the British Psychological Society

Overview

Our course allows you to combine the study of psychology with sociology. Examine, investigate and understand human life and experiences while developing a detailed understanding of the social world, the complexities of human relationships and social forces.

The course is made up of around 75% psychology and 25% sociology.

This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society and provides eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartership, the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.

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Mode of Study:

Full-Time

Duration:

4 years

Start date:

Sep

UCAS code:

CL84

Study Abroad:

Yes


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Course details

You'll develop a detailed understanding of the social world, the relationships that operate within it at both an individual and a group level, and the social forces that act on us all: knowledge that can be particularly useful to employers across all sectors.

You'll develop a range of practical, intellectual, research and transferable skills including psychological and social research methods, group working, communication, critical thinking and problem solving. You'll also gain the skills to source, use and interpret information, design experiments and use related software.

  • calendar How you’ll be taught

    You'll learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials, laboratory sessions and through independent study.

  • note and pen Assessments

    You will be assessed in a wide variety of ways including examinations, essays, reports, oral presentations, learning logs and reaction pieces.

  • briefcase Work placement

    Students can apply to take part in the Getting Inside Programme, a Napier University programme that allows students to shadow professionals over a five-day period, possibly contributing to an industry-based project.

Popular modules

Year 1

  • Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Understanding Social Change
  • Research Methods
  • Individual Differences

Year 2

  • Research Methods
  • Psychology of Child Development
  • Biological Foundations of Behaviour
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Sociological Theory
  • Option

Year 3

  • Social Psychology
  • Individual Differences
  • Brain & Cognition
  • Research Methods
  • Sociology of Organisations or Sociology of Medicine, Health and Illness
  • Environment, Politics & Society or Sexuality & Gender

Year 4

  • Honours Project in Psychology
  • Psychology of Lifespan Development
  • Forensic Psychology, Critical Psychology Organisational Psychology or Counselling Psychology
  • Social Identities or Sociology of Design
  • Science, Technology & Society, Surveillance & Society or Music Psychology

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Disclaimer

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Full information on this is available in our disclaimer.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.

Minimum year 1

SQA Higher

BBBB including English or literary subject*.

National 5 grade B in Maths (excluding Lifeskills).

Adjusted Offer Entry Requirement

BBCC including English or literary subject* at grade B.

National 5 grade B in Maths (excluding Lifeskills).

You may be given an adjusted offer of entry if you meet specific widening participation criteria as outlined in our contextual admissions policy. For further information, see our entry requirements and admissions policies.

A Level

BCC including English or literary subject*.

GCSE Grade B/5/6 in Maths.

Irish Leaving Certificate

Pre-2017 Grading System:

B1, B1, B3, B3 at Higher Level including English or a literary subject*.

B3 at Ordinary Level in Maths.

New Grading System:

Grades H2, H2, H3, H3 at Higher Level to include a Literary subject*

Grade O3 at Ordinary Level in Maths.

BTEC (QCF) Extended Diploma Level 3

Minimum grades DMM (Distinction, Merit, Merit) in a related subject.

GCSE Grade B/5/6 in Maths.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Award of Diploma with 28 points overall with three HL subjects at grades 6, 5, 4 including English at minimum grade 5.

5 points in SL Maths (excluding Maths Studies).

Literary subjects accepted

* Modern Studies, History, Geography, Psychology or Sociology.

Minimum year 2

HNC

Social Science with A in the graded unit.

National 5 Grade B in Mathematics (excluding Lifeskills) also required.

A Level

BBB to include Psychology and Sociology

GCSE Grade B/5/6 in Maths.

English language requirements

If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply.

This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English. Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you.

International students

We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
Entry requirements by country

Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:
  • BN Nursing/MN Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability)
  • BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery

Admissions policies

We’re committed to admitting students who have the potential to succeed and benefit from our programmes of study. 

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures, and how we use the information you provide us in your application to inform the decisions we make.

Fees & funding

The course fees you'll pay and the funding available to you will depend on a number of factors including your nationality, location, personal circumstances and the course you are studying. We also have a number of bursaries and scholarships available to our students.

Tuition fees
Students from 2018/19 2019/20
Scotland/EU £1,820 £1,820
England Wales and Northern Ireland (RUK) £9,000 £9,250
Overseas £12,350 tba
RUK Students starting in 2018/19 will be invoiced the 2018/19 fee for 3 years of their 4 years of study. Students starting in 2019/20 will be invoiced the 2019/20 fee for 3 years of their 4 years of study.


Frequently Asked Questions about Fees
Information of Bursaries and Scholarships

Careers

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Career and further study opportunities

You'll find work in social and helping professions with opportunities from personnel manager to youth worker, in areas such as marketing and market research, occupational therapy, sales, and personnel management, or you can progress to postgraduate study.


With a postgraduate qualification, you can enter a specialist area such as:

  • Clinical psychology
  • Educational psychology
  • Occupational psychology
  • Health psychology
  • Forensic psychology

or you may choose specialist training in:

  • Counselling
  • Careers guidance
  • Social work
  • Teaching
  • Human resource management.