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Sociology and Psychology
Sociology and Psychology BSc(Hons)
Sociology and Psychology BSc(Hons)

Sociology and Psychology BSc(Hons)

  • ID:UH440248
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

English Requirement  

  •  IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable

Course Information

Why study Sociology and Psychology

  • Our society is rapidly changing. The study of psychology and sociology together is a fascinating and distinctive synergy of two closely related disciplines. This type of study provides an enhanced set of ‘people skills’ that go beyond those gained from studying a single subject.
  • On the course we’ll give an equal weight to both sociology and psychology. On the sociology side, you’ll study and analyse social relationships in a range of human experiences. From relationships between men and women to the formulation of identity, from race, ethnicity and gender through to the relationship between the powerful and powerless in society, you’ll cover some fascinating areas.
  • Psychology examines the same areas, but from the viewpoint of the individual, looking at their mental processes and structures. So by combining sociology and psychology together, you could gain a well-rounded picture of human society and behaviour.

How will you learn

  • The course could be the ideal starting point for a career in the civil service, public service and charities, and many other sectors.
  • Your tutors will engage you through thematic teaching. That means you’ll often study both sociology and psychology together, looking at real-life examples and situations.
  • You’ll have the chance to go on a work placement in your second year. It could help you put your skills into practice, and be invaluable to increasing your future employability prospects.
  • In your second year you may have the opportunity to study abroad for a term.
  • You'll also be eligible for student membership of the British Sociological Association (BSA), which could help you stand out from other candidates when it comes to finding employment.

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Year 1
Core modules:

  •  Introduction to Sociology - Society and Culture
  •  Exploring the Social Sciences

Option modules. Choose two from a list which may include:

  •  Child Development
  •  Introduction to Social Psychology and Personality
  •  Introduction to Cognitive and Biological Psychology

Year 2
Core modules:

  •  Sociological Imagination
  •  Researching Social Life
  •  Exploring Work and Careers
  •  Culture and Society

Psychology option modules. Choose two from a list which may include:

  •  Health Psychology
  •  Social Psychology and Personality
  •  Developmental Psychology
  •  The Psychology of Victimisation and Survivorship
  •  Working with offenders and Victims

Year 3
Core module:

 Final Year Project for the Social Sciences
Sociology option modules. Choose two from a list which may include:

  •  Representing the Social: Culture and Society
  •  The Body and Society
  •  Race; Ethnicity and Difference
  •  Social Research and Enterprise
  •  Film and Cinema

Psychology option modules. Choose two from a list which may include:

  •  Forensic Psychology
  •  Serious Crime Investigation
  •  Psychology of Education
  •  States of Consciousness
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Previous Huddersfield Sociology graduates have gone on to roles relating to education, human resources, media, communications, research, marketing, business development, operations, community and social services in organisations including the NHS, Bluebird Care, Kirklees Council, Leeds City Council, Lloyds Bank Plc, National Autistic Society, West Yorkshire Police, Ramsden Solicitors, West Yorkshire Probation, Leeds Teaching Hospitals, Halifax Trust, Interserve, Halifax Trust, Leeds Prison Service, Direct Line Group, Covea Insurance, HOME Fundraising Ltd, Pannal Primary School, Think Employment Ltd, G2 Legal Limited, Covea Insurance, Manchester Airport, ASDA.**

*Percentage of graduates from these subjects who are in work and/or further study fifteen months after graduating (HESA Graduate Outcomes 17/18, UK domiciled graduates).

**LinkedIn and Graduate Employment Market Statistics (GEMs).

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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