This joint degree allows you to look at human behaviour from two different perspectives. Psychology integrates theory and evidence-based knowledge from different areas, including genetics, biology, individuality and development. Sociology looks at contemporary social issues, practical sociological research and social relations.
Over the course of this degree you’ll develop your understanding of both disciplines and gain the essential research and analytical skills required in both. You’ll look at humans as individuals and as communities, and will explore issues that are becoming increasingly relevant in society today, such as global inequality, gender and sexuality, and religion and the state.
You’ll have the opportunity to undertake a work placement in your third year, giving you the chance to gain valuable, hands-on experience. You’ll also complete a psychology and sociology dissertation on a topic of your choosing.
You’ll be assessed through essays, critical reviews, multiple choice tests, examinations, experimental reports and presentations.
After the course
This course opens up job opportunities in both the private and public sectors. Examples of our Sociology orientated graduates include those now working as Human Resources Officer at Clarins and Prison Custody Officer at Sodexo, while our Psychology inclined graduates have gone on to become Support Workers at Creative Support, Special Needs Teaching Assistant at Edustaff and more.
The skills you’ll develop are transferable across an even wider range of sectors, such as advertising, human resources and marketing. It’s also great preparation for postgraduate study.