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Psychology with Sociology

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

112

GCSE English Language and Maths at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent qualification)

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Sociology

Psychology

Are you intrigued by how people think and behave – both as individuals and groups – in modern society?

By studying Psychology with Sociology you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the core areas of psychology stipulated by the British Psychological Society (BPS) alongside learning about society and the structure and dynamics of social systems.

You’ll learn in a supportive environment which focuses on teamwork and collaboration. As well as teaching you the core elements of psychology and sociology, we’ll support you in developing your research skills from the start of your degree.

In your final year, you’ll work with your supervisor to design and carry out your own research project. In addition, you will have the opportunity to tailor your studies (often with future career goals in mind) by choosing from a range of optional modules from either Psychology or Sociology.

You’ll put theory into practice through the professional work placements included in your degree, as well as assessments which help you to develop valuable real-world skills.

By combining psychology with sociology, you’ll get the flexibility to focus closely on the roles and experiences of individuals and groups within modern society, with a particular emphasis on cultural and international factors.

You’ll look at the interface between human behaviour and society, developing what we call ‘psychological literacy’ and the ‘sociological imagination’.

You’ll graduate with an excellent grounding in contemporary psychological and sociological theory and practice, as well as a thorough understanding of the various approaches for explaining and responding to our experiences of society.

**Professional placements**
Typical placements include charitable organisations, education and youth projects, civil service and professional organisations. Students have worked shadowing psychologists and other professionals, learning to work with vulnerable people in a range of settings.

**Career opportunities**
Psychology with Sociology graduates are employed within the civil service, healthcare, charitable organisations or postgraduate academic research or often go on to further study in a range of areas, including Health Psychology and Neuroscience.

Modules

On this course you will study a selection of modules, which may include: Core Psychology; Professional Skills for Psychologists; Sociological Thought and Theory; Digital Lives: Self and Society in a Digital Age; Qualitative Research Methods in Context; Counselling Psychology; Critical Psychology; The Psychology of Teaching and Learning; Health Behaviour Change in Context; Psychobiology of Stress and Illness; Gender and Society; Justice, Punishment and Human Rights.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£12,000
per year
International
£12,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leeds Trinity University

Department:

Psychology

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

76%
med
Sociology
57%
low
Psychology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sociology

Teaching and learning

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
66%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
72%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

50%
Library resources
48%
IT resources
48%
Course specific equipment and facilities
65%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
24%
Male students
76%
Female students
69%
2:1 or above
16%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

Psychology (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

71%
Staff make the subject interesting
85%
Staff are good at explaining things
72%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
61%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

49%
Library resources
71%
IT resources
56%
Course specific equipment and facilities
41%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
21%
Male students
79%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
17%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Social sciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,200
low
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
54%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

42%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
15%
Childcare and related personal services
10%
Teaching and educational professionals

We have quite a lot of sociology graduates, although numbers fell last year. But graduates still do pretty well. Most sociology graduates go straight into work when they complete their degrees, and a lot of graduates go into jobs in social professions such as recruitment, education, community and youth work, and housing. An important option for a sociology graduate is social work - and we're short of people willing to take this challenging but rewarding career. Sociology is a flexible degree and you can find graduates from the subject in pretty much every reasonable job — obviously, you don't find many doctors or engineers, but you do find them in finance, the media, healthcare, marketing and even IT. Sociology graduates taking further study often branch out into other qualifications, like teaching, law, psychology, HR and even maths, so don’t think a sociology degree restricts you to just one set of options.

Psychology

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,640
low
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
44%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
11%
Childcare and related personal services
11%
Other elementary services occupations

20 years ago, this was a specialist degree for would-be psychologists but now it is the model of a modern, flexible degree subject. One of the UK's fastest-growing subject at degree level, and the second most popular subject overall (it recently overtook business studies), one in 23 of all graduates last year had psychology degrees. As you'd expect with figures like that, jobs in psychology itself are incredibly competitive, so to stand a chance of securing one, you need to get a postgraduate qualification (probably a doctorate in most fields, especially clinical psychology) and some relevant work experience. But even though there are so many psychology graduates — far more than there are jobs in psychology, and over 13,800 in total last year — this degree has a lower unemployment rate than average because its grads are so flexible and well-regarded by business and other industries across the economy. Everywhere there are good jobs in the UK economy, you'll find psychology graduates - and it's hardly surprising as the course helps you gain a mix of good people skills and excellent number and data handling skills. A psychology degree ticks most employers' boxes — but we'd suggest you don't drop your maths modules.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Sociology, social policy and anthropology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£14k

£14k

£17k

£17k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Psychology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£20k

£20k

£21k

£21k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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