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Psychology with Sociology

Newcastle College University Centre

UCAS Code: L541 | Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


A level

C

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language and Maths.

Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF)

MM

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

MPP

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MPP

Scottish Higher

C

UCAS Tariff

64

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

Are you the individual we are looking for? Do you have the drive and passion needed to work in our diverse sector with a wide range of career opportunities? If so, this Foundation Degree (FdSc) Psychology with Sociology could be perfect for you. This Foundation Degree in Psychology with Sociology will really help you to develop an understanding of how humans think and why they behave as they do, both as individuals and within society. Not only will you develop a deeper understanding of yourself, you will develop the knowledge and skills to work effectively with a diverse range of individuals across a wide array of employment opportunities. This course is suitable for those wanting to pursue a career in the more traditional fields of psychological, social, educational, health and mental health support: as well those with a keen interest working in public relations and service, research, digital media, marketing and social influencing.

You will study a range of subjects to prepare you for the diversity of opportunities available to you, including an in-depth introduction to both historical and contemporary psychology and social theory; a robust exploration of how psychological and sociological phenomenon are researched; you will investigate the interface of crime , media and psychology; explore how love, intimacy and personal life impacts families; and will have opportunity to explore contemporary social issues and delve into the psychology of childhood and youth. You will also benefit from current industry expertise through our extensive range of guest speakers and lectures.
The Foundation Degree in Psychology with Sociology is suitable for those wishing to progress into psychological, social, educational, health and mental health support roles, as well those with a keen interest working in public relations and service, research, digital media, marketing and social influencing. This degree has a direct applicability to a wide variety of career options and is also a suitable for foundation for those wishing to continue with further academic study. We hope that you will find the course essential for developing into a highly employable, effective, resilient and knowledgeable professional. Students who successfully complete the FdSc could gain employment across a wide range of sectors including psychological, social, educational, health and mental health support, public relations and service, research, digital media, marketing and social influencing.

Students interested in further study could apply for the proposed NCG Level 6 BSc Psychology with Sociology (Top Up) or NCG Level 6 BSc in Integrated Health, Social Care and Well-Being (Top Up). Students who successfully complete the FdSc could gain employment across a wide range of sectors including psychological, social, educational, health and mental health support, public relations and service, research, digital media, marketing and social influencing. On successful completion of this course, you could work in a variety of roles as outlined above. Further study and specialist training will be required for some careers, such as clinical psychology, assistant psychologist roles, counselling and teaching. For other roles you might go straight into employment and undertake further on the job training, examples of such roles include behavioural support worker, specialist mental health worker, drugs support worker, learning mentor, progression coach, school based pastoral care roles.

Modules

Year One: Academic Study Skills, Personal Development, Investigating Psychology, Investigating Sociology and Social Theory, Work Related Learning, Qualitative Research Methods Theory and Application, Growing Pains: The Psychology of Childhood and Youth. Year Two: Professional Development, In the Real World: Social issues, problems and solutions, Crime, Media and Psychology, Work Based Learning, Quantitative Research Methods and Statistics: Theory and Application, Love, Intimacy and Personal Life.

Assessment methods

You will learn in a variety of ways including via work-based learning and e learning. You will develop relevant practical skills underpinned with theoretical knowledge in order to prepare you for a rapidly evolving professional environment across a variety of health and care settings. Learning takes place in classrooms, lecture theatres and the simulation suite. You will also participate in lectures, group work and self-directed study. You will be given opportunities to present group work to your peers developing your skills in public speaking and thus increasing your self-confidence.
You will learn through a variety of teaching and learning methods including written and practical assignments, work-based projects, presentations, peer work and independent study.

A variety of methods will be used for assessments such as reports, essays, observation, portfolios, reflection, and presentations.
Assessment is carried out through in-course technical reports, presentations, case studies, peer assessments and work-based projects.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

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Course location:

Newcastle College University Centre

Department:

Health

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