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University Centre South Essex

Psychology and Sociology

UCAS Code: L340

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

M:15

15 credits at Merit or above

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language GCSE at grade C (4) or above, OR a Level 2 equivalent such as functional skills Maths GCSE at grade C (4) or above, OR a Level 2 equivalent such as functional skills

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Sociology

The underpinning philosophy of the BSc (Hons) Psychology and Sociology programme is to provide students with the ability to apply theory, concepts and ideas across psychological and sociological disciplines. The programme will enrich the students’ knowledge and research skills to enhance their understanding of human behaviour and society

At its core the BSc (Hons) Psychology and Sociology programme adopts a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approach. The programme is structured across 4 distinct strands; Psychology, Sociology, Research Methods and Employability. The four strands enable the student to analyse contemporary issues from a range of perspectives, providing essential transferable skills for employment. Although delivered as 4 separate strands, the programme also focuses on the application and linking of these areas. This provides students with opportunity to investigate the impact of the individual on society and how, in turn, society can shape the individual. The design of this course provides the students with the unique opportunity to use applied research to understand the world and human behaviour across the lifespan.

Modules

Year 1 for full-time students (Level 4):
PS4-01 Foundations of Psychology;
PS4-02 Classical and Contemporary Sociology;
PS4-03 The Individual and Society;
PS4-04 Introducing Research Methods in Psychology and Sociology;
PS4-05 Work Related Skills in Social Sciences.

Year 2 for full-time students (Level 5):
PS5-01 Qualitative and Quantitative Research;
PS5-02 Social Division and Inequalities;
PS5-03 Social Policy;
PS5-04 Developmental Psychology;
PS5-05 Social Psychology;
PS5-06 Work Related Practice.

Year 3 for full-time students (Level 6):
PS6-01 Final Major Project (Dissertation);
PS6-02 Current Issues and Trends in the Contemporary Society;
PS6-03 Sociology of Crime and Deviance;
PS6-04 Health Psychology;
PS6-05 Psychology of Mental Health and Mental Disorders.

Year three includes: Final Major Project (Dissertation); Psychology of Mental Health and Mental Disorder; Health Psychology, and; Current Issues and Trends in the Contemporary Society
Sociology of Crime and Deviance.

Assessment methods

Across the programme students are assessed using a variety of methods including; Essays, Research Projects, Presentations, MCQ Exams and Short Answer Tests and Portfolios. Please note that full assessment information can be found in the module descriptors.

Percentage of the course assessed by coursework:

Year 1
25% per cent course tests (PS4-01) and MCQ exams (PS4-04) and 75% coursework (please refer to the module descriptors for assessment methods);

Year 2
100% coursework (please refer to the module descriptors for assessment methods);

Year 3
100% coursework (please refer to the module descriptors for assessment methods).

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£8,000
per year
England
£8,000
per year
EU
£8,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,000
per year
Scotland
£8,000
per year
Wales
£8,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Centre Southend

Department:

Faculty of Higher Education

TEF rating:
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62%
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Sociology

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Sociology

Teaching and learning

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
82%
Staff are good at explaining things
68%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
73%
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

57%
Library resources
50%
IT resources
57%
Course specific equipment and facilities
36%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

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