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Psychology and Sociology

University Centre South Essex

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 | 2022

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

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

England
£8,000
per year
EU
£17,930
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

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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.

86%
med
Sociology

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

96%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
75%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
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

71%
Library resources
61%
IT resources
68%
Course specific equipment and facilities
68%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

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

After graduation


We don't have more detailed stats to show you in relation to this subject area at this university but read about typical employment outcomes and prospects for graduates of this subject below.

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.

£13k

£13k

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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