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City is a UK top 20 university (Guardian University Guide 2017) and 13th in the UK for starting salaries (The Times Good University Guide 2015). Combined studies provide students with distinctive pathways to many of the most important areas of the social sciences. Students are encouraged to develop a mixture of transferable skills and competencies such as critical thinking, communication, research design and data analysis, problem-solving and interpersonal skills and graduate from this course with a comprehensive understanding of the ways in which the various disciplines relate to and inform each other.
Why study this course
BSc (Hons) in Sociology with Psychology allows you to focus predominantly on Sociology while broadening your understanding of social life through the study of Psychology. Our joint degree allows students to look at the details of the human condition, development and behaviour through Psychology and then look at the broader study of humans as a collective society and the ways in which social relations change, emerge and are sustained.
The most recent Destinations of Leavers of Higher Education (DHLE 2015) showed that 100% of our graduates from this course were in employment or further study within 6 months of graduating.
More about this course
In addition to the BSc Sociology and Psychology degree we provide the opportunity for you to graduate with an addiitional pathway. Applications are made at Year 2 to the quantitative methods pathway. You are also encouraged to take advantage of the Erasmus study abroad years or the excellent internship opportunities that City's central London location provides. Sociology students have secured placements with a diversity of organisations, large and small, international and local and often situated within minutes of City. They would be working in the following areas: Media and communications, Crime and justice, Human rights, Migration and refugee support and Mental health.
Who is this course for?
BSc (Hons) in Sociology with Psychology enables students to develop the methodical expertise to analyse social and psychological data and the analytical capability to identify and engage with social policy debates. The skills developed in this degree are highly sought after in sectors as diverse as government, the NHS, education, market research and the media.
First year core modules include: Research@CitySociology, Researching society, Classical social theory, Lies, damn lies and statistics, Producing social data. You must then pick 2 core electives from: Cognitive Approaches to mind and behaviour, History and Theory of Psychology, Biological approaches to mind and behaviour and Lifespan Psychology. You will study these core modules: Quantitative Analysis of Social Research Data, Visualising Society Quantitative Data, Placement Contemporary Social Theory. You will need to choose at least one of these Sociology modules: Understanding Social Change, Sociology of Race and Racism, Culture and Society. You will need to choose at least two of these Psychology modules: Biological Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology and Personality and Differential Psychology. In final year you have to complete a Sociology dissertation. Acorss all years you have a wide list of elective modules to choose from across the socila sciences, including Sociology, Media, Criminology, Psychology and International Politics
After the course
The BSc (Hons) in Sociology with Psychology course will enable you to develop the methodological expertise to analyse social and psychological data, as well as the analytical capability to identify and engage with social policy debates.
You will develop specific skills relevant to a variety of professions, as well as critical thinking, which is prized in graduate employment and are highly sought after in sectors as diverse as: Government and local government, NHS, Education, Market research organisations, Not-for-profit sector, Human resources, Financial sector and News media.
Graduates have entered all of these fields and many others upon graduation.
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