Our four year Joint Honours BSc Psychology and Sociology course with integrated placement year, is designed to develop your sociological analysis and research skills and gain a thorough grounding in the principles and research methods of psychology.
This unique course is designed to combine two exciting and complementary fields of study. You will gain a thorough grounding in the principles and research methods of psychology, covering a wide-range of issues and theories of cognitive, developmental and social psychology, psychobiology, and individual differences. In addition to the skills and knowledge you will gain in psychology, you will establish foundations in sociological approaches to social inequalities such as gender, âraceâ, class, religion, sexuality and age. This will allow you to understand complex issues in relation to, for example, reproductive politics, environmental justice and media power.
Our psychology and sociology graduates go on to pursue a very wide range of career paths. Graduates enter business and commercial careers, caring and social careers, teaching and local government careers and many others.
Key course benefits:
- Accredited as conferring eligibility for the Graduate Membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS), provided the minimum standard of a Second Class Honours is achieved, this the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist
- Our placement year offers you the opportunity to gain valuable experience and set your studies in the context of a working environment, designed to boost your future employment prospects
- Students rate this course very highly, as demonstrated by its 100% overall satisfaction score in the 2017 National Student Survey
- Psychology at Aston is ranked in the Top 10 in the UK for Research Quality (Complete University Guide, 2019)
- Psychology at Aston is ranked in the Top 20 in the UK for Graduate Prospects (Complete University Guide, 2019)
- Employed Aston Psychology graduates earn Â£2,400 (15%) more than the UK average one year after graduating (LEO, 2017).
Discover core approaches in psychology such as cognitive and social, as well as fundamental aspects of sociology like social theory.
Develop your understanding in topics such as language, individual differences and health, research methods, statistics, cognitive neuropsychology, social theory, global society, race and racisms, crime subversion and injustice, media and society.
Gain valuable career boosting experience by setting your studies in a real world context of a working environment alongside professionals. Placements can be taken in the UK, EU or internationally.
Undertake your final psychology research project in an area of your choice. In addition, you will be studying critical social psychology and lifespan as well as choosing from a range of sociology options, in topics such as corporate power, racism, class, gender, religion and society.
For more information about what you will study, please visit our website.
*In order to offer you the best possible experience and keep your programmes up to date and relevant, the
University is going through a transition period at the date the content is set out (January 2019). The University is reconfiguring a number of its programmes so for the latest information please refer to our university website.
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Aston uni is right in the heart of Birmingham, which is amazing as all the facilities and the big city are right on our doorstep. The lectures are really informative and interesting, and the staff make a big effort to give you practical experience on top of the theoretical content, which is perfect. They also offer paid placement years on top of your degree, so you can get vital on the job experience that looks really great on your CV. The employability services in the SU are really dedicated and have loads of great opportunities too.
Set for Year 1 for EU at £9,250
Set for Year 1 for England at £9,250
Set for Year 1 for Northern Ireland at £9,250
Set for Year 1 for Scotland at £9,250
Set for Year 1 for Wales at £9,250
Set for Year 1 for International at £15,600
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