Psychology and Sociology BSc (Hons)

Bath Spa University
3-4 years
Full time/part time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

About this program

Psychology and Sociology


Our Psychology course begins with intentional support for your successful transition to university, carries you through the content and skills that define a Psychology graduate, and ends by opening up conceptual and career possibilities you may not have previously considered.

In addition to exploring the five main psychological perspectives: biological, cognitive, developmental, individual differences and social, and research methods, you will engage with the historical and conceptual underpinnings of Psychology throughout. You’ll also learn to leverage your science to the benefit of your fellow students, industry and for social good.


You’re taught about society, social groups and social organisation. You’ll learn about social problems and social policies.

Learn how to make sense of social change and conflict, and gain a good understanding of social differences, inequalities and social divisions.

Apply your knowledge and skills to specific problems and issues to help you become a good decision-maker.

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Program content


Year one (Level 4) modules

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Research Methods in Psychology 1
  • Individual Differences: personality and intelligence
  • Psychological Science for Student Sucess
  • Debates in Psychological and Critical Thinking
  • Worlds of Ideas.

Year two (Level 5) modules

  • Research Methods in Psychology 2
  • Cognitive and Developmental Psychology
  • Biological and Social Psychology
  • Psychology of Mindfulness
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Forensic and Investigative Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Work Placement
  • Health: Mind, Body, Society
  • Science and Journalism Publishing
  • Professional Placement Year.

Year three (Level 6) modules

  • Dissertation 1: Design and pre-registration
  • Dissertation 2: Research report
  • Contemporary Application of Psychological Science
  • Social Psychology of Peace and Conflict
  • Applied Behavioural Psychology
  • Evolutionary Neuroscience and the Origin of the Human Mind
  • Child and Adolescent Neuropsychology
  • Psychology of Sexual Health
  • Animal behaviour.


Year one (Level 4) modules

  • Questioning Society
  • Visualising the 21st Century World
  • Power / Resistance
  • Crime: Representation and Reality
  • Sociology of Deviance and Social Control
  • Global Development

Year two (Level 5) modules

  • Sociological Debates
  • Social Science Research Methods
  • Migration: Identity, Belonging, Citizenship and Security
  • The Life Course: Ageing and Generation
  • Crime, Law and Society
  • Sociology of Education
  • Climate and Society
  • Health: Mind, Body, Society
  • Social Problems, Social Divisions, Social Justice
  • Work placement
  • Exploring Violence
  • Professional Placement Year

Year three (Level 6) modules

  • Dissertation in Sociology
  • Punishment and Penology in Global Context
  • Gender in Society: Critical Perspectives
  • Culture, Risk and Environmental Justice
  • Community Engagement
  • Sociological fieldwork
  • Ethnicity and Society
  • Media, Sociality and Everyday Life

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


International students Full time: £14,400


Program Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

Systematic knowledge and understanding of the social, economic and cultural factors influencing individuals in the context of modern society

Systematic knowledge of theoretical perspectives and debates, their development over time, application to social life and shaping of the discipline of sociology

Systematic knowledge and critical understanding of underpinning methodological principles in social science and the social and political frameworks in which sociological knowledge is produced

Ability to apply a range of theoretical and methodological tools to investigate sociological problems and generate, evaluate, interpret and critically reflect on quantitative and qualitative social science data

Systematic knowledge and understanding of how social divisions, marginalisation and inequalities impact on individuals, groups, organisations and societies in economic, political and cultural contexts

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Bath Spa University

Bath Spa University is a top UK university for creativity, culture, enterprise and education. Based in a World Heritage city and connected to a network of international partners, Bath Spa University ensures that its graduates are socially engaged global citizens....

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Bath Spa University

Newton Park
BA2 9BN Bath
United Kingdom

Phone no: +441225875875

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