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BA (Hons) Sociology with Social Psychology

University of York
Program overview
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Start dates
September 2022

September 2023

September 2024

Program description

BA (Hons) Sociology with Social Psychology

Explore how the individual and the social environment influence each other.

Understand how identities, choices and actions are shaped by interactions with other people, society and culture.

Delve deep into the significance of personality, values and mind and their interplay with social activity. Learn how to think critically and craft arguments - attributes valued by employers.

Admission requirements

  • A levels: ABB
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma: 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher
  • BTEC National Extended Diploma: DDM
  • Cambridge Pre-U: D3, M2, M2
  • European Baccalaureate: An overall average of 75%
  • International Baccalaureate: 34 points overall

English language

If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:

  • IELTS: 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component
  • PTE Academic: 61, with a minimum of 55 in each component
  • GCSE/IGCSE/O level English Language (as a first or second language): Grade C
  • C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency: 176, with a minimum of 169 in each component
  • TOEFL: 87 overall, with a minimum of 21 in each component
  • Trinity ISE III: Merit in all components
  • Duolingo: 110 overall, with a minimum of 100 in each component
  • LanguageCert International ESOL SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass with a minimum score of 33/50 in each component

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Program content

Year 1

In the first year you'll learn about the foundations of sociology and social psychology through four core modules.

Core modules

You'll study four core modules.

  • Cultivating a Sociological Imagination
  • Introduction to Sociological Theory
  • Sociology of Crime and Deviance
  • Introducing Social Psychology

Year 2

You'll take specialist social psychology modules and gain a solid grounding in research methods. You will also get to pursue your own interests by selecting two option modules from a wide range of subjects.

Core modules

You'll study two core modules:

  • Critical Perspectives on Social Psychology
  • Doing Research

Option modules

Choose two of the following modules:

  • Contemporary Political Sociology
  • Gender, Sexuality and Inequalities
  • Sociology of Health and Illness
  • Popular Culture, Media and Society
  • Divisions and Inequality: Race and Ethnicity, Class and Religion
  • Nature, Culture and Technology
  • Sociology at Work
  • Social Interaction and Conversation Analysis
  • Creative and Critical Approaches in Social Psychology

Year 3

The focus of your final year will be your Dissertation. You'll work with an academic supervisor to identify and interrogate an original research question, writing up your results in a 10,000-word extended essay.

You'll study one core module which explores the latest social psychology research on topics of relevance to contemporary society. In addition, you'll choose three option modules, exploring themes including art, migration, and death.

Core modules

You'll study two core modules:

  • Contemporary Research in Social Psychology
  • Sociology Dissertation

Option modules

Choose three of the following option modules:

  • Body and Society
  • Advanced Social Theory
  • Humans and Other Animals
  • The Racial State
  • Sociology of the Future
  • Crime, Gender, and Sexuality
  • Morbidity, Culture, and Corpses
  • The Global Transformation of Health
  • Emotions in the Social World
  • Migration and Tourism
  • Sociology of the North
  • Working in the Criminal Justice System
  • Crime, Media and Culture

Program delivery

3 years full-time (plus optional placement year)

Tuition fees

  • UK (home) fees: £9,250 per year
  • International and EU fees: £18,350 per year


Transferable skills

  • Problem-solving
  • Evaluating evidence
  • Forming reasoned arguments
  • Thinking creatively
  • Considering different viewpoints

Career opportunities

  • Criminal justice, policing and law
  • Social research
  • Education
  • Media and creative industries
  • Health and cultural services
  • Charity sector

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University of York

Founded on principles of excellence, equality and opportunity for all, the University of York opened in 1963 with just 230 students. Since then we have become one of the world's leading universities, carving out a reputation as an academic powerhouse...

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University of York

YO10 5DD York
United Kingdom

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