The first year of this degree will introduce you to the disciplines of psychology and sociology, with a particular emphasis on social, cultural and ethical issues. The relative strengths and weaknesses of the two disciplines will be explored and you will start learning how they can be integrated. You will also be introduced to the key contemporary research techniques that are used to enhance our understanding of society and people within it. The year ends with a professional placement, which follows a period of placement preparation activities.
Year two of the programme builds upon the core knowledge taught in year one with the focus being on specialist modules that relate to international psychology and global sociology, in addition you will look at the role of gender and emotion in our experience of society.You will further develop your understanding of research practices within psychology and sociology before finishing the year completing your second professional placement.
The final year of this degree programme allows you to really tailor your degree by choosing from a range of modules which cover topics such as psychological perspectives on childhood, contemporary cultural issues, sociology of sport, and prison and punishment. Throughout the entire final year you will be supervised on a one-to-one basis by an academic member of staff to undertake a specialised and independent piece of research.
On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following: