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Full time (3 years)

Course overview

Are you fascinated by how people think and behave – both as individuals and groups – in modern society?

Studying Psychology and Sociology gives you the chance to develop your knowledge and understanding of two of the key disciplines in the field of social sciences.

The Student Contract

Your health and wellbeing is important to us which means that we may need to adjust elements of our courses, such as the timings of our placement provision, to take into account COVID-19-related government restrictions. However, please be assured that we will do our utmost to limit any impact this has on your university experience. If you have any questions about your course, please contact us at hello@leedstrinity.ac.uk

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): changes to courses

All courses will be delivered in a blended format in Academic Year 2020/21, with some teaching taking place on campus and a wide range of activity taking place online. Our approach will be to provide you with preparatory material consisting of a short pre-recorded lecture, links to video or other online materials or set reading. These will be guided tasks requiring you to focus on specific questions or issues while engaging with the material.

Each module will have a weekly virtual classroom session in Microsoft Teams. To facilitate group work and discussion online, where appropriate to the module, ‘breakout rooms’ in Teams will be used, with sufficient academic staff on hand to move between the virtual groups, to provide support and discuss issues. Discussion forums will also be used where appropriate, allowing you to see where and how questions have been asked and answered.

Live sessions will include activities similar to those that would ordinarily take place in face-to-face on-campus sessions, including students working together to discuss readings, design research studies and complete other learning tasks.

The range of activities will necessarily vary from module to module, but typical examples will include engaging in live debates or presenting materials to the group. Modules will include follow-up tasks for you to test your learning, including quizzes in a range of formats, follow-up readings or reflective activities. One-to-one tuition and supervision will also be available. 

About this course

You'll explore the traditional areas of each discipline, such as inequality, social stratification, deviance and punishment. You'll also learn about the more contemporary fields such as terrorism, environmentalism, global politics, gender and sexuality, and childhood studies.

By combining Psychology and Sociology, you'll get the flexibility to focus closely on the roles and experiences of individuals and groups within modern society, with a particular emphasis on cultural and international factors. You'll look at the interface between human behaviour and society, developing what we call 'psychological literacy' and 'sociological imagination'.

You'll also benefit from the framework of professional practice that underpins our approach to teaching, which will prepare you for graduate employment in a modern global society.

You'll graduate with a grounding in contemporary psychological and sociological theory and practice, as well as a thorough understanding of the various approaches for explaining and responding to our experiences of society.

Why study with us?

  • Learn from the experts. Our courses are developed and taught by active and passionate researchers.
  • Graduate with professional work experience, thanks to the placements included with your degree.
  • Open doors to a wide range of careers with a broad social science degree.
  • Get an international perspective with opportunities to study abroad.



The module details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

Students will study a combination of core and option modules across their three or four years of study. 

Modules by Year

Foundation Year

Core modules (students are required to take): 

  • Academic Skills and Studying with Confidence
  • Project
  • Foundations in Psychology
  • Foundations in Sociology and Criminology

You will only study these modules if you are studying for the degree with Social Science foundation year (4 years)

Year 1

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.

  • Uses and Abuses of Psychology
  • Psychology of Social Issues 1
  • Ethics, Society and Employability
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Contemporary Research 1
  • Urban Sociology
Year 2

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.

  • Psychology Around the World
  • Psychological Issues in Gender and Emotion
  • Psychology of Social Issues 2
  • Reimagining the Global
  • Contemporary Research 2
  • Professional Placement 2
  • Professional Placement 2 (Volunteering)
Year 3

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.​

  • Psychology Special Subject
  • Childhood and Society
  • Counselling Psychology
  • Changing the World
  • Professional Learning Through Work
  • The Psychology of Eating Behaviour
  • The Psychology of Reproductive and Sexual Health
  • Independent Social Project
  • Prisons and Punishment
  • Dissertation
  • Gender and Society

Learning and teaching

At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and a personal approach to helping you achieve your academic and professional potential. We have a strong tradition of supporting student employability, with relevant skills embedded in the curriculum.

The key themes of our strategy are:

  • student confidence
  • professionalism
  • social responsibility.

To help you achieve your potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and real-world activities. This approach ensures that you fully engage in shaping your own learning, developing your critical thinking and reflective skills so that you can identify your own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape your own development.

For over 50 years, we have developed a strong reputation for the quality of our teaching.

We believe the secret to great learning and teaching is simple: it is about creating an inclusive learning experience that allows all students to thrive through:

  • Personalised support
  • Expert lecturers
  • Strong connections with employers
  • An international outlook
  • The right tools and technology
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A variety of assessment methods are used, matched to the learning outcomes for your programme, to enable you to demonstrate the full range of knowledge and skills that you have developed.

For more details on specific assessment methods for this course contact hello@leedstrinity.ac.uk

Entry Requirements

Leeds Trinity University is committed to recruiting students with talent and potential and who we feel will benefit greatly from their academic and non-academic experiences here. We treat every application on its own merits; we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement.

The following information is designed to give you a general overview of the qualifications we accept. If you are taking qualifications that are not included below, please contact our Admissions Office who will be happy to advise you.

UCAS tariff112
GCSE requirementsGrade C or above/grade 4 or higher in English Language.
Typical A Level offerBBC

Student Finance

UK & EU Students:

Tuition fees cost £9,250 a year for this course in 2020/2021.

Part-time tuition fees will be pro-rated accordingly to the number of credits you're studying. Depending on government policy, tuition fees may rise with inflation in future years.

Tuition fees for 2021/22 entry will be set in summer 2020.

Living costs, e.g. accommodation, travel, food, will also need to be taken into consideration.

Leeds Trinity offers a range of bursaries and scholarships to help support students while you study.

International Students:

Tuition fees cost £12,000 per year for this course starting in 2020/21. Part-time study is not available for international students on a Tier 4 Student Visa. 

Additional costs

We advise students to budget for the following in addition to annual tuition fees:

  • Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own.
  • Field trips may occur during this course and they will be either fully or partly subsidised by the University. More details will be provided at the start of the course.
  • You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure.
  • The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online

How to apply

For full-time undergraduate courses, you apply through UCAS. That's the University and Colleges Admissions Service.

On your application form, you'll need to know our institution code - it's L24 - and the course code. If you click through to the UCAS website using the button below, it'll take you to the right place with all the information you need.

You'll also need to write a personal statement - we've prepared a guide to help you.

There's lots more information about the application process on the UCAS website, or you can get in touch with our admissions team who will be happy to help:

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Professional placements

​We are one of only a few UK universities to build professional work placements into every degree. You'll complete two professional work placements, which will give you the chance to graduate with up to three months' professional work experience without having to take a sandwich year out.

You'll complete a five-week professional work placement in your first year and a six-week professional work placement in your second year. Our students have completed placements at Leeds City Council, mental health organisations, youth projects, school sport partnerships, schools, hospitality organisations and retailers.

Career opportunities

Your degree will prepare you for a career in a wide range of roles and organisation such as the NHS, the police, HM Prison Service, rehabilitation services, emergency and security services, local government, PR, human resources, community work, charities and education.

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