Studying psychology and sociology together will give you a fascinating insight into how humans behave, both as individuals and within groups. These two subjects complement each other and are ideal for anyone who wants to understand human behaviour using scientific reasoning and by analysing patterns of behaviour.
Our two-year fast-track degrees are awarded by the University of Surrey. They have been created so that you can:
Based at Farnborough College of Technology, we offer classroom-based lectures, a small campus experience and plenty of personalised support. This makes us a popular choice locally for those who want to study higher education in a down-to-earth setting – where you won’t get lost in the crowd.
Modules chosen at Level 5 and Level 6 will define the particular degree title awarded, of either BSc (Hons) Psychology with Sociology or BSc (Hons) Sociology with Psychology.
|Fee Per Year||£9000|
Please note that while we make reasonable adjustments to remove any barriers to education, additional fees may be payable where this is not possible. For example, to provide additional support due to a disability. Please contact us if you believe you have any additional needs so that we can discuss your options before enrolling on a course.
The style of teaching and learning used in this programme has been carefully designed to suit the subject matter. We recognise that students learn in various ways, so we use a range of different teaching methods and situations to best deliver the learning outcomes for each module. The range of teaching and learning methods used in this programme includes:
Level 4 (Year 1: September – April)
The aim of the Level 4 programme is to give you a thorough grounding in both psychology and sociology. Typical topics studied include:
You will also benefit from a course in academic skills for degree students.
Level 5 (April in Year 1 – December in Year 2)
Level 5 of the programme offers you the opportunity to develop your skills in more depth in a range of topics. Options are chosen from the following:
Level 6 (January in Year 2 to July in Year 2)
In the final Level of study you have an opportunity to specialise in your chosen area. For example:
In addition to taught modules a dissertation will allow you to conduct research and investigate a topic in greater depth.
A wide range of assessment methods are used in this programme, which have been chosen to suit the subject material being taught. The range of assessment methods you will experience will give you the confidence and capability to complete an honours degree and progress further in your career. Your tutor will be on hand to provide support during the assessment process and discuss any queries you may have.
The range of assessment methods used in this programme includes:
The structure of our programmes follows educational aims that are tailored to each programme. These are all outlined in the Programme Specification documents found under our Quality Assurance page, including further details such as the learning outcomes.
As a joint honours graduate, you could start a career in either of the two subjects you have studied. You could also look into studying a master's degree in a subject related to your degree.
Psychology and sociology are both areas that involve working with and studying people, although a psychologist tends to work with people one-on-one while a sociologist studies groups of people and their interactions. Typically, you need at least a master’s degree to become either a psychologist or a sociologist, and often an education beyond that point is helpful, with a doctorate being necessary for some career choices, especially in the area of mental health. With the proper training, there are different career paths a psychologist or a sociologist can choose.
There are a wide number of careers where your new degree will be relavant. Some of the examples below may require extra training and experience first. Please speak to our careers advisers to discover which career routes are best for you.
The BSc joint Honours programme taught at Farnborough UCF is awarded by the University of Surrey. Those students considering pursuing a career in psychology will need to take a Master’s Degree to convert their undergraduate degree into a BPS-accredited qualification. The British Psychological Society (BPS) is a representative body for psychologists and psychology in the United Kingdom.
Jobs directly related to psychology degrees include:
Jobs where a degree in psychology might be useful include:
Jobs directly related to degrees in sociology include:
Jobs where a degree in sociology might be useful include:
You can apply for this higher education course in the following ways:
UCAS Code - CL84
Institution Code - F66
Please contact us through the form below. After submitting a form we will contact you as soon as possible. We will delete your information one month after the beginning of the next academic year.