FdSc Psychology and Sociology Level 5
This foundation degree is ideal for those who are interested in developing theoretical knowledge and practical skills in psychology and Sociology. Some modules will be tutor lead and will involve taking notes and writing assignments. Other modules will involve the practical application of skills. Research projects will also be a feature on each year of the programme.
In psychology you will gain an understanding of:
mental illness and psychological treatments
social influence in conflict situations
personality testing and how the personality predicts behaviour
psychological factors that influence and reduce offending behaviour
the development of gender and memory across the lifespan
the factors associated with positive psychology e.g. life satisfaction
In sociology you will develop an understanding of:
The impact of the media upon the individual and society
Social causes and consequences of human behaviour
Crime and deviance with a focus on why people turn to crime.
The interplay between society and the individual
Poverty and social exclusion
How the education system and family structure have evolved
All students will be required to undertake a work placement in year 2.
We have provided the opportunity for our Sociology students to choose some of our Criminology modules as options which are highlighted in the module information below.
The full-time and part-time courses have one start point in September.
- We consider a variety of qualifications and relevant experience, and each application is assessed on its own merit.
Year 1 modules:
Psychology of Aggression
Individual Differences & Quantitative Research Method
Introduction to Sociological Theory
Sociological Applications: Social Policy
Year 2 modules:
Forensic Psychology: Offending Behaviour & Rehabilitation
Applied Psychology: Theories of Gender & Memory
Positive Psychology & Qualitative Research
Crime, Media & Psychology
Youth & Deviant Identities
I progressed from Level 3 Adventure Sports at South Devon College through to the Adventure Leadership foundation degree at University Centre South Devon. I had a very large interest in the outdoors before starting college, and when seeing the course that was available, I felt like it was a great opportunity to study something I enjoy and I’m passionate about, whilst still learning. The high practical content of the course was also a big deciding factor. There were also many trips, expeditions and adventurous activities to take part in as part of the course. I have made many friends and the employment opportunities that I have been able to access has allowed me to put all of my training into practice.Olivia Harrison