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Psychology with Sociology

This Foundation Degree provides you with the opportunity to investigate the interaction between psychological and sociological influences on human behaviour, exploring the cause of behaviours and actions within a wider cultural context.

The psychology component of this course will consider all aspects of human behaviour, analysing the thoughts, feelings and motivations that drive such actions. Simultaneously, your sociological studies will examine the changing nature of contemporary society, and how this impacts an individual. The relationship between the two areas will be discussed, with each impacting the other in significant and interesting ways.

Studying these two subjects alongside one another will introduce you to an entirely new way of thinking and analysing human behaviour and the impact of social contexts, recognising social and psychological diversity and its effect on the lives of both individuals and groups.

The course will prepare you for professional practice in a number of fields, offering you a diverse array of employment opportunities upon completion. To work as a qualified psychologist you will need to undertake postgraduate study, which the College can help advise you on.

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Entry Requirements
What will I learn?

Ucas Code: CL83

Award: FdSc awarded by Plymouth University

Modes of study: Full-time, part-time and modular study available

Institution code: S32

Year 1 Studies
Year 2 Studies
Careers & Employability

Upon successful completion of this Foundation Degree you may progress to the final year of the BSc (Hons) Psychological Studies degree at Plymouth University. Please note that there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability. Alternatively, you will be able to immediately seek employment, working in industries such as professional psychology, management, social services, health services and probation. If you wish to become a qualified psychologist you will be required to complete a postgraduate qualification.

Potential Job Roles

"The classes are much smaller than other universities, so you receive so much more support which really impacts your learning.  Because of that support, I didn't have a fear of starting a new course, which could have been daunting."Chloe Brock

Paignton Campus – Vantage Point

This course is available at our Vantage Point Campus. 

Our inspirational Paignton Campus provides the very best learning environment, featuring state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

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