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Psychology with Sociology

You will gain an understanding of how human thoughts, feelings and behaviours are influenced by a wide range of biological, environmental and social factors. In sociology, significant local and global issues will be considered through a range of lenses and you will begin to think critically about social inequality and power.

Level 4 (year 1 for full time students)

Psychology topics include: understanding personality disorders, treating depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and OCD, early childhood development and the evolution of social behaviours in adulthood. An understanding of research methods will also be developed and students will undertake a work placement.
Sociology topics include: social and cultural transformations and their impact on everyday experiences, the problems of work, community, poverty, social exclusion and religious orientation using the ‘sociological imagination’.

Level 5 Psychology (year 2 for full time students)

Psychology topics include: gender identity, social influence and the development of prejudice, the physiological processes of stress, sleep, pain and/or hunger, theories of memory and memory disorders. Students will also conduct their own small scale research project, which includes the development of a psychometric test and the chance to analyse written responses to questionnaires.

Sociology topics include: the value of uniqueness and social identity in modern society and the meaning of social change in the context of social, economic and cultural dimensions.

The full-time and part-time course has one start point in September.

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What will I learn?

Ucas Code: CL83

Award: FdSc awarded by University of Plymouth

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 the University of Plymouth or the BA Education, Development and Society at University Centre South Devon. 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. Employers in the following fields are likely to welcome applications from psychology and sociology graduates: management, human resources, early years education, family support, pastoral support in schools, youth work, victim support, youth offending, offender rehabilitation, probation, drugs and alcohol support services, mentor schemes, police, court staff, sales, marketing, customer services, charities, support agencies for vulnerable people, research posts.

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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