Kingston University London - Psychology with Sociology BSc (Hons)

Kingston University London

Psychology with Sociology BSc (Hons)

Are you keen to find reasons for and answers to the challenges that face our society? This highly relevant combination of subjects could be just for you. The course provides a comprehensive understanding of psychology and a variety of sociological issues and topics, both current and historical. You'll develop a deep insight into human thought, action, and behavior.

This course features many opportunities to apply your learning to the real world. For example, our students have acted as a consultant to a charity to find solutions for a real-life social issue and worked with the University to evaluate the psychological challenges of the climate change emergency.

While on the course, you'll develop skills for your future career, including teamwork, communication, time and task management, statistical analysis of data, problem-solving, and the ability to critically evaluate evidence.

Reasons to choose Kingston University

  • The course combines the study of mind and behavior with the study of society.

  • It covers the core areas of psychology required by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and offers a varied curriculum in sociology.

  • You'll have access to purpose-built laboratories with high-specification equipment, such as EEG (recording brain activity), eye tracking, a driving simulator, and an observation lab.

Entry Requirements

  • 112-128 UCAS tariff points (to include at least two A-levels or equivalent qualifications); Degree with foundation year 48
  • BTEC Lvl3 National: Distinction, Merit, Merit (DMM)
  • Candidates are normally required to hold five GCSE subjects at grade C/4 or above, including Mathematics and English Language.
  • IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 5.5

Career Prospects

Career opportunities after completing Psychology with Sociology BSc (Hons)

  • Admissions Counselor.
  • Behavioral Therapist.
  • Career Counselor.
  • Child Care Worker.
  • Child Protection Worker.
  • Child Welfare CaseWorker.
  • Clinical Social Worker.
  • Community Health Worker.

Course Details

In your first year, you will acquire a broad foundation of knowledge around key theories and ideas of psychological science.  You will begin to critically analyze historic perspectives, contemporary issues, and ways of thinking about identity.  You will be introduced to key strategies which are used in psychological research. 

In the second year, you will explore ‘how to change the world. You will learn about the relationship between brain function and our understanding of cognition and behavior. And explore current theory and practice that focuses on the person in psychology. Whilst developing experimental research designs and delving further into inferential statistics.

Year 1

Foundations of Psychology
Psychology Research Methods 1
Historical and Philosophical Concepts in Psychology
Social Selves

Year 2

Brain, Behaviour and Cognition
Social, Individual and Developmental Psychology
Psychology Research Methods 2
Social Justice and Social Movements

Final Year

Psychology Research Project
Advanced Developmental Psychology
Neuropsychology and Neuro-rehabilitation
Critical Social Psychology: Memory, Narrative and Representation
The Psychology of Health and Well Being
Psychology of Art and Film
Introduction to Forensic Psychology
Psychotherapeutic Psychology and Mental Health: from Theory to Practice
Social Intersections: Gender, Race and Class
Migration and Social Transformation
The Politics of Crime in the Black Atlantic
Crimes of the Powerful: Corporations, the State and Human Rights

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