Sociology and Psychology (Joint Honours)

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
3 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 05/12/2018

Within this Joint Honours you will develop a critical understanding and insight into contemporary sociological themes and issues. You can choose from a range of specialist areas within Sociology and gain thorough training in research methods. Psychology is more concerned with the understanding of people’s actions and mental experiences, it explores the nature of human behaviour and experience in various way in which they can be studied. You will focus upon the major issues and methods of enquiry in present-day psychology and considers the applications of psychology to problems of modern life in such fields as work, education, physical and mental health and crime.

We will support you to achieve your career and study ambitions, which is why if you complete our Employability Plus Gold programme or Changemaker Gold certificate alongside your studies* and if you haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you, or support you into postgraduate study.

*with a 2:2 degree classification or higher

Course

Highlights

  • British Psychological Society (BPS) accreditation.*
  • Flexible module choices to tailor your degree to your needs.
  • Progression courses available.
  • Guaranteed paid internship.*

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

British Psychological Society (BPS) accreditation*

This joint honours programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS)* and can be the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.

*Accreditation applicable to Undergraduate Single Honours Psychology degrees and Joint Honours degrees where Psychology is the major subject.

Course Details

The combination of the two subjects provide depth and width of understanding of the relationship between the two areas.

Within Sociology, students will gain an in-depth understanding in many areas including critically examining sociological perspectives through an exploration of diverse social structures, institutions and processes. In addition, they will also appreciate and demonstrate Sociology’s intellectual relationship with other disciplines and students will be encouraged to develop a sociological imagination which is progressively more critical and analytic.

Read more

The Northampton Employment Promise.

*We promise to secure paid experience for you, if you need it.

We work with employers to understand what they’re looking for and we’re confident that if you follow one of our structured awards, as well as committing to your studies you’ll be in a competitive position when it comes to applying for graduate jobs.

We’re so confident, that we promise to secure a paid 3-6 month internship for you, if you need it. Find out more about the Northampton Employment Promise, including how it works and who is eligible.

Open Days

See for yourself

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

Sociology and Psychology graduates go on to employment in education, the health service, the police force, youth offending teams, human resources management, marketing, social and caring services, the civil service, broadcasting, social work and many other professions.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC. However, we welcome international applications and applications from those with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications. We welcome applications from anyone with a lively interest in Sociology or issues of crime and justice who is prepared to pursue and develop that interest through reading and study.

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
    for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Course Content

  • The Sociological Imagination (40 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: SOC1074
    Core Module Y
  • Identity Formation and Social Change (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: SOC1073
    Core Module Y
  • Introduction to Psychology (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: PSY1003
    Core Module Y
  • Becoming a Psychologist (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: PSY1006
    Core Module Y
  • Psychology in Practice (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: PSY1001
    Core Module Y

Course Stats

Postgraduate Opportunities

Further your study

Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

Counselling MSc

Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) MSc

Counselling Children and Young People MSc

Research

at the University of Northampton

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

Opportunities Available

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

19/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module

18/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

Sir Thomas White Scholarship

The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

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Joint Honours Study

If you choose to study a Joint Honours degree at the University of Northampton you can select a programme that suits your interests and strengths. This option opens up a host of possibilities to you, offering a wide range of opportunities for careers and further study at your fingertips. In the Joint Honours programme, you will select two subjects as joint for stage one. You may continue with equal emphasis on two subjects as a joint degree in stages two and three, or switch to a major or minor split. The degree title is derived from the two subjects.

With a Joint Honours degree you can ensure that your programme has:

  • Breadth: you are not focused on a single specialism, but are able to study across two disciplines
  • Flexibility: you can adjust the balance of your programme depending on the interests and skills you develop during your time with us
  • Embedded skills: you will have all the graduate level skills that employers are looking for
  • Student support: your own personal tutor will work with you as you learn and progress.

Click here for further information on Joints Honours.


*Course data provided by Unistats

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Updated 05/12/2018

  • Within this Joint Honours you will develop a critical understanding and insight into contemporary sociological themes and issues. You can choose from a range of specialist areas within Sociology and gain thorough training in research methods. Psychology is more concerned with the understanding of people’s actions and mental experiences, it explores the nature of human behaviour and experience in various way in which they can be studied. You will focus upon the major issues and methods of enquiry in present-day psychology and considers the applications of psychology to problems of modern life in such fields as work, education, physical and mental health and crime.

    We will support you to achieve your career and study ambitions, which is why if you complete our Employability Plus Gold programme or Changemaker Gold certificate alongside your studies* and if you haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you, or support you into postgraduate study.

    *with a 2:2 degree classification or higher

    Course

    Highlights

    • British Psychological Society (BPS) accreditation.*
    • Flexible module choices to tailor your degree to your needs.
    • Progression courses available.
    • Guaranteed paid internship.*

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • The combination of the two subjects provide depth and width of understanding of the relationship between the two areas.

    Within Sociology, students will gain an in-depth understanding in many areas including critically examining sociological perspectives through an exploration of diverse social structures, institutions and processes. In addition, they will also appreciate and demonstrate Sociology’s intellectual relationship with other disciplines and students will be encouraged to develop a sociological imagination which is progressively more critical and analytic.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    British Psychological Society (BPS) accreditation*

    This joint honours programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS)* and can be the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.

    *Accreditation applicable to Undergraduate Single Honours Psychology degrees and Joint Honours degrees where Psychology is the major subject.

    • *We promise to secure paid experience for you, if you need it.

      We work with employers to understand what they’re looking for and we’re confident that if you follow one of our structured awards, as well as committing to your studies you’ll be in a competitive position when it comes to applying for graduate jobs.

      We’re so confident, that we promise to secure a paid 3-6 month internship for you, if you need it. Find out more about the Northampton Employment Promise, including how it works and who is eligible.

    • See for yourself

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      Sociology and Psychology graduates go on to employment in education, the health service, the police force, youth offending teams, human resources management, marketing, social and caring services, the civil service, broadcasting, social work and many other professions.

  • Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC. However, we welcome international applications and applications from those with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications. We welcome applications from anyone with a lively interest in Sociology or issues of crime and justice who is prepared to pursue and develop that interest through reading and study.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
      for study at undergraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • The Sociological Imagination (40 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: SOC1074
      Core Module Y
    • Identity Formation and Social Change (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: SOC1073
      Core Module Y
    • Introduction to Psychology (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: PSY1003
      Core Module Y
    • Becoming a Psychologist (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: PSY1006
      Core Module Y
    • Psychology in Practice (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: PSY1001
      Core Module Y
    • Further your study

      Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

      Counselling MSc

      Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) MSc

      Counselling Children and Young People MSc

    • at the University of Northampton

      We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • Opportunities Available

      We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • 19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module

    18/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    Sir Thomas White Scholarship

    The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

  • If you choose to study a Joint Honours degree at the University of Northampton you can select a programme that suits your interests and strengths. This option opens up a host of possibilities to you, offering a wide range of opportunities for careers and further study at your fingertips. In the Joint Honours programme, you will select two subjects as joint for stage one. You may continue with equal emphasis on two subjects as a joint degree in stages two and three, or switch to a major or minor split. The degree title is derived from the two subjects.

    With a Joint Honours degree you can ensure that your programme has:

    • Breadth: you are not focused on a single specialism, but are able to study across two disciplines
    • Flexibility: you can adjust the balance of your programme depending on the interests and skills you develop during your time with us
    • Embedded skills: you will have all the graduate level skills that employers are looking for
    • Student support: your own personal tutor will work with you as you learn and progress.

    Click here for further information on Joints Honours.

*Course data provided by Unistats

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Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

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