BA (Hons) Psychology & Sociology

Arden University

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  • Distance Learning
  • Level 4
  • Level 5
  • Level 6
  • Distance Learning
  • Online Learning
  • Sociology
  • Nationwide

Study two core Social Science disciplines for this Psychology and Sociology degree. Both subjects explore and study human behaviours – but at different levels. While Psychology focuses on individuals, Sociology looks at broader social issues that affect those individuals; such as poverty, inequality and social injustice. These are examined alongside societal factors such as government policy and globalisation. You get the chance to take the individual and the social together, to give you a balanced understanding of how society functions.

For this distance learning degree, you’ll spend equal time on Psychology and Sociology.

As well as studying the many theories and concepts within these fields, you will learn to analyse and evaluate concepts based on scientific method.

You’ll address questions such as: To what extent are our bodies controlled by external influences? What are the ethical considerations of reintegrating criminals into society? How has social media and globalisation changed our communities? How do political uprisings develop?

Course Content (Modules)

Year 1 (Level 4)

  • Skills for Interdisciplinary Study
  • Introduction to Social & Developmental Psychology
  • Introduction to Biological & Cognitive Psychology
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Medicalisation of the Self
  • Key Studies in Psychology

Year 2 (Level 5)

  • Research and Ethics in Action
  • Personality and Intelligence
  • Social Psychology
  • Abnormality & The Deviant Other
  • Cyber Communities & Social Networks
  • Protests, Mass Movements & Rebellion

Year 3 (Level 6)

  • Research Planning & Project
  • Contemporary Developmental Psychology
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Consumer Society & The Commodification of Beings
  • Insecurity & Precariousness in the Globalised World

Entry Requirements

This distance learning course has standard entry requirements. To be eligible for this course through the standard entry requirements you must have either:

  • Two subjects at GCE A level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; or
  • Completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent.

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English

  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

If you have work experience

We are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study the programme.

We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We’ll also ask you for references and evidence of relevant work experience.

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