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BSc (Hons)Psychology with Sociology

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UCAS code: PWS1
Institution code: S30
Campus: Southampton City CentreView on Google Maps

Why study a psychology with sociology degree at Solent University

Explore the fascinating behaviours of individuals, as well as the cultural and political issues that shape collective experiences, on this BPS accredited degree.

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  • Our academic team has vast industry and teaching experience, and thanks to our close industry links and guest lectures, your teaching will always be guided by research, and real-world knowledge.
  • Access our range of specialist facilities, including experimental cubicles, psychophysiological recording equipment and eye-tracking facilities.
  • This degree emphasises the practical application of psychology, with real-world assessments integrated throughout, and the option to undertake work-based learning as part of your studies. 
  • You will have the opportunity to present at psychology conferences, and professional organisations, with mentoring, training, and live briefs for students.
  • Through research-informed teaching, you will cover key areas of psychological study, including education, crime, sport and exercise, social behaviours, therapy, and counselling.
  • You will also carry out intensive study of scientific approaches to psychology. These topics, which include research methods, problem-solving and manipulation of data, provide useful tools for careers in healthcare, law enforcement, finance, research and IT. 
  • Social research focusses on improving individual and community wellbeing through practice, provision, and policy including social prescribing, gender and sexualities in sport and physical education, and policy and evaluation of services promoting health and wellbeing of children, younger adults, older adults.
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Course overview

The curriculum includes key areas of psychology and sociology, you will study subjects such as education; crime; social behaviours; therapy and counselling, power, politics and identity; education; media; social inequalities; migration; and race and ethnicity. You will develop scientific approaches to researching key issues from a sociological and psychological perspective. These topics, which include research methods, problem solving and manipulation of data, provide useful tools for a range of careers in healthcare, public sector, leadership, organisations, law enforcement, finance, research and IT.

This degree emphasises the practical application of psychology and sociology, with real-world assessments integrated throughout. You’ll also have the option to undertake work-based learning as part of your studies. In sociology modules you will reflect on real issues such as community empowerment, equity in the workplace, applied sociology in work environments.

To reflect the wide range of careers that are open to graduates, the course can be tailored with optional units that suit your specific ambitions.

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Accredited by:

The British Psychological Society - accredited undergraduate psychology

Course features

  • Foundation year available

    If you're not quite ready for a full undergraduate degree, there's alternative entry through one of our foundation years

  • Specialist facilities

    Undergraduate psychology students have exclusive use of specialist facilities.

  • Further studies

    After successfully completing your studies, there's an opportunity to continue your studies at Solent

  • Study abroad

    You have the opportunity to study abroad in one of our partner universities for a semester on this course

Who is this course for?

Solent's BSc (Hons) Psychology with Sociology degree is ideal for those interested in human behaviour and everyday social interactions and those who want to ask critical questions about the communities they live in. By studying both psychology and sociology you will develop a diverse set of skills and knowledge that are transferrable to a range of careers.

What does this course lead to?

Solent psychology and sociology graduates can be found in a wide range of different roles and industries. Recent graduates have gone onto careers in mental health support, clinical psychology, therapeutic practice and children’s health.

Graduates who wish to go on to become chartered and registered psychologists would need to undertake postgraduate study in their chosen field.

Solent stories

Hear from Solent alumni about where their careers have taken them and how studying at Solent prepared them for their future.

Every week we have covered a very interesting topic, ranging from gender and class to defining social problems

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Mason Joseph-Williams


Meet the team

The psychology with sociology teaching team, made up of academics with extensive industry and research experience, will guide you as you apply your newly founded research skills to a range of experiments and projects. This hands-on training eventually leads to a final applied psychology project, acting as the perfect springboard into graduate employment or further study.

The University cannot guarantee any particular members of staff will teach specific aspects of the course in the future, but will endeavour to ensure the teaching team maintains their balance of experience and qualifications.


As you learn, you’ll benefit from access to Solent’s dedicated psychophysiological recording equipment, eye-tracking facilities and psychology labs.

Our vibrant campus brings state-of-the-art facilities to enhance your learning and elevate your student experience. Our award-winning teaching building, The Spark is centred around students and offers a stimulating study environment with flexible learning spaces. Away from studying, why not try out the gyms, fitness studios and sports halls in our £28 million Sports Complex, or watch a blockbuster film at our student-run cinema with Dolby Atmos audio.

    International opportunities

    Broaden your horizons by adding an international dimension to your CV – essential to achieving success in today’s fast-changing, global environment.

    Studying, working or volunteering in another country could be the experience of a lifetime. Enhance your degree by developing important global skills such as knowledge of other countries, language skills, intercultural awareness, adaptability and confidence.

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