Year of entry
3 years full-time
Tuition fees for the 2018/19 academic year are still being finalised for all courses. Please see our general guide to our standard undergraduate tuition fees.
Optional Estimate: £600
How are these costs calculated?
All of the books required for the course are available from the library. The University also has PC labs and a laptop loan service. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Students may also need to print their assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 each year for books and printing.
Your studies will be split between two campuses. Psychology is based at the Birley Fields campus and Sociology at the All Saints campus.
Department of Psychology
Psychology is a fascinating, multi-disciplinary subject covering all aspects of human behaviour. It is concerned with individual psychological processes and the social context of how we think and interact with the world around us. Psychologists use scientific methods, such as observation, experiments and statistical analysis to explore all aspects of our behaviour to understand how and why we react in the ways that we do.
Our degree programmes cover all elements of psychological study from early childhood,neuropsychology and forensic to counselling, psychotherapy and abnormal psychology.
We will provide you with a thorough grounding across a range of specialist areas and interests ensuring that our graduates are highly employable in a variety of sectors.
Students of Combined Honours Psychology degree programmes are accredited as confering eligibility fo Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society provided that specified core units are successfully completed and the minimum of a second-class honours classification is obtained. Students will also need to pass their Year 3 dissertation research project. This is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.
Our department offers one of the most diverse psychology teaching curricula in the UK, covering the full spectrum including: cognitive psychology; critical, health and community psychology and both quantitative and qualitative methods. We have built a reputation for delivering challenging and rewarding programmes which have attracted many international students. Departmental staff include practising researchers, counsellors, forensic and community psychologists who all draw on their own expertise to inform their teaching and research.
Academic staff in the department are actively involved in research which informs and directs what you will be taught. This research is supported by a thriving external speaker programme and large numbers of postgraduate students.
This course allows you to combine the scientific study of human behaviour with an understanding of social relations, social structures and how they influence all aspects of our lives. Psychology focuses on the central areas of psychological enquiry including cognitive, social, health and developmental psychology and the methods used for the study of human behaviour. Studying sociology will help you to form your own judgements about the fundamental social changes shaping the world today.
Your career prospects after the course
- Studying a combined honours degree gives you the opportunity to improve your employability by developing skills and knowledge in two subjects.
Opportunities can exist in roles working with social issues such as counselling, health care, family care, housing, probation work and many other jobs in social services.
Other opportunities can include administrative and managerial jobs in local or national government or working for the voluntary sector.
Students who major in psychology in years 2 and 3, pass their dissertation research project and graduate with a second class honours degree or above will be eligible for Graduate Basis Registration with the British Psychological Society; this is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.
In 2014, over 94% of our graduates went directly into work or further study within 6 months of graduation
DHLE survey 2014, for all respondents available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known