This programme is offered by the Department of History, Politics & Social Sciences. Sociology is an innovative and vibrant subject offering students the opportunity to study courses covering a range of issues from popular culture to social justice, from gender and identity to global relations. A broad foundation in sociological thinking and theory is offered while also supporting you to pursue your own ideas and interests through focused research.
The psychology component of the programme seeks to understand mind and behaviour through experimentation, observation and measurement. This includes the study of perception, memory and emotion in adults and children; the socio-psychological processes that shape our relationships with each other and society; the development of language, behaviour, personality and thought in children; the biological processes that underpin behaviour; and the causes and treatment of abnormal behaviour.Ranking
Our sociology degrees are ranked 1st in London for student satisfaction by the Complete University Guide 2017.
Our psychology degrees are ranked within the top 5 in London for student satisfaction by the Complete University Guide 2017.Outcomes
The aims of the programme are:
- To enhance understanding of important and controversial issues in society, including debates about gender, ethnicity, crime and deviance, social justice, global politics and cultural production and consumption
- To gain an understanding of brain, behaviour and experience, and of their complex interactions
- To provide a supportive and stimulating learning environment which promotes the intellectual and personal development of students.