Psychosocial Studies is a Social Science degree that explores the relationship between the self and society. This multidisciplinary course combines the focus on the individual found in psychology and psychoanalysis with the wider cultural and systemic concerns of sociology. It develops a rounded understanding of human behaviour with practical application to a range of substantive policy areas.
The modules are designed to provide you with a firm grounding in the fundamentals of; sociology, politics and philosophy, and in addition to social, health and developmental psychology. With this foundation in place, the course allows you to broaden and deepen your knowledge and understanding of the individual, the social world, and the relationship between them.
Part-time study available
BA (Hons) Psychosocial Studies
Assessment is via a mix of examinations, essays, class tests, individual and group presentations, portfolios, academic posters and an undergraduate dissertation.
- Very broad degree that leads on to a wide variety of careers
- Opportunity to conduct real-life social experiments
- Mentoring scheme and tailored tutorials support your studies
The intellectual disciplines delivered in this course are valued by employers in a wide range of sectors, including social research, policy, the criminal justice sector, health and related professions, social work, teaching, third sector roles and human-resource management. Social Science graduates have excellent career prospects and are more likely to be in managerial or senior roles. There is a good breadth of subjects in the first and second year and the ability to specialise in Year 3 gives you the opportunity to fine-tune your degree to suit a favoured career.