Sociology and Psychology, BSc Hons

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 read more

Want to start your degree in September?

Register now for Fast Track Clearing for guaranteed accommodation and application support.

Entry requirements may change during Clearing.

3 years full time

6 years part time

Overview

Overview

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.

What you'll study

For information on courses for this programme click here.

Entry requirements

Please note: Entry requirements may change during Clearing.

Applicants from a UK educational background:

300 UCAS points of which 260 points or more from A2 or an equivalent qualification.

You'll also need GCSEs at grade C or above in English and mathematics.

We accept alternative qualifications including:

  • BTEC/National Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Scottish Highers 
  • Irish Highers.

General studies is not normally accepted.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

 Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

Applicants must have successfully completed 11 or 12 years of full time education, and demonstrated competence in mathematics (usually equivalent to GCSE grade C). 

If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

For more information, contact international@gre.ac.uk or +44 20 8331 8136.

 In addition:

You may be invited to an interview.

We welcome applications from mature students.

Extra information

Assessment

Students are assessed through examinations and coursework:

  • Individual and group projects
  • Presentations
  • Textual analyses
  • Critical reviews
  • Portfolios and essays.

Careers

This programme provides transferable and specialist skills and knowledge, so you'll be well equipped for a wide range of careers. Specialist roles could include youth or community work, welfare provision, or positions with charitable organisations or local and national government. Alternatively, you may choose to go into teaching, health administration, personnel management, publishing, marketing or social research. Some career options may require additional study.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Find out more about our fees and the support available to you at our:

Greenwich Campus

The university's largest campus is centred on three baroque buildings designed by Sir Christopher Wren at the end of the 17th century.

DLR Cutty Sark (approx. 3 min walk)

Greenwich and Maze Hill (approx. 8 walk)

Greenwich Pier - Ferry service (3 min walk)

TFL buses frequently run close by.

Public 'Pay and display' car parks nearby.

Campus bus service every half hour between campuses.

More about the campus

Travel information and maps

UNISTATS

Come and get a feel for what learning and life is like with us.

Next Open Day

Open Day dates

Apply now and begin your journey.

How to apply