Undergraduate prospectus

Sociology and Psychology, BSc Hons

Our sociology and psychology degree explores a wealth of issues, from popular culture and social justice to gender and identity. Plus, you can pursue your own interests in sociology and psychology.

Why study this at Greenwich?

  • 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 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
  • 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
  • Students learn about the development of language, behaviour, personality and thought in children

UCAS points

112 (view full requirements)

Course/institution codes

LC38 G BSc/SocPsy

Department

History, Politics & Social Sciences

Location

Attendance

  • 3 years full-time
  • 6 years part-time

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 will study

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Entry requirements

Applicants from a UK educational background:

112 UCAS points, which should include at least 104 points from A2 A-levels.

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.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Fees information International fees

Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Additional 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.

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