The overall aim of the BA (Hons) Psychology & Sociology with Foundation Year enables students to study two well-established fields in the social sciences. Both areas explore and study human behaviours at different levels. While psychologists focus on individuals (human behaviours), sociologists examine broader social processes, including poverty, inequality and social injustice, alongside global social processes, such as the effects of governmental policies, including neoliberalism and globalisation, upon divergent social groups. The two disciplines complement each other well, taking a micro and macro focus simultaneously and enable students to have a balanced understanding of the inter-relationship between both individuals and societal formations.
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Are you fascinated by how the mind works, and want to earn a degree, but aren’t sure you’re prepared for university study? Then Arden University’s Psychology & Sociology Degree with an integrated Foundation Year is the course for you!
The Foundation Year covers the essential academic skills you need to succeed at undergraduate study, from key subjects like research skills to basic numeracy, you’ll also study crime, law and psychology. You’ll then be prepared to go on and study this dual-subject Social Science degree.
Confidently study both of these core Social Science disciplines through Distance Learning with Arden University's BA (Hons) Psychology & Sociology with integrated Foundation Year Degree course. Both subjects explore and study human behaviours – but at different levels.
Sociology looks at broader social issues that affect those individuals, such as poverty, inequality and social injustice, while Psychology focuses on individuals within those societies.
These subjects are examined within the course alongside societal factors, such as government policy and globalisation. You’ll consider the individual and the social aspects together, to give you a balanced understanding of how society functions.
This programme is delivered 100% online.
Develop Academic Skills
Using Numeracy, Data & IT
Research Skills & Using Information
Values, Ethics & Working Collaboratively
Crime & Law in Context
Psychology of Everyday Life
Effective Interdisciplinary Study
Introduction to Social & Developmental Psychology
Introduction to Biological & Cognitive Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Medicalisation of the Self
Key Studies in Psychology
Research & Ethics in Action
Personality & Intelligence
Abnormality & the Deviant Other
Cyber Communities & Social Networks
Protests, Mass Movements & Rebellion
Contemporary Developmental Psychology
Consumer Society & the Commodification of Beings
Insecurity & Precariousness in the Globalised World
Research Planning & Project
Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.
Candidates for our online Psychology and Sociology Degree with Foundation Year are required to submit a personal statement (of between 350-550 words) or attend an online interview demonstrating an ability to study the programme at Arden University, taking into account:
Your motivation for undertaking the programme
Relevant work experience
If your previous study was not in English, you will also need to have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).