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BA (Hons) Psychology and Sociology with Foundation Year

The overall aim of the BA (Hons) Psychology and Sociology with Foundation Year enables students to study two well-established fields in the social sciences.

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Part-time Duration: 4 to 12 years
Starting in: January, April, July, October
Tuition Fee: £27,740 (UK), £20,500 (International)
Location: Online

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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Foundation Year

  • Develop Academic Skills
  • Using Numeracy, Data & IT
  • Research Skills & Using Information
  • Values, Ethics & Working Collaboratively
  • Crime & Law in Context
  • Psychology of Everyday Life

Year 2

  • Effective Interdisciplinary Study
  • Introduction to Social & Developmental Psychology
  • Introduction to Biological & Cognitive Psychology
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Medicalisation of the Self
  • Key Studies in Psychology

Year 3

  • Research & Ethics in Action
  • Personality & Intelligence
  • Social Psychology
  • Abnormality & the Deviant Other
  • Cyber Communities & Social Networks
  • Protests, Mass Movements & Rebellion

Year 4

  • Contemporary Developmental Psychology
  • Cross-Cultural 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.

Entry Requirements

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 Online, taking into account:

  • Your motivation for undertaking the programme
  • Relevant work experience
  • Prior qualifications
  • References

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).