19 Sep 2022
Add a social psychological insight to questions traditionally associated with sociology.
As part of this course you’ll:
- Discover how we develop as individuals and learn how institutions and social structures influence how we act
- Explore a wide range of sociological themes, touching on the theories of classical and contemporary sociologists
- Study psychological topics, including how different environments shape human behaviour, the inter-relationship between the individual and broader social and cultural phenomena
- Understand how psychology can be used for the benefit of society
- Shape your course to the career you want by selecting from a range of option modules in the final year
As part of your studies you’ll undertake a wide variety of assessments. In your second year you could participate in a day-long conference where you’ll have the opportunity to present your own research findings. You could also publish your essay in our university's highly regarded sociology journal.
You’ll gain practical experience in research, as you conduct observational exercises within the city of Leeds, gleaning insights into people's behaviour. Leeds is the perfect place to study as it is packed with organisations that can offer chances for work experience and job opportunities upon graduation.
Unlike other joint degree programmes, this course will allow you to focus equally on sociology and psychology. You’ll be encouraged to determine your own line of enquiry. There’ll be plenty of opportunities to develop your practical experience through live projects and observational research trips.
You’ll learn from our team of expert academics, all of whom are research-active and specialists in their field.
Everything you need to know
Independent study is a crucial part of learning at university and you will be required to undertake many hours of self-directed research and reading, and preparation and writing of assessments. Your course is delivered through a number of modules, which will help you to plan your time and establish a study routine. Outside of your lectures, workshops and tutorials, a range of support is available to assist with your independent study. Our subject-specific librarians will be on hand to direct you to the specialist learning and study-skill resources. You’ll also be assigned an academic advisor to give you tailored feedback and support.
Our silver status in the latest Teaching Excellence Framework, reflects our commitment to deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for our students.
Sociology and Psychological Studies
Teaching & Learning
Engage with both sociology and psychology to discover how we develop as individuals, and learn how institutions and social structures influence how we act. You will explore the key concepts and theoretical approaches within the discipline of sociology, as well as the interconnections between gender, sexuality, 'race', and class. With the psychology element you will focus on themes such as how different environments shape human behaviour, the interrelationship between the individual and broader social and cultural phenomena, and how psychology can be used for the benefit of society. The tabs below detail what and how you will study in each year of your course. The balance of assessments and overall workload will be informed by your core modules and the option modules you choose to study; the information provided is an indication of what you can expect and may be subject to change. The option modules listed are also an indication of what will be available to you. Their availability is subject to demand and you will be advised which option modules you can choose at the beginning of each year of study.
What you'll learn
What you'll learn
What you'll learn
Option modules may include
Facilities | Social study spaces
We offer a number of social learning spaces across our city campus located in various buildings including Rose Bowl and Broadcasting Place, where students can access the internet, print facilities and undertake group work.