Undergraduate BA (Hons)

Sociology and Psychological Studies

Blend psychology with the broader themes of sociology to answer questions about who we are and what makes us human.

Sociology and Psychological Studies

Course Overview

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  • Main location

    City Campus
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    3 Years
  • Start date

    16 Sep 2024

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.

Hands-on experience
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.

Teaching expertise
You’ll learn from our team of expert academics, all of whom are research-active and specialists in their field.

Why study Sociology and Psychological Studies at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Research-led teaching
  2. Develop research skillset - gain practical experience in conducting research
  3. Guest lectures - learn from experts as they share their industry experience
  4. Work-Based Learning module - engage with your learning in a ‘real world’ context through a period of work-based learning

BA (Hons) Sociology BA (Hons) Sociology student Joelle talks about his experiences at Leeds Beckett.