In this course you will learn to use social scientific methods and evidence to make sense of human behaviour. You’ll learn how to think and write critically, giving you skills that can be valuable in many fields. You’ll be given opportunities to go into communities and apply your skills and knowledge in a real-world context and reflect upon the ways in which psychological and sociological knowledge can effect real change in people’s everyday lives.
Year One: Introduction to Academia/The Sociological Imagination 1 – Classic & Contemporary Sociological Theories & Concepts/The Sociological Imagination 2 – Diversity and Inequality/Introduction to Psychology 1/Introduction to Psychology 2/Foundations of Psychology: Core Concepts and Practices.
Year Two: Current Debates in Sociology/Material Culture/Exploring Research/Self & Identity/Individual Difference, Wellbeing and Ethical Practice/Biological and Cognitive Psychology.
Year Three: Interaction & Social Order/Sociology of Knowledge & Science/Cognitive Psychology/Developmental Psychology/Sociological and Psychological Approaches to Social Movements/Research Skills.
Year Four: Dissertation (in Psychology, Sociology or both)/two Sociology option modules/two psychology option modules
2024 entry requirements:
4 Highers at BBCC (standard entry) or BCCC (widening access entry) plus English at National 5.
For entry to year 2 you must have 2 relevant Advanced Highers at BC plus Highers at BB (in different subjects)
3 - 4 years
School of Arts, Social Sciences and Management
Psychology and Sociology