Planit


Sociology and Psychology

University of Edinburgh

Venues

Central Campus

Content

Year 1:
We introduce you to key sociological ideas, by studying the relationship between individuals and groups through examining the examples of social change, drug use, violence and gender. You’ll select from a wide range of optional courses, depending on the degree programme you choose.

Year 2:
You study Identity and its impact on today’s world; examine how social scientists use theory and evidence, and take three optional courses, depending on your degree programme.

Year 3:
You will learn research skills, do a group research project, and study social theory. Optional courses cover environment and risk, globalization, nationalism, the internet, and youth culture.

Year 4:
In your final year you will take more optional courses and complete an individual research project supported by a member of teaching staff with opportunities to present your research findings to your peers.

Entry Requirements

2023 entry requirements

Standard entry:
4 Highers at AAAA (minimum) but typically 5 Highers at AAAAA (by end of S5 preferred) including 1 from Maths, Biology (or Human Biology), Chemistry, Computing Science, Geography, Physics, or Psychology plus English at National 5 at C and Maths at A or Maths and Physics at B. Highers at BBB must be achieved in one sitting S4-S6.

Widening access entry:
4 Highers at ABBB (by end of S6) including 1 from Maths, Biology (or Human Biology), Chemistry, Computing Science, Geography, Physics, or Psychology plus English at National 5 at C and Maths at A or Maths and Physics at B. Highers at BBB must be achieved in one sitting S4-S6.

Progression Routes

Accredited by the British Psychological Society.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Degree

Award

MA Hons

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

LC38

Course Length

4 years

Faculty

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Department

Social and Political Science

SCQF Level

10

Website

www.ed.ac.uk