Psychology, Sociology and Criminology

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Study one of our psychology, sociology or criminology courses and we'll give you the knowledge, confidence and motivation to make a real difference to society and your community. You'll develop skills which will allow you to question, critique and evaluate the world around you, including the option to undertake a placement year, either in the UK or abroad.

"As a result of my placement year, I am in a much stronger position to complete my dissertation, and am also a competitive candidate for graduate jobs. I would recommend it to every undergraduate."

Nin, BSc(Hons) Psychology

Psychology, Sociology and Criminology courses

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Foundation Year in Social Sciences

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This is the foundation year for the Social Science courses which gives you the essential skills and knowledge for progressing to year one of the degree programmes in this area.

If you are an international student your recommended route of study for this degree is through the UWE Bristol International College which, upon successful completion to the required level and with good attendance, guarantees entry to year one of the degree.

BSc(Hons) Psychology

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This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), so you’ll have the opportunity to get the Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) with your degree.

Taught by internationally recognised researchers and practitioners, you’ll broaden your academic knowledge and apply it to real-world situations. Learn advanced psychological methods and gain valuable transferable skills, becoming a strong communicator and problem solver.

BSC(Hons) Psychology with Criminology

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This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), so if you major in psychology you’ll have the opportunity to get the Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) with your degree. Taught by internationally recognised researchers and practitioners, you’ll broaden your academic knowledge and apply it to real-world situations. Learn advanced psychological methods and gain valuable transferable skills, becoming a strong communicator and problem solver.

BA(Hons) Sociology

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BA(Hons) Sociology focuses on how we can make a difference to self and society using sociological theories and approaches. Through a broad range of modules, and with the support of our staff who are leaders in their field, you’ll engage with real-world issues, such as the refugee/economic migrant crisis, representations of gender or religion in the media, consumerism and climate change, and the impact of new technology on cultural industries.

BSc(Hons) Sociology with Psychology

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Studying this course will give you an in-depth understanding of sociology and psychology, and develop your research, presentation, writing, critical analysis, and listening skills. Through a broad curriculum and the support of staff who are leaders in their field, you’ll engage with real-world issues, such as consumerism and climate change; housing and homelessness; virtual worlds; body image and the media; anxiety and depression in young adults; and cybercrime.

BA(Hons) Criminology

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On this course, you’ll study crime and the criminal justice system, drawing on sociology, law, psychology and philosophy, and applying theories, knowledge and research to real, contemporary issues. Work with inspirational practitioners and researchers to explore the different perspectives of victims, offenders, the criminal justice system and the cultural forces at play.

BSc(Hons) Criminology with Psychology

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This course is initially split equally between criminology and psychology, so you’ll study both before choosing which to major in. Supported by a staff of leading practitioners and active researchers, you’ll study specialist modules and get a deep understanding of crime, criminal justice, offenders, and victims. Apply theories and the latest research to real, contemporary issues. Learn how to think critically, write reports, interpret data, formulate arguments, and make ethical judgments.

BA(Hons) Criminology and Sociology

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On this degree, you’ll devote an equal amount of time to studying criminology and sociology, or major in criminology or sociology from year two. Through a broad mix of modules and the support of staff who are leaders in their field, you’ll engage with real issues and develop fresh insights and solutions to address crime and support the people affected by it. Learn to evaluate evidence, approach issues from multiple perspectives, and build your expertise in research, analysis and communication.