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BA (Hons) Psychology & Sociology
36 – 72 months
£13,500(UK/EU) / £12,150 (International)
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Arden University
Delivered 100% online, the BA (Hons) Psychology & Sociology will give you a balanced understanding of how society functions on an individual and broader social level.
This online bachelor’s programme introduces you to the fundamental theories and concepts that underpin these two social science disciplines. Whereas psychology focuses on individuals, sociology looks at broader social issues that affect those individuals such as poverty, inequality, and social injustice. You’ll also learn to evaluate and analyse both of these disciplines in-depth using a wide range of up-to-date scientific research methods.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the BA (Hons) Psychology & Sociology will possess career-ready skills in:

  • Understanding the core concepts and theories of sociology
  • Effectively analysing and evaluating these concepts
  • Contemporary developmental and social psychology
  • Designing and applying methodology
  • Conducting independent research within the disciplines
  • With Arden University, you’ll have access to an engaging and easy to navigate online learning platform called ilearn. Available on desktop and mobile devices, ilearn supports and encourages you to take control of your studies. Providing everything you need to complete your programme in one accessible place, ilearn features:

    • A virtual classroom, library, diary, and lecture theatre rolled into one
    • All of your modules, study materials, career support, and schedules
    • Downloadable module materials so you can access the course when offline
    • Access to an online library containing thousands of e-journals, e-books, podcasts, and videos
    • Engaging forums where you can interact, debate, and discuss ideas with your tutors and fellow students
    • Two subjects at GCE A level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; or
    • Completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent
    • For students whose prior learning was not taught in English, IELTS level 6.0 is required

    Arden University are happy to consider an application from you if you can show them you have the motivation to study the programme.

  • The BA (Hons) Psychology & Sociology syllabus is divided equally between the two disciplines, and is comprised of the following modules:

    Level 4

    • Skills for Interdisciplinary Study
    • Introduction to Social & Developmental Psychology
    • Introduction to Biological & Cognitive Psychology
    • Introduction to Sociology
    • Medicalisation of the Self
    • Key Studies in Psychology

    Level 5

    • Research and Ethics in Action
    • Personality and Intelligence
    • Social Psychology
    • Abnormality & The Deviant Other
    • Cyber Communities & Social Networks
    • Protests, Mass Movements & Rebellion

    Level 6

    • Research Planning & Project
    • Contemporary Developmental Psychology
    • Cross-Cultural Psychology
    • Consumer Society & The Commodification of Beings
    • Insecurity & Precariousness in the Globalised World

    The final module is an independent research and planning project, where you’ll have a chance to specialise in an area of your interest. This coursework is an opportunity to apply the skills you have learned during the programme, and showcase your understanding to potential future employers.

  • If you’d like to apply, please click on the Apply Now or Start Application button on the page. Please fill in the form and provide as much detail as possible so we can properly advise you on the next steps. Once you’ve submitted your application form, one of our dedicated course advisors will contact you within 48 hours.

  • As a graduate of this bachelor’s degree programme, you’ll also develop a range of practical and transferrable skills that will prepare you for a career in a wide range of industries. As a scientifically minded ‘social scientist’, you’ll develop the skills to research effectively, analyse data and present findings in a variety of formats. Some typical employers of graduates of degrees in this field include government, the NHS, education authorities, and charitable, counselling and voluntary organisations.

    Some of the professions you may consider exploring after graduating include:

    • Teaching
    • Counselling
    • International aid/development work
    • Research
    • Journalism
    • Politics
    • Community, Youth or Social work


Martin Lithgow, BA (Hons) Graphic Design, United Kingdom
Going back to full-time education became almost impossible as I had a family, mortgage, and all the other distractions of modern family life. Would I recommend Arden? Yes, I would. It has given me purpose, self-fulfilment, confidence and a potential to work in my chosen field.
— Martin Lithgow, Arden University
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The experience with Arden University so far is fantastic – they have a good relationship with students and offer a flexible payment plan. I would recommend Arden to anyone who wants to study and work at the same time.
— Ismail Salami, Arden University
Cemene Wellington, BA (Hons) Healthcare, United Kingdom
Blended learning with Arden is very good, and helps me combine both work and study as I live in Lambeth in south-east London. The course has helped me in my career because it has given me the confidence to take on promotion and change jobs.
— Cemene Wellington, Arden University
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