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University Centre Peterborough

BA (Hons) Psychosocial Studies

UCAS Code: C880

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


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A levels required; 2 A levels in related subjects. BTEC/Access required; A BTEC National or 30 credits Merit at Access Certificate in a related subject. GCSEs required; 3 GCSEs at grade C or above in English, Mathematics and Science. Please note AS levels are acceptable only when combined with other qualifications.

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About this course


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3.0years

Full-time | 2019

Do you ever wonder why people act in the way that they do? Do you ever wonder what makes you who you are? Would you like to understand the psychological factors and how this links up with broader society? Do you find yourself wondering what part of human behavior is explained by nature and what part is down to the society we live in?

If so then the BA (Hons) Psychosocial Studies course at University Centre Peterborough may be of interest to you. Psychosocial Studies is a unique subject that addresses both individual experiences and larger social processes. In the course you be introduced to the core concepts that shape the discipline and the key tools with which to undertake social analysis and research.

You will ponder the big questions relating to identity, wellbeing, ageing as well as broader questions relating to social justice like inequality and discrimination. You will also learn the skills of a social scientist, you will be capable of formulating research questions and investigating them on your own. You will undertake research independently and as a member of a group and you will gain an insight into the city and the wider region - the problems and challenges it faces and the ingenuity and energy with which it meets these.

Finally you will hone in on your future career path testing your interests and skills working with local organisations and building your professional network for when you graduate. You will have the opportunity to undertake live research project with a range of local partners and undertake research that makes a real difference to the life of the city and the broader region. This will enable you to graduate not just with a good degree but a range of real world experience which will help you progress into your desired career.

The courses at University Centre Peterborough are studied in smaller class sizes compared with other universities, a typical class size is under 30 students.

Modules

Year one core modules Social and Developmental Psychology Issues in Child Development The Sociological Imagination Political Ideologies Sociology of Globalisation Year two core modules Individual and Society Social Research Methods Theories of Deviance and Crime Contemporary Social Psychology Knowledge and Belief Personality, Intelligence and Psychometrics Year three core modules Nature and Society Criminal Psychology Undergraduate Major Project Atypical Developmental Clinical Psychology

Assessment methods

Assessment is via a mix of examinations, essays, class tests, individual and group presentations, portfolios, academic posters and an undergraduate dissertation.

Tuition fees

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£8,000
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£8,000
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Wales
£8,000
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