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University of Huddersfield

Sociology and Psychology

UCAS Code: CL83
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

112

% applicants receiving offers

89%

Subjects
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
Student score
79% MED
84% MED
% employed or in further study
97% MED
97% MED
Average graduate salary
£16k LOW
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

BBC

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
MMD

DMM

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMD

DMM

UCAS tariff points
112

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

89%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

In a rapidly changing social world the demand for employees with â??people skills' is as strong as ever. Understanding how the social world impacts upon our lives, and being equipped to help us deal with the consequences, are essential skills as well as a fascinating area for study. Sociology and psychology are the key academic disciplines for people interested in taking up such roles. This course allows you to study aspects of sociology and psychology with an equal emphasis on both disciplines. Sociology is the systematic study and analysis of social relationships that encompass a wide range of areas of human experience. These include relationships between men and women, the formulation of identity, race, ethnicity and gender, changing sexual behaviours and relationships between the powerful and powerless in society. Psychology examines these phenomena too, but from the viewpoint of the individual and their mental structures and processes. This course combines the two disciplines to provide a more holistic view of human society and behaviour. By choosing to study Sociology and Psychology, you'll be supported to prepare for a future career in sectors such as the civil service, public service and charities (amongst others). Why study Sociology and Psychology at Huddersfield? Our teaching staff aim make your studies engaging through thematic teaching, a method in which you'll often study both sociology and psychology simultaneously in the context of real-life examples and situations. In your second year, you'll have the opportunity to benefit from a work placement. This will help to increase your future employability prospects and give you the chance to make useful contacts in industry. In the 2015 National Student Survey, sociology studies at Huddersfield received a 100% satisfaction score. By studying this course, you'll become eligible for student membership of the British Sociological Association (BSA).

Modules

Year 1 core modules: introduction to sociology - society and culture; academic study skills for social scientists. Option modules choose one from a list which may include- perspectives in psychology; introduction to cognition; biological psychology and quantitative research methods. Year 2 core modules: sociological imagination; professional practice and research. Option modules choose two: criminal psychology; health psychology; developmental and social psychologies; cognition; brain and behaviour. Year 3 core module: final year project for the social sciences. Sociology option modules choose two: representing the social; the body and society; race; ethnicity and difference. Psychology option modules: choose 40 module credits from a list which may include- forensic psychology; individual differences and the world of work; psychology of education.

University of Huddersfield

The campus at sunset

The University of Huddersfield was named Times Higher Education University of the Year in 2013, an award supported by outstanding support for students at all levels. The university is in the top ten in the UK for graduate employability and teaching excellence and the number one mainstream university in England for assessment and feedback. Combine this with our record for supporting work placements and student enterprise and you will find there is a lot more to Huddersfield than meets the eye.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
16%
84%

Year 1

18%
79%
3%

Year 2

16%
84%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
13%
79%
8%

Year 1

2%
98%

Year 2

13%
80%
7%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 88%
Student score 79% MED
Able to access IT resources

87%

Staff made the subject interesting

85%

Library resources are satisfactory

90%

Feedback on work has been helpful

70%

Feedback on work has been prompt

84%

Staff are good at explaining things

95%

Received sufficient advice and support

71%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
7% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
79% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
6% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
328 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
73% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 97% MED
Average graduate salary £16k LOW
Graduates who are customer service occupations

8%

Graduates who are welfare professionals

8%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

5%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
One of the UK's fastest-growing subject at degree level, and the fourth most popular subject overall, one in 24 of all graduates last year had psychology degrees. As you'd expect with figures like that, jobs in psychology itself are incredibly competitive, so to stand a chance of securing one, you need to get a postgraduate qualification (probably a doctorate in most fields) and some relevant work experience. But even though there are so many psychology graduates – far more than there are jobs in psychology – this degree has a lower unemployment rate than average because its grads are so flexible and well-regarded by business. With a mix of good people skills and with excellent number and data handling skills, a psychology degree ticks most employers' boxes – but we'd suggest you don't drop your maths modules.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 97%
Student score 84% MED
Able to access IT resources

83%

Staff made the subject interesting

100%

Library resources are satisfactory

79%

Feedback on work has been helpful

62%

Feedback on work has been prompt

69%

Staff are good at explaining things

100%

Received sufficient advice and support

69%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
4% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
72% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
10% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
288 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
73% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
12% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 97% MED
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

10%

Graduates who are administrative occupations: records

8%

Graduates who are customer service occupations

13%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Most sociology graduates go straight into work when they complete their degrees, and a lot of graduates go into jobs in social professions such as education, community and youth work, housing and social work. But sociology is a flexible degree and you can find graduates from the subject in pretty much every reasonable job – obviously, you don't find many doctors or engineers, but you do find them in finance, the media, sport, healthcare, marketing and even IT. Sociology graduates taking further study often branch out into other qualifications, like teaching, law, psychology and even maths, so don’t think a sociology degree restricts you to just one set of options.
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