Psychology with Sociology BA (Hons)

Edinburgh Napier University
  • Info on Application
  • 4 Years
  • Degree
  • Scotland

Our course allows you to combine the study of psychology with sociology. Examine, investigate and understand human life and experiences while developing a detailed understanding of the social world, the complexities of human relationships and social forces.
The course is made up of around 75% psychology and 25% sociology.

This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society and provides eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartership, the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.

Short work placements are available on this course on a competitive basis through the ‘Microplacements’ scheme. You’ll develop a detailed understanding of the social world, the relationships that operate within it at both an individual and a group level, and the social forces that act on us all: knowledge that can be particularly useful to employers across all sectors.

You’ll develop a range of practical, intellectual, research and transferable skills including psychological and social research methods, group working, communication, critical thinking and problem solving. You’ll also gain the skills to source, use and interpret information, design experiments and use related software.

How you’ll be taught
You’ll learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials, laboratory sessions and through independent study.

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You will be assessed in a wide variety of ways including examinations, essays, reports, oral presentations, learning logs and reaction pieces.

Work placement
Students can apply to take part in the ‘Microplacements’ Programme, an Edinburgh Napier University programme that allows students to shadow professionals over a five-day period, possibly contributing to an industry-based project.

Students can do an optional Trimester abroad in Year 2. (Trimester 2)

Edinburgh Napier University

Sighthill Campus,

Sighthill Court,


EH11 4BN,

Tel: 0333 900 6040