Explore the relationship between ‘self’ and society. This degree course is an excellent choice if you’re considering a career in fields such as health, education, criminal justice, social work or HR management.
Study at University Centre West Anglia and combine the study of individuals – using psychology and psychoanalysis – with the wider cultural and systemic studies of sociology. You’ll gain a rounded understanding of human behaviours, nature and relationships, as well as the ability to apply the theory practically to a variety of questions and fields.
In the earlier modules you’ll learn the fundamentals of sociology and social, health and developmental psychology. Then, with this in place, you’ll be able to progress to more specialist modules, examining key aspects of the individual and social world.
Central to this is exploring how we shape, and are shaped by, our social surroundings – and what this means in the many specialist fields you could choose to study. You’ll be able to research your own preferred subject area for your final-year Major Project.
Case studies, visits and work-based study give this course a strong practical flavour and you’ll learn many of the key skills used by sociologists and psychologists. You’ll also develop the ability to research and analyse complex information, make well-structured arguments and challenge ‘accepted’ thinking as a confident debater.
These are all useful skills for postgraduate study or research, as well as for the professional workplace.
There’s plenty of scope to personalise your studies and focus on specific fields, such as: sexuality, desire and gender; agency and social change; deviance, crime and social control, health and illness; racism, race and cultural identity; community and social life; biology and behaviourism, and developmental psychology.
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Our graduates have gone on to successful careers in many fields, including criminal justice, health and allied professions, social work, teaching, and HR management.
Our partnership with University Centre West Anglia lets you study for an ARU degree in the heart of historic King's Lynn.
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