Psychology and Sociology - BSc (Hons)

This degree course combines the insights of psychology with those of sociology, enabling you to better understand human behaviour and the different genetic, biological, individual, social and developmental factors that can influence it. You’ll have the opportunity to specialise in areas of interest, such as ethnicity, youth and workplace psychology.

Course details

This joint honours degree will allow you to look at human behaviour from two different perspectives. Psychology integrates theory and evidence-based knowledge from areas including genetics, biology, individuality and development. Sociology looks at contemporary social issues, practical sociological research and social relations.
  • Mode of study: 2 -3 days campus
  • Intake: September , January
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9,250 per year
  • Location: London

London Metropolitan University

Course overview

Over the course of this degree you’ll develop an understanding of both disciplines and gain the essential research and analytical skills required in both subjects. You’ll look at humans as individuals and communities, while exploring issues that are becoming increasingly relevant in today’s society such as global inequality, gender and sexuality and religion.

This degree offers the best of both worlds. While not a qualifying psychology degree, it opens doors for further study and a career in a wide range of sectors. It will equip you with an understanding of social themes, as well as practical and transferable skills that are applicable within any sphere of your work life. If you’re interested in becoming a qualified psychologist, you’ll be able to complete a conversion degree after graduation.


Entry requirements

a minimum of grades BCC in three A levels or minimum grades BC in at least two A levels in academic or business subjects (or a minimum of 104 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma/Diploma; or Advanced Diploma; or Progression Diploma; or Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits)

GCSE English at grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent)

What the students say

The highlight of my time at London Met so far has been using the resources made available by the University, especially the careers department, along with the skills obtained on my degree to successfully secure an intern position in my first year.


The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

  • Child Development and Behaviour (core, 15 credits)
  • Cognition and Behaviour (core, 15 credits)
  • Personality (core, 15 credits)
  • Researching Social Life (core, 30 credits)
  • Social Influences on Thinking and Behaviour (core, 15 credits)
  • Sociological Imagination (core, 30 credits)
  • Individual Differences (core, 15 credits)
  • Interactive Research Methods (core, 30 credits)
  • Self and Society (core, 15 credits)
  • Social and Cultural Understanding of Us and Others (core, 15 credits)
  • Sociology of Everyday Life (core, 15 credits)
  • Cognition (option, 15 credits)
  • Development Across the Lifespan (option, 15 credits)
  • Global Inequalities in the 21st Century (option, 30 credits)
  • Racism and Ethnicity (option, 30 credits)
  • Youth Resistance and Social Control (option, 15 credits)
  • Living Theory (core, 30 credits)
  • Psychology and Sociology Dissertation (core, 30 credits)
  • Clinical Psychology (option, 15 credits)
  • Cognition and Emotion (option, 15 credits)
  • Counseling Psychology (option, 15 credits)
  • Cyberpsychology (option, 15 credits)
  • Forensic Psychology (option, 15 credits)
  • Gender and Sexuality (option, 30 credits)
  • Health Psychology (option, 15 credits)
  • Religion and the State (option, 15 credits)
  • Sociology and Social Policy Work Placement (option, 15 credits)
  • Special Topics in Personality and Social Psychology (option, 15 credits)
  • Specific Learning Differences (option, 15 credits)
  • Work Psychology (option, 15 credits)