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Social Sciences & Psychology

  • Sociology BA (Hons)

    Question and explore the workings of our everyday world and equip yourself with the skills to examine the taken-for-granted 'facts' about how society is organised

    Full-time, Part-time
    3 Years, 6 Years

Gain a deep understanding of the mechanisms at play in our society. See what impact politics, crime, class and age have on communities and individuals.

Undergraduate Courses (10)

Criminology | BA (Hons)

Crime is a huge political and cultural topic that concerns and affects everyone. This course will introduce you to a range of perspectives about crime in society. You will develop a solid grounding in the key theories and ideas to enable you to explore crime and our responses to it, in order to help shape future policy and benefit society.
Attendance:
Full-time,
Part-time
Duration:
3 Years,
6 Years

Entry Requirements

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Criminology with Psychology | BA (Hons)

Develop new ways of thinking about society and hone your understanding of people. You will engage with assumptions about the place of crime in society and our responses to it, and through social research you will gain an understanding of the causes and effects of crime and deviant behaviour. By using a range of psychological approaches to study human behaviour and thought, you will understand why people respond the way they do to crime.
Attendance:
Full-time,
Part-time
Duration:
3 Years,
6 Years

Entry Requirements

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Interpersonal & Counselling Skills | CertHE

Our course is suitable for undergraduate applicants wishing to acquire a basis in counselling skills and in the knowledge and theory of counselling ethics and theoretical approaches. It will help to develop the knowledge and skills relevant to existing employment and/or progression to professional counsellor training. You'll study psychology, academic, personal and skills development, and the application of theory and skills to the workplace. Applicants need to have studied and completed at least a short counselling skills training course prior to entry.
Attendance:
Part-time
Duration:
2 Years

Entry Requirements

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Playwork | BA (Hons)

Develop a deep understanding of children's play and how playwork can affect a child's development and wellbeing by studying theories of playwork and therapeutic play. Focus on the child at play and consider the role of the adult in relation to this.
Attendance:
Full-time,
Part-time
Duration:
3 Years,
5 Years

Entry Requirements

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Psychology | BSc (Hons)

Develop a thorough and critical understanding of psychological theory and research methods and apply this to everyday human behaviour. You will be encouraged to question why humans act the way they do, delving into specialist areas including drug abuse, clinical and forensic psychology and cognitive neuroscience. Take part in and conduct contemporary psychological research, from laboratory experiments to interviews and focus groups, and you will be assessed on tasks that mirror real-world responsibilities.
Attendance:
Full-time,
Part-time
Duration:
3 Years,
6 Years

Entry Requirements

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Social Psychology | BA (Hons)

Discover how an understanding of who we are must consider both the social and psychological dimensions that impact on us. This course will explore social psychological approaches that extend Western scientific thought and reconsider ideas of consciousness, mind, self and social living from a range of alternative cultural frameworks, including psychoanalysis, discursive psychology and non-Western belief systems such as Buddhism and Daoism. You will gain insights into how the environment, spirituality, language and relationships shape who we are and what we become as you develop a critical philosophy of what it means to be human.
Attendance:
Full-time,
Part-time
Duration:
3 Years,
6 Years

Entry Requirements

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Social Work | BA (Hons)

Prepare yourself for the richly rewarding role of a social worker, opening up a range of employment options within a variety of sectors and with diverse groups of service users. You will study psychosocial themes and perspectives, social welfare and safeguarding adults and children, while also honing your communication skills. You will complete two placements of 70 and 100 days in your second and third years respectively, which will fulfil part of the professional body requirements. By integrating study and professional experience, you will develop the essential skills required for pursuing a career in social work.
Attendance:
Full-time
Duration:
3 Years

Entry Requirements

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Sociology | BA (Hons)

Develop your critical analytical and interpretive skills and forge a deeper understanding of the world around you. Through the examination of social theory, class, gender, culture, the media, globalisation, and urban sociology, you will learn about changes and tensions in society and will come to recognise how and why they develop. We use a wide range of innovative and creative assessments and research-based assignments and you will also be able to pick from a wide range of modules to help shape your course to your career interests.
Attendance:
Full-time,
Part-time
Duration:
3 Years,
6 Years

Entry Requirements

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Therapeutic Counselling | DipHE

Accredited by the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), our course is ideal if you are seeking to become a professional counsellor or psychotherapist. It will help you work towards accreditation with the BACP, and will help you develop a specialist role within your current occupation.
Attendance:
Part-time
Duration:
2 Years

Entry Requirements

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Therapeutic Counselling (Top Up) | BSc (Hons)

If you are a counsellor looking to top-up your qualification to an honours degree, this course will enrich your professional development and practice, and offers a route into studying counselling at masters level.
Attendance:
Full-time,
Part-time
Duration:
-

Entry Requirements

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Postgraduate Courses (12)

Advanced Social Work Practice | MA

Wherever you are in your social work career, use our three highly flexible courses to shape your own career path from newly qualified social worker to social care manager or specialist.

You will have the opportunity to choose modules from across our wide range of postgraduate health and social care courses, allowing you to align your studies with your interests and future responsibilities, such as leadership and management or working with substance abuse. You will become more informed about these areas and gain the confidence and knowledge to take on further responsibilities in the world of social care, supporting and safeguarding adults, young people and children.

Learn from an experienced teaching team of qualified practitioners from across the health and social care professions, including social work and adult and mental health nursing. We also invite senior specialist practitioners from local authorities to deliver lectures that provide the latest knowledge and real-world insights from their field.

Attendance:
Part-time
Duration:
2 Years

Entry Requirements

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Art Psychotherapy Practice | MA

Develop your confidence and expertise in providing art therapy for people with different emotional and mental health needs. Many art therapy clients are socially excluded, so you will learn to become a practitioner who contributes to future service provision by working alongside clients and making changes in their lives. You will develop your knowledge and experience by studying the theories behind art therapy and through practising in the field.
Attendance:
Full-time,
Part-time
Duration:
2 Years,
3 Years

Entry Requirements

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Counselling & Psychotherapy | PG Dip

Accredited by the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), this course will enable you to become a professional counsellor or psychotherapist. It will help you work towards practitioner accreditation with the BACP, and can help you develop a specialist role within your current occupation.
Attendance:
Part-time
Duration:
2 Years

Entry Requirements

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Criminology | MSc

Explore current issues in criminology and criminal justice, reflecting upon race, ethnicity and war. You will investigate the different methods of criminological research before completing a dissertation on a topic of your choice and aligned to your personal interests or career ambitions.
Attendance:
Full-time,
Part-time
Duration:
12 Months,
24 Months

Entry Requirements

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Interdisciplinary Psychology | MA

This is the only course in the UK to offer a combination of transpersonal, psychoanalytic and critical approaches to psychology. You will explore ways of understanding the self as an open, evolving project that develops through interaction. This reflects developments at the leading edge of psychology, drawing upon insights from the history of human exploration of the self.
Attendance:
Full-time,
Part-time
Duration:
1 Year,
2 Years

Entry Requirements

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Interpersonal & Counselling Skills | PG Cert

You will gain a thorough grounding in the practical skills involved with successful counselling, and you will be encouraged to adopt a self-reflective approach when evaluating your abilities - exploring your feelings, attitudes and personal relational issues.
Attendance:
Part-time
Duration:
1 Year

Entry Requirements

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Mental Health Practice | MSc

If you are a mental health practitioner, then this course offers an inspiring, creative and enterprising approach to your continuing education. You will develop your practical mental health skills and sharpen your critical thinking. You'll gain fresh knowledge and evidence-based expertise that meets the demands of contemporary mental health provision.
Attendance:
Part-time
Duration:
3 Years

Entry Requirements

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Psychological Therapies | MA

Gain the specialist training to boost your health-related skills and professional development. You will further your understanding and practice of contemporary theories in psychological therapies along with analysing key issues and debates in counselling and psychotherapy. You will explore cognitive behavioural therapy approaches to therapeutic practice, as well as social psychological theory and research of group therapy.
Attendance:
Full-time,
Part-time
Duration:
1 Year,
3 Years

Entry Requirements

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Psychology (conversion award & distance learning) | MSc

Better understand people and the world around you on this flexible course.
Attendance:
Distance Learning
Duration:
30 Months

Entry Requirements

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Psychology (conversion award) | MSc

If you have little or no experience of psychology, this is your chance to gain the knowledge, skills and experience to give you the grounding you'll need for a career in this exciting area. Our course has been accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), meaning that once you graduate with an average mark of 50% or more, you will be able to apply for the BPS Graduate Basis for Chartership.
Attendance:
Full-time,
Part-time
Duration:
12 Months,
24 Months

Entry Requirements

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Psychotherapy | MA

In response to the growing need for psychotherapy in the UK, we offer a course that provides the in-depth training and therapeutic approach a professional psychotherapist requires. If you already hold a postgraduate diploma in counselling or psychotherapy, then this one year top-up course gives you the opportunity to obtain a masters qualification by studying two research modules.
Attendance:
Part-time
Duration:
1 Year

Entry Requirements

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Youth Work & Community Development (JNC) | PG Dip

Our course will increase your professional opportunities in the rapidly changing area of youth and community work, and support you in becoming a force for change. It is professionally validated by the National Youth Agency on behalf of the Joint Negotiating Committee, meaning you will achieve a nationally recognised, professional qualification, and will enhance your existing skills as well as develop new ones that might be needed when working in community development or youth work.
Attendance:
Full-time,
Part-time
Duration:
1 Year,
2 Years

Entry Requirements

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