Division of Psychology and Sociology

The Division of Psychology and Sociology was formed in 2011 as part of the School of Arts, Social Sciences and Management. Together with Media, Communication and Performing Arts; and Business, Enterprise and Management, this school offers students a dynamic, research-active environment in which to equip themselves with the skills and knowledge essential for forging a career in their chosen area.

We offer three innovative, outward-facing and research-informed undergraduate courses: the BSc/BSc (Hons) Psychology, BSc/BSc (Hons) Psychology and Sociology and BSc/BSc (Hons) Public Sociology. Our BSc Single Hons Psychology degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society and confers graduate basis for registration as a chartered psychologist (GBC). Each course offers students the opportunity  to work closely with our team of psychologists,  sociologists and public sociologists on contemporary, real-world projects and collaborations.

We also offer a rigorous and flexible postgraduate programme including a Masters of Research (MRes). This multidisciplinary programme provides a strong foundational research training for researchers across a wide range of disciplines and professions seeking to continue on to doctoral studies or to develop careers in academic research. The Division of Psychology & Sociology also has a number of PhD studentship opportunities. Students on either of these programmes are supported to undertake research with a focus on a sociological or combined psychological / sociological topic. A range of methodological approaches are taught and supported enabling new researchers to explore, develop and succeed in their chosen dissertation area.

We are in the process of developing a new MSc Public Sociology (subject to validation). Information regarding this course will be available on our website soon.

Researchers are encouraged to consider the social impact of their research and their ethical responsibilities as researchers to the citizens of a fast-changing, glocal society.

Enquiries regarding admission to our courses should be directed to the admissions department in the first instance. Further information about our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes can be found via the focus panels below.