Undergraduate study - 2018 entry

MA Sociology and Psychology

UCAS code: LC38

Duration: 4 years

Delivery: Full-time

School: Social and Political Science

College: Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Study abroad

Introducing MA Sociology and Psychology

It is possible to obtain accreditation by the British Psychological Society (BPS). Please contact us for further guidance.

Year 1

You will study compulsory sociology and psychology modules and will choose a further two options.

Year 2

You continue with compulsory sociology and psychology modules and will choose a further two options.

Year 3

You will study a mix of honours courses offered in sociology and psychology.

Year 4

Alongside your honours choices you will complete a project in one discipline. Please note that if you are interested in attaining British Psychological Association accreditation you will need to do your project in psychology.

Programme structure

Find out more about the compulsory and optional courses in this degree programme.

To give you an idea of what you will study on this programme, we publish the latest available information. However, please note this may not be for your year of entry, but for a different academic year.

Programme structure (2017/18)

Our facilities

The School of Social & Political Science is in the University's Central Area with easy access to the University's library and computer facilities.

Study abroad

In Year 3 you may study abroad through the International exchange programme or the School's Erasmus exchange programme with universities in Bremen and Copenhagen.

Guaranteed study abroad funding for students required to complete a year abroad

How will I learn?

We use a combination of tutorials and lectures, online resources, class discussions and presentations.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed primarily through exams and coursework, and in Year 4 you will complete an individual research project.

Programme details

Find out more about this programme's aims, what you will learn, how you will be assessed and what skills and knowledge you will develop.

To give you an idea of what to expect from this programme, we publish the latest available information. However, please note this may not be for your year of entry, but for a different academic year.

Programme details (2017/18)

Graduates go on to a wide variety of careers in the private sector, voluntary sector, local or central government, the media or journalism, or use their practical and research skills to work in social or market research.

Many graduates go on to postgraduate study and an academic career or teaching.

Typical offer

The typical offer is likely to be:

  • SQA Highers: AAAA.
  • A Levels: AAB.
  • IB: 39 points (grades 666 at HL).

Minimum entry requirements

  • SQA Highers: ABBB by end of S5 or ABBBB/AABB from S4-S6, with a minimum of BBB achieved in one year of S4-S6. One Higher from Mathematics, Psychology or an approved science required. National 5: English at Grade C and Mathematics at Grade A or Mathematics and Physics both at Grade B or Higher Mathematics at Grade C.
  • A Levels: ABB including one of Mathematics, Psychology or an approved science. GCSEs: English at Grade C or 4 and Mathematics at Grade A or 7 OR Mathematics and Physics both at Grade B or 6 OR Mathematics, Science plus Additional Science (OR science double award) at grade B or 6.
  • IB: Award of Diploma with 34 points overall and grades 655 in HL subjects including one of Mathematics, Psychology or an approved science. SL: English at 5 and Mathematics at 6 or Mathematical Studies at 7 (if not at Higher Level).

Find out more about entry requirements

International students

We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.

Entry requirements by country

International Foundation Programme

If you are an international student and your school qualifications are not accepted for direct entry to the University you may be eligible for admission to this degree programme through our International Foundation Programme.

International Foundation Programme

You must provide evidence that your written and spoken English is at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies.

English language tests

If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English:

  • IELTS Academic module overall 6.5 with 5.5 in each component
  • TOEFL-iBT 92 or above with 20 in each section
  • Cambridge English: Advanced or Proficiency overall 176 with 162 in each component
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): Total 61 with at least 51 in each "Communicative Skills" section
  • Trinity ISE: ISE II with a distinction in all four components

About English language requirements

SQA and GCSE

For SQA and GCSE students, unless a higher level is specified in the stated entry requirements, a pass is required in English at the following grades or higher:

  • SQA National 5 Grade C
  • SQA Standard Grade 3
  • SQA Intermediate 1 Grade A
  • SQA Intermediate 2 Grade C
  • GCSE Grade C or 4
  • IB Standard Level Grade 5

This information is part of a government initiative to enhance the material that higher education institutions provide about their degree programmes.

It is one of many sources of information which will enable you to make an informed decision on what and where to study.

Please note that some programmes do not have Unistats data available.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for MA Sociology and Psychology

Additional costs

None.

Funding

For more information on how much it will cost to study with us and the financial support available see our fees and funding information.

Fees and funding