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Psychology and Sociology (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #801 (QS) Musselburgh, United Kingdom
With the Bsc Psychology and Sociology (Hons) at the Queen Margaret University you’ll learn to use social scientific methods and evidence to make sense of human behaviour. You’ll learn how to think and write critically, giving you skills that can be valuable in many fields. 
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Sociology attempts to unpack the social relations that underpin human interactions, social inequality and diversity, social change and social welfare.

Combining the study of both the individual and society, you will be well prepared for a wide range of careers. If you have an enquiring, questioning mind and you want to understand more about human nature, interactions and experiences, this Bsc Psychology and Sociology (Hons) at the Queen Margaret University is perfect.

In Years One and Two you will study a range of modules which will provide you with a thorough grounding in the key concepts, theories and schools of thought in both psychology and sociology. Through a combination of lectures, seminars and practical workshops you will develop a sound understanding of the historical development and contemporary applications of psychological and sociological knowledge, as well as understanding the philosophical debates that underpin psychosocial interpretations of the world around us. In addition, considerable emphasis is placed on enhancing a wide range of transferable skills, paying particular attention to improving your interpersonal and presentation skills, effective reading and writing, analytical thinking and critical reflection, as well as a sustained focus on the development of your research skills.

Years Three and Four are designed to enable you to develop an in-depth understanding of a broad range of substantive debates within the disciplines of psychology and sociology. For example, you will have the opportunity to specialise in abnormal psychology, the psychology of religion and spirituality, language and communication, the sociology of gender and sexuality, sociologies of liberation, and social policy and politics. Working closely with a member of academic staff, you will conduct your own independent research project in Year Four, in which you will be encouraged to bring together your knowledge of academic theories and concepts, as well as refining your research skills.

Why QMU?

  • You will develop the ability to make sense of complex and challenging psycho-social phenomena.
  • You will be able to reflect on how psychological and sociological knowledge can effect positive changes in the quality of the everyday lives of individuals.
  • There is considerable emphasis on ensuring that you are able to develop, plan and manage independent research projects.
  • QMU is ranked top in Scotland and 14th in the UK for Sociology (out of 91 institutions) in the Guardian University League Table 2019.


You’ll graduate with a wide range of skills, knowledge and aptitudes, and probably some wisdom too. You’ll be ready to step out into a wide range of careers, to develop yourself in even greater ways. Perhaps even change the world you inherit for the better. Our alumni are now shaking things up in social and community work, consumer and social research, public policy development, teaching, academia, marketing and human resource management.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      3/4 years

  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Academia & The Sociological Imagination
  • Diversity, Identity & Wellbeing
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Foundations of Psychology
  • Social Inquiry–Philosophy & Design
  • Production & Consumption of Culture
  • Social & Developmental Psychology
  • Data Analysis
  • Psychological Literacy
  • Biological & Cognitive Psychology
  • Enquiries in Psychology
  • Individual Difference & Historical Perspectives in Psychology
  • Methods of Psychological Inquiry

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Scottish Higher: BBCC
  • A Level: CCD
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H3 H3 H3 H3
  • International Baccalaureate: 26 points
  • Required Subjects: Maths and Eng at S/Int2/N5/GCSE level
  • Mature/Access: Access to Humanities/ Arts/ Social Sciences. We welcome applications from mature students with relevant qualifications and /or experience.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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RUK FT fees: 9,250 GBP


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