• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Are you fascinated by how the mind works, and want to earn a degree, but aren’t sure you’re prepared for university study? Then Psychology and Sociology with Foundation Year (Hons) at Arden University Online is the course for you! 
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The Foundation Year from Arden University Online covers the essential academic skills you need to succeed at undergraduate study, from key subjects like research skills to basic numeracy, you’ll also study crime, law and psychology. You’ll then be prepared to go on and study this dual-subject Social Science degree.


Confidently study both of these core Social Science disciplines through Distance Learning with Psychology and Sociology with Foundation Year (Hons) at Arden University. Both subjects explore and study human behaviours – but at different levels.

Sociology looks at broader social issues that affect those individuals, such as poverty, inequality and social injustice, while Psychology focuses on individuals within those societies.

These subjects are examined within the course alongside societal factors, such as government policy and globalisation. You’ll consider the individual and the social aspects together, to give you a balanced understanding of how society functions.

This programme is delivered 100% online.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description

      4 to 12 years

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure


Foundation Year

  • Develop Academic Skills
  • Using Numeracy, Data & IT
  • Research Skills & Using Information
  • Values, Ethics & Working Collaboratively
  • Crime & Law in Context
  • Psychology of Everyday Life
Year 2
  • Effective Interdisciplinary Study
  • Introduction to Social & Developmental Psychology
  • Introduction to Biological & Cognitive Psychology
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Medicalisation of the Self
  • Key Studies in Psychology
Year 3
  • Research & Ethics in Action
  • Personality & Intelligence
  • Social Psychology
  • Abnormality & the Deviant Other
  • Cyber Communities & Social Networks
  • Protests, Mass Movements & Rebellion
Year 4
  • Contemporary Developmental Psychology
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Consumer Society & the Commodification of Beings
  • Insecurity & Precariousness in the Globalised World
  • Research Planning & Project
Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

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.

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General Requirements

Candidates for our online Psychology and Sociology Degree with Foundation Year are required to submit a personal statement (of between 350-550 words) or attend an online interview demonstrating an ability to study the programme at Arden University, taking into account:

  • Your motivation for undertaking the programme
  • Relevant work experience
  • Prior qualifications
  • References
If your previous study was not in English, you will also need to have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4995 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4995 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5125 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5125 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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