Psychology & Sociology

Aston University
A Birmingham (Inghilterra)

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  • Postgraduate
  • Birmingham (Inghilterra)
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A rare opportunity to study a broad, inter-disciplinary programme whilst achieving an accredited degree

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Requisiti: Accredited by the British Psychological Society The Sociology department won the ‘Excellence in Teaching Sociology Award’ from the British Sociological Association (BSA) and Higher Education Academy (HEA) Sociology at Aston is currently ranked joint top in the UK for course satisfaction in the 2016 Guardian University Guide.  Psychology at Aston is ranked Top 25 for graduate prospects in the latest Sunday Times University Guide.


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West Midlands, B4 7ET, West Midlands, Inghilterra
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Social Science


Applicants receiving offers are invited to an open day

4 years full-time with integrated placement year

UCAS Code: CL83

Typical offers:

  • A Level: BBB 
  • IB: 32 points
  • Access to HE: Access to Science or Social Science are considered from mature applicants only (aged 21+) on an individual basis.
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma: D plus two A Levels at grade AB
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Applied Science or Social Science: DD plus A level at grade A (excluding General Studies)
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science or Social Science: D*DD.
  • We also welcome international students with equivalent qualifications to apply for our programmes. For international students without equivalent qualifications, it is also possible to gain entry to this undergraduate degree programme by completing an International Foundation Programme  at Aston University, although please note the progression requirements to our programmes.   
  • For students with good A-level (or equivalent) grades, but who narrowly miss our standard requirements, it is also possible to gain entry to this programme by completing a Foundation Year although please note the progression requirements to our programmes.

Specific subject requirements

  • A Level/AS: Science subject/subjects welcomed, but not essential. General Studies not accepted. 
  • GCSE: At least five GCSEs at grade C or above including two sciences or double award science at grade C, English at grade C and Maths at grade B (Maths can be considered at grade C when also taking Psychology or Maths at A Level).
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: In Applied Science or Social Science 
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma: accepted together with two A levels at grade AB
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma: accepted with one A level (excluding general studies) at grade A

Whilst the grades listed here are our entry requirements, we understand that predicted grades are only an estimate. We will therefore consider applicants with predicted grades that fall below these entry requirements if the application is of a high standard. However, any offer made will not be lower than stated above.


  • We welcome applications from students who have taken BTEC qualifications as a first option and who have met our other requirements.
  • We do not consider applications from students who are unsuccessful in obtaining the required number and/or standard of A-levels for admission to our programmes and subsequently embark on a BTEC as a second option. Instead we would encourage you to resit your A-levels (see our resit policy below).

Resit Students

  • We welcome applications from students who have tried to improve their examination grades by taking a maximum of one set of resits. We treat these applications in exactly the same way as other applications. However, if you have had more than one attempt at improving your grades, your application will be considered on an individual basis and we reserve to make an amended (higher) offer, or not make an offer.

Please note, your full educational background is taken into account and all qualifications are considered when we make a decision on your application.

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification. Find out more about our English language requirements

Tuition Fee

£9,000 (£1,000 during placement year) for UK/EU students.

£13,800 for International students (2016-17).

Applicants receiving offers are invited to an open day.

This course is designed to develop your sociological analysis and research skills and gain a thorough grounding in the principles and research methods of psychology.

You will develop an informed understanding of the major debates shaping today’s society, and cultivate a wider ‘sociological imagination’ of the contemporary world. You will establish foundations in sociological approaches to gender, ‘race’, class and sexuality. This will feed into higher level courses that deal with more complex issues including the relationship between science and ‘race’, reproductive politics, environmental justice and media power.

The distinctive flavour of studying psychology at Aston is the emphasis which is placed on applied as well as theoretical studies of psychology. The course covers a wide range of issues in, and theories of, cognitive, developmental and social psychology, psychobiology, and individual differences.

Your placement year will give you the opportunity to apply your key skills and competencies within a real work-based situation.

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