Secure your career in social sciences with a degree from Arden University
Our psychology and sociology degrees are designed to explore human behaviors across two key areas of social science. The courses offered by Arden University prepare you with a range of transferable skills that employers from a wide range of organisations will value.
Arden’s bachelor’s and master’s in psychology are both accredited by The British Pyschological Society, and all our psychology and social science degrees are internationally recognised.
There are several combined degree offerings for students who want to explore additional social sciences such as law and criminology, as well as combinations with other disciplines such as business and human resource management. This range of available programmes ensures you can choose an option that best suits your interests and career aspirations.
At Arden, our psychology and sociology syllabuses are updated regularly, to ensure that what our students learn, in entrenched in the here and now. You will learn from a team of academics, many of whom regularly publish research on topics that impact today’s society including gender studies and cyberspace identities.
Choose how you want to learn
At Arden University, we offer you the opportunity to study your way. Want to study your course entirely online from anywhere in the world? Then our online learning courses offer you the chance to do just that. Plus, you’ll have the flexibility to create your own study schedule that fits around your personal and professional life.
If you’d prefer to attend lectures and tutorials at one of our study centres in London, Manchester, Birmingham or Berlin, then our blended learning courses build in two days a week of face-to-face tuition with your course tutor and classmates, complemented by around 25 hours of online study.
Whichever route you choose, you can continue to work alongside your studies, either full or part-time, to ensure that you don’t press pause while achieving your qualifications. With Arden you don't need to give up work or any other commitments to gain an internationally recognized qualification that can take you places.
What can I study?
Bachelor’s courses in psychology and sociology
If you’re just at the start of your career, our psychology and sociology bachelor’s courses provide a comprehensive overview of the core skills you’ll need to get your professional life headed in the right direction. If you are interested in why the individual or a group behaves the way they do then these programmes will provide an engaging academic experience.
You’ll be surprised what career paths a social sciences degree can take you down. The skills you gain such as effective written communication skills and the analysis and evaluation of different forms of data can lead to careers in marketing, politics, and social work, to name a few!
Master’s in psychology
For those who already know what career path they wish to pursue, or those already working in the sector who are looking to level up, our MSc in Pyschology provides a relevant and career focused postgraduate degree.
This programme is British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited and students will receive student membership to the BPS while they study.
Our team of psychology and sociology academics
Before getting started with your social science degree, it’s always nice to get to know your lecturers. The School of Psychology and Sociology is a multi-disciplinary department, led by tutors who bring a wealth of academic experience and knowledge with them. The academics bring with them both academic and professional experience with many having worked in a range of sectors, with research covering a range of issues.
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Not what you’re looking for?
If one of the degrees offered by the School of Psychology and Sociology isn’t right for you, you can find out about our full range of courses here. All our departments offer career focused programmes at a range of levels.
Still not sure? Why not give one of our advisors a call? They can talk you through your skills, interests and career ambitions to help you decide the right programme to fit around your life, as well as the learning methods that may best suit you.
Understand how society works, and what makes people tick
A lot of our students are already working and looking to advance in their career. Career pathways include teaching, counselling, international aid/development work, research, journalism, politics, and community, youth or social work roles.
A psychology or sociology degree programme will help to launch your future as a smart, forward-thinking professional, so after graduating, you’ll be spoilt for choice on which career path to go for!
Additionally, some students decide to continue their studies with further postgraduate studies or research to continue their academic pursuits that they began at Arden.
For those already in the workplace, a programme at Arden University has been the opportunity to secure a promotion or formed a catalyst for a new pathway or change in career.
For those students without significant work experience, the flexible learning models offered by Arden have meant that they are able to work alongside their studies, gaining valuable work experience while learning.
Ready to get started?
If you’ve chosen your course and are ready to get started, you can begin your online application today!
The application only takes a few minutes to complete, and then one of our course advisors will assess your submission and contact you to discuss your eligibility.