South Devon College

FdSc Psychology with Sociology

Everything at University Centre South Devon (UCSD) is designed to maximise your employability and future career opportunities. Courses are created with local employers to ensure you learn industry-relevant skills and are delivered in small classes with regular one-to-one support, covering a range of study skills – it’s no wonder we’re recognised as a leading institution in the National Student Survey.

In 2017 UCSD was awarded ‘Gold’, the highest level possible, by the Teaching Excellence Framework which recognises outstanding teaching within our university-level curriculum.

Course details

  • Year 1
  • Core modules
    • SOUD1252 Research Methods 1

    • SOUD1452 Clinical Psychology

    • SOUD1453 Lifespan Development

    • SOUD1504 Sociological Imaginations

      This module provides an introduction to sociology via C Wright Mills¿ idea of the 'sociological imagination'. Introducing the sociological imagination as a `quality of mind¿ and method of analysing social problems it will discover what it is to have a 'sociological imagination' alongside exploration of classical and contemporary sociological theories and perspectives

  • Year 2
  • Core modules
    • SOUD1253 Developing Graduate Skills

    • SOUD1254 Sociology of Social Transformation and Cultural Change

    • SOUD2460 Qualitative Research Methods

      This module aims to introduce students to psychology research from interpretative paradigms. Students will gain an understanding of interpretative research paradigms and qualitative methods of data collection and analysis.  They will undertake and write up a small study using qualitative data collection and analysis methods.

    • SOUD2461 Individual Differences and Psychometric Tests

      This module examines theories of individual differences and how instruments for measuring ability and personality are constructed and used.  Students will construct their own personality scale and use this within a research study.  It will also provide experience of translating research questions into research proposals in the context of a literature review

  • Final year
  • Core modules
    • SOUD2207 Social Identities in Modern Societies

    • SOUD2208 Social Change in a Modern World

    • SOUD2417 Health and Wellbeing

    • SOUD2418 Social and Biological Influences on Behaviour

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

Fees, costs and funding

EU applicants should refer to our dedicated Brexit webpage for details of the implications of the UK’s plans to leave the European Union.

As this course is delivered by one of our partner colleges, please contact the college directly for information on fees and funding.

How to apply

For further information and to apply for this course, please contact the college's admissions team directly using the contact details below. 

Progression routes

Completing this course enables you to progress onto these related courses and programmes with the University of Plymouth at level 5 or level 6, as specifically defined by this programme’s progression agreement.

For further information, including the progression from foundation degree form, please visit

Our partnership with South Devon College

The University of Plymouth has developed partnerships with institutions around the world with the sole purpose of making higher education more accessible to those people who need something just a little different.

Our Academic Partnerships enable students to enrol for a degree at a partnership institution closer to home, or engage in distance learning – even when they’re in the middle of the ocean. They are there for those people looking to return to education, or enhance their professional development. Full- or part-time; foundation degree to masters-level – we cater for a huge variety of needs and aspirations.

Many of our partners offer specialist degrees, unique facilities, and smaller class sizes at a competitive price. And as a student of two institutions, you get the best of both worlds; a supportive learning environment as part of a close-knit community, and a university-level qualification awarded by the University of Plymouth. You’ll enjoy not only the facilities and services your partnership institution provides, but also all of the additional support and resources you need from us, and you’ll automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, too.

We are continuing to grow the number of partner institutions and expand our academic community to new locations around the UK and overseas. Why not visit the Academic Partnerships page on our website for a full list of partners and for more details on studying with us?

One of our partners delivers this particular course – so please visit their website for full course details, entry requirements, tuition fees and information on what student life is like there. 

Studying with South Devon College

At the heart of the sunny English Riviera, we’re an award-winning Beacon status college. Add to that our ‘outstanding’ rating by Ofsted (in 2009), modern facilities and our larger-than-life Students’ Union, and you’re left with the perfect environment.

Find out more about studying at South Devon College