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The University of Portsmouth is located on the south coast of England, about 120km southwest of London. There are over 24,000 students enrolled, 5,200 of which are international.
Portsmouth is a modern, multi-disciplinary university offering practical courses at undergraduate, postgraduate taught and research level across five faculties. Most bachelor's degrees include a one year paid work placement and the University is currently ranked 21st in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2020), and is rated highly for student satisfaction and graduate employment.
We’re proud to be a breath of fresh air in the academic world – a place where everyone gets the support they need to achieve their best.
We’re always discovering. We don’t fit the mould, we break it. Just as the world keeps moving, so do we.
We’re closely involved with our local community and we take our ideas into the global marketplace. We partner with business, industry and government to set the course for a better future. And we educate and transform the lives of our students to help them achieve their potential.
We stand out, not just in the UK but in the world. We excel in research areas from cosmology and astrophysics to cyber security, forensics and sport science.
Since the first day we opened our doors, we've looked towards the future. And we're here to help you shape it.
If you're interested in studying sociological theory and methods, and you're also interested in criminology, this BSc (Hons) Sociology with Criminology degree is ideal.
Two-thirds of this course is based in sociology with the remaining third in criminology. You'll explore the complexities of society using social theory and have the opportunity to learn about the different theories of crime.
You'll delve into current debates about sociology and criminology, develop your critical thinking and research skills, and learn from passionate lecturers and teaching staff.
When you complete the course, you'll be suited to roles or further training in the probation service (if you follow the probation pathway), local government and police force.
The media plays a big part in shaping society. If you want to explore what drives social trends and how the media shapes our society, this course is for you.
You’ll explore pressing contemporary social issues and get an understanding of specialist areas of sociological study, while developing the knowledge and skills to expertly dissect the media.
When you complete this course you'll also be primed for a career in anything from health and social care to the creative industries.
How does psychology relate to sociological thinking and research? How can we practise psychology in ways that better contribute to social justice and community wellbeing? How are social inequalities reflected and reproduced in our social interactions and practices?
On this BSc (Hons) Sociology with Psychology degree, you'll get the skills, knowledge and opportunities to develop a deep understanding of our behaviour and how this interacts with culture and society.
You'll cover traditional psychology and social psychology topics and research. And you'll engage with psychological approaches and topics relevant to sociology and the social sciences, exploring some of the most pressing social issues of our time.
You'll be taught by sociologists and social psychologists who are currently doing research that tackles social inequalities and explores the social structures that shape our lives. They bring their specialisms to your learning, meaning you can choose optional modules on specialist topics including nationalism, gender and sexuality, food, emotions and the body alongside studying core modules.
The course provides a solid foundation for moving into a variety of people-focused careers, from community development and careers advice, to teaching and charity work. The course isn't accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) but you'll still be primed for further study or training related to the psychological and social sciences.
Technology is an increasing part of everyday life, and there's a constant need for the software behind it to be updated, maintained and improved. If you like solving problems and have an interest in coding and computing, this BSc (Hons) Software Engineering degree course prepares you for a career in this field.
You'll study programming techniques and software engineering principles that can be applied to many different areas. You'll put theory into practice while applying various software technologies to solve complex problems.
The combination of technical skills and practical experience you’ll get will set you up for a career as a programmer or developer in fields such as data warehousing, computer security, IT management and web development.
Want to take your first steps on the path to becoming a British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist or Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Practitioner Psychologist?
On this BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Psychology degree course, you’ll use the latest equipment and techniques in our comprehensively equipped laboratories, and be taught by our team of BPS Chartered and HCPC Registered psychologists.
You can apply the psychological principles and theories you learn to optimise the performance of athletes in the world of elite sport. Or use your skills to help the public reach their health and fitness goals.