Introduction to a BA (Hons) in Psychology and Sociology
Sociology is a highly interdisciplinary study, committed to the study of human relationships and communities. It is a study of social life at a micro level such as the understanding the relationship between two individuals to large scale studies such as growth and destructions of civilizations and races. Psychology is a scientific branch of study focused on personality, attitude and behaviour of individuals. This programme provides opportunities for students to majorly understand the facets of sociology through the study of psychology.
  • The duration of this programme is three years, which is divided into six semesters.

  • The intake for this programme takes place in September.


    • Students must have cleared GCSE A level or its equivalent with a minimum passing grade of C in at least 3 subjects;
    • Statement of Purpose addressed to the department expressing interest of the student to pursue BA Hons in Psychology and Sociology;
    • Students whose native language is not English have to score a minimum of 6.0 in IELTS with at least 5.5 in each band.
  • Different assessment strategies are implemented that allow students to demonstrate and exhibit their knowledge and acquired skills. These assessments help students in exploring the subject in-depth through research-based observations. By the end of the fifth semester, students must decide their dissertation topic as part of graduation. 

    • Year 1: Skills for Interdisciplinary Study, Introduction to Social and Developmental Psychology, Biological and Cognitive Psychology, Sociology, Medicalisation of Self, Key Studies in Psychology;
    • Year 2: Research and Ethics in Action, Social Psychology, Personality and Intelligence, Abnormality and Deviant Other, cyber Communities and Social Networks, Protests, Mass Movement & Rebellion;
    • Year 3: Contemporary Developmental Psychology, Cross-cultural Psychology, Consumer Society and Commodification of Being, Insecurity and Precariousness in the Globalised World.
  • The fees for this programme is €8,000 annually.

Reasons to Choose this Course

A graduate with a degree in psychology and sociology has an in-depth understanding of concepts that can be applied in many fields that require problem-solving, effective communication and background in theoretical techniques for conflict resolution. 

Is it Worth doing a BA (Hons) in Psychology and Sociology in Germany?

Berlin is voted as the 7th best city in the world for ease of education and student-friendly lifestyle according to a 2018 survey. A graduate from this course will be valued in any environment owing to the rigour dynamics and structure of the programme. Germany offers post-graduation support in terms of visa extensions and internships, making Germany a worthy place to get a degree in Psychology and Sociology.

Who Should Pursue this Course?

BA (Hons) in Psychology and Sociology is meant for students who are looking at utilising logical expertise to social and psychological instances with the analytical expertise to solve complex societal issues. With the GISMA’s Careers Centre, students and alumni can fulfil their career goals through a variety of specialised services and employability services. This course is also for those students who want to further explore research and postgraduate courses either in Psychology or Sociology. Having a double honour degree gives students a full understanding of both the disciplines and choice to make an informed decision to choose career paths post-graduation.

Scope and Future of BA (Hons) in Psychology and Sociology

Having a BA (Hons) Bachelor’s in Psychology and Sociology enables individuals to explore career paths in both fields.
Graduates can find career opportunities in not for profit organisations, the education sector, forensics, human resources, industrial relations, teaching etc.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the practices and concepts of psychology that are used to identify and explain the attitude and behaviours of individuals;

  • Understand how psychology studies human behaviour from a biological perspective and sociology from specific associations such as race, religion and other societal factors;

  • Understanding of differences between the two fields of study, at the same time, drawing to the similarities of both the sciences and its impact on societies at large;

  • Enables students to develop a large range of skills such as analytical abilities, quantitative and qualitative skills, observational and interpersonal skills.

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