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UCAS Code: LC39
Institution Code: S82

Who am I and how do I live with others? The answer is in the link between our minds, our bodies, our selves, and other people. This is the central task of discovery involved in studying psychology and sociology.

Contemporary Psychology is a scientific discipline dealing with human behaviour, cognition and action. In psychology you will explore and examine the interaction between mind and behaviour, the nature of the unconscious, the functioning of memory, individual behaviour in social situations, prejudice and altruism. Psychology at the University of Suffolk equips students with a thorough grounding in each of the major fields: social psychology, developmental psychology, biological psychology, and cognitive psychology.


The focus of the teaching and learning of psychology is on allowing students to explore fundamental questions about human behaviour, while learning about the importance of research, evidence collection and adherence to ethical codes. Sociology is a subject that developed with the modern world and its key task is to analyse the changing nature of the social world with particular reference to recent developments.

Sociology at the University of Suffolk aims to equip students with the tools they need to understand the world they live in by developing relevant analytical and research skills. The aim of the sociology joint programme is to produce knowledgeable sociologists who can develop sociologically informed arguments. Sociology here is concerned with important classical and contemporary sociological debates in areas such as globalization, social stratification, gender and sexuality, technology, and sociological theory. It also offers students an increasingly specialist knowledge as they progress with their studies.


Applied Psychology and Sociology at the University of Suffolk offers:


  • A thorough grounding in the major fields within psychology
  • An emphasis upon research methods
  • Specialist modules to allow students to explore contemporary developments in psychology
  • A focus on contemporary changes to social life
  • A specialist theme of technology and society
  • An emphasis upon transferable research skills


For this course all modules are assessed and a range of assessment methods are used, including essays, reports, case studies, critiques, reviews and formal examinations. We try to keep the timetable for a full time student to be spread over 4 days throughout the degree course.

UCAS Code: C620
Institution Code: S82

If you are looking to gain an insight into the working world within the sports industry, then this course is for you. 

This BA (Hons) Applied Sport programme allows you to drive your individual passion for sport, physical education and active leisure towards achieving outstanding underpinning and work related applied practices to be able to be a success in a fast paced and ever changing landscape of the sport industry.

The course provides a foundation year that helps you to identify the direction of your career development and then allows you to select specialist units within the second and third year to help you gain the best skills for your future plans.


With outstanding teaching, excellent industry contacts and unrivalled success from education to employment; studying Sport at Degree Studies at West Suffolk College is an exciting prospect.

With a wide range of optional pathways for all areas of Sport and Physical Education to international placements, there is a programme for every career ambition. Students with aspirations for the following careers:

  • Sport Coaching
  • Physical Education teaching (further study after completion of the degree for Teaching qualification)
  • Therapeutic assistance for sport (further study after completion, leading to Sports Therapy)
  • Sports Development Officer
  • International Sports Coordinator
  • Sports Events Management
  • Sport and Active Leisure Management

UCAS Code: B940
Institution Code: S82

The approach to counselling at Degree Studies at West Suffolk College is integrative; an approach which has developed over the past half century, as a result of counselling outcomes research. The integrative model involves drawing on a range of theories which help us to understand how human beings develop, how personality and emotional challenges emerge, and how we act in the face of universal issues of our existence such as freedom, death, anxiety and guilt. Integration is also concerned with understanding why and how we are happy to show certain aspects of ourselves while hiding other parts. The aim of integrative counselling would then be to enable access to our whole self.

To achieve these objectives, the course is divided into three general areas; firstly, the professional - students will learn about law, ethics, boundaries and other aspects of professionalism. Secondly, students will learn and practice new skills, at first this will be in the classroom practising on other students, but later this will expand into working in a placement, counselling real clients. Thirdly, the theoretical concepts will be offered to students who will learn how to apply them to their counselling work. Lastly, students will engage in a process of self-awareness which will support their learning and development across the course.

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