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  • Psychology is a popular subject because it influences all areas of life, from education and health, to the economy and crime.
  • Social Science is the study of society and how people behave and influence the world around us. It includes a wide range of disciplines, such as anthropology, economics, sociology, linguistics, politics as well as psychology.

Psychology and Social Sciences in the UK

  • The UK is a leader in the quantity and quality of the research which is carried out at its Higher Education institutions.
  • The UK is consistently represented in the top universities in the world for Psychology and Social Sciences.
  • The Times Higher Education World University rankings 2024 list University of Cambridge and UCL as being 2nd and 4th in the world respectively for Psychology. LSE is also ranked in the Top 10 for the subject area. 
  • The same rankings (THE World University 2024) list the University of Oxford 3rd in the world for Social Sciences, the University of Cambridge 6th, LSE 8th and UCL 14th. 

Typical Psychology and Social Sciences degrees

Kings students have progressed to a wide variety of Psychology and Social Sciences degrees including:

  • Psychology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Criminology and Psychology
  • Education with Psychology
  • Criminology & Criminal Psychology

  • Anthropology and Sociology
  • Sociology
  • Sociology and Social Policy
  • Sociology and Quantitative Methods
  • Sociology and Social Psychology 

Typical careers for Psychology and Social Sciences graduates

All Social Science and Psychology degrees help students develop a wide range of transferable skills, which means that a wide variety of professions are open to them upon graduation. Sample career options include:

  • Civil Service Careers
  • Charity Officer
  • Community Development Worker
  • Counsellor 
  • Family Support Worker
  • Housing Officer
  • Human Resources Officer
  • Immigration Officer
  • Intelligence Analyst 

  • International Aid/Development Worker
  • Mediator
  • Police Officer
  • Prison Officer
  • Probation Officer
  • Psychologist
  • Social Worker
  • Teacher/Lecturer/Education Roles
  • Youth Worker 

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