South Devon College

BSc (Hons) Social and Therapeutic Interventions

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.

Course details

  • Year 1

  • Core modules

    • Wellbeing in the Modern World (SOUD3092)

      Students will apply and critically evaluate interventions informed by positive psychology and health psychology, to enhance wellbeing. Students will also be required to explore and critically evaluate modern therapeutic interventions, informed by the fields of counselling and psychology

    • Trauma, Victimology and Offending Behaviour (SOUD3094)

      This module will provide students with the opportunity to develop a critical understanding of the impact of trauma on individuals. Victimology will be explored, along with the relationship between trauma and offending behaviour. Students will explore the physiological, cognitive and emotional consequences of trauma on individuals. They will then examine possible interventions that can be used to support those who have experienced trauma

    • The Psychology of Social Interaction (SOUD3095)

      This module will provide students opportunity to develop a critical understanding of intra and inter group interaction, and social identity from a psychological perspective. Students will explore debates informed by both classic theory and contemporary research, and understand how these are applied to real world situations and challenges at micro and macro levels

  • Year 2

  • Core modules

    • Tackling Social Inequality (SOUD3093)

      This module will examine micro and macro factors that impact upon social inequality and will critically consider whether issues, which have been historically viewed in Western democratic societies as ‘private troubles’, should actually be regarded as public issues. Students will also consider how global citizenship could be applied to alleviate social issues

    • Research Dissertation (SOUD3096)

      Students pursue an in-depth and critical investigation into their chosen line of inquiry. Students will gain first-hand experience of carrying out a piece of research and demonstrate a reflective understanding of the research process. Students will experience and solve a range of practical, methodological, conceptual and ethical problems, with ongoing support from their supervisor.

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

As this course is delivered by one of our partner institutions, please contact the institution 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. 

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. 

Please contact South Devon College to apply for this course:

South Devon College
Vantage Point
Long Road

Tel: +448000380123

Open days

Partner college open days

This course is run at one of our partner colleges. Open days are held at the college and more details of these can be found on the college website. You'll find contact details below, on this page.

University of Plymouth open days

You are also very welcome to attend a University of Plymouth open day, to get a flavour of the courses you can progress to from a partner college. There will however be limited information on this specific course and college.

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.
Plymouth students working on a group project