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Course Essentials

Although psychology and law are two separate fields, they are united by their interest in human behaviour. While psychology seeks to understand and explain human behaviour, the law is put in place to regulate it. Are you fascinated with Psychology and Law? Do you want answers to the big questions, such as: why do people behave the way that they do? If so, a Law and Psychology Degree could be the next step for you. 

With Arden University's BA (Hons) Law and Psychology Distance Learning Degree, you'll get the chance to study two fascinating fields in the Social Sciences.

Both give you the chance to understand the world of social values and behaviours - but from different perspectives. With this Psychology and Law Degree from the School of Law and Social Sciences you will develop core legal skills and explore the science behind the human mind and how it works.

With Arden University, you'll learn 100% online through our Distance Learning programme, enabling you to study whenever and wherever you choose - fitting your studies around any other commitments. 


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As part of our commitment to your ongoing career development, we recently launched our Fast-Track Your Career promise. This offer means you can pursue your master’s degree with us completely free of charge once you’ve successfully completed your bachelor’s studies. The Fast-Track Your Career free master’s offer is available to all Arden Distance Learning undergraduate students who enrolled with us from September 2016 up until 30th September 2021, and is available to students from all countries and regions who meet our master’s degree entry requirements.



Key Information

Award:
Degree
Credits:
360
UCAS Course Code:
M800
Course Title:
BA (Hons) Law & Psychology
Duration:
3-6 years
Intake Status:
Intake open
Study Mode:
Online
Exemptions Available:
Yes
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
  • Course Details & Modules
  • Entry Requirements
  • Course Fees & Funding
  • Career Prospects

While studying Law with Psychology at Arden, you will spend equal time on both subjects, gaining a solid grounding in both legal and psychological knowledge and the practical skills related to these subjects such as debate, research and presenting ideas clearly.

This Law and Psychology Distance Learning Degree will give you a challenging appreciation of both disciplines. As well as an insight into how we think and why we act the way we do, you will also gain awareness of core legal principles and how to apply the law.

The legal elements of psychology and law focus on some of the key issues of individual rights and the way in which the criminal justice system works. In parallel, you will look at different psychological perspectives culminating in a consideration of some broader themes relating to society and organisations.

You have 3-9 years to complete this course, meaning that you can take up to three years to complete each level; however, many of our students complete the course in 3-6 years.

Modules

Level 4

  • Effective Interdisciplinary Study
  • Introduction to Social & Developmental Psychology
  • Introduction to Bio & Cognitive Psychology
  • English Legal System
  • Criminal Law
  • Law & Ethics

Level 5

  • Research and Ethics in Action
  • Tort 1 (Negligence)
  • Civil Liberties & Human Rights
  • Personality and Intelligence
  • Social Psychology
  • Tort 2 (Other Torts)

Level 6

  • Research Planning & Project
  • Contemporary Developmental Psychology
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Occupational Psychology
  • Law of Evidence

Please note that the modules listed may be subject to change.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing our BA (Hons) Law & Psychology Programme Specification.

Our Psychology and Law Undergraduate course has standard entry requirements you must meet before enrolling with Arden University. To be eligible for this Law  and Psychology Degree you must have either:

  • Two subjects at GCE A-Level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; OR
  • Completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English, you must have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

If you have work experience

If you don't fulfil the entry criteria, your application may be considered on an individual bases, taking in to account any work experience, other qualifications and/or training you have completed. Please call or email for further information.

How much is my course?

2

Please note: Fees quoted relate to the intake that you enrol on
(i.e. when you start your course), NOT your application date.


Funding

Undergraduate courses

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £25,725 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Postgraduate courses

Postgraduate Student Loans for UK & EU Students

As a Postgraduate student, you can now apply for a student loan of up to £10,000, for taught and research Masters courses, including MBAs. Find out more at www.gov.uk/masters-loan

Postgrad Solutions Study Bursary

Looking for additional funding as a Postgraduate? Postgrad Solutions now offer 15 bursaries across a number of subject areas. Click here to apply

Self-funding - Pay in full or Sponsorship

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds or, because your studies will develop you as a professional, your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship. Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Please note: Fees quoted relate to the intake that you enrol on
(i.e. when you start your course), NOT your application date.


Self-funding - Pay in full or Sponsorship

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds or, because your studies will develop you as a professional, your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship. Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

As well as the chance to explore these fascinating subjects together, this Arden Degree will also enable you to develop a range of practical and transferrable skills that will prepare you for a career in a wide range of industries. Enrolling on our Law and Psychology Distance Learning Degree gives you the opportunity to develop into a scientifically minded ‘social scientist’ who can consider problems from legal and psychological perspectives.

The skills that you could put on your CV include:

  • The ability to research and present information to various audiences
  • Analysis and evaluation of data
  • Effective written communication
  • Proven ability to present findings in a range of formats including essays, presentations, reports and online forums
  • The ability to work independently and within a team
  • Problem solving
  • Independent learning

Where can I go after my Arden University Degree?

Your options are endless, and it all depends on your preference. Of course, you could also go onto study a Postgraduate course, such as Arden's MSc Psychology (BPS), or look for a career psychology and law. With this in mind, you might want to consider a career in areas such as:

  • Criminal Justice System
  • Police
  • Prison
  • Probation Services

If you wish to become a Barrister or Solicitor, you will need to complete further study (such as a law conversion course).

Other organisations concerned with the law, civil liberties and human rights and social issues will be an option, and the skills you gain will also be useful in other occupations in sectors like Education, Health, Human Resources, Management, and Advertising.

Next steps

Applying for this Law with Psychology Degree takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your Arden University qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Course Details & Modules

While studying Law with Psychology at Arden, you will spend equal time on both subjects, gaining a solid grounding in both legal and psychological knowledge and the practical skills related to these subjects such as debate, research and presenting ideas clearly.

This Law and Psychology Distance Learning Degree will give you a challenging appreciation of both disciplines. As well as an insight into how we think and why we act the way we do, you will also gain awareness of core legal principles and how to apply the law.

The legal elements of psychology and law focus on some of the key issues of individual rights and the way in which the criminal justice system works. In parallel, you will look at different psychological perspectives culminating in a consideration of some broader themes relating to society and organisations.

You have 3-9 years to complete this course, meaning that you can take up to three years to complete each level; however, many of our students complete the course in 3-6 years.

Modules

Level 4

  • Effective Interdisciplinary Study
  • Introduction to Social & Developmental Psychology
  • Introduction to Bio & Cognitive Psychology
  • English Legal System
  • Criminal Law
  • Law & Ethics

Level 5

  • Research and Ethics in Action
  • Tort 1 (Negligence)
  • Civil Liberties & Human Rights
  • Personality and Intelligence
  • Social Psychology
  • Tort 2 (Other Torts)

Level 6

  • Research Planning & Project
  • Contemporary Developmental Psychology
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Occupational Psychology
  • Law of Evidence

Please note that the modules listed may be subject to change.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing our BA (Hons) Law & Psychology Programme Specification.

Entry Requirements

Our Psychology and Law Undergraduate course has standard entry requirements you must meet before enrolling with Arden University. To be eligible for this Law  and Psychology Degree you must have either:

  • Two subjects at GCE A-Level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; OR
  • Completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English, you must have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

If you have work experience

If you don't fulfil the entry criteria, your application may be considered on an individual bases, taking in to account any work experience, other qualifications and/or training you have completed. Please call or email for further information.

Course Fees & Funding

How much is my course?

2

Please note: Fees quoted relate to the intake that you enrol on
(i.e. when you start your course), NOT your application date.


Funding

Undergraduate courses

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £25,725 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Postgraduate courses

Postgraduate Student Loans for UK & EU Students

As a Postgraduate student, you can now apply for a student loan of up to £10,000, for taught and research Masters courses, including MBAs. Find out more at www.gov.uk/masters-loan

Postgrad Solutions Study Bursary

Looking for additional funding as a Postgraduate? Postgrad Solutions now offer 15 bursaries across a number of subject areas. Click here to apply

Self-funding - Pay in full or Sponsorship

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds or, because your studies will develop you as a professional, your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship. Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Please note: Fees quoted relate to the intake that you enrol on
(i.e. when you start your course), NOT your application date.


Self-funding - Pay in full or Sponsorship

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds or, because your studies will develop you as a professional, your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship. Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Career Prospects

As well as the chance to explore these fascinating subjects together, this Arden Degree will also enable you to develop a range of practical and transferrable skills that will prepare you for a career in a wide range of industries. Enrolling on our Law and Psychology Distance Learning Degree gives you the opportunity to develop into a scientifically minded ‘social scientist’ who can consider problems from legal and psychological perspectives.

The skills that you could put on your CV include:

  • The ability to research and present information to various audiences
  • Analysis and evaluation of data
  • Effective written communication
  • Proven ability to present findings in a range of formats including essays, presentations, reports and online forums
  • The ability to work independently and within a team
  • Problem solving
  • Independent learning

Where can I go after my Arden University Degree?

Your options are endless, and it all depends on your preference. Of course, you could also go onto study a Postgraduate course, such as Arden's MSc Psychology (BPS), or look for a career psychology and law. With this in mind, you might want to consider a career in areas such as:

  • Criminal Justice System
  • Police
  • Prison
  • Probation Services

If you wish to become a Barrister or Solicitor, you will need to complete further study (such as a law conversion course).

Other organisations concerned with the law, civil liberties and human rights and social issues will be an option, and the skills you gain will also be useful in other occupations in sectors like Education, Health, Human Resources, Management, and Advertising.

Next steps

Applying for this Law with Psychology Degree takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your Arden University qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

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