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Course Essentials

Why do people behave the way they do? And how should we regulate them?

With Arden University's BA (Hons) Law & Psychology Degree you 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. As well as developing core legal skills you will explore the science of Psychology.

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



Key Information

Award:
Degree
Credits:
360
UCAS Course Code:
M10P
Course Title:
BA (Hons) Law & Psychology
Duration:
3-6 years
Intake Status:
Intake open
Study Mode:
Distance learning
Exemptions Available:
Yes
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
  • Course Details & Modules
  • Entry Requirements
  • Course Fees & Funding
  • Career Prospects

You will spend equal time on both subjects with Arden, 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 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 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.

Modules

Level 4

  • Skills for 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 are indicative and may be subject to change.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing the relevant Programme Specification, which you can download from our Policies, Standards and Procedures Page

Our online learning degree course in Law & Psychology has standard entry requirements you must meet before enrolling with Arden University. To be eligible for this Law & 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

Here at Arden, we are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study the programme.

We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We’ll also ask you for references and evidence of relevant work experience.

How much is my course?

2

Funding

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 £21,000 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Self-funding - Pay in full or Pay as you go options

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way. You can also pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations and simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

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.

Pay in full

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.

Pay in instalments

You can make payments over the course of their studies using our fixed payment schedule. Students will be entered into a schedule which runs alongside their course and splits their programme fees into a series of instalments.

Sponsorship

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, you will also develop a range of practical and transferrable skills that will prepare you for a career in a wide range of industries with this Arden Degree. Enrolling on our Law and Psychology 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 go onto study a Postgraduate course, such as Arden's MSc Psychology (BPS), or look for a career in law or psychology. You might want to look 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 online course 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

You will spend equal time on both subjects with Arden, 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 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 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.

Modules

Level 4

  • Skills for 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 are indicative and may be subject to change.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing the relevant Programme Specification, which you can download from our Policies, Standards and Procedures Page

Entry Requirements

Our online learning degree course in Law & Psychology has standard entry requirements you must meet before enrolling with Arden University. To be eligible for this Law & 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

Here at Arden, we are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study the programme.

We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We’ll also ask you for references and evidence of relevant work experience.

Course Fees & Funding

How much is my course?

2

Funding

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 £21,000 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Self-funding - Pay in full or Pay as you go options

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way. You can also pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations and simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

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.

Pay in full

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.

Pay in instalments

You can make payments over the course of their studies using our fixed payment schedule. Students will be entered into a schedule which runs alongside their course and splits their programme fees into a series of instalments.

Sponsorship

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, you will also develop a range of practical and transferrable skills that will prepare you for a career in a wide range of industries with this Arden Degree. Enrolling on our Law and Psychology 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 go onto study a Postgraduate course, such as Arden's MSc Psychology (BPS), or look for a career in law or psychology. You might want to look 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 online course 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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