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Course Essentials

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

With a Law and 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.

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Key Information

Award:
Degree
Credits:
360
UCAS Course Code:
M10P
Course Title:
BA (Hons) Law & Psychology
Duration:
3-6 years
Intake Status:
Intake open
Exemptions Available:
Yes
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
Entry Requirements

This online learning course has standard entry requirements. To be eligible for this Law and Psychology degree through the standard entry requirements 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

  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

If you have work experience

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

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your 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, gaining a solid grounding in 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.

Year 1 (Level 4)

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

Year 2 (Level 5)

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

Year 3 (Level 6)

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

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your 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 Fees & Funding

Fees

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.

Other options include:

Self-funding

If you choose to pay for the course yourself you can pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations, 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

Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Next steps

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

Careers Impact

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. Enrolling on this 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 to go after your degree

Your options are endless and it all depends on your preference. Of course, you could go onto study a postgraduate course 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

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 course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

If you’re not 100% comfortable with university level study choosing 4 year degree would be a smart choice. The first year is designed to give you the basics needed to successfully complete the rest of the degree as it focuses on essential study skills. You will build your confidence and become a capable, well equipped student who is able to complete the full degree.

The four year degree is perfect for you if:

  • It’s been a while since you studied
  • You don’t feel you did well in previous academic study
  • You want to improve your time management skills
  • You’re not confident in writing assignments and would like some support
  • You want to learn research skill that can support your studies and assignments
  • You want some extra knowledge of the degree subject before beginning the course.

This foundation year is part of the full degree. If you are funding your degree by Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government, your tuition fee for the foundation year will also be covered in this loan.

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