Law and psychology may be two separate fields, but they’re united by their relevance to human behaviour. If you’re interested in finding the answers to the big questions, and you’ve got the drive to excel in an exciting and challenging career, then this law and psychology degree is perfect for you.
On our law and psychology undergraduate course, you’ll develop core legal skills and explore the science behind the human mind and how it works. Designed to provide you with the fundamentals of two fascinating disciplines, the course gives you the chance to understand the world of social values and behaviours - but from different perspectives.
With an increasing demand for graduates with knowledge of both subjects, this course will set you up for a career within areas such as legal psychology, policy making, or criminal justice, to name just a few future possibilities.
By providing you with all the fundamentals of two complementary social sciences, you’ll gain a solid grounding in both legal and psychological knowledge, and the practical skills related to these subjects - such as debate, research, and presenting ideas. Studying law with psychology will give you a full appreciation of both disciplines, as well as an insight into how we think and why we act the way we do.
Arden is for winners. Nobody will beg you to sit down and start working on your career, if you don’t do it yourself! Once you have an honest interest for what you learn, if you reach out for more, you will be welcome to be helped and advised. But to do that, you must be determined.
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.
*The order of modules within each level vary depending on intake and mode of study
The way we assess our students provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a variety of ways. That’s why we choose a range of different methods to keep track of your progress. These include:
At Arden University we consider applications on a case by case basis. If you have significant work experience, have qualifications you have gained elsewhere, or a degree or qualification that isn't a clear pathway to this degree - we are more than happy to discuss your application.
Our BA (Hons) Law and Psychology undergraduate course has standard entry requirements. To be able to study this course, we need to see that you have:
We also offer an internal English test for applicants. More information on this can be found here.
We are happy to consider your application if you can provide evidence of relevant work experience where you were required to demonstrate critical thinking and analysis skills.
We’ll also ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. This personal statement should outline any experience and skills you have in regard to numeracy, writing, and critical analysis/thinking. We may also ask you to provide references and evidence of further relevant experience.
Whilst you can read your study materials on your smart phone or tablet, to make the most of your learning experience, you will need access to a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.
The courses at Arden University allow you to explore elements of the legal system such as, the relationship between crime, society and the law, the political, psychological and social aspects of criminology, and crime prevention. By the time you’ve completed you course, we’ll have provided you with transferrable critical thinking skills that can be applied to a range of careers. I look forward to welcoming you to the Arden University family.
We don’t expect undergraduate students to have a career in mind before starting their degree. So, don’t worry if you’re still weighing up your options. Instead, we prepare you with a range of advanced skills that employers from a variety of organisations will value, so you’ll eventually feel confident enough to make a decision about where your future lies.
As well as the chance to explore these fascinating subjects together, this law and psychology 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. These skills include:
Developing your expertise in two crucial disciplines leaves your career options completely open. It all depends on your preference! A law and psychology degree is highly valued by employers, and provides a solid foundation for a variety of positions within different industries. With this in mind, some roles you might be interested in include:
You can also go on to study at Master’s Level. Arden University offer a variety of Master’s programmes and we are developing many more. Keep looking for further developments!
Once you’ve enrolled with Arden, our careers centre is easily accessible directly from inside our online platform, ilearn. The careers centre is here to help you discover the areas of your academic and professional life that you find most meaningful and rewarding, and then apply this to your career pathway.
Just a few of the career tools you’ll find in the careers centre include: