Law and Psychology

BA (Hons)

Study level
Undergraduate
Years
3-9 years
Award
Degree
Study Option
Online
BA (Hons) Law and Psychology

Course Overview

Psychology and law 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.

Designed to provide you with the fundamentals of two fascinating disciplines, this course gives you the chance to understand the world of social values and behaviours - but from different perspectives. With this law and psychology course, you’ll develop core legal skills and explore the science behind the human mind and how it works. Ready to get started?

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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 challenging appreciation of both disciplines, as well as an insight into how we think and why we act the way we do.

Modules

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.

Level 4

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

Level 5

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

Level 6

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

How do we assess you?

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:

  • Assignments
  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Case studies
  • Portfolios of work
  • Exams

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.

Eligibility

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:

  • 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

English Proficiency

  • IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 80; or equivalent
  • Alternatively, a letter to show that the Medium of Instruction was in English is accepted

We also offer an internal English test for applicants who are unable to provide an English Proficiency letter. More information on this can be found here.

We are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study this law and psychology degree.

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

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Before getting started with your law and psychology degree, it’s always nice to know the faces of who you’ll be learning from. The School of Psychology is made up of multi-disciplinary lecturers, who bring a wealth of academic experience with them. The use of an evidence-based approach provides students with the opportunity to develop skills that can be applied to the workplace. 

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. 

What can a psychology and law degree do for me?

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:

  • 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

What can I do after Arden University?

Becoming an expert 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:

  • Criminal Justice System
  • Police
  • Prison
  • Probation Services
  • Lawyer
  • Solicitor
  • Social Worker
  • Psychologist 

Your next step into the professional world

Studying with Arden is all about getting career-ready. Alongside your law and psychology course, you’ll also have access to several extra online resources for professional development. You can use these to explore a specialist area of interest and to enhance your CV even further.

Throughout your studies, you’ll have access to student support advisors who are here for you. They’ll help you to enhance your academic skills, guide you with your orientation and offer tailored career support. This means you’ll have guidance at every stage of your degree from our extensive community of students and fellow alumni, who can offer 1-2-1 advice for your future beyond Arden University.

Outside of this, you’ll also have unlimited access to our online platform, iLearn – providing you with all the learning resources and tools needed to excel in your studies. 

Looking to study your law and psychology course online? At Arden University, we make it simple to achieve your degree, regardless of any other commitments you may have. Our online learning models is designed to fit around your lifestyle, so you can study at a time and pace that works best for you.

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I chose online learning because it suited my lifestyle and work schedule. Being able to access the online portal and libraries 24/7 has been extremely helpful for me to be able to keep up with my studies. Studying while working isn’t the easiest thing to do, but Arden gives you the support you need.
 

Ornella Russo
Ornella Russo
BA (Hons) Law & Psychology

Online Learning

How does it work?

With online learning, you decide when and where you work through your self-guided learning materials, without being held to a set lecture timetable. If you’re interrupted during a lesson, simply pause the materials and continue later. You can also communicate and collaborate with your tutor and classmates through live online forums and email. 

Find out more about how Online Learning works.