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BA (Hons) Law & Psychology

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.

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 joint honours 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.

Course Content (Modules)

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

Entry requirements

This distance learning course has standard entry requirements. To be eligible for this course 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.

BA (Hons) Law & Psychology

Distance Learning, Level 4, Level 4, Level 5, Level 5, Level 5, Level 6, Level 6, Level 6

Published on 2 Jun 2020