Law with Psychology LLB (Hons)

About the course

Law plays a key role in all aspects of our lives. Whether at work or play law governs our behaviour and gives shape to government, business and personal relationships.

Our LLB Law with Psychology course will provide you with key communication and research skills. Alongside the core topics which satisfy the Foundation of Legal Knowledge requirements of the Law Society and the Bar Council, you will study key psychology topics such as psychology and criminal behaviour, psychology and mental health and critical social psychology.

Our law graduates leave us as articulate, knowledgeable and work ready individuals with a range of transferable skills to pursue a career in law, management, HR, the public sector, education and many other areas.

  • Course Level - Undergraduate

Why choose this course?

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  • Learn the Foundation legal skills alongside key aspects of Psychology, such as Psychology and Criminal Behaviour; Psychology and Mental Health and Critical Social Psychology, then use and explore them in further units to develop your proficiency and competence even further.
  • Study law within the broader economic, social, political, historical, ethical and cultural environment of specific areas of legal knowledge
  • Develop your advocacy skills in our newly refurbished courtroom giving you confidence in a realistic setting
  • Gain skills in critical analysis, research, teamwork, use of language and argument and the ability to work and learn independently
  • Explore your ability to present arguments in a way that others can understand
  • Challenge yourself with a demanding but valuable qualification highly regarded by employers which is accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Council

The LLB is the undergraduate degree for all students wishing to pursue a career in law. Graduating with an LLB from the University of Bedfordshire is the first step on your journey towards becoming a solicitor or a barrister. The LLB is recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Council as a Qualifying Law Degree which exempts you from the academic stage of legal training.

The LLB Law with Psychology offers the added opportunity to study fascinating topics such as psychology and criminal behaviour; psychology and criminal justice and forensic psychology in practice, which will provide you with a greater understanding of  human behaviour alongside your law studies. This will be particularly appealing to you if you are interested in a career in criminal law or the criminal justice system.

Teaching on the LLB Law with Psychology is taught by a dedicated team of staff who combine world leading research with professional experience in the legal industry and the criminal justice system.

In class teaching is supported by a range of fantastic extra-curricular opportunities including our Law clinic, our award winning Refugee Legal Aid Clinic and our mooting debate programme.

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Unit Information - What Will I Learn?

Units

  • Contract Law (LAW007-1) Compulsory
  • Criminal Law (LAW003-1) Compulsory
  • Introduction To Legal Practice In The English Legal System (LAW010-1) Compulsory
  • Psychology And Criminal Behaviour (PSY005-1) Compulsory
  • Constitutional And Administrative Law (LAW019-2) Compulsory
  • Land Law (LAW001-2) Compulsory
  • Law Of Tort (LAW002-2) Compulsory
  • Psychology And Criminal Justice (PSY004-2) Compulsory
  • Dissertation (LAW008-3) Compulsory
  • Equity And Trusts (LAW001-3) Compulsory
  • Forensic Psychology In Practice (PSY010-3) Compulsory
  • Institutions Of The European Union And Judicial Protection (LAW016-3) Compulsory
  • Substantive Law Of The European Union And Human Rights (LAW017-3) Compulsory

How will I be assessed?

We use an innovative and interesting range of assessment methods in our course. These include oral presentations, Moots (legal argument before a “judge”) essays, case studies and report writing. We try to create a balance between assessment by coursework and exams.

The psychology element of your degree will allow you to develop a sound basis in research strategies and develop skills which form the foundation of academic social science studies. Again a range of methods of assessment will be employed and you will be assessed by a mixture of written assessments, group work and portfolio assessments.

Entry requirements

We will consider you as an individual and take into account all elements of your application, not just your qualifications. We are looking for breadth and depth in your current studies and enthusiasm for the subject you wish to study.

UCAS introduced a new tariff for courses from September 2017. This means the points you will be asked for are different to previous years but the grades you receive have not changed. At least 80 points with 64 points from 2 A level passes at C or above At least 80 points with 64 from Merit Merit in two BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas or one BTEC Diploma At least 80 points with Merit Merit Pass in the BTEC Extended Diploma A completed Access to Higher Education Diploma Equivalent qualifications such as Irish Leaving Certificate, OCR Nationals, International Baccalaureate and CACHE Level 3 awards.

For more clarification about your qualifications in the new tariff see the UCAS tariff calculator

Contact the Admissions Team for additional guidance on whether the qualifications you currently hold or are taking would be suitable for entry.

T: +44 (0)1582 743500
E: admission@beds.ac.uk

As a general guide, to apply for a place on an undergraduate course (BA/BSc) at the University you need to have completed your high school education and have the required English qualification.

We have students from all the European Union member countries so we are quick to make decisions on most qualifications. See your country page for more details

Check Your Country page to confirm that your local qualifications are suitable or contact your International Admissions Team

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

Our degree will help you to develop skills and experiences which you will need for any future job whether in law or any other professional area. These include the ability to 'think on your feet'; to identify important points in discussions, negotiations or from documents; to present your point of view clearly and the ability to write in an appropriate way for lots of different situations.

The additional element of Psychology will offer opportunities to pursue careers in Criminal Justice organisations including the private sector and charitable sector.

Within both departments there is a strong emphasis on identifying potential career paths and on preparing our students for life beyond graduation. Both elements of the course will offer guidance on potential careers while ensuring that assessments are designed around key professional skills.

We pride ourselves on maintaining strong links with major law firms in the local area and offer a range of opportunities to develop contacts with the legal profession whether through our programme of court visits, our legal advice clinics or our mooting programme.

We are a vibrant, practice lead and forward thinking Law Department. By studying with us you will become part of a team whose mission is to work with you to enable you to be a success. Our friendly department will welcome you and put you at the heart of all we do, ensuring that you have both the skills and the knowledge needed to be successful in your legal studies and in your future careers.
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Professional placements

We value real-world experience to prepare you for life beyond university, which is why we’ve forged connections with thousands of companies locally, nationally and internationally. Through our placements, you can gain that all-important practical experience whilst you complete your course.

From volunteering, internships and placements, through to a fee free year in industry, we offer a whole host of opportunities to enhance your employability. Discover more


Go Global

Whether you want to learn a new language, build networks, simply have the travel bug, or want to develop new skills and life experiences, our Go Global programme offers the opportunity to broaden your horizons, enhance your CV, and gain a truly international experience, all at the same time as studying towards your undergraduate degree. The Go Global programme is open to students from the UK and EU.

Travel to exciting destinations, including:

  • China
  • Vietnam
  • India
  • New York
  • Malaysia and Singapore

At the University of Bedfordshire we ensure that your experience here is cultural, as well as academic. That’s why a whole host of opportunities are opened up to you, providing you with that all important experience to make you stand out from the crowd when it comes to getting graduates jobs.

Go Europe

Our International students meanwhile, can make the most of trips to a series of exciting European destinations. From France and Belgium, to Holland and Germany, there are plenty of places to visit, network and broaden your knowledge of the global market place, by seeing and experiencing it for yourself, first-hand.

At the University of Bedfordshire we ensure that your experience here is cultural, as well as academic. That’s why a whole host of opportunities are opened up to you, providing you with that all important experience to make you stand out from the crowd when it comes to getting graduates jobs.

Fees and Funding

The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2018/19 is £9,250 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees. You can also apply for a maintenance loan from the Government to help cover your living costs.

See www.gov.uk/student-finance

The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2018/19 is £9,250 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees.

See www.gov.uk/student-finance

The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the academic year 2018/19 is £11,500 per year. A prompt payment discount is available if you pay the full Year 1 fee before or at registration. There are also special scholarships available.

See www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

How to Apply

Application for most full-time undergraduate and foundation courses is via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

We expect to receive UCAS applications between 1 September and 15 January for courses starting in the following academic year, but may consider applications received after this date should places be available.

Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.

All UK schools and colleges are registered with UCAS to manage their students' applications. Advice on how to submit your UCAS application is available from your school or college.

If you are not at school or college (including mature students) you should apply independently via UCAS

EU students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply via UCAS or direct using our admissions form

International students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country
You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student

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