Start Dates
January, April, July, October
Award
BA (Hons) Law & Psychology
Duration
36-72 months
Fees
£13,500(UK/EU) / £12,150 (International)
£12,150 (International)
Awarded by
Arden University
Delivered 100% online, the BA (Hons) Law & Psychology will introduce you to the key components of these social sciences and how they interlink.
This online undergraduate degree programme will give you an in-depth appreciation of both law and psychology. It will introduce you to the fundamentals of the two disciplines, and develop you into a scientifically minded ‘social scientist’ who can consider problems from legal and psychological perspectives, whilst developing key skills in debate, research, and presenting ideas clearly.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the BA (Hons) Law & Psychology will possess career-ready skills in:

  • Understanding the relationship between law and ethics
  • The core domains of contemporary psychology
  • Application of human rights and criminal law
  • Collecting and using legal evidence
  • The fundamentals of the law of tort
  • With Arden University, you’ll have access to an engaging and easy to navigate online learning platform called ilearn. Available on desktop and mobile devices, ilearn supports and encourages you to take control of your studies. Providing everything you need to complete your programme in one accessible place, ilearn features:

    • A virtual classroom, library, diary, and lecture theatre rolled into one
    • All of your modules, study materials, career support, and schedules
    • Downloadable module materials so you can access the course when offline
    • Access to an online library containing thousands of e-journals, e-books, podcasts, and videos
    • Engaging forums where you can interact, debate, and discuss ideas with your tutors and fellow students
    • 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 level 6.0 is required

    Arden University are happy to consider an application from you if you can show them you have the motivation to study the programme.

  • The BA (Hons) Law & Psychology syllabus is divided equally between the two disciplines, and is comprised of the following modules:

    Level 4

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

    Level 5

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

    Level 6

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

    The final module is an independent research and planning project, where you’ll have a chance to specialise in an area of your interest. This coursework is an opportunity to apply the skills you have learned during the programme, and showcase your academic understanding to potential future employers.

  • If you’d like to apply, please click on the Apply Now or Start Application button on the page. Please fill in the form and provide as much detail as possible so we can properly advise you on the next steps. Once you’ve submitted your application form, one of our dedicated course advisors will contact you within 48 hours.

  • On this bachelor’s degree programme you’ll develop a variety of practical and transferrable skills that will prepare you for a career in a wide range of industries. As a graduate of the programme, you’ll be able to demonstrate to employers that you can consider complex problems from both legal and psychological perspectives. Furthermore, you’ll have the foundation on which to pursue master’s degree study in either of the subject areas, and specialise in the areas that interest you the most to refine your knowledge.

    Potential career pathways within the field include the Criminal Justice System, Policing, the Prison System, and the Probation Services. Other organisations concerned with the law, civil liberties and human rights, and social issues are other popular fields for graduates. The range of transferable skills gained from this programme also open up job opportunities in sectors such as education, health, human resources management, and advertising.

Testimonials

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Martin Lithgow
Going back to full-time education became almost impossible as I had a family, mortgage, and all the other distractions of modern family life. Would I recommend Arden? Yes, I would. It has given me purpose, self-fulfilment, confidence and a potential to work in my chosen field.
— Martin Lithgow, Arden University
Ismail Salami
The experience with Arden University so far is fantastic – they have a good relationship with students and offer a flexible payment plan. I would recommend Arden to anyone who wants to study and work at the same time.
— Ismail Salami, Arden University
Cemene Wellington
Blended learning with Arden is very good, and helps me combine both work and study as I live in Lambeth in south-east London. The course has helped me in my career because it has given me the confidence to take on promotion and change jobs.
— Cemene Wellington, Arden University
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