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Psychology with Law (BSc)

Bachelor of Science
3 years
Course Type
UCAS Course code

About this course

This flexible course gives you the opportunity to psychology as your major discipline together with complementary topics from law. You’ll gain research-based insight into human behaviour and emotions and areas that impact our legal system, such as decision-making, child development, and mental health. With growing demand for graduates with knowledge of both subjects, you’ll be well placed for a career within legal psychology, policy making or criminal justice.

You’ll develop an understanding of the basic principles and methods of psychology as a scientific discipline. You’ll combine these with core modules from the University’s law school to gain an understanding of how these subjects interact in real-world contexts. For example, how do family law and the concept of attachment impact the role of caregiver in a child’s development?

This degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society, and you’ll be eligible for membership when you graduate. 

Our facilities will support you in every area of research. They include:

  • a custom-fit mobile research vehicle for community research 

  • eye movement recording facilities 

  • an observation lab with audiovisual studio 

  • a virtual reality (VR) laboratory 

As part of your degree you can:

  • study abroad at one of our partner universities, including the University of Sydney, University of Hong Kong, and University of Western Ontario 

  • spend your summer working on a project with researchers and psychologists in a real-world professional setting

You may be able to get involved in all aspects of the department’s research process, working alongside postgraduate students or academic staff in one of our research centres:


Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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Changes due to COVID-19

Although the COVID-19 situation is improving, any future restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place in 2021 to 2022. We're working hard to plan for a number of possible scenarios. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.

Find out more on our COVID advice page.

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