About this course
This flexible course gives you the opportunity to study the fundamentals of psychology alongside complementary topics from law. You’ll gain research-based insight into 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 Psychology 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:
vision and cognition
innovation in mental health
self and identity
clinical and community applications of health psychology
This course is based at Highfield, Southampton.
This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.
Download the programme specification
The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.