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M200 LLB (Hons) Law with Psychology (3 years)

This qualifying law degree will allow you to explore the relationship between law and psychology. Develop essential legal, academic, analytical and important transferable skills to prepare for a broad range of legal and non-legal careers.

Introducing your degree

Take a combined degree in law and psychology to develop essential legal, academic, analytical and important transferable skills to prepare for a broad range of legal and non-legal careers. An ideal degree course for those with interests in justice, criminal profiling and seeking justice when clients' state of mind is in question.

This programme provides a platform for careers in many areas, attracting both those interested in becoming a Solicitor or a Barrister, but also those wishing to pursue careers in the police, criminology, business, government, voluntary organisations, research and teaching. Perhaps one of the most fascinating and intriguing courses you can take and can be a qualifying law degree (QLD).


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The programme will provide a degree in Law with a minor in Psychology, through taking options within the School of Psychology at the University of Southampton. In each of the three years you will take 6 core units in Law and 2 Psychology options. The degree will allow you to tailor your Law degree to apply knowledge of Psychology within a Law setting.

In Years 1 and 2 and 3 you take 3 Law modules and 2 Psychology half modules. The Law modules will cover all of the requirements of the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board for accreditation as a Qualifying Law Degree. These requirements are:

  • Legal System & Reasoning
  • Contract Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Constitutional and Administrative Law
  • Land Law
  • Law of Equity and Trusts
  • Tort Law
  • Law of the European Union

All students will complete the compulsory Legal Research and Writing Module, the product of which is a 10000 word dissertation, written under the guidance of a supervisor.

View the programme specification document for this course

To Apply

All applications from UK, EU and International students to the Law School must be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS)

Contact UCAS on +44 (0)870 112211 or go to

Please ensure that all questions on the UCAS application form are answered fully, and remember to include your personal statement explaining why you wish to study law.

Please ensure that your reference is from an Academic Referee, who is a person who has taught you in the last three years, and that you include all your academic results on the form.

All UK and EU applications are considered by the Undergraduate Admissions Tutor and all international undergraduate applications are considered by the International Undergraduate Tutor and Admissions Selectors.

International applicants may send their qualifications as attachments to email to the International Undergraduate Admissions Tutor if there is insufficient space on the UCAS form.

Key Facts

This qualifying law degree will allow you to explore the relationship between law and psychology.

Develop essential legal, academic, analytical and important transferable skills to prepare for a broad range of legal and non-legal careers.

This programme provides a platform for careers in many areas, attracting both those interested in becoming a Solicitor or Barrister, but also those wishing to pursue careers in the police, criminology, business, government, research and teaching.

Entry Requirements

Typical entry requirements

A Levels:
GCE A-levelAAA or for students taking the Extended Project Qualification AAB at A level plus A in the EPQ Applicants should offer at least two traditional, academic subjects. Dance, General Studies, Photography, Moving Images, Physical Education, Practical Art, Practical Music, Sports Studies and Textiles are not accepted subjects.
International Baccalaureate36 points overall (18 at higher level). An equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University is considered, so please contact us if you require advice on equivalency. LNAT (Law National Admissions Test) is not required.  
English Language requirements

If English is not your first language, you will be required to pass an approved test prior to joining the University in October. The University’s English Language entry requirement for the Law School programme is;

An overall IELTS score of 6.5 with not less than 6.5 in each component, or equivalent

The link below takes you to a complete list of the other English language qualifications accepted.

Test results should be less than two years old at the time of expected registration at the University of Southampton and must be verified before admission.

If you do not meet the University’s English Language entry requirements for direct entry onto our programmes, you may be eligible to study on one of the University’s pre-sessional English language courses. For further information on these pre-sessional programmes, please visit the Centre for Language Studies website.

Selection process:

If you have professional experience, or credit through prior learning at another institution, you may be eligible to use this experience against some of the programme requirements for period of study. You will need to present evidence that you have met the learning outcomes of the programme. Full details can be found in the University’s Policy on the Recognition of Prior Learning.

Contextual Offers

The University of Southampton is committed to widening participation and ensuring that all students with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data supports our admissions teams to recognise a student’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Students who flagged in this way will be made an offer which is lower than the typical offer for that programme

A typical contextual offer is AAB from three A levels or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University (the excluded subjects above will still apply).

Please see our contextual admissions pages for more information.


This page contains specific entry requirements for this course. Find out about equivalent entry requirements and qualifications for your country.


Typical course content

The following modules are compulsory, core or optional for this course. Core modules are required to be passed within all Qualifying Law Degrees, for progression to professional training. In Years 1, 2 and 3 you take 3 Law modules and 2 Psychology half modules.

Innovation modules outside of your subject area

Our Curriculum Innovation Programme offers you the chance to take optional modules outside of your chosen subject area. This allows you to personalise your education, to develop new skills and knowledge for your future. Modules range from "Living and working on the web" to "Business skills for employability".

View the Curriculum Innovation modules for this course - Learn a language

Some of our courses also give you the option of taking a language module, which can count towards your degree. These modules cover ten languages and range from absolute beginner to near-native speaker level.

View the language modules on offer for this course

Year 1

Full year


Legal System and Reasoning

Constitutional and Administrative Law

Law of Contract

Semester one


Intro to Psychology


Choose one of the Following Optional Core modules:

Semester two

Behavioural Neuroscience

Individual Differences

All Part 1 modules must be passed (pass mark of 40%) before progression into Part 2.

Year 2

Full year


Criminal Law

Law of the EU

Land Law


Choose Two of the Following Optional Cores, one in semester 1 and the other in semester 2

Semester one

Optional core

Social Psychology

* Developmental Psychology

Language & Memory

*Developmental Psychology  is a pre-requisite for PSYCH3053, PSYC3002 and PSYC3057


Semester two

Optional core

** Behavioural Neuroscience

** Individual Differences


** Individual Differences and Behavioural Neuroscience will not be available for students who commence Part 1 of their programme in 2017/18

All Part 2 modules must be passed (pass mark of 40%) before progression into Part 3.

Year 3

Please note that it may not be possible to run all the Optional core modules listed below.

Full year


Equity and Trusts

Law of Torts



Legal Research and Writing


Choose Two of the Following Optional Cores

Semester one

Optional core

Self and Identity

Social & Psychological Approaches to Understanding Sexual Health

Making Sense of Ambiguous Scenes

Eye Movements and Visual Cognition

Perspectives of Human-Animal Interactions

Current and Emerging Issues in Psycho-oncology and pain research


Semester two

Optional core

Current Issues in Clinical Psychology

Attachment & Personal Relationships


Self-conscious Emotions: Guilt, Shame, Embarrassment, Pride, Nostalgia

Human Learning

Developmental Psychopathology

Mental Health and Epidemiology

Introduction to Educational Psychology

Psychology Skills and Employability 3

These Law modules are only indicative examples of the options available. There is a wide array of option modules to choose from, subject to availability.

Family Law
Youth Justice
Child Support Law
Violence and Sex in Law, Literature and Culture
International Criminal Law

Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if s/he takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided. More detailed information can be found in the programme handbook (or other appropriate guide or website).

Fees & funding

Tuition fees

Course fees for 2017/18 full-time UK and EU undergraduate students are typically £9,250 per year. Tuition fees for international students differ between each course. Most part-time courses cost 50% of the full-time fee.

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Scholarships, bursaries or grants may be available to support you through your course. Funding opportunities available to you are linked to your subject area and/or your country of origin. These can be from the University of Southampton or other sources.

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Costs associated with this course

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

There will also be further costs for the following, not purchasable from the University:

EquipmentApproved calculators: Candidates may use calculators in the examination room only as specified by the University and as permitted by the rubric of individual examination papers. The University approved models are Casio FX-570 and Casio FX-85GT Plus. These may be purchased from any source and no longer need to carry the University logo.
StationeryYou will be expected to provide your own day-to-day stationery items, e.g. pens, pencils, notebooks, etc). Any specialist stationery items will be specified under the Additional Costs tab of the relevant module profile.
BooksWhere a module specifies core texts these should generally be available on the reserve list in the library. However due to demand, students may prefer to buy their own copies. These can be purchased from any source. Some modules suggest reading texts as optional background reading. The library may hold copies of such texts, or alternatively you may wish to purchase your own copies. Although not essential reading, you may benefit from the additional reading materials for the module.
Printing and copyingIn most cases, written coursework such as essays, projects and dissertations is submitted online and by hard copy. The costs of printing a hard copy for submission of such coursework will be the responsibility of the student. The cost of photocopying will also be the responsibility of the student.
OtherSome modules may include optional visits. You will normally be expected to cover the cost of travel and admission, unless otherwise specified in the module profile.

In some cases you'll be able to choose modules (which may have different costs associated with that module) which will change the overall cost of a programme to you. Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at

Career Opportunities

A law degree can open many doors outside of the profession. About half of our law graduates seek careers in the legal profession, as solicitors or barristers after further study and training. The others enter careers in criminology, business, human resources, international relations, journalism or education - following postgraduate study and/or relevant work experience.

Our LLB programmes are formally accredited by the Law Society of England and Wales and the Bar Council of England and Wales as qualifying law degrees (QLD) for students wishing to undertake further professional training to become solicitors or barristers. They are also accredited for practice in many countries worldwide, including India, Australia, Canada and Malaysia.

Our international reputation is high among employers because of the emphasis placed on the development of academic, personal and professional skills.

Study Locations

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