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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 9k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 12.5k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 15 1월 2016

    January 15


    Successful completion of the Psychology and Law degree programme presents career opportunities in two well-respected fields.

    As social science subjects Psychology and Law complement each other well. On this programme you scientifically examine cognition and behaviour in their social and cultural context, and study law in the context of society as a whole. The final year project encompasses both disciplines, combining knowledge, skills and methodologies.

    This programme may be of particular interest to those interested in working with offenders and the criminal justice system.

    Psychology and Law is a four-year programme, which qualifies graduates for the British Psychological Society's Graduate Membership and Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership as a Chartered Psychologist. The programme is recognised by the English Law Society and Bar as a Qualifying Law Degree exempting students from the first stage of professional training, i.e. the Common Professional Examination.

    • In Stage 1 you take four compulsory modules: Introduction to Biological and General Psychology, Introduction to Social Psychology, Psychology Statistics and Practical, and A Critical Introduction to Law.
    • In Stage 2 you take three compulsory Law modules (Introduction to Obligations, Foundations of Property, and Public Law 1) and four core Psychology modules (Psychology Statistics and Practical, Cognitive Psychology, The Social Psychology of the Individual, and Study Skills for Stage 2 Psychology).
    • In Stage 3 you take three compulsory Law modules (Public Law 2, European Union Law, and The Law of Obligations), and four further core Psychology modules (Child Development, Personality, Biological Psychology, and The Social Psychology of Groups).
    • In Stage 4 you carry out a research project in Psychology and take three compulsory Law modules (Equity and Trusts, Land Law, and Advanced Level Criminal Law) and two optional Law modules.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline January 15 Tuition fee
    • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
    • GBP 12450 Year (Non-EEA)
    Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 240 ECTS
    Credits Total Kent credits: 480
    Duration full-time 48 months Partnership Joint Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time More information Go To The Course Website

    Course Content

    The course structure below gives a flavour of the modules that will be available to you and provides details of the content of this programme. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation. Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules, you may also have the option to take ‘wild’ modules from other programmes offered by the University in order that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas of interest to you or that may further enhance your employability.

    Stage 1

    Possible modules may include:

    LW313 - A Critical Introduction to Law

    SP300 - Psychology Statistics and Practical

    SP301 - Introduction to Biological and General Psychology

    SP302 - Introduction to Social Psychology

    Stage 2

    Possible modules may include:

    SP620 - The Social Psychology of the Individual

    SP638 - Study Skills for Stage 2 Psychology

    SP500 - Psychology Statistics and Practical

    LW588 - Public Law 1

    SP605 - Cognitive Psychology

    LW315 - Introduction to Obligations

    LW316 - Foundations of Property

    Stage 3

    Possible modules may include:

    SP619 - The Social Psychology of Groups

    SP528 - Child Development

    SP529 - Personality

    SP604 - Biological Psychology

    LW592 - Public Law 2

    LW593 - European Union Law

    LW597 - The Law of Obligations

    Stage 4

    Possible modules may include:

    LW598 - Equity and Trusts

    LW599 - Land Law

    LW601 - Advanced Level Criminal Law

    SP581 - Project in Legal, Criminological or Forensic Psychology

    LW589 - The Skills of Argument - How to Argue and Win

    LW591 - Family Law

    LW603 - Race, Religion and Law

    LW570 - Law and Social Change

    LW602 - Law and Medical Ethics

    LW604 - Morality and Law

    LW607 - Reading Twentieth Century Murder Cases

    LW608 - Law in Action

    LW609 - Advanced Topics in Property Law: the politicsof ownership

    LW611 - Law Dissertation Autumn Option

    LW615 - Neuroscience in Law: Forensic, Medical and Ethical Aspects

    LW617 - Legal Ethics: Exploring the Ethics of Lawyersand Lawyering

    LW623 - Race, Religion and Law

    LW624 - Labour Law

    LW626 - Appropriate Dispute Resolution: Theory and Practice

    LW600 - Law, Science and Technology

    LW594 - Skills in Legal Interpretation

    LW595 - Access to Land

    LW596 - Gender, Sexuality and Law

    LW505 - The Family and the Law

    LW506 - International Law

    LW507 - Critical Legal Theory

    LW509 - Human Rights and English Law

    LW514 - Labour Law

    LW517 - International Business Transactions

    LW518 - The Law of Evidence

    LW519 - Law and Medical Ethics

    LW520 - Company Law and Capitalism

    LW522 - Comparative Law

    LW523 - Mental Health Law

    LW540 - The Philosophy of Law

    LW541 - Legal History

    LW542 - Policing

    LW543 - Clinical Option:Legal Process and Public Legal Services

    LW544 - Punishment and the Penal System

    LW551 - Law and Literature

    LW552 - European Legal Systems

    LW555 - Banking Law

    LW556 - Intellectual Property Law

    LW563 - Law - Dissertation

    LW566 - Law Dissertation (1 unit option)

    LW571 - Law and Society: Regulating Communities

    LW572 - Immigration Asylum & Nationality Law

    LW579 - The Law & the Media: Freedom of Expression as it relates to the Media

    LW580 - Consumer Law

    LW581 - Law and Literature

    LW582 - Banking Law

    LW583 - Art Law

    LW584 - Forensic Science in Criminal Trials

    LW585 - Environmental Law I

    LW586 - Environmental Law II

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6 CAE score : 75(Grade B) TOEFL paper-based test score : 580 TOEFL iBT® test : 85

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test.


    Home/EU students

    The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications, typical requirements are listed below, students offering alternative qualifications should contact the Admissions Office for further advice. It is not possible to offer places to all students who meet this typical offer/minimum requirement.

    Qualification / Typical offer/minimum requirement

    A level

    • AAA
    • Mathematics grade C
    Access to HE Diploma
    • The University of Kent will not necessarily make conditional offers to all access candidates but will continue to assess them on an individual basis. If an offer is made candidates will be required to obtain/pass the overall Access to Higher Education Diploma and may also be required to obtain a proportion of the total level 3 credits and/or credits in particular subjects at merit grade or above.
    BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC National Diploma)
    • The university will consider applicants holding BTEC National Diploma and Extended National Diploma Qualifications (QCF; NQF;OCR) on a case by case basis please contact us via the enquiries tab for further advice on your individual circumstances.
    International Baccalaureate
    • 34 points overall or 17 points at HL with Mathematics 4 at HL or SL
    International students

    The University receives applications from over 140 different nationalities and consequently will consider applications from prospective students offering a wide range of international qualifications. Our International Development Office will be happy to advise prospective students on entry requirements. See our International Student website for further information about our country-specific requirements.

    Please note that if you need to increase your level of qualification ready for undergraduate study, we offer a number of International Foundation Programmes through Kent International Pathways.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Kent.

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