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Psychology with Law BSc (Hons)

University of Winchester

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

- Benefit from dedicated laboratories and computer rooms where you can learn a variety of psychological research methods- Gain hands-on experience of experiments, observation, interviews, questionnaires and psychometric tests in small group projects- Study in a supportive environment with your own personal tutor, plus one-to-one supervision for your extended project- Use our excellent links with relevant organisations in the local area to find a volunteering placement in your third year- Study law in a city that has been central to the English legal system for at least 1,000 yearsAre you intrigued by human behaviour and fascinated by the way law impacts on all our lives and relationships? The fields of psychology and law bring up big questions – our degree helps you to find big answers to them as you embark on an absorbing journey exploring where the human mind intersects with legal concepts and issues.Our versatile and innovative Psychology with Law programme focuses on giving you a strong understanding of the nature and extent of key areas of both subjects while gaining vital employment related and academic skills.Delivered by research-active experts in their fields, the course gives you the opportunity to examine all aspects of human experience and behaviour, employing different perspectives within psychology, such as biological, cognitive, social, developmental, and individual differences.The programme has a strong focus on research methods and, in the final year under expert supervision, you complete an extended independent research project. This allows you to engage with the latest research findings and psychological theories and gives you a chance to make a significant contribution to the vibrant research culture at Winchester.In Year 1 you complete an Introduction to Psychology and obtain a solid grounding in psychological research methods. Alongside this, you complete a personal and professional development module as well as an introduction to Law with Legal Systems and Methods.In Year 2, you study Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods, Social Psychology, Personality and Individual Differences, Developmental Psychology, and begin to learn how to conduct independent psychological research. Optional modules in Law include Criminal Law, Sport and the Law, and Human Rights.As well as your psychology research project, your final year features compulsory modules in Brain and Behaviour and Cognition and Behaviour. In Year 3 you can choose from a wide range of optional modules available for you to explore your special interests. These may include Advanced Statistics and Applied Statistics; Psychology, Crime and the Criminal Justice System, and Eyewitness Psychology. Optional legal modules may include Philosophy of Law, Penology and Prison Law, and Legal Ethics and Risk Management.Due to the wide range of skills, and the rigour with which they are taught, training in psychology is widely accepted as providing an excellent preparation for many careers. The legal components of the programme encourage you to develop an enquiring and critical attitude to law, as well as being able to think logically and communicate clearly. In addition to subject knowledge, you also develop skills in numeracy, analysis, teamwork and independent learning – all of which are highly valued by employers.On graduation, successful careers await you in sectors such as policing, probation, health and social care, and related professions such as social and youth work, education and public sector work. Roles such as psychological wellbeing practitioner and assistant psychologist are open to graduates and are an excellent way to gain experience before taking the next step towards a career as a psychologist.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,800per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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UCAS Points : 112 - 120

A GCSE A*-C or 9-4 pass in English Language and Mathematics is required.

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University information

University of Winchester

  • University League Table

    105th

  • Campus address

    University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 4NR, England

An international student adviser supports students throughout their degree with all elements of living and studying at Winchester.
English language support is available before the start of a degree course, as well as throughout the course of study.
International students are met at the airport at the start of semester and shuttled to campus for welcome week to participate in an orientation programme.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    103rd out of 103 3

    103rd out of 118 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    106 48%

    77th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    62 62%

    93rd

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.41 68%

    101st

    3
  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    103 48%

    104th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    51 51%

    102nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%

    65th

    25

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