LLB (Hons) Law with Psychology

Recruiter
University of Essex Online
Location
United Kingdom (GB)
Salary
Online Course
Posted
18 Nov 2020
Closes
18 Dec 2020
Category
Courses, Legal
Function
Law
Contract Type
Contract

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Course overview

We are the first UK higher education provider to offer LLB (Hons) Law with Psychology in a 100% online and part-time format. This combined-honours course brings the exciting worlds of law and psychology together, for those with a keen interest in these complementary and career-focused subjects.

The presentation of multiple perspectives throughout the course will encourage you to develop your critical thinking and analytical skills when approaching different psychological theories and legal issues and improve your confidence when applying them to real-life situations.

The law elements of this course cover a comprehensive range of essential legal topics including contract law, criminal law, European Union Law, the English Legal System and much more. The course’s content also contains the seven foundations of legal knowledge required to practise law by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA).

The modules covering psychology also give you in-depth knowledge of core specialist areas within the discipline including social psychology, psychological development and many more.

Finally, this programme also gives you the opportunity to develop your knowledge within an area of psychology or law that’s relevant to your career or interests through a variety of diverse optional modules. These include investigative psychology, reasoning and decision-making, developmental science and more.

The LLB (Hons) Law with Psychology is a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) approved by the relevant legal professional bodies and is the first step if you are considering practising law professionally.

Duration study load

  • 48 months – part-time

Entry requirements

1. Academic Entry Route

In order to satisfy the Academic Entry Route requirements for the LLB (Hons) Law with Psychology degree you must have the following qualifications as a minimum:

  • Three A-levels, or equivalent; plus
  • If English is not your first language, IELTS (academic) 6.0 or equivalent.
  • If you do not hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification, we require students to pass a free online English test

You are required to pass your initial assignment set during the first 21 days of the course in order to continue with your studies

2. Work Experience Entry Route

To apply for the LLB (Hons) Law with Psychology degree via our Work Experience Entry Route you must meet the following criteria:

  • GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above, or equivalent
  • Three years’ relevant work experience; plus
  • If English is not your first language, IELTS (academic) 6.0 or equivalent
  • If you do not hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification, we require students to pass a free online English test

You will be required to pass your initial assignment set during the first 21 days of the course in order to continue with your studies.

Course features

You are supported throughout your course by a dedicated student adviser and have the opportunity to regularly interact with fellow students and your tutor. To ensure you receive the support you need from your tutor, we cap our class sizes at 20 students.

Assessment

We adopt an assignment-based approach to assessment instead of exams. LLB (Hons) Law with Psychology assignments is based on real-life work experience and assessed by tutors on an ongoing basis.

You are always aware of your current provisional grade right from the start of the programme, allowing you to evaluate the success of your current study methods and clearly identify areas to improve.

We believe that this transparency gives you the information you need to make the most of your course. We achieve this by:

  • Showing your marks clearly in your grade book, which can be viewed whenever you log onto the learning platform
  • The rapid turnaround of work assessed to ensure that your grade book is always up to date
  • Assessing your work throughout the module rather than waiting for the end of year exams
  • Ensuring you have regular contact with your student adviser
  • The simplicity and transparency in the design of our assessment criteria

We also have a policy of ensuring that the work submitted by students is authentic. As well as the fact that all work is frequently assessed, we use a well-established electronic monitoring system to check for plagiarism.

On successful completion of your LLB (Hons) Law with Psychology degree, you will be invited to attend a graduation ceremony at the University of Essex, Colchester campus.

Delivery

As we are a 100% online university, we utilise a virtual learning environment instead of a traditional campus. The system tracks and manages the learning process in real-time and provides you with immediate access to your learning materials.

This learning platform allows both students and tutors to actively take part in real-time conversations and you can listen to, and view, live lectures and seminars over the internet. All courses are delivered in English only.

Subjects

The LLB (Hons) Law with Psychology is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 360 credits.

Level 4 Modules

  • Fundamentals of Effective Learning in Law (15 credits)
  • Criminal Law (30 credits)

Level 5 Modules

  • Contract Law (30 credits)
  • Law of Tort (30 credits)

Level 6 Modules

  • European Union Law (15 credits)
  • Equity and Trusts (30 credits)

And more!

Job outcomes

Careers in:

  • HR
  • The Civil Service
  • Accountancy
  • Criminal justice
  • Healthcare
  • Security Services

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About University of Essex Online

Online learning is a cost-effective, convenient and flexible way to enhance your career. Our quality-assured distance learning courses allow you to work towards your qualification in a unique virtual learning environment and still have access to all the support and facilities you would expect to receive on campus.

University of Essex Online courses are delivered by Kaplan Open Learning, an experienced online learning provider, part of Kaplan International Pathways. The University and Kaplan have developed their partnership since 2007 in order to offer high-quality online courses.

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