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University of Southampton

Law with Psychology

UCAS Code: M200

Bachelor of Law (with Honours) - LLB (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

AAA or for students taking the Extended Project Qualification in the same year as their A2 exams, 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, Textiles, and Travel & Tourism are not accepted subjects. LNAT (Law National Admissions Test) is not required.

Access to HE Diploma

D:45,M:0,P:0

60 credits with a minimum of 45 credits at Level 3 all of which must at Distinction. Applicants may be required to meet additional subject-specific requirements for particular courses.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,D3

D3, D3, D3 in three Principal subjects If taking a combination of Pre-U and A-Levels then 144 UCAS points made up of an A-Level plus Pre-U grades

GCSE/National 4/National 5

The University of Southampton requires all applicants to achieve at least a Grade 4 in English and Mathematics GCSEs (taken in England) or a Grade C in both subjects (where taken in Northern Ireland or Wales). Some degree subjects stipulate specific additional GCSE minimum grades, which will be specified as part of the individual degree programme entry requirements.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

36 points overall with 18 at higher level. Where A levels requirements are specified in specific subjects, applicants would be expected to offer these at Higher Level.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H1,H2,H2,H2,H2

All applicants are required to have achieved a grade of O4 in Mathematics and English, the equivalent of GCSE Grade C/ Grade 4.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

D

Distinction in Applied Law AA from 2 A levels plus Distinction in Pearsons BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Applied Law

Offers will be based on exams being taken at the end of S6. Subjects taken and qualifications achieved in S5 will be reviewed. Careful consideration will be given to an individual’s academic achievement, taking in to account the context and circumstances of their pre-university education. Please see the University of Southampton’s Curriculum for Excellence Scotland Statement at http://www.southampton.ac.uk/assets/imported/transforms/content-block/UsefulDownloads_Download/76EAE52F749841A39C1965E3F54CDD76/university-of-southampton-curriculum-for-excellence-scotland-statement-July%202016.pdf for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information. Where A levels requirements are specified in specific subjects, applicants would be expected to offer these at Advanced Higher Level (or in some case Higher Level). GCSE – Grade C/ Grade 4 Standard Grade – Grade 3 National 5 – Grade C

We normally consider applicants who offer at least 1 Advanced Higher. Applicants presenting with only Highers will be considered on a case by case basis. Where Highers are taken over two years it might be expected that higher grades are achieved, particularly in any specific subjects required. Where A levels requirements are specified in specific subjects, applicants would be expected to offer these at Advanced Higher Level (or in some case Higher Level). GCSE – Grade C/ Grade 4 Standard Grade – Grade 3 National 5 – Grade C

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A

AA from two A levels and A from the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate

UCAS Tariff

144

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

72%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Law

Psychology

This programme allows students to achieve a qualifying law degree and study psychology in preparation for a range of legal and non-legal careers. The degree will attract not only students wishing to become law practitioners but also those hoping to pursue careers in criminology, business, government, voluntary organisations, research and teaching. You will develop essential legal, academic, analytical and important transferable skills to prepare you 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.Southampton Law School is a top performer in national mooting competitions; students participate in pro-bono activities, including BarLink, Business Clinic, Employment Law Clinic, Family Law Clinic, Housing Clinic, and Streetlaw. 100 per cent of our research has been rated world leading or internationally excellent for the research environment we provide to staff and students (REF, 2014). We have exceptional academic and personal, legal and employability skills programmes and our programmes are accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Council of England and Wales as qualifying law degrees (QLD). For more information visit: http://www.southampton.ac.uk/lawemployability The Law School at Southampton has been delivering high quality undergraduate degrees in Law for over 60 years. Our alumni occupy leading positions in the legal profession in the UK and around the world. Our law degree is also an avenue to exciting careers in business, government, media, and politics.Delivered by our expert academic staff working at the cutting edge of legal research into societys problems, the curriculum has been designed to provide you with a strong foundation in the core subjects, coupled with opportunities to pursue a range of optional modules of your choosing.

Modules

Programme structure
Year one Core modules: Public Law: Foundations, Foundations of Contract Law, Legal System and Reasoning, Legal Skills, PSYC1016 Introduction to Psychology
Choose one law optional module in Semester 2: Historical Development of the Common Law, Philosophical Perspectives on the Common Law,
Choose one Psychology optional module in Semester 2: Behavioural Neuroscience OPTIONAL CORE, Individual Di?erences: Personality and Intelligence OPTIONAL CORE
Year two Core modules: Criminal Law, Property Law: Land Law
Choose two law optional modules one in Semester 1 and one in Semester 2: Criminal Justice, Employment Law, Family Law: Children, Parents and the State, Principles of Commercial Arbitration Law, Health Care Law and Bioethics, Family Law: State Regulation of Adults’ Relationship Formation and Breakdown (P), Foundations in Criminal Evidence Law, Introduction to Public International Law, Introduction to Commercial and Maritime Law, The Laws of the Internal Market, Foundations in Data Protection Law
Choose one Psychology optional module per Semester: Social Psychology OPTIONAL CORE, Language and Memory OPTIONAL CORE, Developmental Psychology OPTIONAL CORE, Perception OPTIONAL CORE
Final Year Core modules: Legal Research and Writing, The Law of Torts, Remedies in Contract and Tort, Public Law: Administrative Justice, Property Law: Equity and Trusts
Choose one Psychology optional module per Semester: Current Issues in Clinical Psychology, Social and Psychological Approaches to Understanding Sexual Health, Making Sense of Ambiguous Scenes, Perspectives in Human Animal Interactions, Spatial Cognition, Current and Emerging Issues in Psycho-Oncology and Pain Research, Introduction to Educational Psychology, Attachment and Personal Relationships, Self-Conscious Emotions: Guilt/Shame/Embarrassment/Pride/ Nostalgia, Eye Movements and Visual Cognition, Human Learning, Current Topics in Developmental Psychopathology, Mental Health Epidemiology

Assessment methods

Each module that you study is assessed to ensure you have met each of the learning outcomes; this is termed summative assessment.
We use a variety of different summative assessment methods; the precise approach depends on the individual module. For the core subjects most modules assess by examination, some by essay, or a combination. There is a degree of variation in the examination method adopted, with some using seen and open-book examinations instead of the traditional unseen examinations. Optional modules are also predominantly assessed by various forms of examination and essay, although a number employ different forms of assessment such as small group presentation, blog entry, portfolio, law reform project or oral presentation.
You will also be assessed in the Legal Research and Writing Module in Part 3 (3rd Year) through an extended research essay of 10,000 words.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£16,536
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Main Site - Highfield Campus

Department:

Southampton Law School

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

77%
med
Law
73%
low
Psychology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Law

Teaching and learning

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

82%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
78%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

60%
UK students
40%
International students
37%
Male students
63%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Psychology (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

77%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
67%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

86%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

88%
UK students
12%
International students
18%
Male students
82%
Female students
89%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Law

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£21,600
high
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
80%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

27%
Legal associate professionals
12%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
9%
Business, research and administrative professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Law graduates tend to go into the legal industry, and they usually take similar routes. Jobs are competitive — often very competitive - but starting salaries are good and high fliers can earn serious money - starting on over £24k in London on average. Be aware though - some careers, especially as barristers, can take a while to get into, and the industry is changing as the Internet, automation and economic change all have an effect, If you want to qualify to practise law, you need to take a professional qualification — many law graduates then go on to law school. If you want to go into work, then a lot of law graduates take trainee or paralegal roles and some do leave the law altogether, often for jobs in management, finance and the police force. A small proportion of law graduates also move into another field for further study. Management, accountancy and teaching are all popular for these career changers, so if you do take a law degree and decide it’s not for you, there are options.

Psychology (non-specific)

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,500
high
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
78%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

10%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
10%
Other elementary services occupations
9%
Business, research and administrative professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

20 years ago, this was a specialist degree for would-be psychologists but now it is the model of a modern, flexible degree subject. One of the UK's fastest-growing subject at degree level, and the second most popular subject overall (it recently overtook business studies), one in 23 of all graduates last year had psychology degrees. As you'd expect with figures like that, jobs in psychology itself are incredibly competitive, so to stand a chance of securing one, you need to get a postgraduate qualification (probably a doctorate in most fields, especially clinical psychology) and some relevant work experience. But even though there are so many psychology graduates — far more than there are jobs in psychology, and over 13,800 in total last year — this degree has a lower unemployment rate than average because its grads are so flexible and well-regarded by business and other industries across the economy. Everywhere there are good jobs in the UK economy, you'll find psychology graduates - and it's hardly surprising as the course helps you gain a mix of good people skills and excellent number and data handling skills. A psychology degree ticks most employers' boxes — but we'd suggest you don't drop your maths modules.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

Psychology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£25k

£25k

£25k

£25k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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