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University of Southampton

Psychology with Law

UCAS Code: C801

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B-A,A,A

Typical offer: AAB offer to include one subject in Psychology, Mathematics or a Science. If specific subjects are not taken, an alternative offer of AAA will be made. General Studies, Critical Thinking and Citizenship Studies are excluded for entry. The University of Southampton values the Extended Project Qualification. Applicants taking the EPQ in addition to three A-levels will also be made an alternative offer one grade below the standard offer, conditional on an A grade in the EPQ. For more information on the University of Southampton's EPQ Admissions Policy.

Access to HE Diploma

D:39,M:6,P:15

Typical offer: 60 credits overall with a minimum of 45 credits at Level 3 of which 39 credits must be at Distinction and 6 credits at Merit.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,D3-D3,D3,M2

Typical offer: D3 D3 D3 or D3 D3 M2 (if one subject is Psychology, Mathematics or a Science subject)

Extended Project

A

The Extended Project will be incorporated in the offer. Typical offer: Grades ABB from 3 A-levels, to include one A-level subject in Psychology, Mathematics or a Science subject + Grade A in the EPQ. If A Level specific subjects are not taken, an alternative offer of AAB + EPQ grade A will be made.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34-36

Typical offer: 34 points overall to include 665 at Higher Level (one subject at Higher Level must be Psychology, Mathematics or a Science subject), or alternative offer if not studying one of these subjects at Higher Level: 36 points overall to include 666 at Higher Level International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP): The University of Southampton accepts the IBCP for entry to their degree programmes, recognising the value of combining academic skills with practical skills, providing a solid preparation for university level work. Offers will be made on the individual components of the IBCP. Applicants not taking the full IBCP but presenting with a combination of a Level 3 vocational qualification and IB Certificates may still be considered. Offers will be made on the individual Diploma Course subject(s) and the career-related study qualification. The CP core will not form part of the offer. Where there is a subject pre-requisite(s), applicants will be required to study the subject(s) at Higher Level in the Diploma course subject and/or take a specified unit in the career-related study qualification. Applicants may also be asked to achieve a specific grade in those elements. Please see the University of Southampton International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme (IBCP) Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.

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

H1,H1,H2,H2,H2,H2-H1,H2,H2,H2,H2,H2

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

D

Typical offer: Distinction plus 2 A-levels at grades AA

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDD

Typical offer: DDD from Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in a relevant subject

OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma

DD

Typical offer: DD + A-level at grade A or B

Typical Offer: Distinction + 2 A-levels at grades AA

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

DDD

The BTEC Extended Diploma must be in a relevant subject relating to the chosen degree programme

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 for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.

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

A-B

Typical offer: AA from A-levels to include one subject in Psychology, Mathematics or a Science and B from the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate, or alternative offer of AA from any two A-levels and A from the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate. General Studies, Critical Thinking and Citizenship Studies are excluded for entry.

UCAS Tariff

136-144

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71%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Law

Psychology

This flexible course gives you the opportunity to study the fundamentals of psychology alongside a choice of complementary areas from law. The psychology elements of the course meet all the requirements of the British Psychological Society, so when you graduate you’ll be eligible for the Graduate Basis of Chartership.

The increasing crossover between psychology and law means there is growing demand for graduates with knowledge of both subjects, for example within legal psychology, policy making and criminal justice. You’ll gain a research-based insight into theories in areas such as decision-making, child development, and mental health that will deepen your understanding of various aspects of law.

Modules

Typical course content includes: Introduction to Psychology; Legal Skills; Social Psychology; Language and Memory; Academic Skills and Employability; International Criminal Law; Developmental Psychopathology.

Assessment methods

Typical assessment methods include: regular coursework in the form of essays, presentations (oral and poster), wikis, blogs, and practicals involving the study and analysis of original and second-hand data sets and dissertation project. In-depth knowledge is acquired through individual supervision, laboratory practice, and small group seminars as part of the preparation of the dissertation and project in the final year.

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
£21,580
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:

Psychology

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.

80%
med
Law
83%
med
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

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
97%
Staff are good at explaining things
94%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
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

81%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
86%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

67%
UK students
33%
International students
35%
Male students
65%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
A

Psychology (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
75%
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

81%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
82%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
18%
Male students
82%
Female students
92%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
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
83%
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.

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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.

£17k

£17k

£23k

£23k

£28k

£28k

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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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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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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