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Psychology with Law (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Winchester, United Kingdom
The versatile and innovative Psychology with Law (Hons) programme at The University of Winchester 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.
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Are 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.

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 Psychology with Law (Hons) programme at The University of Winchester 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.


Professional careers in psychology can be pursued in the following fields: clinical, educational, occupational, sports and exercise, health, counselling, neuropsychology, forensic psychology, and academic teaching and research.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Psychological Research Methods
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Applied Skills for Learning and Development
  • Legal Systems and Methods
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Applied Skills for Research and Practice
  • Qualitative Methods in Psychology

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • A GCSE A*-C or 9-4 pass in Mathematics and English Language is required.
  • International Baccalaureate: 112-120 points to include a minimum of 2 Higher level IB certificates at grade 4 or above.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Winchester

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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