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About the course

Law plays a key role in all aspects of our lives. Whether at work or play law governs our behaviour and gives shape to government, business and personal relationships.

Our LLB Law with Psychology course will provide you with key communication and research skills. Alongside the core topics which satisfy the Foundation of Legal Knowledge requirements of the Law Society and the Bar Council, you will study key psychology topics such as psychology and criminal behaviour, psychology and mental health and critical social psychology.

Our law graduates leave us as articulate, knowledgeable and work ready individuals with a range of transferable skills to pursue a career in law, management, HR, the public sector, education and many other areas.

Why choose this course?

  • Learn the Foundation legal skills alongside key aspects of Psychology, such as Psychology and Criminal Behaviour; Psychology and Mental Health and Critical Social Psychology, then use and explore them in further units to develop your proficiency and competence even further.
  • Study law within the broader economic, social, political, historical, ethical and cultural environment of specific areas of legal knowledge
  • Develop your advocacy skills in our newly refurbished courtroom giving you confidence in a realistic setting
  • Gain skills in critical analysis, research, teamwork, use of language and argument and the ability to work and learn independently
  • Explore your ability to present arguments in a way that others can understand
  • Challenge yourself with a demanding but valuable qualification highly regarded by employers which is accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority Council of DETC UK.

The LLB is the undergraduate degree for all students wishing to pursue a career in law. Graduating with an LLB from the University of Northampton is the first step on your journey towards becoming a solicitor or a barrister. The LLB is recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Council as a Qualifying Law Degree which exempts you from the academic stage of legal training.

The LLB Law with Psychology offers the added opportunity to study fascinating topics such as psychology and criminal behaviour; psychology and criminal justice and forensic psychology in practice, which will provide you with a greater understanding of  human behaviour alongside your law studies. This will be particularly appealing to you if you are interested in a career in criminal law or the criminal justice system.

Teaching on the LLB Law with Psychology is taught by a dedicated team of staff who combine world leading research with professional experience in the legal industry and the criminal justice system.

In class teaching is supported by a range of fantastic extra-curricular opportunities including our Law clinic, our award winning Refugee Legal Aid Clinic and our mooting debate programme.

What will I learn?


  • Contract Law Compulsory
  • Criminal Law Compulsory
  • Introduction To Legal Practice In The English Legal System Compulsory
  • Psychology And Criminal Behaviour Compulsory
  • Constitutional And Administrative Law Compulsory
  • Land Law Compulsory
  • Law Of Tort Compulsory
  • Psychology And Criminal Justice Compulsory
  • Dissertation Compulsory
  • Equity And Trusts Compulsory
  • Forensic Psychology In Practice Compulsory
  • Institutions Of The European Union And Judicial Protection Compulsory
  • Substantive Law Of The European Union And Human Rights Compulsory
How will I be assessed?

We use an innovative and interesting range of assessment methods in our course. These include oral presentations, Moots (legal argument before a “judge”) essays, case studies and report writing. We try to create a balance between assessment by coursework and exams.

The psychology element of your degree will allow you to develop a sound basis in research strategies and develop skills which form the foundation of academic social science studies. Again a range of methods of assessment will be employed and you will be assessed by a mixture of written assessments, group work and portfolio assessments.

Entry Requirements

We will consider you as an individual and take into account all elements of your application, not just your qualifications. We are looking for breadth and depth in your current studies and enthusiasm for the subject you wish to study.

. This means the points you will be asked for are different to previous years but the grades you receive have not changed. At least 80 points with 64 points from 2 A level passes at C or above At least 80 points with 64 from Merit in two BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas or one BTEC Diploma At least 80 points with Merit Merit Pass in the BTEC Extended Diploma A completed Access to Higher Education Diploma Equivalent qualifications such as Irish Leaving Certificate, OCR Nationals, International Baccalaureate and CACHE Level 3 awards.

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

Our degree will help you to develop skills and experiences which you will need for any future job whether in law or any other professional area. These include the ability to ‘think on your feet’; to identify important points in discussions, negotiations or from documents; to present your point of view clearly and the ability to write in an appropriate way for lots of different situations.

The additional element of Psychology will offer opportunities to pursue careers in Criminal Justice organisations including the private sector and charitable sector.

Within both departments there is a strong emphasis on identifying potential career paths and on preparing our students for life beyond graduation. Both elements of the course will offer guidance on potential careers while ensuring that assessments are designed around key professional skills.

We pride ourselves on maintaining strong links with major law firms in the local area and offer a range of opportunities to develop contacts with the legal profession whether through our programme of court visits, our legal advice clinics or our mooting programme.

How to Apply