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LLB (Hons) Law with Psychology

University of Southampton
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Course UCAS code: M200
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  • LLB (Hons), Full-time , Duration: 3 Years
Course Summary:
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 society's 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.
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, Individual Differences: Personality and Intelligence 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, Foundations in Criminal Evidence Law, Introduction to Public International Law, Introduction to Commercial and Maritime Law, The Laws of the EU Internal Market, Foundations in Data Protection Law Choose one Psychology optional module per Semester: Social Psychology, Language and Memory, Developmental Psychology, Perception 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
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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.
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15 January

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The University of Southampton is a fantastic university which undertakes world-class research and amazing teaching. I have experienced first-hand the enthusiasm and passion of my lecturers and seminar tutors. The campus is particularly brilliant due to the large number of facilities based directly on campus such as the GP, Costa, Banking etc. In addition, the campus is incredibly green and is filled with nature and animals. The pastoral care is also very good and so it is easy to feel welcome at this institution.

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