About This Course
The LLB Law with Psychology combines a comprehensive legal education with the study of psychology and human behaviour.
Alongside the seven foundation subjects of legal knowledge (Public Law; Law of the European Union; Criminal Law; Obligations, including Contract, Restitution and Tort; Property Law; Equity and the Law of Trusts; Legal Research), you will study optional modules in Psychology, and the scientific theories and principles which underpin it.
Psychology, through its study of neurology, cognition, development, language and personality, complements the subject of Law, particularly for students who wish to pursue careers in criminology, the criminal justice system or legal practice.
This is a Qualifying Law Degree, recognised for professional purposes by the Bar Council of England & Wales and the Bar Standards Board. The School of Psychology has an international reputation for excellence in its field, ranking within the UK top 20 for research (REF 2014) and amongst the world’s top 100 Psychology departments (QS World University Ranking).
Students have the opportunity to enhance their degree programme and extend their understanding of their degree subject area by spending a period of study at an overseas host institution. This route is optional and if you choose to follow it, you will extend your period of study from three years to four and will gain an enhanced degree qualification: LLB International Law (International Experience). You will need to pass a specified number of credits* during their year abroad but no credits from that year will feed into your degree.
* For the purpose of passing the year abroad, a student is required to pass the following number of credits at the host institution: the equivalent of 60 Bangor credits / 30 ECTS credits. Where a student fails to attain this minimum number of credits, they can take resit essay papers during the summer following their return to the UK. A student who fails to pass the resit will be entered into the final year of their Bangor degree but will not be eligible for the enhanced degree title.
- All our LLB Law degrees courses have Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) status, denoting that Bangor LLB graduates will have completed the academic stage of training for the legal professions in England and Wales.
- As all Bangor LLB Law degree courses have QLD status, graduates may enter directly onto Legal Practice Courses (LPC) to become solicitors or the Bar Practice Training Courses (BPTC) to become barristers.
- Bangor LLB Law degree holders are eligible to take the Law Society of Ireland entrance exams: FE-Is.
- Our law degree addresses the British, European and global dimensions of contemporary legal development.
- Welsh students may undertake tutorials and workshops in Welsh in all Law modules where these are offered as part of the curriculum.
- The School has its own state-of-the-art replica courtroom, in which you can gain essential practical experience by taking part in mock legal trials.
- We have a dedicated and well-resourced Law library.
- Bangor is the only institution in north Wales to offer a Law degree.
- The LLB Law degree is taught by bilingual staff with a wide range of expertise.
- Bangor University’s School of Psychology is one of the top 100 psychology departments in the world, according to the QS World University Rankings.
You will study compulsory modules in Law, and choose from a wide range of Psychology options. Your compulsory Law modules will usually consist of 2 hours of lectures every week and one hour-long tutorial every fortnight, while in optional courses tuition is by means of weekly seminars, 2 hours in length. Reading and library-based research are required before tutorials and seminars, and written essays and/or class tests may be set. Final assessment is by means of coursework and examinations.
Teaching on the Psychology modules is delivered through a combination of taught lectures, seminars and practical ’hands-on’ research experience. Assessment methods include written examinations, oral presentations, case reports, essays, and a research thesis.
What will you study on this course?
- Introduction to Law
- Legal Skills
- Public Law
- Contract Law
Plus 40 credits from the School of Psychology.
- European Union Law
- Criminal Law
- Equity and Trusts
Plus 40 credits from the School of Psychology.
- Land Law
Plus 40 credits from Law options, and 40 credits from Psychology options.
Modules for the current academic year
Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change. Find out what our students are currently studying on the Law with Psychology Modules page.
Course content is for guidance purposes only and may be subject to change.
General University Costs
Home (UK) students
- The cost of a full-time undergraduate course is £9,000 per year (2021/22 entry and 2022/23 entry).
- The fee for all placement, international and sandwich years is £1,350 (2021/22 and 2022/23).
- More information on fees and finance for Home (UK) students.
International (including EU) students
There are also some common additional costs that are likely to arise for students on all courses, for example:
- If you choose to study abroad or take the International Experience Year as part of your course.
- If you attend your Graduation Ceremony, there will be a cost for gown hire (£25-£75) and cost for additional guest tickets (c.£12 each).
Course-specific additional costs
Depending on the course you are studying, there may be additional course-specific costs that you will be required to meet. These fall into three categories:
- Mandatory Costs: these are related to a particular core or compulsory module that you’ll be required to complete to achieve your qualification e.g. compulsory field trips, uniforms for students on placement, DBS Check.
- Necessarily Incurred Costs: these may not be experienced by all students, and will vary depending on the course e.g. professional body membership, travel to placements, specialist software, personal safety equipment.
- Optional Costs: these depend on your choice of modules or activity and they are shown to give you an indication of the optional costs that may arise to make sure your choice is as informed as possible. These can include graduation events for your course, optional field trips, Welcome Week trips.
- 112 tariff points from a level 3* qualification (normally excluding General Studies). *Level 3 qualifications include A levels, BTEC, Access, Irish Highers, International Baccalaureate, Welsh Baccalaureate, Scottish Advanced Highers and others – for a full list, please refer to the new UCAS tariff at www.ucas.com.
- We also welcome applications from mature applicants, individuals with European qualifications and international applicants (subject to minimum English language requirements – IELTS 6.5).
- Other legal qualifications are also accepted.
General University Requirements
To study for a degree, you’ll be asked for a minimum of UCAS Tariff points. For a fuller explanation of the UCAS Tariff Points, please see www.ucas.com.
We accept students with a wide range of qualifications and backgrounds and consider each application individually.
All students need to have good basic skills and the University also values IT and communication skills.
As part of the University’s policy we consider applications from prospective disabled students on the same grounds as all other students.
We also consider applications from mature students who can demonstrate the motivation and commitment to study a university programme. Each year we enrol a significant number of mature students. For more information about studying as a mature student, see our Studying at Bangor section of the website.
EU and International Students' Entry Requirements
For detailed guidance on the entry requirements for EU and International Students, including the minimum English Language entry requirement, please visit the Entry Requirements by Country pages. International applicants can also visit the International Education Centre section of our website for further details.
Bangor University offers International Incorporated Bachelor Degrees for International students whose High School qualification is not equivalent to the UK school leaving qualification. The first year (or Year 0) is studied at Bangor University International College, an embedded College on our University campus and delivered by Oxford International Education Group.
This is a Qualifying Law Degree, which means that graduates of the programme will be eligible to proceed directly to the vocational stage of professional training required to become a barrister or solicitor in England and Wales. An LLB law degree is also a highly-valued qualification for entry into other careers, including government, industry and commerce.
Lawyers with a knowledge of Psychology will be in demand in fields such as criminal justice, the prison service and the probation service. There will also be career opportunities in government and policy-making roles, as well as legal practice.
Opportunities at Bangor
The University’s Skills and Employability Service provides a wide range of resources to help you achieve your graduate ambitions.
The Bangor Employability Award (BEA)
With the BEA, you can gain recognition for your extra-curricular activities (e.g. volunteering, clubs and societies, part-time work, etc.)
Bangor University runs a paid internship scheme within the university’s academic and service departments.
Volunteering widens your experience and improves your employability. Find out more about the volunteering on the Students’ Union’s website.