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A fascinating degree that draws upon the relationship between Law and Psychology with modules that are of real topical interest.
Law is a varied and intellectually stimulating subject that affects every part of our lives. If you are curious about how society is regulated, enjoy solving problems and want to combine this with an interest in Psychology and human behaviour then this is the course for you.
This appealing Qualifying Law Degree provides a broad spectrum of skills and enables you to progress on to further legal training to become a solicitor or barrister. Nottingham Trent University’s Psychology department is renowned for its British Psychological Society-accredited teaching and you will combine your study of Law with current Psychology modules, developing your research capabilities.
Why choose this course?
- It is recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board as a Qualifying Law Degree.
- You will explore Psychology as a science, including legal, social and developmental psychology.
- Students have the option to take part in our International Summer School Scheme.
- You can gain a Certificate in Professional Practice by undertaking mini-placements during vacations.
- Work on a business/law project with our Employer Challenge.
- You will benefit from our renowned expertise in mooting. You will take a mooting module and can get involved in international and national mooting competitions for which we have a winning track record.
- You can join our thriving LEX Student Law Society and get involved with a range of sporting, social, and networking activities.
- You will learn in outstanding facilities, including a suite of authentic mock courtrooms and mooting rooms.
- Upon graduation you can apply for entry to our Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course which is the next stage of training to become a solicitor or barrister.
- 96% of our undergraduate Law School students are employed or engaged in further study six months after graduating (DLHE, undergraduate leavers 2016/17).
Careers and employability
A Law degree is highly valued and provides a solid foundation for a variety of careers. 96% of our undergraduate Law School students are employed or engaged in further study six months after graduating (DLHE, undergraduate leavers 2016/17).
If you complete your LLB with us and gain a 2.2 or above we will guarantee you a place on our excellent LLM Legal Practice Course for intending solicitors. If you are interested in a career as a barrister there is also the opportunity to progress on to our highly-regarded LLM Bar Professional Training Course. We do encourage you to submit your application for these courses as early as possible to avoid disappointment. These courses can reach maximum capacity prior to the course start date.
A Law degree doesn’t just have to lead to a career as a solicitor or barrister however. On this LLB course you will gain a host of transferable skills and an appreciation of the law and Psychological research skills that many employers will value. In the last few years our graduates have gone on to positions including:
- in-house counsel
- trade mark attorney
- trade union consultant
- freedom of information adviser
- human resources officer
- investment banker
- victim support caseworker
- review and features editor
- quantity surveyor
- business development manager
- sports marketing analyst.
Excellent placement opportunities
LLB (Hons) Law with Psychology students have the opportunity to take a year long work placement in their third year, returning to complete their degree in Year Four. All LLB (Hons) Law with Psychology students have a chance to undertake voluntary legal work as part of the final year Law in Practice option or as an extracurricular activity. Everybody in the Law School can also gain a Certificate in Professional Practice by undertaking work experience in the vacations. This degree also provides the unique opportunity to participate in the Professional Practice in Psychology Conference where you will provide psychological solutions to real-world problems supplied by organisations.
You can also work towards the University’s Acceler8 Employability Award which has been designed to provide formal recognition for everything you achieve outside of your studies.