Why study LLB (Hons) Law with Psychology online?


17th May 2024


Law, Psychology


Explore psychology alongside your legal studies – and expand your future career opportunities – with our LLB (Hons) Law with Psychology. On this exciting course, you’ll develop the skills required to enter legal professions and delve into specialist areas of psychology. In this blog post, we discuss the benefits of studying the LLB (Hons) Law with Psychology online, what you’ll learn and career options for graduates.

Gain fundamental knowledge

This course introduces you to the British legal system, so you’ll have a thorough understanding of lawyers and their role within society. Plus, in our thought-provoking Public Law module, you’ll cover the legal framework underpinning the UK judiciary, executive and parliament, while exploring the Human Rights Act and European Convention on Human Rights. Throughout the course, you’ll also study topics such as Criminal Law, Contract Law and European Union Law.

You’ll have access to the latest legal knowledge through law databases such as LexisNexis and WestLaw – which give you opportunities to enhance your skills by studying free law courses – and gain certification upon completion.

Develop an understanding of human behaviour

Explore key topics of psychology throughout your modules, including social and occupational psychology, and development through the lifespan. You’ll gain a unique insight into the mind, brain and human behaviour – helping you build a better understanding of yourself and others.

You can also tailor your studies to suit your interests with our optional modules, such as Reasoning and Decision Making; Clinical and Counselling Psychology; and Investigative Psychology. So, whatever your ambitions, you can focus on areas that appeal to you.

Elevate your transferable skills

From time management and critical thinking to working under pressure, you’ll gain valuable workplace skills to help you succeed in a wide range of sectors and industries. You’ll also build on your legal writing, presentation and interview expertise, as well as research – a valuable tool within law and psychology roles.

Access a wide range of career opportunities

An LLB (Hons) Law with Psychology degree isn’t just for a legal career. Management; finance; HR; education; healthcare; counselling – a qualification in psychology can lead to roles across a whole range of sectors.

All our online LLB degrees are qualifying law degrees (QLD), recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) – so if you plan on becoming a solicitor or barrister, you’ll be prepared in part for the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) or to progress onto a Bar Practice Course. A background in psychology can also help you understand the decision-making process, giving you an advantage as a lawyer.

Enjoy flexible online study

Study 100% online, part time, around your current commitments – via our state-of-the-art virtual learning environment (VLE) which can be accessed at any time, on any device. And if you’re still unsure, why not take a taster course and find out if studying our LLB (Hons) law with psychology is right for you?

You’ll be taught by subject matter experts, who are on hand to support you throughout each module and offer live Q&A sessions and virtual office hours. They also provide feedback on your assignments within seven days, so you’re kept up to date about your academic performance throughout your studies.

Why choose Essex Online?

All our degrees are validated by the University of Essex, which means you’ll benefit from world-class research, ground-breaking teaching, and become part of a truly global community. If that’s not enough, here’s a few more reasons:

  • 15 years’ experience delivering quality online degrees to students worldwide
  • benefit from silver rated teaching (TEF 2023)
  • receive dedicated student support, from application through to graduation and beyond
  • graduate on campus at the University of Essex, a UK top 30 university (CUG 2025)


Want to find out more about our LLB (Hons) Law with Psychology? Download a prospectus today, or if you need any help applying, get in touch with our friendly Admissions team.