Candidates should have a relevant single or joint honours degree, ideally 2.i or above, from a university or another approved degree-awarding body. Candidates with a 2.ii degree will be considered with supplementary evidence of academic and research ability.
Alternatively, a non-graduate qualification which the University has deemed to be of a satisfactory standard for the purpose of postgraduate admission may be accepted. In general, all applicants are judged on their individual merits; work experience and other factors will be taken into consideration.
Candidates without a relevant degree or professional qualification should have a minimum of 3 years' relevant work experience.
Months of entry
The programme provides a postgraduate-level education in the fields of psychology and law, along with key skills in scientific research, writing, and presentation skills. The Psychology element will provide an avenue for law students who wish to pursue careers in broader areas. You will develop a strategic overview of the psychology behind the law, and learn to identify and evaluate general patterns in behaviour, psychological functioning, and experience.
Specifically, the programme will:
- build specialist legal skills and knowledge to equip candidates to operate in the interface between legal principles and psychological research;
- present multiple perspectives in a way that fosters critical evaluation, including a mix of neurological, cognitive, developmental, language, learning, social, and personal perspectives;
- foster an understanding of applications of theory to experience and behaviour, in particular in the law environment;
- develop an understanding of the role of empirical evidence in the creation and constraint of theory, and how theory guides the collection and interpretation of empirical data;
- provide a progression path through the degree that incrementally builds up knowledge leading to an ability to appreciate and critically evaluate advanced theory, research findings, and applications.
Information for international students
International applicants are normally required to provide evidence of English language proficiency. The minimum English language requirements will normally be: IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each individual component score; Pearson PTE: a score of 62 (with no element lower than 58); Cambridge English Test – Advanced: 176 (with no element lower than 169).
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Admissions Office, Bangor Law School
- +44 (0) 1248 382085