Law with Psychology, Short Course | Part time online | University of Essex Online | United Kingdom
16 months
5099 GBP/year
4625 GBP/year
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This Law with Psychology CertHE course from University of Essex Online allows you to explore essential areas of both fields. Understanding how the mind works and understanding how the legal system operates both have practical applications to a wide range of careers.

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Within this Law with Psychology CertHE course from  University of Essex Online the topics you will study include:

  • civil and criminal aspects of the English Legal System
  • the role of constitutional and administrative law and their related issues
  • the theories and methods in the field of social psychology

Equivalent to the first level of undergraduate study, this course will develop your communication skills through interactive discussion forums with fellow professionals from around the world. You will also develop other critical skills such as time management, critical thinking and research, allowing you to succeed in a wide range of careers and job roles.

Upon completion of your CertHE Law with Psychology, the course offers the opportunity for you to progress on to study the LLB (Hons) Law with Psychology.

Why this course is great

  • The Law with Psychology course from University of Essex Online is employability focused and will equip you with the skills required for careers in the legal sector as well as related fields.
  • Experienced academics and legal practitioners will deliver your modules and help you to develop the knowledge and skills that are required for legal practice.
  • Gain a recognised qualification in just 16 months from the University of Essex, one of the top 40 universities in the UK (Complete University Guide 2023).

Career opportunities:

On completion of the CertHE Law with Psychology, you can progress on to study the full LLB (Hons) Law with Psychology.

If you’re interested in becoming a lawyer, you can find out more about the career path here. Legal knowledge is also highly useful for a wide range of industries – from management, finance and human resources to education, local and central government, and the voluntary sector. Meanwhile, your new psychology skills will be beneficial for roles within healthcare, criminal justice, the civil service and security services.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Legal Skills and Context 
  • Criminal Law 
  • Public Law
  • Social Psychology 
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Personality and Intelligence

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 16 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • The deadline for completing applications is a week before the start date
  • We recommend preparing and submitting your application in advance of your chosen intake


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The University believes that education should be accessible for everyone. That’s why it offers an open entry route – meaning you don’t need any prior academic or work experience in order to start studying with us. You will also need to meet the English language requirements.
  • You will need to pass your first assignment set within the first three weeks of the course in order to continue with your studies.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5099 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6799 GBP for the full programme during 16 months.
  • National

    4625 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6167 GBP for the full programme during 16 months.


Regional scholarship available for international students based overseas in eligible countries.

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