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What makes Law with Forensic Psychology at Worcester special?

Our LLB (Hons) Law with Forensic Psychology degree provides you with legal knowledge in fundamental subject areas and enables you to develop both practical legal skills and transferable professional skills. Law degrees are highly valued by a wide range of prospective employers. If you decide to pursue a career as a solicitor, the LLB will provide you with a solid grounding for your future preparation for Stage 1 of the Solicitors Qualification Examination (which is required by the Solicitors Regulation Authority). Should you choose to become a barrister, the LLB will also provide a solid foundation for your potential future studies on the Bar Professional Training Course (as required by the Bar Standards Board).

This course combines a strong foundation in core principles of law and forensic psychology, including criminal law. You'll also study forensic psychology modules, exploring the tangled web of influences that lead to a criminal act.



Key features

  • Enables lawyers to explore related areas of forensic psychology
  • Blended theoretical & practical approach brings Law to life
  • Professional volunteering opportunities develop your knowledge of how Law operates in the real world and benefit the local community
  • Supportive, encouraging environment
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Our law courses are 10th in the UK for Student Satisfaction in the Complete University Guide 2024.

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Law at Worcester

Worcester offers an intimate, collegial and diverse environment in which you will grow through your interactions with other students and with our dedicated and interdisciplinary faculty. After your time here, you will be able to think about the law systematically and be academically prepared to work at the highest levels of the profession.

With extensive instruction in the technical aspects of the profession and a broad range of practical opportunities to engage with Law in action, you will not just learn about the Law, but will learn to think like a lawyer. This practical, professional approach is further enhanced by the School of Law premises with its specialist teaching facilities including a purpose built courtroom enabling students to engage in mooting, mock trials and other court based exercises.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

UCAS tariff points

Entry requirements

120 UCAS tariff points (typically BBB at A level)

The normal minimum entry requirement for undergraduate degree courses is the possession of 4 GCSEs (Grade C/4 or above) and a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent Level 3qualifications).

Applicants for whom English is not their first language require IELTS 6.5 or above

T Levels may be used to meet the entry tariff requirements for this course. Find out more about T levels as UCAS tariff points here.

Applicants may be invited for interview

Other information

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the Admissions Office on 01905 855111 or email for advice.

Further information about the UCAS Tariff can be obtained from the UCAS website.

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Course content

Course content

Our courses are informed by research and current developments in the discipline and feedback from students, external examiners and employers. Modules do therefore change periodically in the interests of keeping the course relevant and reflecting best practice. The most up-to-date information will be available to you once you have accepted a place and registered for the course. If there are insufficient numbers of students interested in an optional module, this might not be offered, but we will advise you as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative. 

Year 1


  • Law of Contract
  • Public Law
  • Professional Legal Skills and Ethics
  • Applied Psychology 2: Forensic and Therapeutic Settings
  • Introduction to Studying Psychology

Year 2


  • Law of Torts
  • European Union Law in Context 
  • Criminal Law
  • Applied Psychological Science

Year 3


  • Equity and Trusts (Dissertation equivalent module) 
  • Land Law


  • Company Law
  • Employment Law
  • Law of Evidence
  • Family Law
  • LLB Project
  • Work Based Placement
  • Understanding Trauma and Violence
  • Forensic Psychology in Practice
  • Psychology and the Law
Teaching and assessment

Teaching and assessment

The University places emphasis on enabling students to develop the independent learning capabilities that will equip you for lifelong learning and future employment, as well as academic achievement. A mixture of independent study, teaching and academic support through the personal academic tutoring system enables you to reflect on progress and build up a profile of skills, achievements and experiences that will enable you to flourish and be successful.


You are taught through a combination of interactive workshops, lectures, seminars and practical exercises. Interactive workshops take a variety of forms and are intended to enable the application of learning through discussion and small group activities. Seminars enable the discussion and development of understanding of topics covered in lectures, and practical exercises, such as mooting and client interviewing, are focused on developing subject specific skills and applying them in a professional context.

In addition, meetings with personal academic tutors are scheduled on at least 4 occasions in the first year and three occasions in each of the other years of a course.

You have an opportunity to engage fully with the employability programme in the School of Law including volunteering in the School of Law's Legal Advice Centre and to be supported by the School of Law’s Employability Team.

Contact time

In a typical week you will have around 12 contact hours of teaching.

Typically class contact time will be structured around:

  • One 2 hour lecture
  • One 1 hour seminar

Independent self-study

In addition to the contact time, you are expected to undertake around 22 hours of personal self-study per week. Typically, this will involve completing online activities, reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, undertaking research in the library and online, preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for examinations.

Independent learning is supported by a range of excellent learning facilities, including the Hive and library resources, the virtual learning environment, and extensive electronic learning resources.

Teaching staff

You will be taught by a teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes senior academics and legal practitioners with professional experience.

Teaching is informed by the research and consultancy, and 85% of course lecturers have a higher education teaching qualification or are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.


The course provides opportunities to test understanding and learning informally through the completion of practice or 'formative' assignments. Each module has one or more formal or 'summative' assessments which are graded and count towards the overall module grade.

Assessment methods include written examinations and a range of coursework assessments such as essays and reports, case studies and court reports, interviewing and advising, moots, oral presentations, poster presentations, research projects and work/clinic based assessment.


You will receive feedback on practice assessments and on formal assessments undertaken by coursework. Feedback on examination performance is available upon request from the module leader. Feedback is intended to support learning and you are encouraged to discuss it with personal academic tutors and module tutors as appropriate.

We aim to provide you with feedback on formal course work assessments within 20 working days of hand-in.

Programme specification

For comprehensive details on the aims and intended learning outcomes of the course, and the means by which these are achieved through learning, teaching and assessment, please download the latest programme specification.

Practical experience

Law is constantly evolving and practical experience is one of the best ways to develop the creative and critical approach you will need to succeed.

Pro bono activity is built into the LLB at Worcester, giving you the chance to improve your legal research, public speaking and client care skills while making a genuinely positive contribution to society. You will also have the opportunity to speak to lawyers and others involved in institutions such as the courts to gain an insight into how they work.

You may also choose to develop your legal skills further by joining in extracurricular activities such as mock trials or client interviewing. You can choose to be part of the University of Worcester Student Law Society, which will be run by Law students for Law students.




Our Law with Forensic Psychology degree offers a wide range of work experience opportunities, including:

  • Volunteering
  • Mentoring schemes
  • Placements

Employability is at the heart of our Law with Forensic Psychology degree. We work closely with a variety of local, regional and national employers and use their expertise to input into the academic curriculum.

In this way, we ensure that your Law degree is attractive to potential employers in the legal profession. We'll also enable you to explore different career paths in other areas, such as business and management.

Read more about Law careers and routes to qualifying.

Emily Andrew

Emily Andrew

Emily Andrew, a Law student whose dreams of becoming a barrister are a step closer after she won a highly coveted legal training place, has graduated.

Emily, who studied Law with Forensic Psychology, is currently studying the Barrister Training Course (BTC) and Master of Laws at BPP University Law School, in Birmingham. Following that, she commences pupillage (the paid training period required to fully qualify as a barrister) with the Crown Prosecution Service in September 2023. “To gain pupillage before commencing the BTC, when it has only a 7 per cent success rate for BTC graduates per year, is one of my proudest achievements, and something I would not have been capable of achieving without the unmatched support from the University of Worcester,” she said.

“The support from Worcester is unmatched,” she said. “From the very beginning of my studies, the staff team were supporting us every step of the way. I never felt like I was bothering anyone with questions or queries. The staff knew the students by name, and this small touch makes the team so much more approachable, and certainly made a massive difference to me. I also found the careers team to be hugely supportive and encouraging."

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Careers and Employability

Our Graduates pursue exciting and diverse careers in a wide variety of employment sectors.

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Fees and funding

Full-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard fee for full-time home and EU undergraduate students enrolling on BA/BSc/LLB degrees and FdA/FdSc degrees in the 2024/25 academic year is £9,250 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

International students

The standard tuition fee for full-time international students enrolling on BA/BSc/LLB degrees and FdA/FdSc degrees in the 2024/25 academic year is £16,200 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Part-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fees for part-time UK and EU students enrolling on BA/BSc/LLB degrees and FdA/FdSc degrees in the academic year 2024/25 are £1,156 per 15-credit module, £1,542 per 20-credit module, £2,312 per 30-credit module, £3,083 per 40-credit module, £3,469 per 45-credit module and £4,625 per 60 credit module.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Additional costs

Every course has day-to-day costs for basic books, stationery, printing and photocopying. The amounts vary between courses.

If your course offers a placement opportunity, you may need to pay for an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.


Finding the right accommodation is paramount to your university experience. Our halls of residence are home to friendly student communities, making them great places to live and study.

We have over 1,000 rooms across our range of student halls. With rooms to suit every budget and need, from our 'Chestnut Halls' at £131 per week to 'Oak Halls' at £221 per week (2024/25 prices).

For full details visit our accommodation page.

How to apply

How to apply

Part-time applications

If you would like to apply to study this course part time, please complete our online application form.

Applying through UCAS

Law with Forensic Psychology LLB (Hons) - M10C

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Read our How to apply pages for more information on applying and to find out what happens to your application.



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Dr Chris Monaghan

Head of Law