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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3910: Psychology and Law Research Project

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.


NQF Level 6
Credits 30 ECTS Value 15
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 1 (12 weeks) and term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Rebecca Helm (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


The Psychology and Law Research Project module gives you the opportunity to undertake an internship in the Law School’s psychology and law research lab, and to develop and complete a research project based on this work. Work in the lab will consist of collecting and analysing data in psychology and law focused research projects, for example examining testimony evaluation or the use of forensic science expertise in the criminal justice system, or designing effective legislation to target fake news. In term two, you will draw on your work in the lab to develop and complete your own research project, with appropriate supervision, and will draft a research paper detailing your work and findings.

The module will allow you to develop your individual independent research skills; to obtain a good knowledge of the issues pertaining to research in psychology and law; to develop your abilities to explore legal and/or socio-legal issues in-depth; and to present legal/socio-legal arguments and opinions in relation to your chosen area of law/socio-legal study through fieldwork or other relevant study.

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