The ability to provide insights into the mindsets of criminals, the perspectives of victims and the motivations people working within the legal process is a valuable attribute for a lawyer.
Over five years, this flexible double degree program will equip you not only with the skills, knowledge and experience required to embark on a career in law, but also a strong grounding in psychology and psychological theory, providing insights into the workings of the human mind.
This new course, introduced in 2018 in response to popular demand, provides students with the ability to study two fascinating, frequently-related disciplines in depth, emerging with a Bachelor of Laws degree as well as a Bachelor of Psychological Science.
Graduates may choose to pursue careers in law, with this degree enabling admission as a lawyer throughout Australia; or pursue postgraduate training for registration as a psychologist.
This course can be taken fully online, or with a mix of on campus and online units.
As barristers or solicitors; or in law-related areas in private, corporate, or government organisations. There is a range of career opportunities in government departments, particularly those connected with health, social and disability services, youth services, corrective services, the armed services, research agencies such as the CSIRO, and in education.
During their careers, graduates can further develop a specialisation in many fields of law such as family law, wills and estate planning, criminal law, corporate law, property and conveyancing law, town planning and environmental law, employment and industrial relations, commercial law, compensation, entertainment law and sporting law.
Students may also pursue postgraduate training to become registered psychologists.
This degree fulfils the academic requirements for admission to the legal profession. Professional admission authorities also require law graduates of all universities to complete practical legal training or similar to practise as a lawyer.
Students who intend to practise law outside Australia should refer to the relevant country’s admission body to confirm their admission requirements.
Law students can undertake voluntary legal experience and professional placement with legal firms or offices to build their practical legal skills and develop their professional networks.
Students study core units in both law and psychology, and select units from an extensive range of electives to suit their career aspirations.
The assessment methods used in this course vary from unit to unit. They may include research proposals, research essays, reports, oral and written presentations, case studies, online and class participation, and examinations. The weighting of assessment marks between assignments and examinations also varies.
On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including face-to-face lectures and tutorials. Some units offer online activities, classes, pre-recorded and/or live lectures. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.
The online option is highly interactive and strives to promote collaboration and a sense of community. Students may receive online pre-recorded and/or live lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.
Attendance at on-campus workshops is a requirement of the Bachelor of Laws for on-campus and online students. The workshops provide students with an opportunity to network, engage in a range of learning experiences and skills required at an LLB level that cannot be taught effectively solely online, and meet key representatives of the legal profession who address issues of contemporary legal practice and professional conduct. For more information, go to law workshops.