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Undergraduate

Law and Psychology Double Degree

Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Science (Psychology) - BB-LAWPSY - BB-LAWPSY Curtin Business School
Minimum ATAR 90 This figure refers to the ATAR level below which an application will not be considered. This is not a guarantee of admission.
Location Bentley or Perth City This course may not be offered at all locations every year. Please contact us for more information on availability.
Study method Full-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February
Duration 5.5 years full-time

Course overview

The Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Science (Psychology) double degree is ideal for students who want to combine a career in law with a deeper understanding of human behaviour. In addition, this degree is ideal for students who wish to pursue a career in psychology in areas such as the criminal and justice systems.
 
The Bachelor of Laws degree is a qualification approved by the Legal Practice Board of Western Australia. It offers you a foundation in essential areas of law and legal knowledge, and will help you develop core skills, with a strong practical emphasis, that are essential to effective legal practice.
 
The Bachelor of Science (Psychology) will teach you about perception, cognition, emotion, personality, behaviour and interpersonal relationships and how to examine, explain and predict what people do as individuals and in groups.
 
In this double degree, you will cover a broad range of subjects, including criminal law, constitutional law, legal research and writing, law society and justice, social psychology, brain and behaviour, abnormal psychology and criminal responsibility and procedures.
 
Please note: this course is pending registration for international onshore students on student visas. Please contact the Curtin International office to determine availability for international students.

Admission criteria

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed below, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

Minimum ATAR This figure refers to the ATAR level below which an application will not be considered. This is not a guarantee of admission.

90

STAT entry STAT entry - The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.

Written English and either MC Verbal or Quantitative

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

ATAR-related adjustments

Details of the types of ‘bonus points’ commonly available to applicants can be found on our StepUp to Curtin page.

ATAR and selection rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in the most recent intake period

View data on the ATAR and selection rank profile of offers made from the most recent intake period.

Mature age entry

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Essential WACE courses

 None.

Desirable WACE courses

Mathematics: Methods ATAR

English language proficiency

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.

Fees

Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2018 Commonwealth supported What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)? - A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the student pays the remainder. The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.

All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place.

Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.
$8,710*

Fees are indicative first year only and are subject to passage of legislation.

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks - visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

If you're not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

Professional recognition

An undergraduate degree in law is the first qualification you need if you want to practise as a lawyer in Australia. Further practical legal training must be undertaken after completing the Bachelor of Laws to be eligible for admission as a barrister and solicitor in Western Australia.
To be eligible for admission as a lawyer in Western Australia you must either undertake the Practical Legal Training course or complete 12 months articles of clerkship. For further details about admission as a lawyer in Australia, refer to the Legal Practice Board of Western Australia website.
 
The Bachelor of Science (Psychology) degree is recognised by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as meeting the first three years of study in psychology. A further year in psychology is necessary to apply for associate membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and for provisional registration as a psychologist.

Credit for previous study

Applications for credit for recognised (prior) learning (CRL) are assessed on an individual basis. See the section ‘Credit for previous study or work experience’ on the Future Students website for more details.

Further information on credit or previous study or work experience.


Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL).

Why Law and Psychology Double Degree?

Law and Psychology is a natural combination that reflects the day-to-day challenges of the legal professional and the growing role of psychology in numerous legal, forensic, and criminal processes. 
 
At Curtin University, working practitioners bring degree programs to life. You'll be motivated by the real-life stories and industry exposure. In the Law school, high-quality teaching staff aim to give you first-hand insight and knowledge of the legal profession. In the School of Psychology & Speech Pathology, the undergraduate teaching team includes many registered psychologists. Students will develop their knowledge of human behaviour from a scientist-practitioner model perspective from teaching staff who are active researchers and psychologists. 

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.