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Undergraduate

Laws and Psychology Double Degree

Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Science (Psychology) - BB-LAWPSY - BB-LAWPSY Curtin Business School
Indicative ATAR 90 Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.
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.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students

Indicative TER (ATAR) Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.

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.

Mature age entry

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Essential WACE courses

 None.

Desirable WACE courses

Mathematics: Methods ATAR

Fees

Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Unfortunately fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.

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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 Laws 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. 

This course is not currently available for international students but we're hoping it will be soon. We'll update this page as soon as we can so please check back soon.