Explore criminal behaviour, relationships and the workings of the human mind by adding a Psychology degree to your Law qualification.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
When you combine your Bachelor of Laws (LLB) with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, you’ll build special expertise in the social and developmental areas of psychology, and complete a unit in Family Relations and Social Development.
You’ll explore crime from a range of perspectives, including law, sociology and psychology and learn how to reduce or prevent crime and help both the victims and offenders involved in the criminal justice system.
You’ll examine leading-edge research and get opportunities for practical experience to explore how we make sense of ourselves.
7 reasons to study a combined degree in Law and Psychology at Murdoch
- Graduate with two qualifications, a unique skillset and even more career opportunities.
- Get valuable work experience through our Work Integrated Learning program, which allows you to intern at real law firms, organisations and clinics.
- Travel while you earn credit towards your law degree, with opportunities to study in Italy, Switzerland, India or take on an internship in Germany.
- Earn credit towards your degree with hands-on legal training in our award-winning clinic, working with real clients, in areas such as human rights, family law and indigenous issues.
- Your Bachelor of Arts in Psychology is a first step towards becoming a registered psychologist.
- Learn from respected industry experts who often appear in the media to share their insights on current events and issues.
- Develop analytical skills alongside contemporary scientific research methods for investigating human minds and behaviour.
What you’ll learn
Build the knowledge and skills you need to meet your career or study goals. Here are some of the things you’ll learn:
- trial advocacy
- legal protection of international human rights
- psychological science
- cultural psychology
- psychology and law.
Customise your course
A combined degree enhances your career prospects and allows you to specialise in two areas of study. Here are some other combined degrees you might enjoy:
- Law + Business
- Law + Commerce
- Law + Arts
- Law + Psychology (BSc)
- Law + Communication
- Law + Science
- Law + Global Security
- Law + Criminology.
Your future career
In The Good Universities Guide 2019, Murdoch is ranked #1 in WA for full-time employment in Humanities, Culture and Social Sciences and we’ve received a 5-star rating for median graduate salary in the same fields.
Studying law can lead to a career in any area or industry, from navigating human rights to exploring emerging fields such as artificial intelligence. Strong growth is predicted for psychology jobs in Australia over the next five years* so you'll graduate with many career opportunities.
*Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020
Careers could include:
- Legal Practitioner
- Human Resources or Marketing Officer
You could work in a range of industries including business, health or other roles in local, state and federal government or non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree meets the educational requirements of the Legal Practice Board of Western Australia for admission as a practising lawyer. If you would like to become a practising lawyer, you can complete your practical legal training (known as PLT) on campus thanks to our partnerships with Leo Cussen and College of Law.
Our Murdoch Law degree is accredited by the Ministry of Law in Singapore, the Malaysian Bar Council, and the Indian Bar Council
The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology course is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). You could add a fourth year of study, such as our Graduate Diploma or Honours program, to be eligible for provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.
For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.
- Perth campus
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- Mid-year start available (International students)
Each course has a number of credit points that must be completed for you to graduate. Find out what’s required to meet the credit points for this course.
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Fees & Scholarships for Domestic StudentsInternational Students
At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.
We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.
How to apply as a Domestic StudentInternational Student
Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.
Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 2, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.
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