Undergraduate course

Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Science (Psychology)

Combine your law degree with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology to expand your career opportunities and explore criminal behaviour, neuroscience, relationships and the inner workings of the human mind.

What type of student are you?

Murdoch code

B1355

Study mode

Part Time or Full Time

Duration (years)

5

Selection rank

90

CRICOS code

096883K
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Overview

You’ll examine 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.

When you combine your Bachelor of Laws (LLB) with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, you’ll have the chance to study psychology along with other subjects in science. You can build special expertise in your final year with a unit in Cognitive Neuroscience.

3 reasons to study a combined degree in Law and Psychology at Murdoch

  1. 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.
  2. Graduate with two qualifications, a unique skillset and even more career opportunities.
  3. Get valuable work experience through our Work Integrated Learning program which allows you to intern at real law firms, organisations and clinics.

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

Your future career

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. Careers could include:

  • Lawyer
  • Legal Practitioner
  • Psychologist
  • Human Resources or Marketing Officer
  • Researcher

*Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree meets the educational requirements of the Legal Practice Board of Western Australia for admission as a practicing lawyer, and has specific pre-requisites for registration that you must meet to qualify for admission.

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.

This degree is accredited by the Malaysian Bar Council and the Indian Bar Council.

The Bachelor of Science 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 visit Murdoch Admission Information - Laws (Combined).

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English Requirements

You must meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which can be demonstrated through either English proficiency testsuniversity preparation coursesEnglish language coursesprevious tertiary study or vocational education.

 

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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Adjustment for Murdoch RISE

Murdoch RISE is a selection rank adjustment, as part of our commitment to helping students from regional, Indigenous and low socio-economic backgrounds gain university entry.

If you achieve an ATAR of 60.00 - 89.95, a Murdoch RISE adjustment factor of up to 10.00 points may help you get into your preferred course. Murdoch RISE can increase your selection rank up to a maximum of 90.00.

There’s no application or need to register. If you are eligible, the adjustment factor is automatically added to your raw ATAR score when you apply.

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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