Bachelor of Psychological Science / Bachelor of Laws

University of Wollongong

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00102E

Professional skills in law and psychology open up many exciting career options with employment opportunities in the private and public sectors. Areas include education, community legal services and public interest advocacy groups. Students will learn practical, hands-on skills in Law like critical analysis, written and oral communication, legal research, negotiation and advocacy, all of which are necessary for them to excel in the legal profession. Combining Law with Psychological Science allows students to learn the biological and social bases of behaviour, cognition and perception, social and developmental psychology, personality, and applied psychology. This combination gives students an in-depth understanding and reasoning of the human experience that can enhance your skills as a legal practitioner. This double degree delivers a practical and contextual legal education that prepares graduates not only for traditional careers in the legal profession but also for a wide range of careers in government, business and community organisations as leaders, innovators and problem solvers.

Structure

5 years full-time, or part-time equivalent. This degree covers the prescribed areas of knowledge for future admission to the profession as well as including a choice of electives and an integrated skills program.

Subjects

  • Law
  • Psychology

Standard entry requirements

DOMESTIC STUDENTS - ATAR-BASED ADMISSION OPTIONS Guaranteed entry selection ranks Entry to this course can be gained with: Minimum ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) International Baccalaureate (IB) Interstate equivalent (such as the Victorian ENTER or Queensland OP) Results in an overseas qualification deemed equivalent to Australian year 12. The minimum score for guaranteed entry (or for consideration if this course has limited places) is an ATAR-Selection Rank of 90 or an IB of 33. This includes the effect of adjustment factors. Adjustment factors, such as the subjects you are studying, the area in which you live or equity and access schemes, are taken into consideration and these will be combined with your ATAR to adjust your selection rank and make it higher than your ATAR. These adjustments used to be called bonus points. ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE AND RECOMMENDED STUDIES The University assumes students will have studied any 2 Units of English. Ideally, students will have studied English Advanced. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia. In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.

Recognition

By completing your law degree at UOW, you are completing an academic qualification that is recognised for admission as a lawyer in Australia, subject to completing state-approved Practical Legal Training (PLT). For further details on NSW admissions, visit the Legal Profession Admission Board website: http://www.lpab.justice.nsw.gov.au/

Study pathways

Bachelor of Laws Honours is awarded on the basis of superior performance throughout the course and in the Legal Research Project. LLB (Honours by Research) or Joint Honours by Research is also available as an additional year to meritorious students.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Wollongong International: $163,566 No information available Yes No information available

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