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Southern Cross University (SCU)

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Bachelor of Psychological Science, Bachelor of Laws

  • Bachelor

Examining the criminal mind is a fascinating and revealing journey. In this double degree, you'll experience the mindsets of criminals, the perspectives of victims and the motivations of people working within the legal process.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor
Duration
5 years full-time, 10 years part-time
Course Code
3207007
Study Mode
In person, Online
ATAR
80

About this course

Examining the criminal mind is a fascinating and revealing journey. In this double degree, you'll experience the mindsets of criminals, the perspectives of victims and the motivations of people working within the legal process.

The course will equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience required to embark on a career in law, as well as a strong grounding in psychology and psychological theory, providing insights into the workings of the human mind. Through an optional professional placement you can develop networks and gain vital insight into career possibilities.

Graduates may choose to pursue a career in one of the many facets of law, from health, social and disability services to youth services, corrective services, the armed services, research agencies and in education; or you can pursue postgraduate training for registration as a psychologist.

This degree fulfils the academic requirements for admission to the legal profession in Australia. Professional admission authorities also require law graduates of all universities to complete practical legal training or similar to be eligible to practise as a lawyer.

The course also has Australian Psychology Accreditation Council accreditation for entrance into postgraduate training.

Study locations

Gold Coast

Lismore

Coffs Harbour

Online

What you will learn

You'll study core units in both law and psychology, and select units from an extensive range of electives to suit your career aspirations.

Career pathways

Employment opportunities exist as barristers or solicitors; or in law-related areas in private, corporate, or government organisations. There is a range of career opportunities in government departments, particularly those connected with health, social and disability services, youth services, corrective services, the armed services, research agencies and in education. Graduates may also pursue further training to become a registered clinical psychologist with career options in health services, education, research and more.

Course structure

To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Psychological Science, Bachelor of Laws, students must complete the equivalent of 40 units (480 credit points), comprising:

  • 32 core units (384 credit points), and
  • 8 Law electives (96 credit points).