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Bachelor of Psychological Science/ Bachelor of Laws

Where will your degree take you?

Completing this combined program will provide opportunities for a range of careers in private, legal firms, government, and not-for-profit sectors. Graduates may seek to practise law whilst utilising a foundational understanding of health and psychological sciences or employ their understanding of psychology to work in industries with a background in compliance and regulation. 

The combined degree provides you with the professional outcomes of both individual degrees while equipping you with the skills of both areas to underpin your chosen career path.

To gain admission to legal practice, graduates of the Bachelor of Laws are required to complete the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (GDLP) which is offered by the Faculty of Law. 

Note, to achieve the below professional outcomes additional study and registration may be required.


Legal psychology

A legal psychologist has a career in the legal profession, with work opportunities varying depending on their employment setting. Their role is primarily working with people who come into contact with the legal system – by utilising their skills and methods of understanding, evaluating, and questioning. A legal psychologist can assist judicial bodies to make an accurate and informed decision, devise an appropriate treatment for an offender based on their mental capacity, or offer support to a victim of crime.

Clinical psychology

A clinical psychologist has the ability to assess, diagnose and treat patients with mental illness and behavioural disorders. These disorders can range from severe to mild. Through assessments and diagnosis, a clinical psychologist can provide their patients with advice and a wide range of tailored treatment options. This can be techniques and/or therapies that a patient can do in between appointments to improve and restore their mental health.

Clinical neuropsychology

A clinical neuropsychologist specialises in the research and understanding of the relationship between the human brain and human behaviour, for patients who have brain disorders that affect their memory, learnings, attention, etc. Through this in-depth intense research, a Clinical Neuropsychologist has the ability apply diagnose their patients and provide effective treatment options.

Legal profession

Being admitted to legal practice leads to career opportunities which include working as a solicitor in a law firm, government or community legal centre, in-house counsel and upon completing the bar practice course, you could work as a barrister. Your psychological science degree will give you an edge in your career enabling you to work in a specialised field.

Professional accreditation

Graduates are required to complete six years of education and training to be eligible for registration. There are a couple of options available to progress to fourth year, and onward to full registration as a Psychologist: 

  • Bachelor of Psychological Science graduates with a minimum GPA of 2.5 on Bond University’s 4-point scale for all second and third level psychology subjects will be eligible to enrol in the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours);  
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science graduates with a minimum GPA of 2.0 on Bond University’s 4-point scale for all second and third level psychology subjects will be eligible to enrol in the Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science;  
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science graduates who do not meet the above criteria may be eligible to enrol in the Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Bridging)

The Master of Professional Psychology equates to the fifth Year of the pathway to becoming a registered Psychologist in Australia. 

As the final stage of this pathway, the Master of Psychology (Clinical) at Bond, ensures graduates are equipped with sound research, ethical and counselling skills, preparing them for placements in external settings.

Program learning outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes provide a broad and measurable set of standards that incorporate a range of knowledge, skills and abilities that will be achieved on completion of the program. These outcomes will help you determine whether this program aligns with your professional pathway, career and learning goals.

How to become admitted to legal practice  

How to become admitted to legal practice  

If you want to become a legal practitioner, you are required to complete a practical legal training program such as the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (GDLP) or a traineeship following the completion of the Bachelor of Laws degree. 

Upon completing the Bachelor of Laws and Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (GDLP), you will be eligible for admission to legal practice. The accrediting body in Queensland is the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board (LPAB).  Further information on becoming a legal practitioner is available from the Queensland Law Society

Further study

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